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Light Amber Summer/Early Autumn

Good evening, everyone!

As my BN buddy HouseofPhlegethon recently teased me, I may have crossed over to the dark side; I'm craving some amber. I don't know if this is a temporary thing or if it's the first step on a slippery slope. What I can tell you is that, under prior "normal" circumstances, I've always had trouble with the stuff.

I think much of my problem stems from living in a stifling climate (with a hot autumn that usually lasts almost until Thanksgiving (end of November for y'all non-Americans), so it's usually too warm here to even test heavy-duty ambers. My other problems are that (1) ambers can be quite linear, and since most ambers' accords are simple, they get kinda boring; and (2) I don't much like smelling like food, so I don't get too excited about ambers that feature vanilla.

I'm thinking light (or light-ish) ambers are the way to go. I don't mind floral ambers, but I'm not looking for recommendations for ambery florals or florientals--I got those covered. I don't like much vanilla. I like all kinds of resins, and incense is just fine with me. I'm not afraid of oud or skank or anything else stinky as long as the perfume wears gracefully in heat. And I'm absolutely down with greenish ambers like some of the stuff PIerre Guilllaume does, but I don't really need any help navigating that house.

A few things I've been considering include Prada Amber and the L'Eau version (although I hear the performance stinks), NIcolai Ambre Cashmere Intense, and Keiko Mecheri Crystale d'Amber. I'm not too hung up on niche v designer so long as the materials are reasonably good. So--

What do y'all think?

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Light Amber Summer/Early Autumn


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