Best Amber Perfumes 2020 – Reviews & Top Picks

Amber is a musky, earthy, and warm scent that can either be synthetically derived or created from natural resins. 

Many people prefer the aroma of amber for its sweet and woody notes. 

They love the fact that amber adds warmth, a sense of coziness, and comfort to any perfume. 

Amber also helps the notes in perfumes last a lot longer on the skin. 

Often impeccably blended with vanilla or a combination of salty caramel, jammy roses, aromatic herbs, or spices, amber plays a vital role in providing a distinctive and seductive smell on the skin.  

There really isn’t a thing as an amber note as it is usually an accord created with multiple notes. 

Now, there isn’t a dearth of amber perfumes available for purchase. 

However, the ones worth purchasing are few and far between. 

Fortunately, I have picked some amber perfumes that could suit your taste. 

Have a look at this list of best amber perfumes on the market and see if one or two can be added to your scent collection.

At A Glance: Our Top Picks for Best Amber Perfumes

If you’re in a hurry, you can jump straight into our top picks (these are the perfumes that most people buy).

Top 5 Best Amber Perfumes 2020 – Our Reviews:

1. Dior Ambre Nuit

Dior Ambre Nuit has many admirers mainly because of its initial fresh, citrusy scent which tends to transform into a warmer, floral, and amber-based fragrance later on.

This Dior perfume opens as a potent blend of salty, sweet, and liqueured ambergris. 

You also get a hint of dry woods, incense smoke, and delicate roses. 

After some time, the scent transforms into a beautiful, sweet ambergris perfume laced with dry woods. 

Dior Ambre Nuit boasts a top note of bergamot, middle notes of ambergris and Turkish rose, and a base note of Cistus labdanum. 

Marketed to be worn during spring, this Dior perfume is appropriate for any occasion and can be worn at work.   

Pros

  • Long-lasting scent
  • Excellent for formal wear
  • Can be worn by all sexes

Cons

  • Rather exorbitantly priced

2. Tom Ford Amber Absolute

As its name suggests, this Tom Ford perfume is heavily based on amber. 

Amber Absolute features notes of amber accord, African incense, patchouli, sandalwood, and labdanum. 

Part of the Tom Ford Private Blend Collection, this amber perfume is best worn at night during the colder months. 

It also works exceptionally well for an intimate event, like a date. 

Describing its fragrance, Amber Absolute opens up with a boozy scent that quickly dissipates into notes of incense. 

After that, you will be left with gorgeous notes of amber and spicy patchouli, giving you a sweet, spicy, and warm fragrance. 

Tom Ford Amber Absolute is on the more expensive side of things, so you might want to use it sparingly. 

Pros

  • Excellent for intimate evenings
  • Sweet, spicy, and warm fragrance

Cons

  • Pricey

3. Serge Lutens Ambre Sultan

The pleasant and spicy opening scent of Serge Lutens Ambre Sultan immediately draws you in. 

As time goes, the fragrance gets sweeter and warmer. 

The spices do tend to fade away eventually, but the amber fragrance lasts a long time. 

This particular Serge Lutens perfume contains notes of amber, vanilla, and cistus. 

I think it smells the best during the colder months, evoking a sense of honeyed amber warmth, hugs, and snugglesit would be too strong for summertime wear. 

Ambre Sultan is also a versatile perfume perfect for both formal and casual wear. 

Compared to the other amber perfumes mentioned here, this one is quite affordable. 

Pros

  • Versatile
  • Perfect for colder months
  • Affordable

Cons

  • The packaging could have been better
  • Cheaper ingredients compared to the other perfumes mentioned here

4. Kilian Amber Oud from By Kilian

If you are looking for a perfume that has a luxurious scent, you should opt for Kilian Amber Oud. 

This perfume contains notes of cedarwood, bay leaves, oud, amber, and vanilla, giving it a creamy and sweet scent. 

Kilian Amber Oud opens up with a cozy amber scent that lingers throughout. 

During the dry-down period, you will also notice a few spices and a touch of oud. 

However, the selling point of this perfume has to be its amber. 

This By Kilian perfume is, by no means, an overwhelming powerhouse. 

It can rather be considered as being properly dense, with a decent mixture of benzoin, vanilla, and amber. 

Priced rather exorbitantly, I would recommend this amber perfume to be worn in winter

Pros

  • Creamy and sweet scent
  • The longevity is good
  • Enjoyable and easy wear

Cons

  • Pricey
  • Doesn’t have good sillage and projection

5. Aerin Amber Musk

Although launched only in 2013, this perfume has done well to garner quite the fanfare. 

Created by Estee Lauder’s granddaughter, Aerin Lauder, this perfume was specifically formulated to be worn during the colder months. 

I can’t stop waxing lyrical of Aerin’s take on amber. 

Its scent will remind you of a chilly evening when you cover yourself up in the coziest cashmere blanket you own. 

The amber notes are brilliantly blended with coconut water and rose, resulting in a sophisticated scent that leaves you feeling warm and comfortable. 

This Aerin perfume contains notes of amber, ambrox, rose centifolia absolute, coconut water, musk, and benzoin. 

Amber Musk smells like a grown-up scent and I think it would be highly appropriate for office wear. 

Pros

  • Available as a spray
  • Office-friendly 
  • Light, sweet, and airy scent
  • Pleasant projection

Cons

  • Costly
  • May not be appropriate for casual wear

Final Thoughts

The amber perfumes I have mentioned above are all alluring but I will try to be more specific with their target audiences. 

If you are looking for a perfume that excels in a professional setting, opt for Aerin Amber Musk Eau de Parfum which is sure to have everyone admiring you as a top businesswoman. 

For an intimate evening with your partner, you should try Tom Ford Amber Absolute.

I would also recommend Serge Lutens Ambre Sultana perfume I believe is bang for the buck. 

Those without monetary issues can go for Kilian Amber Oud, a perfume that has luxury written all over it. 

Lastly, if you would like to try out a fragrance for a while without committing to a full bottle, you should go for fragrance decants. 

A decant is basically a smaller bottle filled up with the original fragrance. 

That way, you do not have to worry about spending tons of bucks on a full bottle only to change your mind about the fragrance later on.

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