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Ambre Mona di Orio for women and men

Ambre Mona di Orio for women and men
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As delightfully sensual as bias-cut silk, Ambre draws you in to its world with curls of smoky amber.

Cedar invites you further into the mystery while vanilla adds a slightly sweet resinous kick that can’t help but delight. Ylang-ylang adds a glaze of innocent soapiness to the Film-Noir aspects, but never completely obscures them; who would want to?

Easily as at home, at a ball or an intimate evening out, Ambre manages to be both reminiscent of something from long ago yet as fresh as tomorrow, and always very, very French.

The nose behind this fragrance is Mona di Orio.

Perfume rating: 4.08 out of 5 with 192 votes.

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Atlas Cedar Ylang-Ylang Benzoin Tolu Balsam Madagascar Vanilla

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Ambre Fragrance Reviews

JoeMacchiato
JoeMacchiato

An old school soapy scent. Not a fan.

Jun
06
2016
Q80
Q80

Ambre is....... a soft dark and light stripes brown fur cover in a dark starry room ... to me it's like the bedroom smell of "Amélie" movie (2001) with that fur cover instead of hers.

Sometimes is quite sharp because of the balsamic note and i feel there are allot of saffrons to it.

Apr
20
2016
Kain
Kain

Mona di Orio Ambre is a nice amber based fragrance but unfortunately the quality does not match the standards of the brand based on what I've tested before also from the brand!

The opening of this fragrance is a warm and sweet amber note plus very noticeable floral aura and very mellow smoky vibe completely in the background.
The floral part is easily detectable and it has a soft powdery feeling. they've listed only Ylang-Ylang but I believe there is also some rose beside it. (not too much)
The sweetness is warm and cozy and it has honey like feel into it.

After about 10 minutes that faint smoky aura disappears and scent gets more floral and more powdery that mutes the sweetness a little bit.
In this level you may think that no, it's way too floral and feminine, so as a guy I'm not gonna wear that! but just give it a couple of minutes and scent will change very much! after around 5 minutes or so you're gonna get a sharp spicy aura that very quick goes in front and pushes other notes behind.
The mid of the fragrance is a sharp, dry and bitter spicy, maybe a little woodsy aroma that unfortunately smells synthetic along with mellow sweet amber and soft powdery floral aura in the background.
It does smell nice and more masculine than feminine but that synthetic spicy/woody feeling kind of ruins the scent. (at least for me!)

You will have this scent for a long time, maybe for 8 hours or so until the base shows up.
In the base that sharp and dry spicy aroma settles down quite it bit and now I can smell vanilla.
The base of the fragrance is a dark vanilla with kind of chocolaty feel along with soft spices and very mellow powdery floral aura in the background.
Projection is good and above average and longevity is around 9-10 hours on the skin.

این عطر یه کار کهربایی نسبتا خوب هست که علیرغم خوشبو و جذاب بودنش از بُعد کیفیت ساخت منو ناامید کرد چون عطرهای دیگه ای از این برند قبلا تست کردم که کیفیت به مراتب بالاتر و بهتری داشتن

رایحه ابتدایی این عطر با یه رایحه کهربایی گرم و خیلی خوشمزه و دوست داشتنی شروع میشه که رایحه گلی کاملا مشخصی هم در کنارش وجود داره به اضافه یه ته بوی خیلی ضعیف دودی. حس گلی عطر کاملا مشخصه و محاله از دستش بدین که حس ملایم پودری هم به همراه داره. اینجا فقط رایحه گل یلنگ یلنگ لیست شده اما به نظرم کمی هم رز داخلش داره. البته خیلی کم و اصلا جوری نیست که حس امامزاده ای به عطر بده. رایحه کهربا هم علاوه بر شیرینیش یه حس گرم عسل مانند هم داره

