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Ambre Elixir Precieux Christian Dior for women and men

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amber
animalic
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Les Elixirs Precieux is a new luxurious collection of perfume oils from Dior, inspired by the oriental tradition of combining and layering scents. The collection consists of four "basic" perfume oils or elixirs developed by the in-house perfumer Francois Demachy: Rose, Ambre, Musc and Oud.

The collection is made of luxurious materials in high concentration, which are supposedly hand-picked by the perfumer himself. Rose contains essence of Turkish rose; Ambre contains amber of animal origin; Oud captures extract of agar wood and Musc smells both intense and soft with white musk.

These perfumes can be used independently, applying to pulse points or in combination with other exclusive Dior perfumes to create new fragrant experiences.

Ambre Elixir Precieux was launched in 2014.

Perfume rating: 2.53 out of 5 with 23 votes.

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Ambre Elixir Precieux Fragrance Reviews

Jean B Grenouille
Jean B Grenouille

The reviewer below doesn't seem to know what they are talking about. @Adam's Oud does differentiate very well between various ambers. I suggest if one does not know the basics then one should listen well before speaking up or it can end up being utter nonsense. This is a review section and should contain information and no trolling.

May
28
2016
Adam's Oud
Adam's Oud

in my opinion this fragrance has nothing to do with whale AMBERGRIS ( perfume made using substance produced in a digestive system of a whale =) as well as with AMBER SHAMAMA ( traditional Indian attar distilled from a mixture of spices ) and even with AMBER RESIN ( oil made from a fossilised tree resin ) .
to my nose this is purely synthetic oil with westernised, friendly aroma...

Dec
15
2014
Houdini4
Houdini4

Any one here actually tried the fragrance?

Well I have and 'Natural' or not whatever the case maybe I thought I loved both 'Animal' Amber (Ambergris) and 'stone' Amber (the fantasy resinous accord) but I have to say I wasn't the greatest fan of this.
I was excited to try it too as Ambre nuit from Dior is one of my all time favourites and that too apparently contains Ambergris.
I've smelled raw ambergris and although it's a bit weird possesses some gorgeous qualities. This isn't sweet, nor does it have the multi faceted charms again it's just very strong, quite musky and almost medicinal to my nose.
I think I will have to try it again but first impressions were not positive.

Nov
06
2014
Pinnacos
Pinnacos

Amber and Ambergris are not the same.

Since Fragrantica will not allow links to be posted (which I guess is a blessing) I'm cutting and pasting this from a Fragrantica page on the subject and a Perfumeniche definition of Fantasy Note.

Amber and Ambergris are Two Different Notes

by: Naheed Shoukat Ali

"It is always confusing when Amber, which is also one of the most important fragrance families, is discussed in fragrances. It gets even more confusing when the terms Amber and Ambergris make their ways in. Amber, also known as Fossilized Amber, comes from plant resin and is a fantasy note** in fragrances, while on the other hand, Ambergris is an animal source which is excreted by some species of sperm whales. Both are two entirely different notes and with respect to their fragrances descriptions there's a marked difference between them."

** The honey-coloured hard amber stone used in jewellery has no scent at all, of course, because it’s ancient petrified resins. The amber perfume note is the honeyed stone IMAGINED as a smell, and is actually a resinous mix that is typically a combination of labdanum, vanilla, and/or tonka bean, the last of which smells like a blend of vanilla and cocoa powder. Thus amber is referred to as a fantasy note.

Jun
07
2014
marios4
marios4

Hy to everybody,
usually the amber’s smell doesn’t come from animals or stones; IT’S A RESINOUS MIX WITH LABDANUM, BENZOIN, STYRAX AND VANILLA (OR THE SYNTHETIC VANILLIN), in relatively precise measurements.
Above some descriptions about amber from Fragrantica e Perfumeshrine (for me the HOLY BIBLES for the fragrances), but I can’t write here the links, I’m sorry; you’ll find on Fragrantica on “Notes”, digit Amber and you’ll find the links; on PerfumeShrine on the right side scroll down until “Perfume notes”, and you’ll find Amber and differences between Amber and Ambergris.

From PerfumeShrine:
- Amber usually refers to a resinous mix. This is for all practical purposes what we refer to as the "amber note": labdanum and vanillin. the most common raw materials for creating an amber accord for most perfumers are labdanum (resinous substance from Cistus Ladaniferus or "rock rose", possessing a leathery, deep, pungently bitterish smell), benzoin (a balsam from Styrax Tonkiniensis with a sweetish, caramel and vanillic facet) and styrax (resin of Liquidambar Orientalis tree with a scent reminiscent of glue and cinnamon) with the inclusion of vanillin.
The concept of "amber" on the whole is in fact an olfactory convention of the late 19th century and became a perfume "genre" at that time with the invention of vanillin (synthetic vanilla, as known from patisserie to most of us) added to the time-honored use of labdanum.

From Fragrantica:
- Odor profile: sweet, resinous, cozy and warm, often rather powdery note recreated from a mix of balsams, usually labdanum, benzoin, vanilla, styrax and fir or a combination of some of these.

From PerfumeShrine:
- Ambergris on the other hand refers to the intenstines product of the sperm whale. Ambergris (also called "grey amber" and ambregris in French) is a substance that the wild sperm whale.

May
16
2014
Arlene-Beatrix
Arlene-Beatrix

@Parfumista2010
Yeah, you are right. Unfortunately, I have always to guess if 'amber' means amber from a tree or amber from a whale (or, synthetic amber smelling like ambergris). It would be good if Fragrantica kept clear vocabulary, amber/ambergris. Or, divide amber and call it ' stone amber' and 'animal amber'. Cause now, you never know.
Can't wait to try Ambre by Dior!

Jan
15
2014
Parfumista2010
Parfumista2010

@Flowersatspringtime :
Amber unfortunately has two meanings in popular wording.
One is the resinous background, coming from the amber stone which originated from tree resins.
The other one means Ambregris, a substance excremated by whales. A grey stuff that hardens with time, its aroma also develops over time. Real ambregris is probably more expensive than oud...so I read once.

At first I thought too that Dior´s new amber elixir refers to the widely used resinous theme but when I read "animalic" I was surprised they took up ambregris.....exciting ! Can´t wait to sniff this one but am not sure if I will like it as I am a big fan of resinous fragrances.

Jan
15
2014
flowers-in-the-springtime
flowers-in-the-springtime

Forgive my ignorance but I thought that amber was a resinous material and not derived from an animal.

Jan
15
2014
meama
meama

Dior spoutings absolute nonsens again about their perfumes.
Now is how the communication works at Dior. Miss Dior (chérie), a perfume of 2005, is now (since 2012), a fragrance created by Mr. Dior (1905-1957!) Himself. Dior Homme is now also a perfume created by Demachy. Now these pseudo natural materials. But as amber is in perfume a chemical invention (based on the color of the liquid) we must believe that it comes out of an animal (this is nothing about ambre gris).
Their sense of ethics is inversely proportional to their sense of profit.

Jan
15
2014
Endymion
Endymion

"Ambre contains amber of animal origin"
WHAT?????????

Jan
13
2014

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