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Monday, September 18, 2006

Fiori d'Ambra - Profumum Durante Roma - Review

Bad News!! I have some really bad news regarding this scent - it is too delicious to resist and you might as well call up or click the link below and just buy it. Why wait for a sample and have the agony of having to wait again to get the fragrance? If you love sweet amber, just do it. It knocked my socks right off. Completely.

The only notes they are giving out offically are: amber gris & opium. But there is some creamy vanilla in there and I'm pretty sure I detect a certain amount of sueded leather. Very delicious!

Available LuckyScent 100ml for $195

Photo: LuckyScent

16 comments:

Madelyn E said...

Dear Victoria,
Wow ! Your review sure put me in the mood for ...not.. LOVE .but almost better . this Fiori d'Ambra- creamy melt in your mouth- creamy vanilla- like heaven -in a bottle Vic is it most a vanilla top note w an amberlike drydowm? How cam I get a sample (not on ebay - as I do mot like to bid) It sounds like a sweet amberoriental - to my nose . Thanks for the temptatiom--as get paid this Friday (thank god )! Is it like frangipani by Chsntecaille?
Lots of love to you on this Fall Monday !!
Madelyn E

Victoria said...

Hi Madelyn, this is an amber fragrance, with slight vanilla sweetness. More amber. No not like Frangipani. You better sample first - you can get samples at LuckyScent.com. :O) Those who should buy without sampling are those who know they love sweet ambers. :O)

Malena said...

Hello Victoria,
Sounds really delicious - I´m always on the hunt ;) for a nice amber which isn´t too heavy but not too sweet either - vanilla certianly sounds like a very good thing :) Yet I haven´t found a scent with the right balance...Perhaps Montale Blue Amber comes closest.
Regarding the sweetness: Can you compare it to any other amber fragrances? I´m thinking e.g. about Ambre Extrême from L´Aritsan which I like but it´s a bit too sweet for me - it always reminds me of Etro Heliotrope.
Today I think I´ve to retest my sample of Miller Harris L´Air de Rien, I´m not sure but it seems a becoming a little bit addicted to it...;)

besotted said...

Aieeeee! Sounds To! Die! For! Thanks for the mouthwatering review, my dear. (-:
Terry

chaya ruchama said...

Dearest Victoria-

WHY are you SO bad? Please divulge...

I saw your other post from Feb.[thanks for the reference!], but so many questions are unanswered.

In the final analysis, we all have to sniff for ourselves, I guess...

I adore amber- but then, I adore chypre, green, etc.

Il faut, dans ce bas monde
Aimer beaucoup de choses
Pour savoir, apres tout,
Ce qu'on aime le mieux...

-Alfred de Musset

colombina said...

WANT! I am biting my nails, waiting for my sample pack to arrive from Luckyscent. Arrrgh!

Josey said...

I'm in love with the super-cheap Attar Bazaar Persion Amber =) can anyone compare that to Fiori d'Ambra?

greeneyes said...

Oh, I almost ordered the sample pack from LuckyScent this past weekend! Now I know I must at least get a sample of this. Thanks Victoria!

Jennifer said...

You are a bad bad woman Victoria; I just bought the gorgeous Voluspa Baltic Amber candle this weekend and I really do have a serious weekness for amber scents.

Victoria said...

Hi Malena, this is maybe not for you then. Did I save you some money? :O)

Victoria said...

Josie, I don't know Attar Bazaar but it is sweet like Kuumba Made. If that helps!

Shannon said...

oh dear lord! I'm a sucker for sweet amber ... I could be a goner for this one!

Mark said...

any chance of a man wearing it Vic?

Victoria said...

I don't think so Mark, it's pretty soft and sweet. But the Sandalwood one, yes. :O)

katiedid said...

Well aren't you a temptress? Sounds divine.

Victoria said...

Hi Katie, it is devine - but I must add the lasting power is not so great. But that's a big bottle, plenty for decants to touch up. Right now I'm thinking it's my favorite from the line, but then I'm partial to ambers.