I Profumi di Firenze • Ambra del Nepal • Fragrances
|Would buy this product again.||70%|
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium Eyes: Hazel
This is a really lovely vanilla scent, but as other reviews have said...thats all it is. Pretty bland on the whole, nothing complicated about it. If you fancy something "neutral" and everyday then this is great, although its not exactly cheap.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
Ambra del Nepal is in my top 20 of favorite perfumes. It's not super-strong, but people do notice when I wear it (it has gotten me a lot of compliments, especially from menfolk). It sticks around without being overwhelming, and lasts about five hours on me.
I love that the vanilla part is cozy and the amber part smells romantic and mysterious. The vanilla is like a creamy vanilla custard, and there's a hint of something warm and cozy that always makes me think of toast. The amber is cool, smooth and golden, like a dark night full of stars. A very smooth resin smell, and overall very pretty.
My favorite vanilla and amber scent <3
Age: 19-24 Skin: Very Dry, Tan, Neutral Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Oh, I so wanted to like this, but no! I love amber, and cardamom is my favorite spice and smell in the world. Unfortunately, Ambra del Nepal smells like bubblegum and melon on me. I'm serious: this is straight up fruity candy on my skin. No spices to be found at all, and it smells less like an oriental and more like a Lip Smackers gloss. :(
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Green
I really like this scent. Straight amber is too...medicinal for me to enjoy completely, but this is creamy. I do wish it were just a tad less sweet, but I can get past that. It lasts a reasonable amount of time. I can smell it on myself without having to bring my wrist to my nose, but is not overly strong either. Someone would have to be very close to smell it.
I just have a sample right now, but I imagine when it gets closer to Fall that I will want to have my own full bottle.
I think it's funny to see at least one other person mention their cat liking it. My cat loves this stuff. Maybe they need to start making Ambra del Nepal scented kitty toys. :)
Age: Unknown Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool Hair: Other, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
Ambre del Nepal is a delightful scent; the amber is enhanced by the light and air from the citrus-y cardamom note and the warmth from the vanilla. I think. Thatís mostly a wild guess on my part. It disappears off me faster than I can spray it out of the bottle. It didnít stick well on my test subject, my husband, either. Normally scents blossom much better on him than on me. It has very little sillage, and on me itís almost untraceable as even a skin scent. My husband sniffed, sniffed, and sniffed my arm and couldnít find it. The cat sniffed, sniffed, and sniffed my arm, and then licked it, so I suppose thatís something, but even dotty as I am, I donít buy perfume with the intent of appealing to the cat. Iím becoming irked by pretty scents that are expensive and imaginary.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium Eyes: Blue
This is a really lovely amber. A very soft, warm, and comforting scent that stays very close to the skin.This is one of my winter staples. It's not cloying like a lot of ambers can be and the cardamom keeps it from being overly powdery as well. The only negative is that I go through it very fast because the lasting power isn't the best.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Olive Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
This is such a delicate creamy amber fragrance in EDP. After trying Ambra del Nepal in The Green Lady Soap version, I was longing to get my hands (more like nose) on this one by IPdF.
It lacks the initial synthetic notes found in the Green Lady Soap one but unfortunately it doesn't last long or leave enough wafts for an amber fragrance in EDP! Maybe its because i used from a sample vial but did generously apply. For this reason i have knocked off a lippie. I'm sure there are other versions (Like Ava Luxe's Ambra Tibet which reportedly lasts longer). I prefer the Green Lady Soap version as the amber is more pronounced and lasts for much longer.
Update (13/09/08): I have tried this from a spray vial and it lasts much longer than i expected. A lovely sweet amber fragrance - much better than the GLS version.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Am I crazy or does this smell exactly like Black Cashmere? I haven't smelled BC in a while, but once I sprayed this it was instantly familiar. I like BC, so I like AdN, but obviously, the price differential is there. It could be that my unsophisticated nose can't pick out the other notes that distinguish AdN from BC, or maybe that's just how it comes out on my skin (I have wonky skin chemistry). That said, I love the spiciness and and the sweetness, especially on the drydown when it softens and warms up. I am not sure I would want to wear this in the summer (especially in the SoCal heat) but this will be lovely come cooler weather. The fragrance also seems to last incredibly long -just a tiny dab on my wrist and I can smell it wafting up hours later.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
Very, very sweet on my skin, and extremely uncomplicated. It would be easy to duplicate this with inexpensive oils from the new age emporium or health food store (amber and vanilla), and those would be likely to have better lasting power.
