Amber Star 2013

Amber Star by XerJoff
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Ranked 44 in Unisex Perfume
8.6 / 10 1132 Ratings
Amber Star is a popular perfume by XerJoff for women and men and was released in 2013. The scent is woody-oriental. Projection and longevity are above-average. It is still in production. Pronunciation
Goes well with Star Musk
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Main accords

Woody
Oriental
Sweet
Spicy
Resinous

Fragrance Pyramid

Top Notes Top Notes
AmberAmber CedarwoodCedarwood Ylang-ylangYlang-ylang
Heart Notes Heart Notes
Gaiac woodGaiac wood Gurjum balsamGurjum balsam MyrrhMyrrh
Base Notes Base Notes
Bourbon vanillaBourbon vanilla BenzoinBenzoin SandalwoodSandalwood OpoponaxOpoponax
Ratings
Scent
8.61132 Ratings
Longevity
9.01025 Ratings
Sillage
8.51033 Ratings
Bottle
9.0991 Ratings
Value for money
5.9690 Ratings
Submitted by Avelus, last update on 18.02.2024.
Interesting Facts
First part of the "Shooting Stars" collection, Amber Star is now part of the "Spotlight" collection.

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MariellaMmmh

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MariellaMmmh
Top Review 40  
So close to heaven
There are things in life that are simply beautiful. Some even really beautiful. Increases in enthusiasm are not excluded. Whether it's a delightful smile that takes your breath away, a really delicious meal, a nobly staged photograph, a natural landscape that leaves you speechless or anything else that's beautiful. So every little person gets a raised pulse from other things. That is also good so.

And then there are things that are SO beautiful that they leave me personally pretty speechless. Anyone who has ever had the misfortune of dealing with me knows that I rarely hold my babble. I usually do 1.) when I'm eating, 2.) when I'm sleeping (though there only optional...) and 3.) when I'm really speechless because something/someone is so great. In the worst case I stammer stupidly, look at the floor or giggle like a little girl. For others usually amusing, me then nevertheless something embarrassing.

I got this noble drop from JasON, whom I thank at this point for this heavenly olfactory experience! Lovely as he is, I got the double package along with Shooting Stars - Star Musk. According to the fragrance pyramids, I assumed that Star Musk would appeal to me more, because fragrances whose main theme is woody notes tend not to excite me. To my own amazement, I liked them both equally. Like... pfff... is not an expression!
When I tested these masterpieces, I stammered, I giggled, and I got glazed eyes. Afterwards, people would check my pulse, because I wasn't eating or sleeping, yet I still kept the shower going. At least for a while... ;)
What an art! WOW. The fragrance is so magically composed, the individual components so wonderfully interwoven, I ... am speechless. Still. Overall, Amber Star starts fresh, but is immediately soft and subtly floral-soft, then becomes smoky-spicy, always underpinned by precious woods. It becomes sweeter and even softer with time. Indeed, like a journey to the stars!
I'm all for naming a star after this fragrance. Amber Star sounds nicer than most star names I'm familiar with (though that's not my field of expertise and I can only find the Big Dipper with guidance at best!) and maybe we'll pool our pocket money sometime and that'll do it.
Or else, you invest in these fragrances, which are now available cheaply in doubles. Well, not really Schnapper, but, cheaper than a star of their own.

In conclusion, this would be for me personally actually no fragrance that I would wear. Although, it is so endlessly beautiful. It is almost too beautiful, it almost hurts. A journey to the limit of what is bearable for me, almost on the verge of burning. So I stay grounded, sigh, chuckle goofily, and let him and his counter star move on. I leave the butterflies in my stomach with me, though. *sigh*
PS: For much more on the scent and the progression, you can check out JasON's wonderful commentary, which I encourage you to read. :)
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Phl92

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Very helpful Review 19  
Amber, the stuff of... Crap is made of.
Before we reach for the amber stars a short digression:
I recently got to test what it means to swim in the afternoon at Louis Vuitton. They call it "Afternoon Swim" and package it in light blue transparent vials. The result after a short but intense splash was refreshing, but unfortunately I constantly had the feeling that Lous Vuitton had located his pool directly at a farm and the adjacent cowshed.

What does the whole thing have to do with Amber Stars by Xerjoff?
After applying Amber Stars stings me again, but only initially this penetrating and now already familiar scent in the mind.

What can that be?

Well, a quick look at the fragrance notes expose the two commonalities of the 2 Dufte, which seen as a whole, but have very very little in common:

Amber!

This provocative introduction goes quite with the (for me) provocative opening of this high quality and complex fragrance.
It just has to be ambergris that makes the immediate association with me to the farm, more specifically, the cow barn in the neighboring village of my home.
Not absolutely horrible, if you're into pure nature, but pay extra to wear it on your skin, I really don't want to.
But as already mentioned, this amber develops in the Amber Stars of Xerjoff but after a short time to a relatively tart and dark fragrance mixture, which truly reaches to the stars.
The contained ylang-ylang, which can also be strongly perceived, awakens in me further similarities to the Black Orchid perfume by Tom Ford (the golden bottle) and that alone makes the fragrance good. In the highly complex and fine drydown are further also the bourbon vanilla for me more noticeable, but to filter out individual fragrance notes, my nose is simply not enough still trained.

