Amber Essence 2016

Amber Essence by Ferrari
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Amber Essence is a popular perfume by Ferrari for men and was released in 2016. The scent is spicy-woody. It was last marketed by Perfume Holding.
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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesCalabrian bergamotCalabrian bergamot Coriander seedCoriander seed FrankincenseFrankincense
Heart Notes Heart NotesNutmegNutmeg Cashmere woodCashmere wood Virginia cedarVirginia cedar
Base Notes Base NotesAmberAmber PatchouliPatchouli MuskMusk

Ratings

Scent

7.825 Ratings

Longevity

7.423 Ratings

Sillage

6.622 Ratings

Bottle

7.830 Ratings
Submitted by OPomone, last update on 03.01.2022.
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8
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7
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9
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10
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Helpful Review    3  
Another good one from Ferrari
Meanwhile, I've been so really fan of fragrances for about 2 years, before that I never really thought about it.

As a teenager you think perfume is stuffy and deodorant is the highest of feelings. Luckily that has changed

What I'm getting at is that as a student, I don't have too much money to spend on fragrances, so cheap scents are kind of a specialty of mine.

If you look at the Ferrari fragrances, you notice that none of the available ones are expensive, all of them are under 30€/100ml.

When I was once again looking for something new, I came across the fragrance here - Amber Essence. 25€/100ml, since you can not go wrong, so immediately ordered.

As soon as you spray it on, the incense is there, coriander I do not really perceive, something slightly citrus I imagine at least.

I am absolutely no expert on individual notes, of the heart note I can not smell out individually, but after some time it becomes clear why the fragrance is called Amber Essence, patchouli I also perceive.
For me, it also smells of leather, but not intrusive, rather in the background.

Overall, a really round fragrance, which now and then has a few, figuratively speaking, peaks that poke you in the nose, but not in a negative sense.

For me a VERY good fragrance, especially considering the price, meanwhile one of my absolute favorites for slightly cooler weather.
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Elysium

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The Airy And Dry Aspects Of The Amber
Ferrari's Amber Essence is a sophisticated interpretation of the noble amber accord. For those who still do not know it, amber is one of the most prestigious ingredients in perfumery, ain't a single note but an accord created by the union of resinous, dusty, and sweet notes. Furthermore, it has nothing to do with fossilized amber, which is odorless, or waxy grey amber originated in the digestive system of sperm whales. That being said, I bet that Pierre-Constantin Gueros gave a new spin to the amber we are accustomed to. With a name as Amber Essence, it's rather clear what Ferrari intends to provide you with from the start. To savor this one, you must like amber to some extent.

That said, I've been chasing this perfume for a long time, and it was the only missing piece of the Ferrari Essence collection. But I never lost hope, and I finally found it. Before describing the perfume, I would like to spend two words on the perfumer Pierre-Constantin Gueros. His notable creations include Oud Couture from Carolina Herrera, Poise Noire from Yardley London, 02 Owari from Odin, To Be The King from Police, September Morn from Byblos, and The Black Rose from Trussardi, the last three I own and I've already reviewed.

If you wondered why I chose that title, i.e., a dry and airy amber, here we go! The opening will surprise most of you fellows since it has no amber nuance at all. Instead, it welcomes and wraps you with a dry cloud, a bit spicy and a tad woody; the cedarwood's pencil sharpener vibe is present from the very beginning. If you expected an opulent and sweet oriental blare, you would be disappointed. All of the spicinesses comes from the coriander seeds, and the bergamot is nearly ephemeral and overwhelmed by other top notes. Precious frankincense acts as a light and refreshing prelude, making the top a bit smoky and resinous without turning it into a church redolence. Amber Essence starts softly with a woody amber topped with a whisper of citrus. Still, it's bright, and I like that they didn't try to cover the amber by highlighting the coriander or bergamot notes. Those are, of course, present, but they serve the background and give Amber Essence a bit more depth.

After a while, an all too short while, Amber Essence reveals its heart of blond woods, warm and dry cedar, and spicy nutmeg. At this stage, the projection is already confined to your arms. Like many of the other Ferrari Essence colognes, this one is pretty linear. What you get after a few minutes is what you're going to get from it for a lifetime. That's not a bad point in this case, as the redolence is pleasant and something that I adore getting whiffs of throughout the day.

The voluptuous heart transitions to a grand finale in which the ambroxan leads the way, accompanied by the deep and seductive notes of patchouli and musk, which blend to create an unforgettable sensual signature. That's not to say that it's an absolute bomb; it isn't. It comes across as very dry, with the wood and patchouli notes being the amber's prominent supporters. Don't get me wrong, the ambroxan is not used in a Diorish manner as in Sauvage, yet it is more smoky and mossy.

The scent is pure love, but performance is a significant disappointment, it is abysmal from a projection viewpoint. It is a lighter fragrance, so don't expect a sillage bomb. You'll be able to get away with spraying more than usual, and since it's quite inexpensive, it doesn't matter too much. However, even though it isn't a loud or heavy scent, it does last a long time, and I could smell it a few days after in clothes. Is it powerful? No, but it's there. This fragrance is versatile because it is so safe and inoffensive. You could wear it casually or out on a date or at the office. It's attractive and has a bit of sexiness to it. If you want something for the night club scene, you might want to go with something that stands out a bit more than this…but for everything else, Amber Essence is excellent. It is limited to wear during the colder months of the year.
Overall, do I recommend Amber Essence by Ferrari? Yes, I think it is one of their best scents. Is it amazing? No, but it is reliable. I like the simplicity and the combination of notes that they used for this—a very masculine Amber with woody and musky notes.

-Elysium

Statements

Topfpflanze3Topfpflanze3 5 months ago
7.5
Scent
8
Longevity
6
Sillage
8
Bottle
What Royal Night is to The One Edp is this to Royal night. Even dryer and woodier with a very subdue amber smell. Masculine and sophisticate
ElysiumElysium 2 years ago
8
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8
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4
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10
Bottle
If you expected an opulent and sweet oriental blare, you would be disappointed. This is all about airy, dry, and woody amber in a good shape

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