Amber pour Homme (2006) Eau de Toilette

Amber pour Homme (Eau de Toilette) by Prada
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Amber pour Homme (Eau de Toilette) is a popular perfume by Prada for men and was released in 2006. The scent is powdery-fresh. It is being marketed by Puig.

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Perfumer

Daniela Andrier

Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesBergamot, Cardamom, Mandarin, Neroli
Heart Notes Heart NotesGeranium, Vetiver, Orange blossom, Myrrh, Nirvanolide®
Base Notes Base NotesLabdanum, Tonka bean, Vanilla, Patchouli, Leather, Saffron, Sandalwood

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Scent

7.8 (504 Ratings)

Longevity

7.9 (356 Ratings)

Sillage

7.2 (328 Ratings)

Bottle

7.9 (335 Ratings)
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DerDefcon

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He falls into oblivion
If you address Prada in combination with perfume, you inevitably come across the very successful "L'Homme" series, where there seem to be more and more variations at the moment. The normal "L'Homme", which I still have to test, is supposed to come along with a neat cleanliness, while the "L'Homme Intense" as an evil strong brother knows how to survive even in difficult times - namely when the days become shorter, darker, colder and generally more uncomfortable and the little fair-weather brother leaves the field to him.
The success of both fragrances subjectively ensures that older Prada creations receive less and less attention. Rightly so? Let's have a look at "Amber pour homme", who appeared 13 years ago after all.

In comparison, "Amber pour homme" seems to be much more complex than the newer Prada fragrances. At least this could be assumed if one is deceived by the mere number of fragrances used in the head, heart and base notes. Amber pour homme" impressively demonstrates that the quantity of ingredients does not have to be an indicator for an olfactory feel-good atmosphere. It all begins here with a light and subtly fruity kick, evoked by the mandarin and bergamot, and after just a few seconds is accompanied by neroli, which adds floridity to the top note. With flowers it continues in the heart note. Here the composition is complemented by the rose geranium and the orange blossom. Unfortunately, I don't notice anything of the refreshing vetiver. But it would be urgently necessary, because already now the very strong and in my eyes unfortunately also unnatural floweriness is pressing in the nose. Vetiver always gives fragrances a beautiful fresh and above all green coat of paint. If this coat of paint is missing, many a flower fragrance can be extremely unpleasant, especially when it appears unnatural.
A missing green coat of paint is not the only problem here. I was just talking about an oppressive floweriness, but at the same time a musty, unappetising and somehow difficult to define note emerges. Could these be the so-called nirvanolids, which according to Parfumo express themselves as "musky, fruity, powdery with tectonic nuances"? If they are, they are neither fruity nor powdery for me, but inappropriately sweaty for this fragrance and somehow also animalistic and that in an unpleasant way. I know that musk should and can have an animalic effect, but on the one hand there are the fragrances where this is well implemented and where it fits into the overall picture, and then there are those who can simply save themselves such things because they are simply not inappropriate. Our test candidate definitely belongs to the second category, because this animalic sweat mark in combination with the unnatural floridity, which desperately tries to fake cleanliness, but is nevertheless not a bit fresh and clean, results in a broth which is not acceptable for my nose and which, at least for me, can now really be forgotten. We are very far away from a fragrance experience in which the individual elements shine through authenticity
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ScentPhantom

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Helpful Review    6
The missing,
is the decisive.

Beside the 'L'Homme', this Prada is unfortunately a bit lost at the moment.

'Amber pour Homme' shows from the first sprayer what's inside him.

For me, the scent doesn't change much in the process. Only towards the end, the sandalwood gives it a dry, woody note, which is hardly noticeable in the overall concept of this fragrance composition.

What matters to me is what's wrong with him. There is no lavender note. That makes this fragrance very pleasant, otherwise it would probably end up in the 'Barber shop corner'. So it is good to wear on warmer days and through the vanilla even in the cold season.

A very clean fragrance. Who knows how to communicate with his environment. It is suitable for every occasion and especially when a clean, unagitated fragrance is an advantage.

The bottle is beautifully crafted. The reference to the ingredients is not hidden. They are clearly visible on the silver plate. Only the 100 ML version of the flacon is a bit unwieldy.

Years ago, I traveled in Oman with a camel caravan. Water was used more for oral fluid intake than for washing. If you then, after a good week, arrive back in civilization - oha!
I can well imagine that this scent would have given a much more pleasant scent experience to all the people I met after this trip, on the way to the next shower.
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Sebastian80

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A velvety veil with charm
For the first time I consciously perceived Amber as such behind the ear and on the neck of a woman. Applied in the form of a light oil, the smell stayed there for many hours. In the early summer heat, only perceptible directly above the skin, a warm, slightly sweet scent opened up that could almost come from the skin itself: earthy, full-bodied and almost smelling of dark chocolate, pleasant and stimulating. For me it is quite a positive note, not necessarily assigned to a gender.

