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    Default real ambergris containing fragrances today?

    I'm wanting to try one with real ambergris. Maybe Matriarch Orca?

    Some of the "Arab" houses have it but it often is a small batch thing that is hit or miss as to whether you can get it or not.

    What modern fragrances, mainstream, niche or artisan, have real ambergris as a major note?

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    Default Re: real ambergris containing fragrances today?

    Creed.
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    Default Re: real ambergris containing fragrances today?

    Baikal Gris by Areej Le Dore

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    Default Re: real ambergris containing fragrances today?

    Quote Originally Posted by LostboyR View Post
    Baikal Gris by Areej Le Dore
    Plus one on Baikal Gris plus it is readily available, at least for now.
    Dusita Parfum ISSARA is also said to contain natural ambergris. Also easy to purchase.
    I own and enjoy both.

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    Default Re: real ambergris containing fragrances today?

    Guerlain have advertised Ambre Eternal as containing real ambergris...

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    Default Re: real ambergris containing fragrances today?

    Creed uses it, but their ambergris is literally naked, and barely resembles the rich/sweet "amber" composite note or warm/round synthetic ambroxan we've seen in designers since 2010.

    This ambergris is drier and more complex than most of the other "amber/ambre" notes I've seen, but also more subtle. Creed doesn't slam your face with it and you tend not to even smell it until the very end of the drydown, so it's used literally just as a fixative and house signature.
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    Default Re: real ambergris containing fragrances today?

    House of Matriarch Orca

    https://www.matriarch.biz/collection...ant=8026503045

    If you're looking for real anything, check out HoM. You may or may not like the compositions as a whole, but they'll be natural.

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    Here's an article you might find interesting: http://www.basenotes.net/features/33...nd-half-truths
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    Default Re: real ambergris containing fragrances today?

    The Parfum version of Danger for men by Roja Dove has a good dose

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shiny Beast View Post
    Here's an article you might find interesting: http://www.basenotes.net/features/33...nd-half-truths
    Thank you. This is great.

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    Nice suggetions so far.

    I purchased 10% tinct. Ambergris from reputable artisinal sources and add a tiny drop to my 5ml travel atomizers for fragrances that warrant it. Millesime Imperial, Aventus, GIT, YSL Tuxedo, MFK petite matin as examples.

    Also do the same with legally sourced Siberian musk. Use verry little

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    Creed. Start with the grey cap EDTs. Lots of great ambergris in that line.

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    Default Re: real ambergris containing fragrances today?

    Quote Originally Posted by Shiny Beast View Post
    Here's an article you might find interesting: http://www.basenotes.net/features/33...nd-half-truths
    Thanks for the link.
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    Default Re: real ambergris containing fragrances today?

    +1 on Claire's excellent article.

    Baikal Gris is great but if you can find a sample, look for Atlantic Ambergris. Btw I'm not convinced that Creed is a good way to go when it comes to genuine ambergris.

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    Irisoir by Sultan Pasha. Plenty of real ambergris in the base.

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    Very interesting article.
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    Guerlain Encens Mythique d’Orient is a must try if you want to smell real ambergris!
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    ROJA Qatar

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    lol you guys really believe the lies, that creed has real ambergris in it's fragrances...
    well... they do use real ambergris but just a minuscule amount in their "ambergris" ACCORD, with ambroxan as the main player.
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    *munches ambergris flavoured popcorn*

    +1 on Sultan Pasha and Areej Le Dore that use proper ambergris whenever they include it in a notes list.

    Creed and Roja make ambergris accords.

    Haven't tried any Matriarch offerings, so I can't comment on them.
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    Default Re: real ambergris containing fragrances today?

    Quote Originally Posted by Shiny Beast View Post
    Here's an article you might find interesting: http://www.basenotes.net/features/33...nd-half-truths
    I came here to post this but clearly Shiny Beast beat me to it.

    Very useful and informative article which should be your first point of call for Ambergris.

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    I recently was gifted Ensar Oud No. 1 Perfum.
    The guys a monster ( in a good way) for using only the best , real, organic and quality ingredients!
    I had look at the makeup and it's got some eye wateringly good REAL ingredients, ambergris being one!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shiny Beast View Post
    Here's an article you might find interesting: http://www.basenotes.net/features/33...nd-half-truths
    Great article, surprised and glad to see one of my faves - Eau des Merveilles - mentioned.

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    A number of Creeds
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    It's very unlikely that any large scale producers would use ambergris these days and quite honestly Creed cannot be trusted to give one the correct time of day. Your best bet are indeed small artisan houses and ideally non-vegan natural perfumers if you actually want a direct exeprience of the genuine material. I would add La via del Profumo to the suggestions, he also offers pure tincture, I recall, and is 100% trustworthy. The other path to pursue are really old vintage fragrances (like pre-WWII), which tend to be choc full of mysore sandalwood, ambergris, civet and ocassionally even musk. Rarely cheap though, especially sealed flacons.

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    +1 on Areej Le Dore - Balik Gris.
    I was in Les Senteurs yesterday asking pretty much the same question.
    I came away with samples of Dusita - Issara and Tauer - Incense Extreme. Both use real ambergris, but the accompanying notes are very different.
    I've also been recommended Profumum Roma - Ambra Aurea as a perfume that not only contains ambergris but presents it as the main star of the show.

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    Default Re: real ambergris containing fragrances today?

    I have Ensar Ambra, which is a combination of real Mysore sandalwood and real ambergris, and that’s it. It’s beautiful, but the salient effect is sandalwood, doubtless enhanced or amplified by the ambergris.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slickadam View Post
    lol you guys really believe the lies, that creed has real ambergris in it's fragrances...
    well... they do use real ambergris but just a minuscule amount in their "ambergris" ACCORD, with ambroxan as the main player.
    Well, if Claire's article is to be trusted it's extremely unlikely that any modern day Creed scents contain ambergris for the simple reason that when used as a fixative it has no advantage whatsoever over ambroxan, and is even more unlikely to be used as a note because of the cost and unpredictability of the scent from one specimen of ambergris to the next.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the_good_life View Post
    ...and quite honestly Creed cannot be trusted to give one the correct time of day.
    lmfao

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    Default Re: real ambergris containing fragrances today?

    It's doubtful that any mainstream house, designer or niche, is using only real ambergris in a widely released fragrance. They might use a little in order to say they're using the real thing, but they're surely using synthetic ambergris too, in that same scent.

    Why?

    Price is surely a factor, but an equally important thing to remember is that the smell of real ambergris varies a lot, which means every single batch of a scent that uses exclusively real ambergris would vary a lot. I'm not talking about Creed's so called batch variations either. The differences would be far greater than that.
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