بعد از حدود 10 دقیقه اون حس بسیار ضعیف دودی کامل از بین میره و حس گلی عطر قویتر و به طبع پودری تر میشه که باعث میشه از او حس گرما و شیرینی کمی کاسته بشه. تو این مرحله بدلیل حس گلی و پودری قوی به اضافه اون گرمی و شیرینی کهربا ممکنه رایحه عطر خیلی زنانه به نظر برسه و آقایونی که رایحه های خشن تر رو میپسندن رو ناامید کنه اما عجله نکنین و کمی بهش زمان بدین چون تو زمان خیلی کوتاهی رایحه عطر تغییرات زیادی میکنه
بعد از گذر یه زمان کوتاه در حد 5 دقیقه یه رایحه خشک، خشن و تند و تیز ادویه ای و شاید بشه گفت کمی هم چوبی به عطر اضافه میشه که هر چی میگذره قوی و قویتر میشه بطوریکه که خیلی سریع افسار عطر رو تو دستش میگیره و بقیه رایحه هارو به کنار میزنه
رایحه میانی یه بوی خشک، تند و تیز و خشن ادویه ای/فلفلی/چوبی هست که حس تلخی داره و متاسفانه به نظرم سینتتیک و غیر طبیعی هست
اصلا بوی بدی نداره و اتفاقا خشن و مردونه و دوست داشتنی هست ولی اون حس سینتتیک اش کمی آدمو ناامید میکنه یا بهتره بگم حداقل منو از بعد کیفیت ناامید میکنه

شما این رایحه رو برای مدت زمان زیادی دارین. شاید یه چیزی حدود 8 ساعت تا اینکه عطر برسه به مرحله پایه خودش. تو رایحه پایه حالا بوی وانیل رو میشه حس کرد که حس تاریک و تقریبا شکلاتی/کاکائویی مانند داره به اضافه اون رایحه تند و تیز ادویه ای که البته حالا تا حد خیلی زیادی ضعیف شده و اصلا اون جون و بنیه چند ساعت پیش رو نداره و در نهایت کمی هم رایحه ملایم و پودری گلها
پخش بوی عطر خوبه و متوسط به بالا رو به زیاد هست و ماندگاریش هم رقم قابل توجهی هست که راحت بین 9-10 ساعت روی پوست دوام میاره

Mar
03
2016
emily7
emily7

This doesn't really smell like amber based fragrance, furthermore amber is not listed among notes either, so this was a surprise to say the least. Not only I was used to amber note/fragrance being powerful/overwhelming, but also expected something more daring from very talented nose like MdO.
Ambre opens with funky top notes - sharp cedar note and ylang - but in few minutes the funkiness fades away and appears something so beautiful, fragile, creamy scent of tolu, benzoin and vanilla, perfectly blended MdO style, instantly made me think of that warm, cozy, restful feeling/smell on the sun-soaked skin after the day spent on the beach. Gentle, smooth and unobtrusive oriental, linear with medium to low projection and lasting power, in a way reminds me of more polished version of MPeG Or des Indes - pleasurable, graceful, polite but considering the price, probably not full bottle-worthy.
Drydown reveals a skinscent somewhat lacking in complexity/basenotes, so either re-apply or longingly recall the middle as the best part of this composition.

Feb
27
2016
AlmalkiJeme
AlmalkiJeme

عطر للحظات الجميله الحالمه.. والامسيات العاطفية
يذكرني بعطر ميزون فرانسيس ابسوليو بور لو سوار
9/10

Oct
14
2015
Eurochic
Eurochic

Review based on a sample, tested 3 times.
MdO Ambre is a soft, cozy, warm, light, unobtrusive amber with a good dose of waxy ylang ylang which could explain the lipstick vibe some people mentioned. I don't get the cedar nor any powdery notes. Sillage is poor, longevity is good.
EDIT: cedar is noticeable in the drydown.
I've been hesitating about buying this for a while now, and finally asked myself these questions.
Is this a good amber? it sure is! Do I keep sniffing my arms, wanting for more? Nope. Would I wear it regularly if I had a full bottle? I doubt it. Is it worth having in my collection next to my other ambers? Probably not. In the same soft cozy warm amber genre, I prefer PR Fiore d'Ambra by far.
So the answer is: I will save my money for the next good thing that comes along.

Oct
11
2015
polly golightly
polly golightly

sontuoso, ricco, caldissimo, questo accordo di ambra parte con note super evanescenti fiorite di ylang ylang. L'assestamento è rapido, meravigliosamente avvolgente e adatto a climi freddi. Le note che si rintracciano sono ovviamente l'ambra, ma anche ambra grigia, qualcosa di affumicato (forse il legno di cedro), insieme a benzoino e tonka (o forse cera d'api?). tra le mie ambre preferite, manca delle note erbacee di ambre sultan, ma rimane una fragranza di altissimo livello. eccellente!

