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  • Ambre Sultan

    27 40.91%
  • Ambre Fetiche

    4 6.06%
  • Ambre 114

    20 30.30%
  • Ambre Precieux

    14 21.21%
  • Ambre Aurea

    1 1.52%
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    Amber Millisime by Creed (Worn by the Duke of Assgard) lol ..no just joking - Amber Sultan by Serge, ofcourse.

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    I voted for Ambre Precieux, but anything on your list would be a great amber for men.

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    My holy trinity is Blue Amber (my 'standard' amber), Ambre Aurea (my 'unconventional' amber, with the emphasis on labdanum and frankincense) and Ambra Mediterranea (my 'special occasion' amber, with a dark and sultry woody edge).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dane77 View Post
    I voted for Ambre Précieux which I really like (but I was, like dougczar, quite surprised that it took this long for L'Air du désert Marocain to get mentioned...)
    L'ADDM would be my pick as well, though I'm dying to smell Blue Amber.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dane77 View Post
    I was, like dougczar, quite surprised that it took this long for L'Air du désert Marocain to get mentioned...)
    Personally, I see as more than just an amber scent but the amber aspect is there in spades.

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    There are some great ambers mentioned here, but my favorite has only been mentioned a few times:

    Amber Absolute by Tom Ford

    It's created by Christophe Laudamiel, one of my favorite perfumers, who is quite avant garde. Surprisingly though, Amber Absolute isn't as avant garde as one might expect. Instead, it stays true to the ambers of the past. The beauty, however, is that it doesn't smell stuffy or too powdery. It's a modern take on amber, with an amazing campfire note added to round out all the sweetness. My favorite for sure, and I've tried almost all of the others.

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    Quote Originally Posted by L'Aventurier View Post
    There are some great ambers mentioned here, but my favorite has only been mentioned a few times:

    Amber Absolute by Tom Ford

    It's created by Christophe Laudamiel, one of my favorite perfumers, who is quite avant garde. Surprisingly though, Amber Absolute isn't as avant garde as one might expect. Instead, it stays true to the ambers of the past. The beauty, however, is that it doesn't smell stuffy or too powdery. It's a modern take on amber, with an amazing campfire note added to round out all the sweetness. My favorite for sure, and I've tried almost all of the others.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trebor View Post
    My holy trinity is Blue Amber (my 'standard' amber), Ambre Aurea (my 'unconventional' amber, with the emphasis on labdanum and frankincense) and Ambra Mediterranea (my 'special occasion' amber, with a dark and sultry woody edge).
    Haven't tried Blue Amber, but the other two are part of my go to Ambers along with Ambre 114, Ambre Precieux and Kilian Amber Oud.

    For something to just wear around the house on one of those damp Florida days, Ortigia Sicilia Ambra Nera is also nice, but not incredibly long lasting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alfarom View Post
    From your list, with the exception of Ambre Fetiche, I like all the others. I'll also add Ambra Mediterranea by I Profumi Del Forte as one of the thickest and deepest ambers ever (but you have to be fine with "powerful" fragrances to properly appreciate it).
    Hi alfarom !!
    Has this perfume been discontinued ?....I've just looked on their website and I couln't see it listed. Thanks.
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    It's a shame Ambra Mediterranea isn't in the poll.

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    ausliebezumduft.de still shows in-stock.

    Ambra Mediterranea

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    Quote Originally Posted by david View Post
    Hi alfarom !!
    Has this perfume been discontinued ?....I've just looked on their website and I couln't see it listed. Thanks.
    No...as far as I know...


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    Quote Originally Posted by PalmBeach View Post
    ausliebezumduft.de still shows in-stock.

    Ambra Mediterranea
    Thanks very much PalmBeach for posting the link !
    I looked again on I Profumi's website and it's definitely not listed. Also, I noticed on the link you sent ~ the http address uses the word "vintage" ambra mediterranea ?.....perhaps it has been discontinued ?
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    Voted ambra 114 but i prefer Montale Blue Amber.
    Amber Absolute is another nice choice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by david View Post
    Hi alfarom !!
    Has this perfume been discontinued ?....I've just looked on their website and I couln't see it listed. Thanks.
    Quote Originally Posted by david View Post
    Thanks very much PalmBeach for posting the link !
    I looked again on I Profumi's website and it's definitely not listed. Also, I noticed on the link you sent ~ the http address uses the word "vintage" ambra mediterranea ?.....perhaps it has been discontinued ?
    The website seems to be have not been updated since 2010. All the new fragrances from 2011 onwards are not listed.

