Amber Teutonic 2018

Amber Teutonic by D.S. & Durga
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Amber Teutonic is a popular perfume by D.S. & Durga for women and men and was released in 2018. The scent is resinous-woody. It is still available to purchase.
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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesAlpine cedar
CardamomCardamom
Green mandarin orangeGreen mandarin orange
Heart Notes Heart NotesGeraniumGeranium
European larch
Silver fir cone
Base Notes Base NotesEuropean black pine
OpoponaxOpoponax
MuskMusk

Ratings

Scent

7.886 Ratings

Longevity

7.975 Ratings

Sillage

7.576 Ratings

Bottle

7.862 Ratings

Value for money

5.715 Ratings
Submitted by AmyAmy, last update on 20.09.2021.
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8
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8
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7
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7
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Valdar
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Valdar
Very helpful Review    7  
Half past nine in the morning, hungover in the teutonic forest
Who doesn't know it? You wake up in the morning to gentle rays of sunlight shimmering through the dense branches of the forest. Dewdrops sparkle like diamonds in the leaves of the trees. Birds are singing and the sound of a brook can be heard in the distance. This would be beautiful if it weren't for that piercing pain raging in your head, the tired limbs and the lack of memory, immediately linked to the question, "Where the hell am I? What happened yesterday?"
But that smell in the damp clothes slowly brings fragments of last night back to mind. It is the scent of sweet Malibu coconut liqueur and mead (the honey wine, not that meaty spread).

Exactly! That damn mead! And that devilish coconut liqueur! There you were just walking in the woods for a bit in the evening and suddenly there was this wooden bar! Exactly! An outdoor bar, in the middle of the wilderness, made from fresh, resinous wooden planks. And those trolls and elves who ran the bar. "Why don't you try a sip of our liquor...a little glass won't hurt...and a little mead to wash it down...come on boy, just a glass or two, they're really small glasses too" they said.

And now you're lying like a fool in the moss, somewhere, hidden in the deep woods, with a headache and no sign of the bar. As if it never existed. A look in the wallet reveals the next shock. 160 euros drunk!
Well, but funny it was still somehow...

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So, what to expect with Amber Teutonic?

First of all, more amber than teutonic. And this amber accord comes around the corner sweetish, chewy, honey-like and part of it really has a fruity coconut association. It also has a boozy undertone that makes me think of various liqueurs.
The Teutonic woodiness forms a kind of cool background noise and is also dominated by a certain resinousness. Background noise is perhaps not an entirely accurate way of putting it. Let's say it shapes the amber's surroundings.

Now, unlike other scents from D.S. & Durga, like "Bowmakers" or "Mississippi Medicine," which I liked right off the bat, this one took a few tries. In the end, though, it still develops a greater magic and mystique than the two I just mentioned, which are beautiful but also easily transparent, which is more than you could say for Amber Teutonic. The chords here are an art in themselves, creating associations and images that have absolutely nothing to do with the individual notes that make them up. Fascinating....

The durability is relatively good with about 9 hours, the sillage reasonable and the wearability felt best in spring and autumn, certainly quite versatile and absolutely unisex.
Only and only the price of 165 euros for 50 ml gives me a headache, but as a worthy alternative, if you want a sweetish, honey-like forest, I can only think of "WALD" by Euphorium Brooklyn, which is in the same notch, but with (I think) about 150 euros for 50 ml is also not really cheaper (and does without the coconut liqueur).

So people... if you have a little spare change and want to be as cool as someone who gets drunk at night in a forest bar with mead and coconut liqueur to stagger hungover in the morning through the wilderness, then get the stuff!
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8.5
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8
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8
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9
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Dustymusky
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Very helpful Review    12  
Siegfried and the palm forest
What made me buy this fragrance was a good deal of curiosity about the many woody scents that are otherwise hardly found in the perfume database, but which clearly suggest a deep forest. Larch can be found in eleven listed perfumes, European larch is not even in the database. The search for the white fir cone is not successful either, but entering "white" in the fragrance search engine leads to some surprising suggestions : blue-green willow? Only contained in the fragrance "Leonore" by Red Dear Grove, together with vetch ?! - All right, go on!. Beaujolais wine !? Found in "Wine and Roses" by Soul Purpose. All completely uncommented scents so far. At the end of this unexpected educational journey on Google, I still notice: Black pine and Alpine cedar seem to be further unique selling points of the Amber Teutonic.

