Amber Cologne 2019

Amber Cologne by Bortnikoff
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Amber Cologne is a new and limited perfume by Bortnikoff for women and men and was released in 2019. The scent is floral-citrusy. It is still in production. Limited Edition
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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesBergamot, Lemon, Grapefruit, Pink grapefruit, Orange, Cardamom, Frangipani
Heart Notes Heart NotesJasmine sambac, Virginia cedar, Sandalwood
Base Notes Base NotesBrown ambergris, Ambergris, Sri Lankan oud, Bouya oud, Vanilla

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Scent

8.7 (44 Ratings)

Longevity

7.7 (39 Ratings)

Sillage

7.2 (39 Ratings)

Bottle

9.0 (36 Ratings)
Submitted by Carlossp, last update on 07.11.2020.
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Max1403
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Helpful Review    10  
Blade Runner 2020
Why did I choose the title "Blade Runner 2020"? I'll get to that later.
Music: Blade Runner 2049 - Joi

At the beginning of my perfume career, I evaluated the fragrances very hastily and thoughtlessly. Now I have become wiser and I would like to share with you the impression of Amber Cologne, a fragrance that touched me.

20.05.2020
It's raining. Together with a beautiful woman I met the other day, I drove an old Mercedes Benz 230d in the direction of Bodensee/Konstanz, my second home. It is still raining, but sometimes the sun shines between the grey clouds as if it doesn't want to give up. We get in the mood for music, turn the radio louder and fortunately the 80s hits are playing. A little "Stranger Things" feeling comes up. We drive past beautiful landscapes. Instinctively I turn the window down a little bit to get the smell of the landscape. I smell damp fields, lush green grass, decorated with flowers. A flower meadow decorated with various flowers, which I can't make out, but they are soaked in sunlight. The humidity rises due to the rain and I can smell the landscape in the car as if I were touching the flowers with my nose. Next to me a beautiful woman, in her hair a flower- to impress me? Automatically and instantly my brain connects this moment with her. Next to the smell of the flowers, a vanilla and at the same time salty scent comes up. I concentrate on the street, but I still address her. I finally understand, it is her skin that I perceive: salt and vanilla. She smells of them so delicately. While the wind outside tries to penetrate into the car, the smells inside mix. Flower meadow, moist and full. In the background her body smell: salty, with a delicate vanilla note.

Arrived there we enjoy the time together. We are on the Bismarck Tower. Our eyes meet at the lake. On the horizon the sun red and orange. Finally silence! We enjoy the moment and briefly I look at her and think to myself: is this real? On me the smell of Bortnikoff - Amber Cologne. A symbiosis between a moment and a fragrance. I am overwhelmed. I can't distinguish it anymore. Did the smells really come from outside or was it Amber Cologne? Was it really her skin that smelled so salty and vanilla or was it Amber Cologne? I don't know, but my brain has now connected this moment with her forever. To convince myself I stopped at the roadside and kissed her.
I still don't know if it was her body odor or really the smell of the landscape. But I know that it touched me and that I will never forget this moment.
Amber Cologne manages to enter into a symbiosis with reality. It's the same in Blade Runner, the viewer can't distinguish between man and machine. The depiction of humanity in Blade Runner is comparable to the naturalness in Amber Cologne. The boundaries are blurred. Joi, a hologram and at the same time human, not tangible but sensually graspable.
You want to know the name of the woman next to me in the car: Joi!

Amber Cologne starts juicy green and flowery, then slides as soft as butter into the dusk. As it loses strength, vanilla and salty notes come to the fore, a stay at Lake Constance. but the water is salty ;). It is theatrically beautiful. It awakens memories in me.
The durability: 6h , very solid Suitable for everyday use, for office and for beautiful and quiet moments, no matter where.
Whoever owns Alpes suisses will love Amber Cologne!
For me, Amber Cologne is unique, an experience that I do not want to forget. Therefore a bottle in my collection.

Thanks for reading it
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JacSi9
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From natural scarcity, kitsch blockers & unusual smiles
Don't get corny now. Could be the headline here. Write matter-of-factly, but not dryly. Medium dry. Like the penny wine. Communicate emotion, but remain professional. It's Germany here. It can't be that difficult.

But the scent is soooooo beautiful.

