Ambar by Jesus del Pozo
Bottle Design Juan Gatti
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Ambar is a perfume by Jesus del Pozo for women and was released in 2010. The scent is spicy-fresh. The production was apparently discontinued.
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Perfumer

Marie Salamagne

Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesBergamotBergamot
CardamomCardamom
Mandarin orangeMandarin orange
Heart Notes Heart NotesGreen teaGreen tea
IrisIris
PeonyPeony
Base Notes Base NotesAmberAmber
SageSage
CedarCedar

Ratings

Scent

7.458 Ratings

Longevity

6.648 Ratings

Sillage

5.848 Ratings

Bottle

8.565 Ratings
Submitted by TrueBlood, last update on 12.10.2021.
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9
Scent
6
Longevity
6
Sillage
10
Bottle
Elysium

505 Reviews
Elysium
Elysium
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Almodóvar Artist’s Secret Splinter
For an unknown reason, my mind associates this scent to the figure of the Spanish director Pedro Almodóvar, his films, his characters, to his women. It is probably only the nationality that unites the designer and the director, both of Spanish origin. Or perhaps the Spanish name of the cologne, Ambar. Fact is, I imagine Almodóvar’s muse Marisa Paredes wearing this hidden gem. The natural amber fossil uncannily inspired Ambar. Vegetable amber is the fossil sap of prehistoric trees, stone-like nuggets of a honey-coloured hue admired for their ancient beauty. Jesús del Pozo presented this perfume in a beautiful bottle that gives the impression of a fallen piece of this semiprecious gem.

Ambar is not a traditional amber perfume, which is often thick, boozy, honey-like and sweet; instead, it is an upbeat and modern take on the amber theme, perfect for warmer weather. Jesús del Pozo worked with Marie Salamagne to develop the sophisticated perfume. The curved bottle enhances the sensuality of the fragrance, created by art director Juan Gatti. When I smell the bottle, I can really smell the citrus notes, but once sprinkled on me, the cardamom tames the opening citrus notes and takes on a very spicy, exotic sweetness, evoking the free and natural seduction of newly washed naked skin.

To begin with, Ambar is not a fragrance for everyone. On my skin, it’s fairly masculine, which I enjoy. The scent itself is a wonderfully diaphanous blend of crunchy tangerine and bergamot. It opens sourly, and the bergamot and mandarin fruits are fresh but not synthetic citrus. On me, citrus is in the foreground without being over the top. While it is not artificial, they have a slightly soapy and sharp smell. Right now, I adore the scent because it is fresh but amber and soothing—very well blended, balanced. Cardamom is present and in the foreground, but once again, it doesn’t take over the whole fragrance. After a few minutes, the exotic suggestion of cedar shavings and tea leaves shows up.

Later, it slowly calms down and settles on a flowery bouquet of peonies with an amber feel but still has that citrus note that doesn’t fade entirely and stays on for a long time. The scent is now dancing on a red floral heart of feeble rosy peony and powdery iris. I wouldn’t mind if the peony and iris were more prominent. As the fragrance dries, the floral notes grow, giving it an extra layer and making it even more beautiful. The peony sticks its head in there, but it’s minimal. It adds a little sweetness to the elixir without entering the vast white floral territory. This fragrance is multifaceted, truly unique, like an exotic dessert. It is astounding. A whiff of tea gives the scent a slight spice, spreading over a light cedar.

Then, in the base, I can still feel that amber sensation. The citrus fruits vanished, and I am left with a mixture of iris and woods. The dry shade of cedar is perceivable, very dominant in comparison with amber. I feel the faint scent of vanilla that seems to pull and blend the distinct notes into a creamy and tasty concoction. Last, but not least, there is a deep sage. I’m fond of the ultimate effect, a soft, warm, soapy, slightly sweet scent.

The loudest notes I smell are cardamon, cedar, amber and tea. It is modern, uplifting, with character, has an amber look, although not as much as some might expect because of its name. It is exotic, slightly woody and resinous, non-vanilla. As all Jesús del Pozo fragrances, Ambar is very affordable. The sillage is decent. It’s not everywhere, but I still smell it here and there after hours without having to reapply. Plus, it hangs around for quite a while, which for an EDT is a surprise. I see a man wearing it with no problem. Ambar is much more unisex than feminine. If you know Lalique Le Parfum Eau de Parfum, then Ambar and Le Parfum are cut from the same cloth, they share the same vibe. It is not a secret that men appreciate and wear Le Parfum, either. A daytime, inoffensive fragrance with great longevity. The sillage is not as intensive as I hoped, but it’s fine. I think wearing this in spring would be a pleasurable experience, either. However, it’s a good intensity for the office and just all too masculine for me, which is a plus.

I base the review on a 100ml bottle I have owned since November 2020.

-Elysium
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Longevity
5
Sillage
9
Bottle
Darkbeat

192 Reviews
Darkbeat
Darkbeat
Helpful Review    3  
Amber, ethereal and very pleasant perfume
A fresh oriental, a light amber that has detached itself from all exuberance and density, to show us its ethereal, voluptuous and sensual soul, that intoxicates the senses. Born with a sweet and ambery orange, juicy and radiant, lives on a spicy heart of powdery tea, to die on a creamy bed of ambery woods. Wonderfull.

