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    Default Amber fragrance on a budget

    In the past I have enjoyed fragrance with a lot of amber especially in the top note. Also spicy fragrances, like Cinnabar, Youth Dew, Sinan (discontinued). However I am on a budget right now and need to find something not so pricey, probably something from a local drugstore. Any recommendations for something ambery or spicy if you are on a budget?
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    Donna Karan Cashmere Mist Essence (the replacement for Cashmere Mist) is pretty inexpensive. It's amber, some flowers, some sandalwood. Donna Karan Black Cashmere if you can find it is more spicy.
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    You might like Avon's Timeless or Tabu from Dana. Both of those can be found around $10-15 for a good size bottle. It's a little pricier, but I see Calvin Klein's Obsession for around $25-35.

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    One that comes to mind is Yves Rocher Voile d'amber
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    Jovan Secret Amber (rosy amber)
    Dana Tabu (orangy/spicy amber)
    Avon Timeless (greener)
    Coty Emeraude (also greener)
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    Thanks for the responses.

    I have not seen Tabu in a store for many years. Maybe I will try to find it online.

    I do own a bottle of Emeraude but it smells like Shalimar to me. I had forgotten that it's an amber fragrance also. I just want something a little bit different now. I used to love Sinan (an 80s perfume) but it's discontinued.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kateivey View Post
    Thanks for the responses.

    I have not seen Tabu in a store for many years. Maybe I will try to find it online.

    I do own a bottle of Emeraude but it smells like Shalimar to me. I had forgotten that it's an amber fragrance also. I just want something a little bit different now. I used to love Sinan (an 80s perfume) but it's discontinued.
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    Default Re: Amber fragrance on a budget

    Laura Mercier's Ambre Passion is a lovely amber that's very reasonably priced. The bottle is very nice, as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by N.CAL Fragrance Reviewer View Post
    Thanks. I saw Revlon Fire & Ice on that list. I may buy that one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by teardrop View Post
    Laura Mercier's Ambre Passion is a lovely amber that's very reasonably priced. The bottle is very nice, as well.
    I second this recommendation. Also, maybe L’Occitane has something?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zealot Crusader View Post
    Jovan Secret Amber (rosy amber)
    Dana Tabu (orangy/spicy amber)
    Avon Timeless (greener)
    Coty Emeraude (also greener)
    Definitely, Jovan Secret Amber.
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    I'd look for a discounted bottle of Ambre Sultan. You only need a drop of it, so a little goes a loooong way, and if you scour ebay, you can often find partial bottles for a decent price.

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    Revlon's Ciara is a rich, balsamic oriental that you might like, and it's still quite widely available in drugstores.

    Obsession can be easily found at online discounters for close to drugstore prices.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chypre View Post
    Revlon's Ciara is a rich, balsamic oriental that you might like, and it's still quite widely available in drugstores.

    Obsession can be easily found at online discounters for close to drugstore prices.
    This is one I've been meaning to try myself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cazaubon View Post
    I second this recommendation. Also, maybe L’Occitane has something?
    Yes, L'Occitane's Ambre is pretty good.
    As is Meharees by L'Erbolario.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ClockworkAlice View Post
    Yes, L'Occitane's Ambre is pretty good.
    As is Meharees by L'Erbolario.

    Especially if Ambre & Santal by thous house is available-definitely an option worth at least (re) testing and/or considering, as this one smells more expensive than its price while remaining quite easily affordable and versatile for both everyday and more formal wearing choices

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    Al Haramain Makkah (oil) - 5$
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    Oh, I love Revlon Ciara. I had it years ago. I had forgotten about that. It's very nice for a lower-cost fragrance.
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