Recently I noticed Prada's Amber pour homme on someone else. At a distance of about one meter, sitting in a beer garden, a light breeze blew over to me from time to time. The impression was very pleasant, but at the same time it confirmed the most important rule in my dealings with Amber. Whoever applies too generously here destroys the beautiful character and thus probably also the peace of his immediate environment. The young lady suddenly becomes the penetrating, old muff newt, the elegant gentleman an extroverted stinker. With many perfumes and smells one can handle generously (with me e.g. Luna Rossa from the same house), this one is however only flatter softly and pleasantly, if it is not omnipresent present, because fresh or even powdery I do not feel APH at all.
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Smora

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Helpful Review    3
Classic Meets Contemporary
Scentrack: Berto Pisano - Tema di Oscar

Nowadays there is no more classic concept of working hours. That's why Prada is perfect contemporary scent. Perfect for job and after job date, drink or visiting the theater. Beautiful airy mix of saffron, gentle leather, tonka, vetiver on the soapy musk base. Clean and classic, as well as hidden sexy, contemporary and elegant.
The mixture of notes is well blended, thus it's hard to choose one main note. For some reason women really like this scent. A perfect clean scent to hide dirty thoughts.

Rating: 8.5/10

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MasterLi

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Helpful Review    5
Soap in a bottle!
Now, there's nothing wrong with soap. It washes away dirt, it keeps you clean. It's great. So Prada here under the direction of Daniela Andrier on the theme of Amber, an imaginary accord composed of Vanilla, Benzoin and Labdanum. I get all of these in different variations. I also get neroli and orange blossom (used quite a lot in soap) as well as geranium, an ingredient used in men's soaps of the past. This is also combined with myrrh and patchouli, sandalwood, coumarin, and hints of cardamom.

Overall, it's a great achievement. Even though I identify it as "soapy", it is is an incredibly high and good quality. It's worth the money. Because it's a long lasting fragrance that develops from a clean burst of elegant, expensive soap, into a wonderful second skin scent. I cannot recommend it enough just for this fact alone. Great longevity and above all, elegant. For the price it can't be beaten for freshness, cleanliness and elegance. It may be soap in a bottle, but it's probably the best soap you've ever had.
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Rickbr

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There are perfumes that wins you at the first sniff or the first wear and there are perfumes that takes you a time to love and appreciate. Sometimes I wonder if aren't those kind of fragrances the best ones, since they slowly construct a relationship with you, revealing itself little by little. My relationship with prada amber pour homme was this one, from a fragrance that i got disappointed because it wasn't nothing that i expected (since i expected a male version of the original feminine) from a fragrance that i love, respect and that i never gets tired of wearing. Amber pour homme makes me feel clean, groomed, but not in a dull way. It has layers, very discreet ones, that hinds itself on what seems like a baby soap smell. If you pay attention closely you'll see a delicious citric smell centered on a very good neroli, a discreet vetiver woody base, some slightly sweet powdery resins. Daniela Andrier did a fantastic job at this because it tricks you thinking it's a simple fragrance when in fact there is a lot going on it. I hope it never gets discontinued or reformulated.
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Apicius

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Designer Fragrance Uniqueness
Prada has become well-known for its charming "Infusion" series. Amber pour Homme was released about two years before Infusion d'Homme, and it must be seen as its direct predecessor. The personal touch of the perfumer Daniela Andrier is evident in both fragrances.

For me, Amber pour Homme is all about violet, and violet pastilles - although these are not listed as a note. I don't know if this impression is caused by Nirvanolide – but it is remarkable and special. This dark floral appeal is also a little candy-like and sweet, but not overly sweet. It is distinct enough to place Amber pour Homme next to sweetish colognes like Le Mâle, Fleur du Mâle or One Million. However, Amber pour Homme's violet presents itself a lot more distinguished than those fuel-like musks.

If only more people would use Amber pour Homme we should have similar arguments going on as we have about Le Mâle. But it is simply not widespread enough to evoke those love or hate controversies. Although Amber pour Homme is highly recognisable it can still go through as an individual perfume, and maybe a good choice for those who are looking for a Le Mâle alternative. It is still available in some shops but there is no advertising any more.

No matter if you choose the omnipresent Gaultier cologne or Prada's Amber pour Homme: Be aware of what you are doing! I saw a statement on the German Parfumo from one guy who complained about his colleagues. They had asked him to immediately stop wearing this at work. Obviously not the best office scent.

Amber pour Homme starts a bit undecided during the first seconds on skin but then the violet pastille note evolves quickly. Behind that, there is a nice cleanliness that points directly at the later Infusion d'Homme. Unfortunately that cleanliness soon gives way to a dark and dusty amber accord. I have to admit I find the amber base the least remarkable part of the fragrance. While the violet accord is so individual, the amber base is the kind of indefinite greyish amber note that one finds in so many mainstream perfumes. It is just background without lots of own character – just the opposite to the very distinct top and heart. And so, the name Amber pour Homme was not a lucky choice IMHO. It does in no way reflect the main character of this fragrance.