Okay, damn it.

Well, I'll try - as objectively as possible: Imagine a butter-gold sunrise in a country that has the progressiveness of our industry and the level-headedness of the old Zen masters. The fabric of time in our childhood. When the minutes were still pregnant with meaning, to burn themselves into the nostalgia memory. The refreshing warmth of the sun consists of an accumulation of bite-sized citrus fruits that were in the fresh gym before they appeared and are now doing their thing fully charged.

This sun shines into a spacious room and the view flies over the breakfast buffet of a Far Eastern ruler (or ruleress, just shows me). There is more than the citric, which already warmed many countries. There are white-yellow flowers that frame a foreign dessert that reminds of lemon sorbet. From the adjacent kitchens, the fragrance of biscuits, which has just been born, flows gently, but is still present. How gently it wafts through the air. It is the hour of hygiene. This is why the country's creams rise to the surface and add texture to the spectacle. They're sweet.

Since every morning offers a multitude of possibilities (I could spontaneously decide tomorrow morning to become a serious criminal. Crazy, right? But I won't. It's too exhausting for me), the theme of freedom is also built into the scent. Freedom comes to us in the form of the smell of the ocean, which is obviously nearby. Like the dripping sea salt of a creamed, happy body that has just emerged from the water. The saltiness blends into the scenery in a light and floating way. It has an activating effect, bringing up images of dark, glittering bays from times when everyday life was still romping behind the horizon. The country seems far away and yet very near. Perhaps it is not so much in the distance as in the depths. But what does it matter. The sun has now successfully completed its ascent. It shines on my skin and - I dare not say it - makes me smile. And I smile really little.

It couldn't have been more objective. I'm a little ashamed too, but I'm a friend of the truth. The above described takes place in a fraction of a second while perceiving the scent. At least for me. I've seldom wanted to breathe a fragrance so deeply. It euphorizes and clears the airways. Not in the sense of a menthol breath. But in the way you take a deep breath when you open the balcony door for the first time in the day and look out to sea. A deep inhalation that disappears somewhere in the depths of the chest region.

As someone to whom fragrances quickly become feminine (naturally out of subjective taste and not because of toxic masculinity. I just hope now), I have to say that Amber Cologne is really unisex. Universally beautiful, so to speak.

What I find very appealing about Bortnikoff as a brand is the use of the raw materials. On the one hand, we are dealing with a very natural composition (according to my research the fragrance is 90% natural). And while other luxury brands use artificial scarcity to pretend exclusivity, Bortnikoff has chosen quasi natural scarcity. Some of the raw materials are so rare that the fragrances are naturally limited. Other batches of the ingredients would have different characteristics and the balance of the fragrance would no longer be guaranteed. Here we come back to the naturalness of the fragrance. From my point of view, this is an approach that really deserves the predicate luxury. As a result, the fragrances are limited, some of the brand's other perfumes have been relaunched in the past as flankers, so to speak, after being discontinued with a modified formula. The fact that the perfumer himself distils fits the overall impression.

At a price: Amber Cologne is the "cheapest" fragrance of the brand. With 180 Euro on 50ml certainly not a bargain, but I feel the price is justified. At Tom Ford and Creed you often pay more in retail for 50ml, the ingredients will be much cheaper in the shopping. Here, one gets an extremely well-balanced, natural, handmade scent. So from my point of view this is okay.

I still find it generally difficult to judge the durability, as my nose quickly fades out scents. Maybe I should take a scent break, but I need my fabric. And no, I am not an addict. I've got it all under control. Now give me back the bottle. No, I'm not shaking. Okay, back to the matter at hand. The bottle releases a rather small amount of fragrance. With five sprays, my surroundings will perceive me well, at least for the first two hours. After that it withdraws towards the skin, but remains well present, especially for me as a wearer. During the day I get small wafts of fragrance blown into my consciousness again and again. Elegant through and through. Present, but not obtrusive. A little more power would have been great, but it all fits together.

In conclusion, I must say that I am very proud to have managed to create a few sentences after all, which were not drawn through a kitsch color palette. I myself often don't know exactly where a text will lead me. So surprise myself. But the more predictable is the joy that this perfume gives me. A sunrise to spray on. A bliss that warms my heart and makes me feel the bliss of this world... (The kitsch blocker was activated. Please spray yourself with the Amber Cologne to generate valid impressions. The author of the text has been temporarily put into a dream state).

