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Amber perfumes used to be known as Oriental perfumes; both terms refer to the deep balmy tone that Amber fragrances have. Different ingredients are used to create an Amber scent; often Benzoin is used or Labdanum combined with Vanilla which adds a sweeter tone. This article outlines the best Amber perfumes for different budgets and links to where to get them.

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What is an amber perfume?

Amber is a warm, resinous, and musky scent that is derived from fossilized tree resin. It has been used in perfumes for centuries and is prized for its rich, earthy aroma.

Amber perfumes often contain a blend of other ingredients such as vanilla, benzoin, labdanum, and other warm and woody notes. The combination of these ingredients creates a sensual and inviting scent that is often associated with luxury and sophistication.

Amber perfumes can come in different forms, including eau de parfum, eau de toilette, and cologne. They can also vary in their intensity and longevity, with some being light and subtle while others are rich and long-lasting. They are used in both mens and women’s fragrance as well as unisex scents.

Overall, amber perfumes are a popular choice for those who enjoy warm and inviting scents that evoke a sense of comfort and elegance.

Chanel Coco

Although Chanel Coco Mademoiselle is the fragrance which is promoted by Chanel, it’s actually a flanker of the original Coco Eau de Parfum.

Chanel Coco is a spicy Amber perfume which uses Cloves and Coriander, alongside Labdanum and Rose to create a heavy, warm fragrance with good lasting power.

AERIN Amber Musk

As the name suggests AERIN Amber Musk is musky floral type of amber fragrance. Benzoin combines with musky Ambroxan and a hint of Coconut.

The AERIN perfumes from Estée Lauder are a beautiful collection of scents inspired by nature. Check out my article on the entire AERIN range.

Kayali Invite Only Amber

The Kayali fragrances, a creation from the sister of Huda Beauty Mona Kattan, are a collection of good quality perfumes which can be layered or worn alone. Invite Only Amber combines deep Amber tones with Oud, Vanilla and Cinnamon to create a Gourmand Amber perfume which is sweet and warm.

Prada Amber

Prada Amber Pour Femme is a perfume worn by one of my friends so I immediately associate this powdery Amber scent with her. It definitely has lasting power because she smells of it all day! Alongside Amber the other main note is a Patchouli and Carnation, both of which are strong.

Prada Amber Pour Femme used to come with a large poof sprayer but in the past few years it was changed to a normal spray. It’s now discontinued but can still be found at Walmart in the US, and Escentual in the UK & Europe.

Elie Saab Elixir

One of the newest released in the Elie Saab perfume range, Elie Saab Elixir combines amberwood with the classic Middle Eastern scents of Myrrh and Benzoin alongside a deep Iris note. This is definitely the warmed fragrance we have seen from Elie Saab and celebrates the fashion designer’s Lebanese heritage. I find Elie Saab Elixir to be a nice option for an amber perfume for any season. It isn’t as heavy as a traditional amber fragrance and I think therefore can be worn in hotter climates.

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Michael Kors Sexy Amber

Michael Kors Sexy Amber is a relatively affordable Amber perfume. It’s a simple woody Amber with a feminine white floral note added. It could be layered with other fragrances to add an Amber note, or worn alone. I think the bottle is a convenient shape for travelling and the smaller sizes would fit easily into a handbag.

Hermés L’Ambre Des Merveilles

L’Ambre Des Merveilles from Hermés is a really classic, well made Amber perfume. The Amber and Laburnum create a timeline Amber note and a Vanilla keeps the fragrance warm and soothing.

There are a lot of different versions of Hermés L’Ambre Des Merveilles including a blue Oceanic fragrance; but I recommend the original is the best place to start if you’re looking for a classic Amber perfume.

Dior Poison

Dior’s iconic Poison bottle and fragrance continue to sell well decades after it was first introduced (I love the original Poison advertising campaign!). Poison is a heavy Amber fragrance with Incense and strong white floral notes. Cinnamon and a warm Plum add a unique winter fruity note to the mix; but no one note dominates in this perfectly blended scent.

There are a number of different versions of Poison; check out my article on the entire range.

Soki London

Sophie is the perfume enthusiast behind Soki London. She reviews the latest perfumes and entire perfume ranges on her YouTube channel and website.