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    Default If you could choose 1 or 2 notes to pair with REAL AMBERGRIS what would they be?

    Assuming some degree of familiarity with ambergris accords, I’m curious to see what will show up...
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    Default Re: If you could choose 1 or 2 notes to pair with REAL AMBERGRIS what would they be?

    Florals and incense for me

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    Default Re: If you could choose 1 or 2 notes to pair with REAL AMBERGRIS what would they be?

    Either Sandalwood and Musk for a sweet creamy woody feel with some warmth, or Sandalwood and Cedar for an enhanced overall woodier profile with a marine edge.
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    Default Re: If you could choose 1 or 2 notes to pair with REAL AMBERGRIS what would they be?

    Incense and sandalwood
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    Default Re: If you could choose 1 or 2 notes to pair with REAL AMBERGRIS what would they be?

    clove & cognac
    I saw that!!

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    Default Re: If you could choose 1 or 2 notes to pair with REAL AMBERGRIS what would they be?

    Ginger and vetiver.
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    Default Re: If you could choose 1 or 2 notes to pair with REAL AMBERGRIS what would they be?

    Quote Originally Posted by trex57 View Post
    clove & cognac
    I would love to smell that.
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    Default Re: If you could choose 1 or 2 notes to pair with REAL AMBERGRIS what would they be?

    Quote Originally Posted by Shemelimelle View Post
    3: incense, violet, orris
    Indeed, yes.

    Or violet, orris and oud...

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    Frankinsense and liquorice

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    Default Re: If you could choose 1 or 2 notes to pair with REAL AMBERGRIS what would they be?

    Citrus and marine notes
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    Default Re: If you could choose 1 or 2 notes to pair with REAL AMBERGRIS what would they be?

    Either vetiver or other leathery notes (other than amber and/or ambergris animalics) or both

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    Default Re: If you could choose 1 or 2 notes to pair with REAL AMBERGRIS what would they be?

    Indolic jasmine and creamy sandalwood.

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    Default Re: If you could choose 1 or 2 notes to pair with REAL AMBERGRIS what would they be?

    Melon, iris and fruity notes.

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    Default Re: If you could choose 1 or 2 notes to pair with REAL AMBERGRIS what would they be?

    Quote Originally Posted by nastka View Post
    indolic jasmine and creamy sandalwood.
    this!!!!

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    Default Re: If you could choose 1 or 2 notes to pair with REAL AMBERGRIS what would they be?

    ylang-ylang and birch tar
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    Default Re: If you could choose 1 or 2 notes to pair with REAL AMBERGRIS what would they be?

    Oakmoss and vetiver (as you can't have pure Indian SW any more).
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    Default Re: If you could choose 1 or 2 notes to pair with REAL AMBERGRIS what would they be?

    Oakmoss & Sandalwood.

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    Default Re: If you could choose 1 or 2 notes to pair with REAL AMBERGRIS what would they be?

    Opoponax and Vetiver
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    Default Re: If you could choose 1 or 2 notes to pair with REAL AMBERGRIS what would they be?

    Vintage Mysore Sandalwood. That's it.
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    Default Re: If you could choose 1 or 2 notes to pair with REAL AMBERGRIS what would they be?

    Quote Originally Posted by Valier View Post
    Florals and incense for me
    I often wonder how incense and ambergris play together.

    Quote Originally Posted by Sheik Yerbouti View Post
    Either Sandalwood and Musk for a sweet creamy woody feel with some warmth, or Sandalwood and Cedar for an enhanced overall woodier profile with a marine edge.
    Surely this is a time-tested favourite. Have you tried any attars with such a combination?

    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    Incense and sandalwood
    Yes to this. Do you currently have any in your collection?

    Quote Originally Posted by trex57 View Post
    clove & cognac
    Wow. I like clove and I love cognac notes. Never thought of putting them together before.

    Quote Originally Posted by Diddy View Post
    Ginger and vetiver.
    This could be refreshing, ginger and Haitian vetiver paired with white ambergris.

    Quote Originally Posted by Shemelimelle View Post
    3: incense, violet, orris
    Triple threat of 3 favourite notes. I wonder how differently ambergris will work individually with them.

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    Frankinsense and liquorice
    Liquorice. Now that’s a note we don’t see often.

    Quote Originally Posted by N.CAL Fragrance Reviewer View Post
    Citrus and marine notes
    Sea breeze to go with the lemonade? Perfect.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ken_Russell View Post
    Either vetiver or other leathery notes (other than amber and/or ambergris animalics) or both
    Leather and ambergris sounds like a killer combo. I’d love some.

