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    Default Balmain - Ambre Gris - blind buy?

    So I have a bottle of Carbone de Balman which I blind bought based on recommendations from here and really liked it. Now i'm looking at the Ambre Gris since the bottle looks really awesome, but its supposed to be for women. Is really feminine smelling? or is it something that you think a guy could pull off pretty easily? I'm not a big fan of florals, for either men or women, but i'm not opposed to women's fragrances at all as long as they smell clean / fresh / unisex. Would appreciate some insights on this =) Thanks!

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    Default Re: Balmain - Ambre Gris - blind buy?

    The Carbone de Balman is a great scent. Brought a bottle a few weeks ago. Now the Ambre Gris I don't know about. I'm sure one of the fellow basenoters will answer that one for you. Enjoy the Carbone.

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    Default Re: Balmain - Ambre Gris - blind buy?

    Quote Originally Posted by Noodlz View Post
    Is really feminine smelling?
    IMO - yes. I'd stick with Carbone.

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    Default Re: Balmain - Ambre Gris - blind buy?

    I have smelled Amber Gris and found it ti be a unisex frag for me. It is a little sweet due to the amber and Benzoin,so. You may find it too feminine for you. Sample it before you buy it you may like it as it's quite lovely!
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    Default Re: Balmain - Ambre Gris - blind buy?

    I recently BB a bottle of this and like it a lot. I'd say it's easily unisex. It's not floral to me, but is a little sweet and powdery. I can send you a sample if you like.

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    Default Re: Balmain - Ambre Gris - blind buy?

    Yeah if i can get a sample that'd be awesome! just PM'd you Jive hippo! Thanks =)

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    Default Re: Balmain - Ambre Gris - blind buy?

    No nothing about Amber Gris , only that its sweet & unisex .
    But Carbone ..... well im chiming in as both first lines on the opening posts do so .
    Its really great to see more bn'ers enjoying Carbone ...
    its a brilliant frag !! & i like to think im one of those waving the Carbone flag saving it from its demise .
    Carbone is complex & of good pedigree .... really to good to be ignored by those tempted to blind buy or seek a sample , because of a few trashings on a couple of threads by a respected contributor here .
    I hope he nose who he is ...
    & i still wonder ? if all his shitty comments were from a passing by single solitary sample shot ?
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    Default Re: Balmain - Ambre Gris - blind buy?

    Quote Originally Posted by JiveHippo View Post
    I recently BB a bottle of this and like it a lot. I'd say it's easily unisex. It's not floral to me, but is a little sweet and powdery. I can send you a sample if you like.
    This. I do find a slight floral element, but not too much. But it is sweet and therefore always a tough blind buy. Sample, but I would say easily unisex for a guy that can pull off sweet and musky. It is a very nice fragrance.

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    Default Re: Balmain - Ambre Gris - blind buy?

    Quote Originally Posted by Noodlz View Post
    Yeah if i can get a sample that'd be awesome! just PM'd you Jive hippo! Thanks =)
    Not a problem, happy to help out!

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