Dec
15
2014
Nick1992
Nick1992

While quite feminine, MdO’s AMBRE is a truly superior amber composition and one I’m happy to wear as a man. Rich, sophisticated, warm with a distinctly elegant ylang-ylang note.

AMBRE opens with traditional smoky ambergris note, strong and distinct, before fading into a complex and opulent composition of ylang-ylang, cedar and vanilla maybe? The dry down is warm and powdery with a refined smokiness.

This is a quality parfum; long lasting with a heavy sillage but by no means overpowering. Head turning.

8.5/10

Oct
31
2014
Lana148
Lana148

This amber fragrance smells terribly old fashioned, soapy and powdery. Expected more from Mona di Orio.

Oct
30
2014
Guest_Colin Maillard
Guest_Colin Maillard

Ambre by Mona di Orio opens with a solid, sumptuous, soapy and powdery accord of amber, slightly boozy and almondy too, perhaps due to the presence of tonka and benzoin. The family here is the "majestic" and refined amber scents à la Ambre Precieux, with more talcum, an old-fashioned touch of aldehydes, and the booziness of Ambre Russe by Parfum d'Empire. Plus - and this would not be the first time Mona di Orio does that - the almondy-powdery-waxy-aldehydes feel sounds a bit like an attempt to insert a "tribute" to the baroque classic heritage of fragrances à la L'Heure Bleue. The drydown is gentle, soft and soapy, slightly alcoholic (not boozy now, more like floor cleaning alcohol), but pleasant, graceful and elegant. In short, Mona di Orio's Ambre is a nice nostalgic scent, refined and elegantly outdated, not the most original around and probably unworthy the excessive price (come on, an amber scent shall never be that expensive).

7/10

Aug
16
2014
Chicago Tony T
Chicago Tony T

Very warm and cozy as most ambers are. More appealing for me than Ambre Russe but as good as Amber Absolute. Projection is a bit light for an amber but sillage is fine. I would by it if I did not have 5 other ambers. Not a standout but acceptable. 3.5 out of 5 stars.

Apr
19
2014
ParfumFetiche
ParfumFetiche

This review is based on a decant. After the sharp opening, it calms down to a nice creamy amber+ylang-ylang scent with average projection and longevity on my skin. Does remind me a bit of Ambre Loup by Rania J.

Mar
11
2014
Veteverian
Veteverian

Mona di Orio Ambre

Opens up with aldehydic powder, ylang ylang, a melon note, and an amber accord. The composition is balanced and gentle. Nothing offensive. Nothing jumps out. Colour that come to mind are cream, yellow, off white. The colours deepen as the fragrance develops.

The fragrance is like a lanky blonde in a yellow dress. Unremarkable, yet well mannered, somewhat elegant and inoffensive. She does not ignite your imagination, yet there is nothing repulsive about her. Her dress is not to your taste, but it is impeccable. Her voice is strangely monotone, but there is something comforting about it. Your conversation is slow, but if flows and you are on the same page. And the more you talk to her, the more wisdom you see in her. Some time later that day you realize that you just made a friend.

For me, Ambre is a comfort scent. It starts off light, gains depth, becomes interesting, but never overwhelms, or lets down.

It is not my go to amber, but it has a permanent place in my collection.

Rating: 8/10

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Aug
28
2013
sherapop
sherapop

A perfume for true amber aficionados, Mona di Orio Les Nombres d'Or AMBRE appears to combine the best of both kinds of amber: golden, gleaming, slightly sweet labdanum amber; and mesh-textured ambergris. I wonder whether both are here or somehow the illusion of ambergris is being created alchemically?

Either way, this perfume smells splendid to this amber lover. It is best suited to colder weather, but we are experiencing unseasonably cool temperatures here in Boston, so I thought that I'd squeeze a few more wintertime treats in before the heat descends like a blanket, making scents such as this completely out of the question for me.

Aside from the dominant amber/ambergris complex (or reasonable facsimile), I detect a very natural-smelling wood accord, always a treat as the world becomes filled with pseudo-woodishness in the form of aromachemical substitutes for natural scents such as sandalwood and cedar.