Unisex perfume, of moderate performance, about 6 hours on skin, with a moderate wake at the beginning and going down progressively. It is a perfect perfume over short distances, nothing intrusive or annoying, on the contrary, weightless and comforting, easy to wear and very versatile. Ideal to wear at any time of the year, and rather, during the day, for the night I think it is a bit weak.

A small treasure of ridiculous price that is easily found today, take advantage and get a little bottle, it is not going to be too late tomorrow.
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8
Scent
7
Longevity
6
Sillage
9
Bottle
10
Pricing
Carlitos01

320 Reviews
Carlitos01
Carlitos01
Very helpful Review    3  
The refreshing shades of amber
It is light and subtle, almost like an eau de cologne, but it is very addictive. Use it in spring and autumn, under mild or warm temperatures, and on summer evenings. The fragrance lingers lightly in the air around you. It is pleasant and easy to wear, the kind of fragrance that will not offend anyone.
The bottle is very pretty and stands out on any shelf. It has an almost opaque, golden, attractive, liquid colour. The presentation is a little too feminine, but I can live with it very well. Well... it is marketed as a feminine fragrance.
The development begins with citrus and juicy mandarin, followed by a spicy accord of cardamom and dark green tea. It all combines very well with a seductive peony note. The development ends with a mild and not sweet amber accord with a touch of austere cedarwood. It is very pleasant and it really smells like a unisex gender. What is new about this amber fragrance is that it can be worn in mild and warm weather. You may dissociate it from the common idea of an amber fragrance being advisable for colder temperatures.
It is not a compliment grabber but, as a very versatile fragrance, it that can be enjoyed for instance on your own, and preferably at leisure. It is a perfect, non-intrusive office fragrance. Once you get used to it, you will use up the bottle in no time at all.
Just like a common Eau de Cologne, this EdT has an inviting price and it will be easy on your wallet even if you heavily breathe it in at your leisure time.

Let's take a look at the numbers for Ambar:
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- Opening: 8.5 (citrus and spicy cardamom freshening up the posterior amber development).
- Drydown: 7.5 (pleasant dryness, but too light for my taste; it can hardly be called an oriental fragrance).
- Longevity: 7,0 (up to 5 hours - 3 sprays)
- Sillage: 6.0 (up to an arm's length with almost 1.5 hours of weak projection - 3 sprays)
- Uniqueness: 8.5 (unique with natural freshness but in an amber scent)
- Versatility: 9.0 (can be used almost anywhere, although not the best choice for a night out or clubbing; great for the office)
- Wearability: 7.0 (wear it on spring, autumn and summer evenings; it is not a winter scent)
- Compliments: 5.0 (never overbearing, pleasant to use, but not enough for getting compliments)
- Quality: 8.0 (a tiny bit synthetic; good quality bottle and spray)
- Presentation: 9.0 (very nice)
- Price: 10.0 (100 ml flask for 10 euros in an internet shop - what a bargain)
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Average: 7.77 / 10.00
- between 7 and 8 = above average;
- between 8 and 9 = recommendable;
- greater than 9 = not to be missed;
Recommendation: For the price I paid, you could easily buy it blindly! As a suggestion, you could leave it on the bathroom table for a fresh amber scent after showering, or in the office to just spray it on.

Music: Salvador Sobral: "Amar pelos dois".
5
Scent
5
Longevity
5
Sillage
7.5
Bottle
Gold

470 Reviews
Gold
Gold
Helpful Review    3  
Dark green tea
A lovely flacon housing a spicy-citrussy-green scent which is not what you'd expect given the name and the packaging. Ambar can't be catagorized as an oriental amber-scent. In structure it is not unlike the gorgeous, dark "Love Potion No. 9" by Penhaligon's, but it is infused with very strong dashes of cardamon and ginger and then, there is a calm centre of green tea. After two hours you're left with a slightly woody drydown. This fragrance is not very tenacious and something of an enigma to me, coming from a house which normally produces very strong scents which last and last. A dark green tea fragrance. Not bad.
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Scent
PBullFriend

305 Reviews
PBullFriend
PBullFriend
Helpful Review    2  
green tea amber???
This is a likeable fragrance, but I'm completely puzzled as to why it's called "Ambar." It's soft and pretty with citrus and green tea and just a hint of something darker. It seems like a slightly woodier version of Roger + Gallet Green Tea (The Vert), which I use as a nighttime refresher in the depths of summer. I think I'd rate this more highly if it had a name (and bottle color) more appropriate to its scent.
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Statements

ElysiumElysium 11 months ago
9
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6
Longevity
6
Sillage
10
Bottle
Citrus, green tea and blonde woods create the best clean dry amber accord I've ever heard. Gender-free, comfy, velvety and relaxing. A must!
Carlitos01Carlitos01 3 years ago
8
Scent
7
Longevity
6
Sillage
9
Bottle
Some citrus, heavy mandarin, followed by dark green tea and finishing with amber and cedar. Quite enjoyable and definitely a unisex scent.

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