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    Default Non-powdery, but dry AMBER?

    Saw a good thread about dry ambers, but was wondering if it can be narrowed down to ones that are:
    1. Not powdery
    2. Very dry (not sweet) w/ minimal amount of vanilla (if any)

    In general,
    a. Not big on carnation/cinnamon nor violet notes
    b. Not overly perfume-y or cologne-y, if that makes any sense (can be worn close to the skin)
    c. Medicinal, resinous, herbal, spicy or smokey qualities all fine!

    Some names of some possibly dry ambers I gathered are as follows (although not sure of possible powder factors):
    Ambre Russe (Parfum d'Empire)
    Black Amber (Agonist)
    Ambre (Mona di Orio)
    Ambre 114 (Histoire de Parfums)
    Ambra Aurea (Profumum)
    SL Amber Sultan

    Any subtractions or additions? Thanks!
    Last edited by Simonxyzz; 23rd November 2012 at 08:19 AM.

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    Default Re: Non-powdery, but dry AMBER?

    Baldessarini ambre
    Ambre Russe
    Last edited by EarNoseThroat; 23rd November 2012 at 07:02 PM.

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    Default Re: Non-powdery, but dry AMBER?

    Quote Originally Posted by EarNoseThroat View Post
    Baldessarini ambre
    izod
    I agree

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    Default Re: Non-powdery, but dry AMBER?

    Amouage Opus VI
    Bond No. 9 Harrod's Amber
    Bond No. 9 New York Amber
    Dorin Un Air d'Arabie Ambre

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    Default Re: Non-powdery, but dry AMBER?

    Quote Originally Posted by noggs View Post
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    Dorin Un Air d'Arabie Ambre
    +1!
    ointments and perfume delight the heart....

    #BBOG!

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    Default Re: Non-powdery, but dry AMBER?

    Ambre Sultan seems to fit what you're looking for pretty easily.

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    Default Re: Non-powdery, but dry AMBER?

    Halston Man Amber

    Prada Amber pour Homme Intense

    -1 Ambre 114 & Black Amber if by 'dry' you mean 'not too sweet'.

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    Default Re: Non-powdery, but dry AMBER?

    L'Air du Desert Marocain... doesn't come much drier than that.

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    Default Re: Non-powdery, but dry AMBER?

    Another for the Dorin

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    Default Re: Non-powdery, but dry AMBER?

    Thanks - great to have several to choose from! Glad to have been reminded of the Bond No.9, since I now remember a woman friend wearing one of their ambers, which I liked (though not sure if it was Harrod's or New York Amber). Will also check out Baldessarini Ambre, Dorin Un Air d'Arabie Ambre (if I can find it over here), Amouage Opus VI, L'Air du Desert Marocain, Prada Amber pour Homme Intense and Ambre Sultan, too. Will knock off Ambre 114 & Black Amber for their sweetness. Was starting to think it might be the nature of amber to be powdery - now have a few new options that will hopefully counter that notion. Also tough to find it without the combo of a prominent vanilla note.
    Last edited by Simonxyzz; 23rd November 2012 at 06:48 PM.

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    Default Re: Non-powdery, but dry AMBER?

    Another scent with a non-dominant amber note that may be suitable, is: Azzaro pour Homme.

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    Default Re: Non-powdery, but dry AMBER?

    Quote Originally Posted by Str8_SHAVER View Post
    L'Air du Desert Marocain... doesn't come much drier than that.
    Yup.
    '...And you'll carry me down on your dancing
    To the pools that you lift on your wrist...'

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    Default Re: Non-powdery, but dry AMBER?

    Quote Originally Posted by onethinline View Post
    Ambre Sultan seems to fit what you're looking for pretty easily.
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    Default Re: Non-powdery, but dry AMBER?

    Quote Originally Posted by Str8_SHAVER View Post
    L'Air du Desert Marocain... doesn't come much drier than that.
    This one for sure.

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