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    Default Completely blown away by Halston Man Amber

    Just received my bottle from ebay today and it left me speechless. Where has this been all my life? Myrhh, Amber and Oud in the most perfect combination possible. If M7 and Gucci I Pour Homme had a secret love child this is what it would smell like. How does this get so little attention on BN? Anyone else as in love with this as I am? I hear the womens edp is incredible also, Ill have to get my hands on this next.

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    Default Re: Completely blown away by Halston Man Amber

    Glad you enjoy it. I personally don't care for it at all.

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    Tough cool loves this stuff. I sold mine.

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    If there is even a slight similarity with Z14, I might consider testing and even purchasing it.


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    Great scent that hardly gets or got recognized here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scentimus View Post
    Great scent that hardly gets or got recognized here.
    I love it too but I guess it's not nichey enough to get the BN juices flowing.

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    It's one of my favourites, but it's powerful stuff - to be used carefully!!

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    Default Re: Completely blown away by Halston Man Amber

    I've heard it described as having things in common with M7, M7 Fresh, and now Gucci Pour Homme. Blind bought a bottle on Ebay for a fair price.

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    Default Re: Completely blown away by Halston Man Amber

    Quote Originally Posted by silentrich View Post
    I've heard it described as having things in common with M7, M7 Fresh, and now Gucci Pour Homme. Blind bought a bottle on Ebay for a fair price.
    The similarities with Gucci PH lie in the incense notes. Kind of smokey and peppery, but tempered with Amber and a great Oud note in this case. You probably bought your bottle from the same person I did which was an INCREDIBLE price. Im thinking about getting another bottle for a backup since its so hard to find.

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    Quote Originally Posted by silentrich View Post
    Blind bought a bottle on Ebay for a fair price.
    Do report back

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    Quote Originally Posted by scentimus View Post
    Great scent that hardly gets or got recognized here.
    The reason for that may be that it is not available ANYWHERE, at least in the United States. Neiman Marcus used to have it but not anymore. Basically, NOBODY has it (eBay doesn't count for someone who does not do eBay). Elizabeth Arden surely did not do a good job of getting this out there, or maybe it bombed and they decided not to continue with it. Frustrating.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FullCollapse View Post
    The similarities with Gucci PH lie in the incense notes. Kind of smokey and peppery, but tempered with Amber and a great Oud note in this case. You probably bought your bottle from the same person I did which was an INCREDIBLE price. Im thinking about getting another bottle for a backup since its so hard to find.
    Sounds fantastic and like you said the price was right, especially for that much juice. If it's anything like any of those fragrances I have a feeling I'll be getting another bottle also. Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by silentrich View Post
    Sounds fantastic and like you said the price was right, especially for that much juice. If it's anything like any of those fragrances I have a feeling I'll be getting another bottle also. Thanks!
    No problem! Hope you like it as much as I do. If you dont you know where you can unload it Longevity is great on this though its pretty close to the skin after a few hours but we are past 12 hrs since I sprayed it this morning and I can still smell it on my shirt. Just keeps getting better and better.

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    This is one of my favorites. I recall it took a long time to crop up on ebay when I was searching for it, but managed to snag two bottles for about $35 each. A great, great scent.

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    Default Re: Completely blown away by Halston Man Amber

    Great fragrance! Just received it today and it's pretty much how people described it. I get a hint of M7 (without the sweetness) and M7 Fresh without the citrus in the opening with the Oud very nicely done. The heart reminds me of Gucci Pour Homme I with just a bit of LADDM spicyness thrown in. FullCollapse was spot on. Thanks again!

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    Quote Originally Posted by FullCollapse View Post
    Just received my bottle from ebay today and it left me speechless. Where has this been all my life? Myrhh, Amber and Oud in the most perfect combination possible. If M7 and Gucci I Pour Homme had a secret love child this is what it would smell like. How does this get so little attention on BN? Anyone else as in love with this as I am? I hear the womens edp is incredible also, Ill have to get my hands on this next.
    I am in awe of the fragrance. It is so so good. Great longevity, very good sillage, Amber with no sweetness, balmy, kinda spicy, what is not to love!!!