    Quote Originally Posted by Nastka View Post
    Indolic jasmine and creamy sandalwood.
    A classic vintage pairing surely. But I can’t call up anything from memory.

    Quote Originally Posted by Paul H View Post
    Melon, iris and fruity notes.
    An upgrade on Millesime Imperial perhaps?

    Quote Originally Posted by freewheelingvagabond View Post
    ylang-ylang and birch tar
    Intriguing. I’d love to try this for sure.

    Quote Originally Posted by badarun View Post
    Oakmoss and vetiver (as you can't have pure Indian SW any more).
    One of the combos I thought of initially. Great minds...?

    Quote Originally Posted by garlic View Post
    Oakmoss & Sandalwood.
    Another classic match. Unfortunately hard to source for these days.

    Quote Originally Posted by HouseOfPhlegethon View Post
    Opoponax and Vetiver
    Opoponax is another basenote I’m actually considering to warm up the ambergris. But my memory of this material has receded over the years. Do you know of any reference opoponax fragrance I should try as a refresher?

    Quote Originally Posted by mikeperez23 View Post
    Vintage Mysore Sandalwood. That's it.
    Definitely a timeless classic. Have you tried the one from La Via del Profumo? I know you are very familiar with Mysore sandalwood. What effect does ambergris have on it? I’m curious but it’s hard to find a sample.

    I’m currently on an ambergris streak and taking notes for a possible semi-bespoke. Keep ‘em coming, guys!
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    Default Re: If you could choose 1 or 2 notes to pair with REAL AMBERGRIS what would they be?

    Frankincense and white florals or frankincense and sandalwood.
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    Default Re: If you could choose 1 or 2 notes to pair with REAL AMBERGRIS what would they be?

    Quote Originally Posted by Diamondflame View Post
    ...Definitely a timeless classic. Have you tried the one from La Via del Profumo? I know you are very familiar with Mysore sandalwood. What effect does ambergris have on it? I’m curious but it’s hard to find a sample...
    No I haven't. I have smelled the one from Rising Phoenix (distilled in 2012 but the Mysore in it is from the 1980's). It's unbelievably good but pricey. Link here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/5437177..._home_active_3

    I didn't even know La Via sold one.

    I think Ensar Oud (or is it Feel Oud) sell an ambergris/Mysore blend. No?
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    Default Re: If you could choose 1 or 2 notes to pair with REAL AMBERGRIS what would they be?

    Incense and Vanilla.
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    Default Re: If you could choose 1 or 2 notes to pair with REAL AMBERGRIS what would they be?

    Quote Originally Posted by mikeperez23 View Post
    No I haven't. I have smelled the one from Rising Phoenix (distilled in 2012 but the Mysore in it is from the 1980's). It's unbelievably good but pricey. Link here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/5437177..._home_active_3

    I didn't even know La Via sold one.

    I think Ensar Oud (or is it Feel Oud) sell an ambergris/Mysore blend. No?
    You’re correct; Ensar Oud does sell one called Ambra 1976. $49 for 0.3g. Might consider a sample.
    I missed out on Rising Phoenix’s Yeti attar in ClaireV’s last sample pass. But I heard it’s excellent. Pricey.
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    Default Re: If you could choose 1 or 2 notes to pair with REAL AMBERGRIS what would they be?

    Recently sniffing essential oils at a kinda white-witch/head shop - frankincense, lavendar and vanilla popped together real good. Dollop of ambergris
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    Default Re: If you could choose 1 or 2 notes to pair with REAL AMBERGRIS what would they be?

    Given my experiences with ambergris, I'd perhaps tend towards Mysore Sandalwood and/or Rose.
    If I was thinking with less experience, however, perhaps lemon verbena, oakmoss and ambergris would work.

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    Default Re: If you could choose 1 or 2 notes to pair with REAL AMBERGRIS what would they be?

    Mysuru Ambur from Imperial oud is a nice maceration of ambergris in a sandalwood!

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    Default Re: If you could choose 1 or 2 notes to pair with REAL AMBERGRIS what would they be?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hainss View Post
    Mysuru Ambur from Imperial oud is a nice maceration of ambergris in a sandalwood!
    Absolutely agree, so glad I have approx 2.5g of it to my name!

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    Default Re: If you could choose 1 or 2 notes to pair with REAL AMBERGRIS what would they be?

    Real ambergris tincture is super faint. I would pair it with something that didn't totally overpower the scent of the ambergris tincture. Possibly a sandalwood or frankincense (tinctured) as others have mentioned.

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    iris & (citrus-y) aldehydes




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