In case of Amber pour Homme, I really don't know how to refer to the fragrance note pyramid; I smell nothing of that.

Please do not confuse Amber pour Homme with the later Amber pour Homme Intense. That is a totally different fragrance and as boring as the name implies. They dropped the violet pastille note and replaced it with nothing special. The original Amber pour Homme is much more intense than the flanker.

I regard Amber pour Homme as a stage of development towards the successful Infusion d'Homme. The cleanliness of the later fragrance is already visible in parts of it. The idea of an attractive and somewhat special sweetish-clean-powdery appeal is already present. In fact, the violet pastille note and the powdery iris touch of the Infusion are somewhat close to each other. The indefinite dark amber base is later dropped for more elegance and a lighter style. And any links to the Le Mâle world still visible in Amber pour Homme were cut off.

Due to its distinctness Amber pour Homme is a bit difficult to wear. It is out of question that the successful Infusion d'Homme is the better perfume. Nevertheless I still like Prada's first attempt in the world of gents' colognes. Daniela Andrier created a unique style for Prada – something not many designer perfumes show. It is a pity that this style has been dropped with the release of absolutely 100 percent mainstreamed colognes such as Amber pour Homme Intense and the Luna Rossas.
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Platinum1

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Very helpful Review    8
~ Posh Prada ~
A soapy sophisticated saffron sandalwood Masterpiece! I love the purple juice in it's classy chic clear glass and silver top bottle! I enjoy Amber's luxurious unisex floral opening almost as much as the slightly more masculine sweet musky patchouli dry down! This may never be rated a top sexy date scent but I feel right at home in the church pew or even at a job interview with no fear of wrinkled noses just smiles of appreciation!
10/10 all the way around! :)
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Miaw2

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Soap Pour Homme by Prada
This scent makes me feel calm, clean and relaxed. Smells classy.

Actually there's no amber here, so this should be called Prada Soap Pour Homme.
Yes it's soapy but i dont care.

Definetely a must have! It's an all-year-around winner.

If you're looking for an real amber scent, get Serge Lutens Ambre Sultan or/and MPG Ambre Precieux - these are real amber based scents.

Sillage and projection are low-medium. Lasting power is great, about 8 hours. Thumbs up!

Updated January 2014
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Missk

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Very helpful Review    6
Clean luxury
This is the first male fragrance that I've tried that I can actually classify as luxurious.

Prada Man is sophisticated rather than overly masculine or sexy. I'm not saying that it isn't pleasant, because it most definitely is, however its cleanliness and subtlety is what I find differs from other scents.

There aren't any particular notes that stand out in this composition. They all tend to blend together nicely, creating an almost soapy and creamy-like quality.

There is a subtle hint of sweetness, particularly in the drydown, that is more natural than sugared. I'm certain that this fragrance's simplicity would garner many compliments from men and women alike.

When I first sprayed this on a card, I had to spray a few times in order to smell it. Fearing that it would be like Prada L'eau Ambree, which I could not smell for hours, I over-applied. Prada Man does take a while to settle, so it's best to wait it out before coming to a conclusion.

Prada Man lasts quite well and the sillage is moderate to average. I do believe that this fragrance is geared towards men who want to be conveyed as being conservative and classy.
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Sherapop

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Sherapop
Sherapop
Helpful Review    5
Not a skanky musk, metallic ozonic/aquatic frag, or citrus/vetiver cologne
AMBER POUR HOMME is another excellent soapy unisex perfume from Prada in the spirit of INFUSION D'HOMME. The two share the very same soap note, which also happens to dominate both compositions, so if you like one, you'll like the other, and if not, you won't! I happen to love this soap note, but if it clashes with your particular skin or nose, you'll be in big trouble, since it is the focal point.

The other components are a bit different from L'INFUSION (which is a composition around iris). Here the labdanum + vanilla = amber (this is not ambergris, nor did anyone claim as much, as far as I know..) combine with saffron and leather in a pleasing blend.

I love this particular soap note, I love labdanum amber, and I love saffron and leather, so this one is naturally a winner in my book. But if you are really looking for a skanky musk, a metallic ozonic/aquatic frag, or a citrus or vetiver cologne, you should probably keep looking...
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Carlitos01 180 days ago
Velvety, clean, soapy, floral & spicy scent. The frag DNA is set by Nirvanolide®, a musky, fruity, powdery synthetic note. Amber? You wish!+4
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Elysium 3 years ago
I've used and loved it. So soapy, clean and soothing. But, be careful, the sillage is enormous, it can fills up the room you are in there!+1
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