    I have it together with it's senior brother Mancera Sand Aoud (last 24 hours +). Love both juices!
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    Default Re: Completely blown away by Halston Man Amber

    Quote Originally Posted by silentrich View Post
    Great fragrance! Just received it today and it's pretty much how people described it. I get a hint of M7 (without the sweetness) and M7 Fresh without the citrus in the opening with the Oud very nicely done. The heart reminds me of Gucci Pour Homme I with just a bit of LADDM spicyness thrown in. FullCollapse was spot on. Thanks again!
    Awesome! Glad you like it. I also get a little of the LDDM spice market thrown in there too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Granola View Post
    I am in awe of the fragrance. It is so so good. Great longevity, very good sillage, Amber with no sweetness, balmy, kinda spicy, what is not to love!!!

    I have it together with it's senior brother Mancera Sand Aoud (last 24 hours +). Love both juices!
    I would LOVE to be able to get my hands on Sand Aoud! Cant find it anywhere though, where did you get yours? I saw it on ebay a couple of months back but I never pulled the trigger and I am now very much regretting it.

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    Own it and like it, but to me it's dominated by the infamous "firecracker" note - so much so that I generally wear it only in summer months, when I want to be reminded of the scent of firecrackers. Not kidding about that. It's good stuff, but I prefer Halston 1-12, vintage stash.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FullCollapse View Post


    I would LOVE to be able to get my hands on Sand Aoud! Cant find it anywhere though, where did you get yours? I saw it on ebay a couple of months back but I never pulled the trigger and I am now very much regretting it.
    A friend got it for me from selfridges 56GBP for 60ml. I will be buying my next mancera soon, i'll probably get "the Aoud" or Rose vanille but that Sand Aoud is a beast! A cross between LDDM and Halston Man Amber.
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    Default Re: Completely blown away by Halston Man Amber

    Quote Originally Posted by Granola View Post
    A friend got it for me from selfridges 56GBP for 60ml. I will be buying my next mancera soon, i'll probably get "the Aoud" or Rose vanille but that Sand Aoud is a beast! A cross between LDDM and Halston Man Amber.
    Does selfridges ship to the US? Cant believe Im hijacking my own thread but I have to get my hands on this juice. How will you be getting your next bottle? Any info would be greatly appreciated!

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    Quote Originally Posted by FullCollapse View Post
    Does selfridges ship to the US? Cant believe Im hijacking my own thread but I have to get my hands on this juice. How will you be getting your next bottle? Any info would be greatly appreciated!
    They don't ship to the US, a friend was visiting from the UK so i told him to get it for me. Found a seller on ebay (paris-perfumes) but the seller is currently away till 18th
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    Default Re: Completely blown away by Halston Man Amber

    It's available for worldwide-shipment at Cheapsmells.com:

    http://www.cheapsmells.com/productPa...n&currency=USD

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marais View Post
    It's available for worldwide-shipment at Cheapsmells.com:

    http://www.cheapsmells.com/productPa...n&currency=USD
    Here's the Ebay link, but it's USA only. http://www.ebay.com/itm/330844764777

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChuckW View Post
    Tough cool loves this stuff. I sold mine.
    Good memory Chuck!

    Love the burning firecracker paper note. Great stuff in Fall.
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    Was this discontinued? I don't see it on the Elizabeth Arden website any longer, and neiman Marcus shows it as not available. I already have two bottles so I'm not worried if it did, but it would be a shame if they stopped production on such a great scent.

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    Speechless? This has got to be good. Am ordering it blind on eBay for $41....can't lose, really.
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    I think it might be discontinued. Down here it is on sale everywhere. Everyone is dumping it.
    I love the stuff. Bought 2 x 125ml bottles today.

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    Oh, you guys are KILLING me!!! This sounds like something I'd adore, but where can I find it? That ebay auction is gone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by John E Buoy View Post
    I think it might be discontinued. Down here it is on sale everywhere. Everyone is dumping it.
    I love the stuff. Bought 2 x 125ml bottles today.
    John,

    where are you buying it ? I'm in Sydney.