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PS: Since I wanted to avoid the shipping from Thailand, I asked Bortnikoff directly which sources of supply are available in Europe. And I am very, very satisfied with the answer I received. Ecuacion Natural, a niche perfumery based in Malaga. I (unfortunately) don't get any money for it, but I have to give a clear recommendation. Free, extremely fast shipping from 100 Euro purchase value, great packaging and many high quality samples. I did not have this before. Whether the service will always stay like this, I can't promise, of course. But at least it worked out very well for me. A tip for you - as compensation for all the kitsch.
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Maggy4u

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Côte d'Azur
Amber Cologne is a wonderful, good mood scent and a brilliant dmitry idea. For me, a Côte d'Azur holiday feeling on my skin. Easy. Free. And full of joy.

It starts with a soft, fresh citric of bitter orange peel. They spray a little even fruitiness. No nuance seems artificial, but so real and high-quality that the fragrance looks more like a perfectly preserved moment.

And this is also where the difference between high-quality natural ingredients and the ubiquitous chemistry in the niches becomes apparent. Amber cologne is like the echo of a real orange. Take her in your hand and riech´an her. It is not the projection monster, but a wonderful, calm companion that is nevertheless perceived, and precisely because of these qualities.

I would describe the next olfactory level as creaminess. Here flowers (Fragipani, Jasmin) unite to a soft-white emulsion and absorb the citric. They are carriers and significantly extend the shelf life of bitter oranges. Add to a harmonious overall picture.

Basically, it is precisely these flowers and the real, unobtrusive citric that remain the main theme of the fragrance. They now dim over a good 7 hours more and more in the direction of skin proximity.

I only notice the third level, real ambergris, when I sniff directly at the skin. Here I find this magical, warm combination of amber and sandalwood. A poem.

If you now put all these chords together, Amber Cologne - fortunately - is not a Cologne in the classical sense. It is an interpretation of the theme of freshness and independence - with very precious ingredients. Unadulterated and above all without (noticeable) chemical fixators that force artificial projection or durability.

Seven hours, with moderate projection, are wonderful and relaxing.

Amber cologne is a hug.

And definitely unisex.

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9.5
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Rajudaph
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Lucky....
I am a repeat offender, order samples from Lucky Scent in Florida again and again, because they have scents that we can hardly buy here in Germany. This time among others Amber cologne. The mail also went really fast and completely uncomplicated. Until now, Lucky Scent's packages always arrived without any problems.
So we're looking forward to the Amber. I imagined the name to be a little different. Amber, grey or brown, I don't smell. Nevertheless one of the most valuable materials for perfume production. Which Dimitry Bortnikov apparently used in his fragrance creations. Right at the start, wonderfully citric, orange, green, fresh. Pure joie de vivre: spring, summer, warmth. Jasmin Samba is not really my favorite, but here in this combination so something of beautiful woody and flowery at the same time.
The scent lasts with me. 6 hours, then must be re-sprayed.
Still in the beer garden, a delicate grapefruit jasmine scent blew around my nose. Becomes a "I want to have" candidate.
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Carlossp

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Carlossp
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Of the best in its genre of 2019
It is a beautiful, bright perfume with a lemon that I think is the famous Japanese Yozu, instead of the typical neroli, its opening is citric but immediately it is perceived as it is accompanied by the other citrics.

At its inception is the gray Amber that merges with the citrics and frangipani, adding in that process the jasmin, the cedar and a wonderful sandalwood, this process lasts about 4 hours.
 
In that space of 4 hours the smell is perceived that forms an aura on you, this perfume is sensational since it is not the typical floral perfume with vanilla and wood.

The Ambar is always present, it is appreciated fix the other components, but if you notice a salty touch of something animal, not corral, cheese or something similar, if not very natural.

A big surprise I love this from Bortnikoff, you can see the quality of the products, at all times the oud that never happens to be the protagonist is an accompaniment.

Very long duration as 8/9 hours, the last 3 in the skin but it is perceived if one moves, it may be one of my last purchases that I have done best in relation quality / price / duration.

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