Ambra (1989) Eau de Toilette

Ambra (Eau de Toilette) by Etro
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Ambra (Eau de Toilette) is a popular perfume by Etro for women and was released in 1989. The scent is woody-oriental. It is still in production.

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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesBergamot, Coriander, Labdanum
Heart Notes Heart NotesAmber, Rose, Geranium, Styrax, Opoponax
Base Notes Base NotesMusk, Vanilla, Patchouli

Ratings

Scent

7.6 (142 Ratings)

Longevity

7.3 (99 Ratings)

Sillage

6.4 (90 Ratings)

Bottle

7.5 (103 Ratings)
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Cumulnimbus

74 Reviews
Cumulnimbus
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Helpful Review    1
My perfect good weather amber
Etro Ambra is my favorite choice when I'm craving for amber during spring or even warm summertime nights. It is gentle, soft and fresh, with a bittersweet sightly medicinal character as in L'Artisan Parfumeur l'eau d'Ambre though creamier, less transparent and more balsamic than it. Still this has the elegant subtleness, never overwhelming, private pleasure style of Etro house.

I think both Etro and L'Artisan Parfumeur houses are sometimes misjudged. Usually scents don't last too long on my skin but both Ambra and L'eau d'Ambre last decent 6 to 8 hours on me. I wonder if the fixatives these companies uses just are the ones that perform best on me. Sillage on the other hand is quite soft, they are both almost skin scents. I like them that way but if you look for perfumes with big sillage, neither of them would not serve your demands.

I find Ambre to be quite a unique amber in its perfect balance between freshness, and warmth. When compared to L'eau d'Ambre, Ambra is deep, more risky and modern while L'eau d'Ambre's dry down is translucent, polite and more classic.
ColinM

516 Reviews
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Elusive amber
Ambra by Etro, especially in its vintage EDC concentration (paisley box) is another “golden era” Etro worth a try (which of them isn’t?). An austere, evocative and quintessential amber, dusty and elegant, really simple and spartan with a lively and kind of exotic feel of “hippie shop” (due to its simplicity), and a clever, much pleasant subtle citrus-floral breeze that - for a while at the opening - add a sweet-fresh touch to the dusty, golden, warm heart of the amber accord. Besides being rather “simple”, Ambra is also quite dry and dark, with the peculiar and quite unique exoticism of many of the best Etro’s: a sort of mystical austerity with a nostalgic touch, scented with echoes of church incense and aged woods, especially on the (fantastic) drydown. This dusty and sort of “antique” nostalgic feel is reinforced by a vaguely musky-earthy note which I can’t identify precisely, perhaps is just more of a general feel, but it is quite a peculiar and memorable feature of this scent (and other Etro’s actually). Really pleasant to wear for sure: as many amber-based scents it is undoubtedly cozy, warm and effortlessly refined, unpretentious and totally un-challenging, but classy and distinctive in its elegant and warm sophistication. Surely more fascinating than others, if you ask me, even if not that creative - but with such a straightforward name, you wouldn't expect that. Sadly it does not last that long, at least in its vintage EDC concentration, but as long as it lasts it remains rich and vibrant, and quite worth the wear. A (perhaps underrated) must for all amber lovers.

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Tar

261 Reviews
Tar
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Greatly helpful Review    6
Ashes to ashes, dust to dust
There are many surprising fragrances out there, and if we hunt them, we can catch them.
Ambra by Etro is definitely a brave experiment - I could not imagine, that such an earthy, dusty, antediluvian fragrance can exist - and I will be able to enjoy it so much.
Somehow the first sniff was so dry and warm, that it recalled the desert wandering of Moses. Lemon, bergamot, vanilla - I think they emigrated from the bottle before withering. It is so dry, that I do not even understand, why is it not a solid perfume, how can it be liquid.
I suggest to wear AMBRA when you are at home with a good history book in the evening. This unisex scent will help you to travel back in the time and enjoy the ancient tales.

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TapirMedard 15 months ago
Elegant slightly salty amber. A warm embrace on a cool fall night.+3
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