    Ambra Mediterranea appears to be one of the two Versilia Vintage fragrances, the other being Versilia Vintage Boisee. So, the 'vintage' does not refer to discontinuation, it is part of the fragrance's name.

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    ^^^^ what he says....

    To my understanding the brand is changing distribution so, maybe, that's why things sound/look a bit confusing.


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    Ambre Precieux in that list; otherwise:
    YSL M7 with its load of top-quality ambroxan

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    From your list, Sultan.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Maque View Post
    The website seems to be have not been updated since 2010. All the new fragrances from 2011 onwards are not listed.

    Ambra Mediterranea appears to be one of the two Versilia Vintage fragrances, the other being Versilia Vintage Boisee. So, the 'vintage' does not refer to discontinuation, it is part of the fragrance's name.
    It's definitely still for sale as I bought a bottle last week. PM me if you want a decant/swap.

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    I voted for 114, but would have strongly considered Ambre Narguile. Everybody loves cinnamon.
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    Dear all>> I used to have some amber resin, and it was truly the most amazing stuff. I know it is available online, but I am not sure which one this was. I saw a post on Fragrantica, written by Adam Gottschalk, in which he said this about amber resin: "Actually, the smell is a combination of benzoin, labdanum, and vanilla; relatively precise measurements have to be made (three teaspoons benzoin, ¾-quarters teaspoon labdanum, and considerably less than ½ teaspoon of vanilla)." Now, as a former chemistry major, I know that this mixture he has described will not form the light, hairlike crystals I saw on my wonderful amber resin I used to have. I ask the community- who knows the real secret behind amber? What is this beautiful stuff? And how can I get it? Hednic! Do you know? I am currently in Africa for the month, and I want to gather ingredients.

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    Hednic--- please help me to find some pure amber resin of the finest quality. I know you, of all members of basenotes, would be able to direct me. Thank you & best regards.

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    I am ambivalent about amber fragrances nowadays. The pure amber ones (Ambre Precieux, Ambre 114, Blue Amber) are just too boring and sweet. The grittier ambergris fragrances like Ambre Aurea, Ambre Sultan and O'Hira are more interesting, have lots of character, but are dirtier and I keep wanting to wash them off. Amber needs more positive life force going on for it to be an interesting enough amber to be reminded of it all day long. The three "amber" fragrances that I have been enjoying most lately aren't necessarily amber fragrances at all. These are Rundholz 3 Apr 68, TF Sahara Noir, L'Antichambre Souriire du Diable. All of these have quite a mix of various amber ingredients (labdanum, vanilla, cedar, frankincense, oud, ambreinol, benzoin) along with incenses, agarwood, heliotrope, warm spices (ginger, cinnamon) and citrus (bergamot, lychee) as well. These three are especially good at portraying amber to its best advantage when placed up against other contrasting + harmonizing notes.
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    For those who are able (cost / availability), I cannot recommend Ormonde Jayne - Black Gold strongly enough. Strong amber scent, but not overly sweet. Blended with moss, cedar, sandalwood so wonderfully that it never gets cloying to me (as many amber scents tend to do to me lately). Unquestionably an amber fragrance, but not strictly an amber fragrance. Absolute masterpiece.
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    For Amber, till date, mine are 3 choices:

    1. Ambre Precieux (from the given list)
    2. Ambre Extreme by L’Artisan Parfumeur
    3. Blue Ambre by Abdul Samad Al Qureshi

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    It may be marketed as unisex, but it is more masculine IMO
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shiny Beast View Post
    I tried this one and gave it to my wife, too sweet for my taste.
    And where ir the amber anyway?
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    Wallflower, If you like an Amber soliflore then, Stephane Humbert Lukas 777 O Hira! Is your ticket!

    (everyone else, please note this thread is over 2 years old!)
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    Quote Originally Posted by wallflower View Post
    Dear all>> ... I ask the community- who knows the real secret behind amber? What is this beautiful stuff? ...
    I find amber to be one of the more ubiquitous terms in all perfumery. BN stud and frequent contributor Chris Bartlett / Pell Well Perfumes provides a very interesting explanation here which he refers to from this previous thread.
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