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    Default Dior Ambre Nuit vs HDP Ambre 114

    Which of these amber scents do you prefer? Is there a different amber fragrance you would recommend besides these two?
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    Default Re: Dior Ambre Nuit vs HDP Ambre 114

    I own and like both but I prefer the HdP as it performs better on my skin.
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    Default Re: Dior Ambre Nuit vs HDP Ambre 114

    Of the two Ambre 114 is definitely my go to amber fragrance. The Dior has a little too much rose for me.
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    Default Re: Dior Ambre Nuit vs HDP Ambre 114

    I prefer Ambre Nuit but both are excellent.

    Also recommend sampling Montale Blue Amber.
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    Default Re: Dior Ambre Nuit vs HDP Ambre 114

    Both are gorgeous scents but I slightly prefer Ambre Nuit if forced to choose one.

    According to the Dior's listed notes, Ambre Nuit has ambergris/bergamot/rose so one might argue whether it's an amber scent. However, it does smell like amber to me.

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    Default Re: Dior Ambre Nuit vs HDP Ambre 114

    I believe the dior boutique finally opened up a few blocks from my house. I think I'm going to go sample Ambre Nuit more thoroughly since I've only smelled it once. Ambre 114 is cheap enough for me to blind buy (under 100 bucks with coupon).
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    Default Re: Dior Ambre Nuit vs HDP Ambre 114

    Both are great fragrances, but I would go with Ambre 114.

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    Default Re: Dior Ambre Nuit vs HDP Ambre 114

    If you want a good amber fragrance, Ambre 114 is hard to beat. Ambre Nuit is a very different fragrance, in my opinion. I love it and wear it often, but it's not the scent I'd choose if I were wanting amber.

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    Default Re: Dior Ambre Nuit vs HDP Ambre 114

    Ambre Nuit isn't really an amber to my nose, as much as an elaborate woody-amber (as in a synthetic molecule).
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    Default Re: Dior Ambre Nuit vs HDP Ambre 114

    I'd go with HdP 114. I like Ambre Nuit but it's more woody rose with the amber in the background instead of a more prominent amber.

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    Love them both. Ambre Nuit a little more.

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    Default Re: Dior Ambre Nuit vs HDP Ambre 114

    If I want a amber fix then I would choose Ambre 114, but to enjoy the ambergris note then I would opt for Ambre Nuit.
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    Default Re: Dior Ambre Nuit vs HDP Ambre 114

    Quote Originally Posted by CapriDog View Post
    According to the Dior's listed notes, Ambre Nuit has ambergris/bergamot/rose so one might argue whether it's an amber scent.

    This.

    Ambre 114 is one of the best amber scents (top 5 IMO). Ambre Nuit is an ambergris scent. Ambergris has more of a powdery / dusty vibe, where amber is usually more moist, creamy, and sweet.

    Ambra Mediterranea, Ambre Russe, and L`Air du Desert Marocain are three other ambergris scents that are often referred to as amber.


    Regardless, Ambre 114 is the better scent IMO.
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    Default Re: Dior Ambre Nuit vs HDP Ambre 114

    I tried both for the first time yesterday (and yes, I now have a sample of Ambre 114 having been trying to get hold of this for ages!).

    I agree with dougczar - the Dior is more ambergris, whereas the Ambre is amber and vanilla in the base with more spices and herbs on top. The thyme note is quite strong and quite in your face. I can pick it up quite clearly. But that dry down is just the same as Diptyque's Eau Duelle! Lots of vanilla to my nose, definitely some amber and a bit of incense too. Quite nicely done, but I can't help but think the common aromachem here is ambroxan. Am I right?

    Anyway, back to the topic. Out of the two, I would also go for the Ambre.

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    Hiya. These are lovely fragrances, but like some other people here, I don't find them to be at all similar. Amber 114 is a beautiful amber, both sweet and dry at the same time. It is quite dense and warm amber accord with benzoin and vanilla notes, and a little discreet floral aromatic accord of rose and geranium. It is comforting and warm, and very lovely.

    Ambre Nuit is a much cooler, very shimmery and airy accord of rose, pink pepper, and ambergris, on a soft elegant amber cushion. Very beautiful.

    If you are looking at amber, you might also like to try Annick Goutal Ambre Fetiche, Serge Lutens Ambre Sultan, and Andy Tauer's L'Air du Desert Marocain.

    Good luck.

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    Default Re: Dior Ambre Nuit vs HDP Ambre 114

    Ambre 114 between the 2; this along with Ambre Preciaux are my favorite amber's...No others come close to me, incl Tom Ford & others...
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    Default Re: Dior Ambre Nuit vs HDP Ambre 114

    I love both but prefer Amber 114. Another Amber worth a look is Les Nombres d'Or Ambre by Mona di Orio.
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    Default Re: Dior Ambre Nuit vs HDP Ambre 114

    I prefer each of them at different times.

    Ambre 114, for me, provides an outstanding, linear approach to what Amber is all about to me.

    I have found that it starts and ends with Amber. Colour-wise it is Caramel.

    Ambre Nuit, for me, is a beautiful, non linear approach to what Pink Rose is all about to me. I have found that it starts with a Rose and pirouettes with Ambergris, to end,

    ( I guess dry down) with a light, almost airy, approach to Amber. Colour-wise it is Pink Rose with tinges of Caramel on the edges of the petal. Brilliant!

    Ambre 114, I can wear daily at work. ( I work primarily with women)

    Ambre Nuit is primarily for those evenings, away from work, where, I am inclined to express, the carnal, gentleman, within.

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