About the fragrance: A purchased specimen revealed to me a really extraordinary aroma. Soft and resinous, with slightly cool fruit, removes woody - and superficially some sweetness, which seems strangely familiar, but cannot be classified immediately. Anyway - maybe a bit foggy, but Teutonic briskly pushed and shot the bottle - uh - bought, the second time you wear it, the sweetish note comes back immediately. To which of these noble woods do you belong? Yes, now I know what it is! It smells like coconut! Ouch! Instead of standing under a coconut tree in the Teutonic forest myth? What a spoiler! And once you have an image in your head, you can't get rid of it easily. Off to the souk right away? That would be very un-teutonic! The biggest sword swinging Teuton of all times didn't run away just because he couldn't do anything with his sword, but threw tree trunks at the dragon. The direct approach to novel scents is not always the best. Self-deception takes place in one's own head, so why not deceive one's own self-deception? When this sweet aroma jumps at me, I ask: And what kind of mystical coconut are you? Yes, now I can smell it! A superficial, exotic resinous aroma, with cool-tangy fruit and mystical, conifer-etheric tones right behind it. Later, the woody notes become more pronounced. There you go! My advice: try twice before buying.
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Chizza
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Chizza
Top Review    23  
Amber collecting in Teutonic forests
The house of D.S. & Durga recently told me quite little and even now my knowledge of this house has not exactly grown exorbitantly. But that can still be, because what has grown very well is now my interest in the fragrance house and this is due to Amber Teutonic, because the fragrance is for me a kind of balsamic and in places fresh-citric egoist. I hardly dare to say it, but Egoiste is actually my favorite perfume and that without leather.
Now what does a Teuton smell like, one might ask. What it lives on at least, that's what the scent tells us not least of all, namely the trade with amber. So should it rather be about the scent of amber, which smells differently from this region? Is it more a shot of a typical scenery of that time? You don't know and today I don't want to tell you a fictional story, but only describe the scent in detail, which in my eyes is outstanding and I want to appreciate that.
First it will be very tangy and fresh, which will probably be the green mandarin. Our alpine cedar seems to have donated some sweetish resin, respectively the one from Opoponax - more about this later - because for a moment Amber Teutonic wavers in this direction, but fortunately it will catch again immediately. Then the cedar smells as royal and sublime as we know it from her. Wonderful, I love it! Now we have cardamom which has been added. If I were to say that the olfactory perception is intense, I would have to lie. What he does with the cedar, however, is this: the cedar gets a dirty, beguiling note, and at the same time it gets a little warmer, as if the sticky resin is flowing down irregularly in small chunks. Subliminally, we also have the tangerine, which trickles its still bitter juice onto the resin.
Now it will be more balmy. Larch and fir cones are added. The smell becomes woody. Now you have to imagine that, what does a fir cone smell like? Rather weakly woody, sometimes earthy in undertone, so my memory. Now the pine cone in Amber Teutonic gives off more of a fine aura, reminds us that we are exploring the forest, reminds us to find the amber. The larch itself is used in medicine here and there as a soothing element, and so here too a soothing woody tone emanates from the larch. It is not a cold winter in the forest. The sun is shining, it is mild, the birds are chirping, it is simply a beautiful day. An idyll.
In the end, we arrive at what was already playing a permanent role in the fragrance, but which I only really learned to assign in this perfume: Opoponax. This resin smells balsamic and woody, slightly sweetish but very intense. I have the feeling that it reminds me of this sandalwood-tobacco-vanilla blend at Egoiste, but with a woody touch. This scent woven into A more intense net, gave the cedar new facets and woven the net more tightly around the larch and fir cones. We were drawn to it like sirens, and it also highlighted what I consider to be the few differences to Egoiste: a tiny trace of earthiness that clings to the green.
Amber Teutonic is wonderful and I thank AdAstra very much for the rehearsal, where I first adorned myself and decided to go for other bottlings. He nevertheless enclosed a sample of this fragrance. I got to know a wonderful scent and my bank account got to know another debit. Joy on one side, suffering on the other. But at least now I will be able to sleep soundly thanks to the balsamic note.
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Silverfire

130 Reviews
Silverfire
Silverfire
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Amber Without Amber
This scent goes on with a warm kind of ambergris feel but also spiky (cedar) at the same time. It's aggressive and has a nice solid projection at a few feet. It billows around you but it doesn't overwhelm. After 30 minutes or so, the cedar withdraws and the scent becomes the warm amber of Amber Neu, which I love. Oddly enough, I can't pinpoint the notes that create this scent -- ambergris or stryax isn't listed, so perhaps this is opponax? I don't get any of the tree scents here, nor the geranium (for which I am grateful). The mandarin helps create the warmth and the summery amber aroma, but it is blended so well that you don't ever get it as a separate note.

Amber Teutonic lasts all day, gradually fading to a warm amber skin scent. I do enjoy it, and if you do not have an ambergris scent, this is top-notch. It does differ from Amber Neu in its initial aggression, but they are similar enough that it's probably not a great investment to own both. I am biased -- my first experience with an ambergris scent that worked for me was Amber Neu, so I'm going to get it first. Also, although I love DS&Durga, Atelier (Amber Neu) is a bit cheaper.

In short, a good quality ambergris-style scent. If I wasn't already spoken for in this department, I would be getting this (well, eventually as I'm still not rich).
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7.5
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9
Longevity
8
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7
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Greenfaerie

79 Reviews
Greenfaerie
Greenfaerie
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More tropical than Teutonic
Being the forest lover that I am, as soon as I heard about this fragrance, I bought it blindly. When will I learn that that's never a good idea?! I could have bought a backup of Bowmaker's instead. To me this fragrance smells coconutty from the get-go. It's really annoying. I was never a huge fan of amber, and this one smells very much like many ambers out there--the kind of amber that seems a bit like play-doh. It's the same amber I get from L'Artisan's Amber, Mona di Orio...lots of others. That isn't a bad thing in and of itself, I mean, it's called AMBER Tuetonic for goodness sake, so you should totally expect amber. The weird, creamy coconuttiness bothers me and seems really out of place. I am not getting these wonderful woods that are in the notes. It's all drowning in this common amber with coconut. There is also a citrusy note that annoys me. So basically, I am not reminded of any type of old forest, much less a European one. Really no forest at all, come to think of it. Anyway, not my cup of tea, although I tend to enjoy a lot of this house's fragrances. I would love to know if I am the only one who is getting this creamy coconut note.

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