Age: Unknown Skin: Normal, Medium, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
Very pretty! I do not generally wear amber well, so Ambra del Nepal was a lovely surprise for me - and certainly the best amber-based perfume I have found so far! It definitely has that initial burst of chocolate that always means amber on my skin, but then it softens into a gorgeous mix of vanilla, woods and amber, with a slight hint of incense. I find it quite linear, but it is deliciously soft, creamy, sweet and lasts well, staying close to the skin. It's a real comfort, cold-weather scent and * almost* worth 5 lippies - may upgrade when I have tried it in really cold weather! ((((S)))) - thanks for the sample, sweetie!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
I have been looking for an amber scent - one that doesn't turn "Shalimar-y" on my skin. Don't get me wrong, I love Shalimar, but I wanted an amber without those famous powdery and musky accords, something I could wrap myself in, like a warm cashmere sweater, on a cold winter day. I have found it in Ambra del Nepal. It's pure amber, with a touch of vanilla, a delicious cardamom note, and a wisp of something incensy. There's nothing challenging about it, just warm deliciousness (without being too sweet), and sometimes, that's all I want. The lasting power is excellent on me.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Green
Since I live in the south, and this is a winter fragrance for me, I have yet to purchase a full bottle. But winter is heading this way, and a full bottle of Ambra del Nepal will soon be mine.
This fragrance is just heavenly on my skin. While the sillage is not strong, I get a gorgeous whiff every time I move.
Hands down, this is my favorite fragrance so far, with Bvlgari Eu The Vert right behind for summer.
ETA: I'm almost finished with my sample and the bottle is headed my way. Wore it out the other night to a party, and my partner (who never asks about my perfume) said, "What scent is that? I really like it."
I do too. A lovely mellow amber with just a hint of vanilla (on me), I'll go through this bottle first, I'm sure.
With my chemistry, this is an exotic, intoxicating scent. Bottled absolute gorgeousness.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Medium Eyes: Brown
After so much hype and recommendations I finally got to try Ambra del Nepal and on me it's pure vanilla extract. Albeit a very nice true vanilla extract, but nonetheless just vanilla. NO amber -- nothing more than vanilla. I enjoyed it but I can get a nice vanilla for less money. Disappointed and I wish I could find more to love with this iPdF.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
A pretty straighfoward amber, vanilla and cardamom fragrance. It lasts a relatively long time on me and I don't get an overwhelming scent of vanilla although it serves to make the perfume quite sweet. For lovers of drier blends, you probably won't be thrilled. I will say that I get the "PlayDoh" of POTL with this fragrance too, indeed when asked his opinion the S.O. said, "it smells like PlayDoh, but I like it." It's worth having my cousins ship over from Italy at the much smaller price.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Hazel
About time I tried this, since I've tried two differnt dupes of it. I actually liked this less than the dupes, since the spice in the beginning was more prominent. But that stage didn't last long. Otherwise, this belongs in my ever-growing category of great-to-sniff, too-rich-to-wear.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
This is a pretty straightforward amber scent. It's light, so you could wear it for all four seasons. Not too complicated, not too sweet.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
Sultry exquisite vanilla amber. What a stunner ambra de nepal is. The balance in the notes is breathtaking.
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Normal Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
Ah, Ambra del Nepal! I truly adore this take on amber, along with Ambre Extreme and Ambre Sultan. I Profumi di Firenze brings a warm, comforting copal incense along with the frankincense to the party. There is the crackling closeness of the stars from Himalayan heights; a memory of wildflower petals curling up with a bit of smoke, and the round coziness of a subtle vanilla base. Lasting power is decent and my clothes always smell divine. I find the packaging a bit low-budget; the spray nozzle only works in fits and starts and for the price, I'd hope the bottle would be a little more glam, but I don't even care; it's such a pure delight. Ambra del Nepal is a never-fail, fall-back scent that always elicits positive and contented comments from anyone who gets near me. I don't ever want to be without this.
Age: Unknown Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Other Eyes: Other
The only other amber scents I'm fond of are Regina Harris Amber Vanilla and Hermes Ambre Narguile. That's about it for me, folks. But since I love iPdF's Vaniglia del Madagascar and Zenzero, and I knew the Ambra del Nepal involved vanilla as well, I had to have a leap of faith and at least try it for myself. Definitely not disappointed, as it's my type of amber. Luminous and resinous, and tempered so nicely by the vanilla and cardamom. It's gently spiced amber-vanilla deliciousness. Quite sweet, which is great for me, with a smilar base perhaps that both VdM and Zenzero share. I love that base they use, and it makes Ambra del Nepal extremely wearable and feminine- no masculine bitterness or overt spicyness. Simply creamy amber vanilla, with a spice veil to add interest. I loved wearing my sample the past few days, even though it's spring now. Come fall, it will hopefully be added to my collection then. It's become one of my favorite amber-laced fragrances, and one of my favorite i Profumi di Firenze scents. Non-amber lovers, please give this one a try if you like vanilla. That's what predominates, in all honesty. Very nicely done.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Black
I like the scent of amber, although most of the time fragrances based on the note turn somewhat sharp and sour with my skin chemistry. I'm happy to find that I Profumi's version is very wearable thanks to the vanilla that sweetens the overall scent -- especially as it dries down. I don't detect much more than amber & vanilla notes...it's just warm, sweet & woodsy spice. Pretty good lasting power - few hours at least. I don't know if I love this enough to purchase a full bottle, but I'll definitely keep a sample or decant on hand.