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    Discount fragrance outlet here at DFO (Essendon) in Melbourne had 125ml bottles for $39.95.
    David Jones have 75ml bottles for $69.95.
    I'll send you a PM

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    Default Re: Completely blown away by Halston Man Amber

    I was completely UNDERwhelmed by it. Didn't smell bad, just forgettable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Possum-Pie View Post
    I was completely UNDERwhelmed by it. Didn't smell bad, just forgettable.
    Hmmm. And you like New York Amber? Oh well, I find it amazing and more interesting than new york amber

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    Quote Originally Posted by Granola View Post
    Hmmm. And you like New York Amber? Oh well, I find it amazing and more interesting than new york amber
    Amber is like Vetiver to me. I like it playing a supporting role, but the frags that tend to scream Amber or Vetiver I don't like. New York Amber is loud and obnoxious, but for some strange reason I love it. Certainly not a "poster child" for the Amber note. btw, "amber" is a confusing term. Scientifically, it is the dried resin of tree sap, with no scent whatsoever but in fragrance it is often used to mean the vomit of whales (ambergris) or the equivalent artificial chemicals that are made to smell like ambergris (ambrox, ambroxan etc) It can be confusing...
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    I know this thread is kind of old, but man.. I gotta show some love for Halston Amber. Why the heck this is not on every shelf in every store is completely beyond me.. because this is good stuff. Firstly, it has an amazing oud note. It's soft and subtle, it's not sharp and harsh and in your face like so many other ouds. It blends with sweet amber, and resinous notes, creating this nutty, and warm feeling accord. It's sweet and subtle, but sillage is still fantastic on me. It has gotten me so many compliments already. I've smelled it before in the past, but I never realized it was this good.

    Unique and done to perfection. I can't think of anything really close to it. I think I got the last gift set on fragnet, paid like 38 bucks for a 4.2 oz bottle, a mini, and mini of Halston (the newer one in the silver bottle - a surprisingly good fragrance too). I'm almost positive this has been discontinued, due to such limited availability.

    Any other big fans? I would probably put this in my top 10, maybe just shy of it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Cologneist View Post
    I know this thread is kind of old, but man.. I gotta show some love for Halston Amber. Why the heck this is not on every shelf in every store is completely beyond me.. because this is good stuff.
    Not only is it not available on every shelf in every store.....it's practically impossible to even find! Every blue moon or so, I'll see a bottle pop up on eBay....but even that's pretty rare.

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    Thanks for reminding about this one! Can't wait to try it. Especially the amber, oud, and thyme combo has me so intrigued.

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    Used to own this and loved it for about a month. But after a while, there was this kinda sharp note that not only annoyed me but downright made me nauseous.

    On the bright side, it lasted about 2 minutes on my sales thread.

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    Great dry amber scent. Reminds me slightly of LADDM.

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    One of the (very) few bottles I've ever paid retail for, and don't regret it for a minute. Great stuff.
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    Does this smell like peanut butter to anybody, or is it just me? lol
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    Peanut Butter? I want to crack a joke here, but honestly, I get where you're coming from. No, it doesn't remind me of peanut butter, but now that you mention it, it kind of reminds me of some other kind of butter... almond butter, maybe? I never would have gotten that association had you not mentioned it though. Hhhmmmmmmmm...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marais View Post
    I love it too but I guess it's not nichey enough to get the BN juices flowing.
    Now that is a triple entendre. Nicely done, haha.

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    One that I forgot about... This is fantastic!!!

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    One of my favorites for sure. It's so easily liked...one of the very few scents where everyone who's smelled it when I have it on, loves it. I actually found it for sale on Amazon when I first purchased it a couple years ago. Then I got an alert that it was for sale there again (this time in a gift set which also included small travel splashes of regular Halston Man (in silver) and HMA. Same look as the big bottle, just shrunken to 1/8th of the size...love them). I bought 4 sets because I didn't know if I'd ever see it for sale again. Now, I only have one left, the rest sold to friends who, while browsing my collection, found them and begged and pleaded until I relented. I regret it immensely.

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    Default Re: Completely blown away by Halston Man Amber

    Found it for sale here, but never used this site before. Proceed with caution if you want to:

    https://www.fruugo.us/halston-man-am...FSYSMwod8koAsQ

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    It's a skin scent on me, but I really think that's a positive for Amber Man. It's a well blended fragrance.


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