AMBRE also offers a bit of florality in the form of ylang-ylang (although it's not a strong dose at all), and for that some may find this composition more feminine than masculine. However, the sweetness is really contained (this is much less sweet than, say, Histoires de Parfums AMBRE 114), so to me this seems completely unisex.

AMBRE is the kind of amber perfume to choose if you only want one bottle in your collection. But only true aficionados of the genre will appreciate the superior quality of this composition as compared to less expensive amber solinote creations, of which there are many around perfectly capable of fulfilling the same amber urge.

May
28
2013
Hélio Sérgio Rocha
Hélio Sérgio Rocha

*Mona di Orio - Ambre

The opening is sweet, powdery and light.

The Ylang Ylang gives a sweet floral aspect to this scent and i can feel some honey too.
Then this perfume gets smoky and silky itself.

I do not see on it distinct phases on the ofactory pyramid, but I feel a combination of two different phases: a sweeter one; and darker another.

There is a creamy dry in this scent, I do not know if something here could be benzoin and tonka.

Très chic ... Well done!!!

Funny how this scent starts with a luminous amber and ends with an resinous aspect, so dark, mysterious and smoky.

I felt i was wearing a silk made cloth as a second skin of mine ...

P.S. i got something in common with Ambre 114 - Histoires.
The Ambre 114 has something more camphorated at its output, whereas this one, sweetie. The dry is sweeter than Ambre Mona. Mona Ambre has a darker and more ambery dry, with too much quality on everything. Both are great.


:)

Apr
10
2013
LittleDragonette
LittleDragonette

This is a very comforting fragrance. Warm and rich. I am taken in initially, and momentarily absorbed, and then the persistent powdery note takes over and gives it a more stately, matriarch-type vibe on me that I'm not looking for. I do think it's lovely, though. I really do. The cedar and the ylang ylang speak to me. If I could just turn that powder down a notch or two....We could be friends for life.

Mar
09
2013
Akahina
Akahina

Very powdery and sweet amber on me, but it takes a while for the amber to become apparent. Very long lasting and obviously a quality frag but quite feminine. Eventually the powdery facet calms down but not soon enough for me. I so appreciate the artistry behind this luscous scent but the powdery nature drives me away. As much as I like this it is not something I see myself wearing very often. Made for a woman...not unisex at all in my mind.

Feb
12
2013
Guest_Fragmeister
Guest_Fragmeister

People are referring to ambergris in their reviews. Ambergris is not the same as amber. Amber is aged tree resin; ambergris is aged whale vomit. They smell differently.

On me, MdO's Ambre is a soft, powdery amber that is much more feminine than I had anticipated, and as a man, more feminine than I would want to wear. I'm doing a side-by-side comparison with Atelier's Ambre Nue, which is less like baby powder and has a lovely lemon edge to it. This I'd feel more comfortable wearing.

I agree with the reviewer who noted that MdO's Ambre smells like lipstick. I didn't think so at first, but now that it's drying down on my skin, it really does remind me of cheap lipstick that I smelled as a child.

At this stage, Ambre Nue's orange/lemon note makes for a much more interesting amber frag. MdO's Ambre is pleasant, but lacks the X factor.

Update: one hour later...

I'm starting to like this. I don't know why, as I am still comparing it with Ambre Nue on the other hand, but perhaps I was wrong about it being too feminine. Yes, it still has that lipstick quality but somehow I am starting to think I could wear it and enjoy it all day. I'll leave it a few hours and write again.

Three hours later:
Ok, I've changed my mind about this one. The lipstick smell has faded and this has become a wonderfully cozy, warm but not overly-sweet fragrance. I'd definitely be willing to wear this. I tried Serge Lutens' Ambre Sultan before and found it much too sweet. MdO's Ambre has developed into what might be an ideal amber. And the Ambre Nue? It still smells very pleasant indeed. If you haven't tried it, pop into Selfridges in London. They've got it there.

Feb
01
2013
9-na
9-na

I like ambergris way more than Mona di Orio's Ambre, but I like this scent, I do. It is calm, polite woodness on me, it is washed in asphaltness and rubbed with a handful of spices.

