Amber is one of the more popular or well-used notes in the perfumery. It is used when perfumers want to add that sweet, woody note to their composition. Intense, warm this note is loved for that rich, heady quality that it lends to fragrances and if often combined with vanilla to create a sweet, woody, earthy tone.If this version of amber is too overpowering, there is a white amber version that is mixed with softer notes, such as rose, that feminize these often intense aromas. To get you started, we’ve pulled together the 5 best perfumes, you need to know about:
Best Amber Perfume
Sungari by Maurices is a floral fragrance crafted from a blend of white flower buds and fern leaves, which together create a cool splash, while mimosa blossom and purple tulips are exposed. Cool florals such as passionflower and beech wood have been added to enhance on that golden amber for a warm, refreshed feeling. All this has been packaged in a beautiful glass bottle with attractive rose gold accents sprinkled in with the design.
Fresh, beachy, pretty scent, moderate longevity, crisp and clean
won’t last all-day
It actually smells a lot like Bombshell from Victoria’s Secret, but the packaging could have been a little lighter. This is just the kind of thing that you go for when you rushing to work, or need something light and safe. We think that it fits anyone from a high school kid to someone in the boardroom; it is fun and sophisticated at the same and quite a bargain for the price actually.
We aren’t sure is everyone would agree – but we found that it lasted all day and we feel that the bottles could be a little bigger.Floral, beautiful, light, and not overwhelming and lingers on for the whole day and doesn’t have that alcohol smell.
Roberto Cavalli Serpentine
Serpentine is the signature scent from Roberto Cavalli known for its feminine, sensual and dangerously charming nature. So, to fit that profile, they had to add amber to this floral-oriental composition, complementing it with mango blossom. It opens with top notes of artemisia, accompanied by the rare scent of mango blossom and sweet mandarin as the stand-out. At the heart, you have exotic Tiare flower and rich scent of Frangipani blossom, refined by violet leaves and black pepper that rapidly fills your nose.
The base is all about the Tolu balsam, sandalwood, and amber that give this scent its larger than life persona. To top it off, the bottle is this orange and golden amber-colored honey with a serpent design winding across the front.
Excellent longevity, perfect for a summer evening, but can be worn year-round, appropriate for ladies over 35 years.
Not strong enough for winters,
Serpentine is not gourmand by any means and is a light amber fragrance. If you like this note of amber and want to wear it daily without overpowering everyone around you’re going to love having this in your collection.It is still warm and cozy, it’s very feminine and has that brightness to it because of the mango blossom, sweet mandarin and you get that beautiful amber base and you might love this for the fall season.
Elizabeth Arden Pretty
Pretty was launched in 2009 by Elizabeth Arden that opens on this light breeze of Italian mandarin and orange blossom mixed with peach nectar, before ascending into heart notes which is floral and gentle. This heart has been created with the help of a petalia – this is a special floral molecule made for the Elizabeth Arden brand and of perfumes and is a mix of starry jasmine, pink lily, and peony.
The base is pleasant and soft thanks to the musk, Jacaranda wood, and creamy amber. The bottle also reflects this feminine, floral persona made of glass, with heavy glass bottom, resembling a flower vase.
Moderate sillage and longevity, charming, irresistible scent, everyday wear especially during summer.
Too floral, poor sillage, too light
It kind of got this woodsy, understated smell and very light. This can be good as it is not so overbearing and this makes it right for daily use. But it might be too light, and in many cases, we had to sniff our wrists to see if it was still there. It sticks on you, and if you need it to be stronger then you have to reapply. It opened up on the loud iris note and then got down to a very soft, floral mix with a hit of citrus.
So it’s the dry down that’s amazing and that’s been made pretty with the peony, jasmine accord. It is a very good balance that makes‘Pretty’ suitable for casual outings, office. This light simplicity of it means that it can be layered as well.
Tom Ford Neroli Portofino Acqua
The Neroli Portofino Acqua from Tom Ford was created by Rodrigo Flores-Roux in 2016 is a citrus fragrance with opening notes of bergamot, lemon, and pet it grain blooms into a verdant the heart of neroli and orange blossom. The base includes amber wood and white musk clings to your skin,for that lingering fresh feeling. This androgynous fragrance was inspired by the endless skies of the Italian Riviera, complete with those notes and delicious aromas of amber and citrus fruits.
Great for mature men over 30, moderate longevity, fresh, light, floral scent, great for summer and spring day/night.
suntan lotion-like top notes, fades fast, linear
This fragrance is cantered around that feeling you’re supposed to get when you’re in the Mediterranean coastline. It’s got a very sort of Mediterranean-tropical feeling to it. There are three main notes to this – citrus, neroli and amber and the first sprays remind us of suntan lotion, probably due to the neroli and amber combination. There is a lot of citrus in there, definitely very sharp and bright. We got the nerolibut it is very well blended.
It is definitely more unisex and has that suntan lotion vibes with lots of neroli – something that Portofino is famous for. Only it projects for about a maximum of two hours and then goes down to a skin scent – so we suggest sampling it out beforegoing for a big bottle.
Bond No. 9 Bleecker Street
Bond No. 9 created Bleecker Street with David Apel sometime in 2005 as a unisex fragrance. It is a gourmand-woody composition, with opening notes of violet leaf, blueberry, and thyme, followed by the heart of cedarwood, jasmine, and cinnamon to give it this sharp and sweet profile. The base comprises of oakmoss, suede, and patchouli, amber and warm and soft vanilla. The perfume has been packaged in this emerald green bottle, with yellow-green stripes, amethyst colored contrasts and tiny crystals of the same color, and a big luxurious crystal is placed in the center of the bottle.
cool, green, herbal scent, good for all-purpose at daytime.
average longevity, a strong opening
The bottle looks nice and snazzy with all of that green and purple coming together.This scent is a little divisive, where you have some people saying that it’s a little overrated and they don’t like it. Bond NO 9 has had some misses over the years but Bleecker Street is a home run. It opens very greenly and grassy that gets amplified when sprayed on clothes. When sprayed on skin, it is a little bit more subdued.
The opening can be a bit strong and that greasy accord does have fruity hints in it. This is created by the cassis and blueberry but it’s not really a fruity or sweet fragrance at any point. You do get wafts of this fruitiness- sweetness this is not the driving aspect of this fragrance. There is some violet leaf too that comes across as fresh, green instead of dark and dank. That’s the story of the opening here – it’s green, fresh, slightly watery but not aquatic.
There’s this earthy undertone that comes out as well but isn’t dirty. As it dries down, there are whiffs of blueberry, it’s pleasant, dry, warm, woody notes that mix with oakmoss and suede that helps the scent retain a little bit of that herbal undercurrent. Then you have some spiciness from the cinnamon and another kind of sweetness from the amber and vanilla all working together well.