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    Default Got my Amber absolute today

    Hey folks,


    The Neiman Marcus in Short Hills NJjust got in Amber Absolute yesterday. I can tell you there is no reformulation here. It's just as strong as my 2010 bottle. The incense and vanilla are potent. From what I was told it will only be available for a month, but who really knows? For fans of the original I think you will be happy with the re release. Give it a try !

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    Quote Originally Posted by checker View Post
    Hey folks,


    The Neiman Marcus in Short Hills NJjust got in Amber Absolute yesterday. I can tell you there is no reformulation here. It's just as strong as my 2010 bottle. The incense and vanilla are potent. From what I was told it will only be available for a month, but who really knows? For fans of the original I think you will be happy with the re release. Give it a try !
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    Default Re: Got my Amber absolute today

    Glad to hear it's still the same. Great stuff!
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    Default Re: Got my Amber absolute today

    Got a bottle coming soon on a split. That's good news.

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    Default Re: Got my Amber absolute today

    Why would they release it for only a month?

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    Good to hear it is the same.

    Someone else in another thread posted it was weaker.

    It appears to be available directly from Tom Ford, not just Neiman Marcus.

    I hope we can get a couple of more testimonies to it being identical.

    And then I will buy one too.
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    Is it better than Ambre Sultan?

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    I just wish it was possible for me to buy a bottle. I am so jealous of people that can order from Tom Ford directly. I want a European alternative!

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    Default Re: Got my Amber absolute today

    Quote Originally Posted by checker View Post
    Hey folks,


    The Neiman Marcus in Short Hills NJjust got in Amber Absolute yesterday. I can tell you there is no reformulation here. It's just as strong as my 2010 bottle. The incense and vanilla are potent. From what I was told it will only be available for a month, but who really knows? For fans of the original I think you will be happy with the re release. Give it a try !
    That was my take as well with the sample my SA gave me a couple of weeks ago.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bgoc View Post
    Is it better than Ambre Sultan?
    Different is a better word. It is sweeter and you don't have the spice vibe in Amber Absolute.
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    Default Re: Got my Amber absolute today

    I been getting more into Tom Ford. I'll check it out next week.
    Never smelled it, but sounds like it will be good for the cooler weather coming up.

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    Is it possible to reserve one in advance?
    Currently looking for some:

    - Neil Morris Samples

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    Quote Originally Posted by N.CAL Fragrance Reviewer View Post
    Is it possible to reserve one in advance?

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    Default Re: Got my Amber absolute today

    It is really good stuff as I just got some of the vintage. It seemed to be in the same ballpark as Profumum Roma Ambre Aurea
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    Quote Originally Posted by Twilight99 View Post
    I just wish it was possible for me to buy a bottle. I am so jealous of people that can order from Tom Ford directly. I want a European alternative!
    Should be many available in the UK.

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    Default Re: Got my Amber absolute today

    Cool, smelled that one in store today and its pretty good.

    It reminds me of APLS by MFK but a lot smoother/less skank.
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    Default Re: Got my Amber absolute today

    Quote Originally Posted by bgoc View Post
    Should be many available in the UK.
    They don't ship perfume out of the UK.

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    Default Re: Got my Amber absolute today

    I will have to get my nose on this again. I'm worried I may like it enough to buy a bottle though! I already have Kilian Amber oud which is in the same genre

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    Default Re: Got my Amber absolute today

    I meant over at Neimans.
    Currently looking for some:

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    Default Re: Got my Amber absolute today

    Quote Originally Posted by N.CAL Fragrance Reviewer View Post
    I meant over at Neimans.
    Give them a buzz and see what they say.
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    Default Re: Got my Amber absolute today

    Quote Originally Posted by N.CAL Fragrance Reviewer View Post
    I meant over at Neimans.
    My SA at Neiman's said they were taking reservations because they were getting limited quantities. May be just a sales ploy, but who knows.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jbthorpe View Post
    May be just a sales ploy
    This.

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    So Luckyscent says it will be available for 6 months.

    The initial talk of an NM exclusive for 1 month was incorrect information.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scentsitivity View Post
    So Luckyscent says it will be available for 6 months.

    The initial talk of an NM exclusive for 1 month was incorrect information.
    I originally heard they would be releasing a discontinued fragrance in 6 month periods. The impression my SA gave me is that they were only getting one shipment of AA. My local Neiman's said they were only getting a single 250ml flacon while the other larger Neiman's nearby is getting 3. I am going to verify if that's it or if they will be getting more based on their sales.
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    Quote Originally Posted by taint it sweet View Post
    Why would they release it for only a month?
    My guess is they're trying to whip up the kind of mystique/interest that exists eg. around some of Creed's 'vaulted' scents.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikesc View Post
    I originally heard they would be releasing a discontinued fragrance in 6 month periods. The impression my SA gave me is that they were only getting one shipment of AA. My local Neiman's said they were only getting a single 250ml flacon while the other larger Neiman's nearby is getting 3. I am going to verify if that's it or if they will be getting more based on their sales.
    Did they confirm of any other re-releases?
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    Default Re: Got my Amber absolute today

    Just ordered a 50ml from Harrods.
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    Quote Originally Posted by N.CAL Fragrance Reviewer View Post
    Did they confirm of any other re-releases?
    So I have 2 responses from SA's that work at different Neiman's. Neither could say exactly which discontinued releases would be coming out. The first one said they are only getting one shipment of AA. The other said that they had a 3 month period to order more if they needed more. The 3 flacons they are getting in are all pre-sold (I got one of them) so she is going to try and order 3 more. After that AA will be available until the store sells out of their inventory.
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    Going to Neimans this weekend, to try my assessments and finally get a whiff of Amber Absolute, will report back w/ an updater.

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    Default Re: Got my Amber absolute today

    I finally got a chance to try the new Amber Absolute, from a decant, and I have mixed feelings. For starters, it's plenty strong, but not nearly as strong as I was hoping. I'd love for one spray to blow me away, but it's definitely weaker than some fragrances I own. I wish I could compare it to the vintage, but I can't. I can, however, compare it to Ambre Sultan. If you took the herbal note out of the opening of Ambre Sultan, the two smell nearly identical. My initial impression is that the two may be similar in performance as well.
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