Nov
19
2012
Wise-222
Wise-222

i was in a shop of perfum and i saw this one in front
of me and i said to my self don't try it because the
smell of ambre is very familiar to you then i have changed my opinion regarding that and thanks god for that.
i loved it from the first sniff, it's beautiful smell.

10/10

Nov
09
2012
dannysmom
dannysmom

This starts off almost like baby powder on me. Very, very powdery. It then goes a little more gourmand, and becomes a deeper amber. I can also vaguely smell cedar and benzoin. The amber almost has a nut-like quality to it, and it's a little spicy. I really like the drydown, but don't like the top/mid notes.

Nov
06
2012
mister_chaz
mister_chaz

It smells like lipstick. Not that it smells entirely unpleasant, no. But it is exactly like cheap sweet powdery lipstick scent, that has nothing to do with "amber", in my opinion. Even Nombres d'Or Cuir, which I dislike, seems to have more character and originality than this lipstick scent. Ambre is okay, but I do not consider it one of Mona's greatest works.

Jul
03
2012
Ang8761
Ang8761

I bought this and I really wanted to love it, unfortunately I don't. It's a soft, sophisticated, mellow take on Amber. I'm an Amber lover, but this turned to expensive powder on me. I think it would be perfect if you're looking for an Amber that's very feminine.

May
16
2012
daniela3
daniela3

Another approach to amber! More than "simple" ambergrìs: all is added here come to work perfectly! The ingredients, the ingredients, the ingredients.... Always and only the best ones: so great that some times it is impossible for us even to recognize and appreciate them as they deserve. I agree with all your reviews ; ) Long lasting either on the skin or on the paper also. And again I keep on asking to myself why M.lle Mona di Orio's creations have somewhere (outside Europe) been so badly, unwisely and arrogantly ill treated when not openly boycotted!?! Probably noses also can suffer from jet lag.....perhaps.

Feb
26
2012
Migotka
Migotka

The Nombre d'Or is a beautiful line from Mona, and I so far appreciated every scent that came from it.
Ambre is a luxurious scent, it smells and feels rich and opulent. It is heavy, but not overpowering, it is spicy, is is woody, it is only slightly sweet.

It is one of the scents that is not only there to smell, but also take you on a journey in time and space. I smell it and see so many different things in front of me. It is a well crafted scent with the slightly dirty amber note being its jewel in the crown, the centrepiece for which the other notes create a well blended, exotic background.

It makes me think of Ambre Sultan from Serge Lutens a little bit, they both share this dirty amber note.

The amber is lovely backed up by a lot of ylang-ylang. You can tell straight away it is good quality stuff here. It is woody with raw sweetness in it. The more I smell it, the more I enjoy it. Some ylang-ylang fragrances turn soapy on me, this one does not. To most amber scents, this is like dark, 90% chocolate to milk chocolate. Refined and elegant.

Oct
08
2011
;-)
;-)

This is it. Heaven and earth in a bottle. It's all woman without any excuse. Amber, vanilla, wood and tolu balsam, a tad ylang-ylang to round and smooth things off. :) love at first sight. (it has to settle first so don't judge on the first quarter)

Aug
17
2011
Guest_yvashche
Guest_yvashche

Very leathery amber. The first sniff is just like traditional amber, strong and distinct but it fades into a comforting sweetness. Smelling this will not conjure up images of amber necessarily, more of a cozy spice. Very nice and perhaps the best of the three fragrances in this collection.

Aug
31
2010
Kterhark
Kterhark

"ve been a long time fan of Ms. Orio's creativity, but I've never felt like she's stepped up and hit it out of the park.

Until now.

Amber will really turn some heads. I put it on and went about my day, and after a while thought, "Oh I really love Citizen Queen." And then i remembered. This is powdery, like CQ, but instead of a soft suede under tone it has a buttery, rich resinous chord.

Edit: on my second day I picked up on more tonka and benzoin. yes, this is a sweeter perfume, but it is not the tonka stinkfest that I usually get when this note is added. Gourmand lovers may be pleased with this one. I still find it earthy and soft, and there is still the floral note that permeates througout.

I still like it and can recommend as an outstanding take on amber. Very wearable.

Aug
28
2010

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