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    Default Ambre Narguile & Eau de Mandarine Ambree - Same Drydown?

    As the title says - anyone with experience of both fragrances able to chime in on this? I recently picked up a sample of Ambre Narguile with a purchase and wore it properly for the first time this week. I loved AN’s rich opening and heart, but once it dried down I found it became near-identical to Eau de Mandarine Ambree. I enjoy the Eau, but to be honest I was disappointed that AN would use a near-identical base formula as the much cheaper Eau, due to both cost and lack of originality concerns. So, has anyone else made the same connection?

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    Default Re: Ambre Narguile & Eau de Mandarine Ambree - Same Drydown?

    Don't recall making that connection, but I own both and you have piqued my curiosity. I'll need to revisit both and check.
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    Default Re: Ambre Narguile & Eau de Mandarine Ambree - Same Drydown?

    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    Don't recall making that connection, but I own both and you have piqued my curiosity. I'll need to revisit both and check.
    I didn't get this connection at all. Eau de Mandarine Ambree was a bit more citrusy with some zest and fruitless to it something that I didn't get in Ambre Narguile.
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    Default Re: Ambre Narguile & Eau de Mandarine Ambree - Same Drydown?

    Quote Originally Posted by N.CAL Fragrance Reviewer View Post
    I didn't get this connection at all. Eau de Mandarine Ambree was a bit more citrusy with some zest and fruitless to it something that I didn't get in Ambre Narguile.
    Just to clarify - I mean the base of both fragrances. I agree the openings are very different!

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    Default Re: Ambre Narguile & Eau de Mandarine Ambree - Same Drydown?

    Can’t say I see the similarity. I actually enjoy Mandarine Ambree more than Ambre Narguile.

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    Default Re: Ambre Narguile & Eau de Mandarine Ambree - Same Drydown?

    It wouldn't surprise me if both shared some common basenotes - perfumers often reuse good ideas.

    That being said, AN smells like apple pie, and MA smells like citrus with a touch of amber. Honestly neither of them are really amber-y.

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    Default Re: Ambre Narguile & Eau de Mandarine Ambree - Same Drydown?

    I don't get the connection either. I own Eau de Mandarine Ambree and tested AN extensively. AN gave a warming cozy gourmand vibe while Eau de Mandarine Ambree retained the citrus well into the drydown, thus keeping the scent cool and fresh. To my nose, the amber in one is very different from the amber in the other.




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