Essence N°3: Ambre 2014

Essence N°3: Ambre by Elie Saab
Bottle Design Sylvie de France
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Essence N°3: Ambre is a popular perfume by Elie Saab for women and men and was released in 2014. The scent is resinous-spicy. The longevity is above-average. It is being marketed by Shiseido Group / Beauté Prestige International.
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Fragrance Notes

Vanilla, Benzoin, Vetiver, Patchouli, Labdanum

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Scent

8.3 (183 Ratings)

Longevity

8.0 (160 Ratings)

Sillage

7.2 (161 Ratings)

Bottle

8.3 (153 Ratings)
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Jas0N
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Top Review    10  
Friday evening, 18:47
He stood before his mirror. Restless. What should he be wearing? Shirt? Polo shirt? Jeans? And what kind of weather was that anyway? Mid September, 22 degrees, muggy, drizzling, now and then the sun comes through, but it's mostly cloudy.
Not only does he not know what to wear, he finds it difficult to choose his perfume.
He is actually someone who has and finds the right fragrance for every occasion and every season, but today, he is simply not satisfied with any of his choices.

"It couldn't have been worse," he thought. Today is the date he's been looking forward to for so long and he can't find the right jeans or the right scent to go with them.

Panic was ready and he stopped while hectically rummaging through his samples and bottlings. Now, it seemed to him, some fragrances have been forgotten. He saw Essence N*3 and vague memories came up. Was that not a Kurkdijan? And didn't he even like it very much at the first test? The hectic pace of life gradually subsided.
Carefully he put his olfactory bulb to the spray head. "Hmph", went through his head. That's a good one, how could it be forgotten
An immensely sensual and beautiful ambergris, soft, gourmand, warm, capturing. Sweet vanilla, well-balanced in the overall structure. Sweet, but not too sweet. Over time, a light fresh note is added - right on the edge, hardly noticeable at all.
Still sensual, without becoming rough, unbalanced, dirty.
N*3 sounds balsamic.
At the beginning, he noted, he perceived a slight reference to Tauers No. 2.
Ambre in perfection, better even than in Ambre Orient.
A great scent without having to name a reason for an event.

When he was able to fully assign the impressions and memories from his world of thoughts and returned to the present, he found himself smiling.
It happened so fast. He had found his scent.

Now just keep your nose in your clothes. Maybe this will help...

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Rquill67

197 Reviews
Rquill67
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Unisex Sweet Amber
This is definitely a unisex fragrance. Not just for women. The amber and sweetness is one of the best for the price point. Yes amber, amber, amber followed by a sweetness in the dry down. It’s not too powdery. I don’t like powdery scents and this is good. Warm inviting and just the right amount of creaminess from the sandalwood. I don’t smell a lot of patchouli and that’s good. Excellent!
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Darkbeat

192 Reviews
Darkbeat
Darkbeat
Helpful Review    2  
A very refined amber
Ambre is a perfume on amber, which shows us a sweet, elegant and very powdery fragrance, somewhat feminine, but nothing worrying for a self-confident man.

The aroma of this perfume is soft, delicate and sweet at all times, although it is not cloying or excessive. It does not show us a hard or intense amber, on the contrary, it shows us the most innocent facet of this resin. At the beginning, very sweet and vanilla amber is perceived, with a quite remarkable resinous air, this vanilla is very well executed and does not have excesses of sweetness. Little by little the aroma begins to dust and you feel the amber wrapped by the vanilla and a floral note that I would not know how to define, and all this, on a background of patchouli and sandalwood. Here the amber loses some sweetness and begins to exude elegance, creating a sophisticated and sober aroma, with a very beautiful and powdery floral-woody point, something feminine, but still exquisite. This way the aroma is maintained until it dies on the skin, except for a small vaporous balsamic veil that appears in the final drying, which could be due to opoponax, but always slightly powdery.

The development of this perfume is very fast, the aforementioned is felt in the first hour of application, then the aroma remains unchanged until the end. This perfume infuses me with the image of an attractive and sophisticated woman, dressed in a suit, an executive, an enterprising woman, who knows what she wants and is not daunted by anything.

The performance of the perfume is good, about 8 or 9 hours on skin and with a very good trail in the first hours, then it goes to moderate high. It is a perfume for cold or temperate climates and to dress it, indifferently, both day and night.

For me, the aroma has a certain feminine air, which makes me not finish loving it and can only say that I like it. It is not feminine to the point of not being able to dress a man, I will continue dressing it until it runs out, but yes, it would be good a tasting before.
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Mantus
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Gourmand noble warmth
The first thing you can notice is an intense viscous and very strong sweetish resinous note, which appears incredibly soft and smooth creamy and is due to the Spanish Labdanum.

A little later, the labdanum undergoes a slight but noteworthy change of direction and is accompanied by a clear, sweet, creamy note reminiscent of vanilla pudding, which gives the fragrance a wonderfully gourmand aura and comes from the Bourbon - Vanilla.

At the same time, these two notes are enveloped by a light, but very well perceived balsamic milk chocolate note with a subtle spicy touch, which gives the fragrance a wonderful, noble warmth and is derived from Sumatra benzoin.

Later on, the above notes are underpinned by a fine, tart, slightly sweet and earthy note of vetiver and Indian patchouli, which are by no means too prominent, but in my opinion have been used to ensure that Essence N°3: Ambre does not end up too clumsy, but with extremely pleasant nuances.

In total the fragrance lasts 9 hours on my skin
The Sillage is designed from the beginning to be 4 hours on a very clearly perceptible full arm length, before it is minimized in quiet steps until the fragrance is finished.

I would like to express my sincere thanks to our perfumery "Serafina" for the bottling.
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Camey5000
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Top Review    18  
My Amber Number 19

Elie Saab - Essence No 3 Ambre
Full broadside. The tree fell. It's called strength. Spicy resin soaks the air, the sawdust is green and brown and strikes mercilessly, with benzoin and vanilla. It dusts like Macassar. Striped. Another exotic scent appears in the background, slightly floral, like cistus and vanilla, also labdanum. This brings a little smoke and animalism and forces the vetiver into the stable underground.

We are to be seduced, not by force, but by Amber, who suddenly takes command. The labdanum reaches a warm tone. Benzoin changes to sweet and balmy. The fresh green note is now blended. (Galbanum?)

After one hour: a new fragrance.

Shimmering from light to dark, brown to brown, from soft to hard, from under the skin to the space around us. The finest particles float around us. The ingredients all come together in massive amounts. The scent is stubborn and the next moment is erotically caressing. Good and demanding. Enveloping or liberating. The strong amber prevails. Now clarity lives here.

This is for loneliness, for togetherness, for togetherness
A chameleon in green and brown. - And at night, soap. - Oh.

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MikeMike

35 Reviews
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Little well-known gem
A lovely interpretation of sweet amber made by Francis Kurkdjian. True art, with quality ingredients.

A bit bitter opening, you can tell on the resinous woody side. Drying down to really nice sweet amber and vanilla notes. I saw a lot of comments that it is linear, and some point I agree. However, it has a certain deep when you smell it, giving different impressions every time.

Elegant and sexy for daily usage, perfect as well as a more formal scent. If only longevity and silage would be better.

Great price range. I highly recommend to all amber fans.

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