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    Default Best budget amber fragrance or Arabian attar?

    Hi, I'm looking for the best long-lasting amber fragrance or Arabian attar with good projection and longevity, and a budget price. Arabian attars are preferred but Western fragrances are ok too. What are your recommendations?

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    Default Re: Best budget amber fragrance or Arabian attar?

    Ambre Noir by Yves Rocher is a very nice amber IMO and very inexpensive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    Ambre Noir by Yves Rocher is a very nice amber IMO and very inexpensive.
    good projection and longevity?

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    Default Re: Best budget amber fragrance or Arabian attar?

    Not a big expert on attars, but I own and enjoy the ambery woody Swissarabian Mukhallat al shahama.
    For western perfumes, Estee Lauder Youth Dew is an ambery spicy oriental, not expensive and still good, if less strong than it was.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seeroos.syed View Post
    good projection and longevity?
    Can only speak for myself, but I think so.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cacio View Post
    Not a big expert on attars, but I own and enjoy the ambery woody Swissarabian Mukhallat al shahama.
    For western perfumes, Estee Lauder Youth Dew is an ambery spicy oriental, not expensive and still good, if less strong than it was.

    cacio
    Describe the attar?

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    Jacques Fath pour l'Homme
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    Hello seeroos,

    This is what you should be checking out : Abdul Karim Al Faransi Attars.

    I own six Al Faransi Attars. VERY good!

    http://www.alfaransi.com/

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e5Jltx1E9QI


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    Quote Originally Posted by SixCats View Post
    Hello seeroos,

    This is what you should be checking out : Abdul Karim Al Faransi Attars.

    I own six Al Faransi Attars. VERY good!

    http://www.alfaransi.com/

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e5Jltx1E9QI


    SixCats!
    Ah thanks. If you are the person in that video, then I have to say I love your videos. I recently got Ajmal's Ruh Khus after seeing your videos on it. Unfortunately it smelled exactly like rotting peanuts, and not like vetiver or grass at all. Very disappointed. Ah well...

    If you aren't the person in the video, then disregard my message. Thanks for your recommendation lol.

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    Default Re: Best budget amber fragrance or Arabian attar?

    Depends on what you mean by budget I suppose. But I see Serge Lutens Ambre Sultan at the discounters for around $55 now. It's not only good and inexpensive but also one of the best ambers on the market, at whatever price.

    https://www.fragrancenet.com/perfume...-parfum#192037
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    Default Re: Best budget amber fragrance or Arabian attar?

    Arabian Oud Kalemat edp or Kalemat amber oil.

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    Default Re: Best budget amber fragrance or Arabian attar?

    Quote Originally Posted by Scarce View Post
    Depends on what you mean by budget I suppose. But I see Serge Lutens Ambre Sultan at the discounters for around $55 now. It's not only good and inexpensive but also one of the best ambers on the market, at whatever price.

    https://www.fragrancenet.com/perfume...-parfum#192037
    interesting

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    Quote Originally Posted by jasonb View Post
    Arabian Oud Kalemat edp or Kalemat amber oil.

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    you mean kalemat black? thats barely any amber...mostly oud. i tried it and its ok. will check out kalemat amber though.

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    Default Re: Best budget amber fragrance or Arabian attar?

    This!
    Quote Originally Posted by jasonb View Post
    Arabian Oud Kalemat edp or Kalemat amber oil.

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    Default Re: Best budget amber fragrance or Arabian attar?

    Al Shahama is woods and dark ambers, somewhat oudy, but not the more traditional oud. If you want a straight amber with vanilla, that is not it.

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    Default Re: Best budget amber fragrance or Arabian attar?

    Easily Iceberg Man which is around £20/100ml and is a wonderfully balsamic amber/sandalwood scent that performs nicely and smells a lot more expensive than it is:



    ICEBERG MAN opens with lemon freshness, which lights for us a masculine blend of pepper and nutmeg. As the scent develops, aromas of lavender, geranium and labdanum exchange, resting on a warm basis of woody accords of sandalwood, cedar and patchouli mixed with hot resins, amber, styrax and benzoin.

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    Default Re: Best budget amber fragrance or Arabian attar?

    Depends on the budget, but Ambre Sultan is tops.

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