To readers of this review not to get lost: this fragrance has altogether purely nothing to do with Afternoon Swim by LV, which is definitely rather a fragrance for warm days, whereas Amber is probably optimal for colder days, as they come now.
The fragrance fits better for me in the evening to elegant clothes and is absolutely unisex suitable for me. At the same time I see the fragrance both in women and men with style and upscale wardrobe as well as age. (Absolutely no high school prom potential)

Durability and sillage is very strong, and to the projection I can hardly say something concrete, but would think that he properly bangs (but with style of course;)

I will not buy the fragrance so soon, also because the price shocks and deters from it.
Should I do that but ever, that is with certainty rather a grip on the stars than a grip in the dunghill!
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Jas0N

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Jas0N
Top Review 19  
Completion
Xerjoff has long been an unwritten piece of paper for me. Just like Roja once was. Especially in my early days, I avoided the really big scents. This was partly due to my respect for the fragrance itself and also because of the numerous reviews, which are mostly positive to very positive. Looking back, it was absolutely outrageous, because fair reviews count here and I could not contribute anything bad. I wanted to find the hair in the soup, but I didn't manage to do it and that although I really tried hard. And THAT only because this one should not be on the wish list.
I don't care anymore. The smell is really good, really, really good. That reads sund can also be read and recognized by the previous comments.

It's getting colder now. Surely such a scent would suit you particularly well. The oriental-woody flair is very inviting. Balsamic notes make it wonderfully wearable and not intrusive. I appreciate that very much about fragrances. Not too loud, but not too quiet either. This special compromise and strength. This makes them versatile, both at work and in everyday life itself.

The star in this ensemble is clearly the amber. There's no need to hide that. And the rest is placed around it, knowing that Amber sets the tone, but also knowing that without her as the other components Amber would never shine like this. To represent this so extremely harmoniously is great art and undoubtedly very difficult. It's like Sweetsmell: it's a complex fragrance, but it follows a clear line. No big surprises are needed here.

At the beginning, as already described, the amber is in the foreground. A bit bitchy at the beginning myrrh is added. The scent seems a bit peculiar and bulky here and only becomes a bit calmer when cedar wood joins in.
Here the fragrance is undoubtedly good, but it still lacks the decisive harmony that ultimately makes it so special and balanced. When the top note has settled a bit and guaiac wood becomes noticeable, it becomes more balsamic and spicy. I like this development, as it turns the fragrance upside down a bit.
Since real highlight actually follows in the base. I am a great friend of vanilla in fragrances, especially in combination with sandalwood. The fragrance itself gets a noticeable sweetness, but no obtrusive and annoying, but well-dosed nuances, they fit in wonderfully here. Through the interplay with amber, which is still the center of attention, the fragrance gets a great depth and smells so exceptionally engaging. The initially spicy, but somewhat creaky impression now becomes creamier, lulling. Completion of a great fragrance concept.

The shelf life is good. But I expect the same from a fragrance in the price range. The projection and the perception are also very neat, well balanced between: I'm always there, but actually only for you. I give the rest a little sample of myself, but still belong only to you!
I think this way of Xerjoff is great (regardless of whether it is intended or not). It is not obtrusive and yet always there and the full 12 hours.

For this winter, however, the ordered filling must be sufficient. Xerjoff has already disappointed me. For this reason and also because I want to test it in combination with Star Musk. I hope that the sharing will work. If it works, I will certainly be one more candidate to buy! :)
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Mila

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Mila
Very helpful Review 24  
True love!
Well, I've been on this forum for 8-9 years now and I've left the commenting to other people who are better at it, the way some people describe a scent or smell the notes is just unbelievable and great for me.
Describing a fragrance is not my thing at all, but I have already tested a lot over the years and have especially noticed which notes I like.
Amber is probably the note I love the most, but this one has to be really fine tuned.
This is usually the case with rather high-quality fragrances like this.
Many I have tested with this note and whoever looks at my collection could think that, for the fact that the dear Mr. Amber is so great, he has not really many Amber fragrances in his collection, let alone one that represents the note as much as this Amber Star.
Why is this so?
Well, if you smelled that Amber Star and you love Amber... well, then you don't need another amber scent It is the most beautiful I have ever smelled, and that by far from all the other fragrances in this category.
This perfect work by Xerjoff is a real dream, wonderfully sweet, somehow a bit spicy, extremely soft but brutally durable, perfect sillage, not unnecessarily room filling, elegant and simply high quality.
2014 in winter I wore it for the first time and everyone was blown away, friends who don't like perfume were amazed and asked what I was wearing? It smells perfect and you have never smelled anything like it before, so I definitely didn't expect such a reaction
Unfortunately I couldn't buy a bottle at that time, it was much too expensive and 2 years later when money wasn't the problem anymore, I honestly refused to pay the price of 650€, just because there is the other one I didn't want at all 6 years it had lasted now and then a nice lady wrote me here in the forum and offered me her bottle, I did not hesitate for a second, thanked for this offer as I never did before, the price was mentioned and I do not discuss a second and sent the money as fast as never before.
So there he is after six years The flacon is typical Xerjoff simply top!
To offer this fragrance in a set is meant for a specific purpose, as I have often heard from others here, both should be worn together.
Xerjoff, why would I do that? It doesn't need the other one when this one is so beautiful!?
This is how a brand loses potential customers, because many people would buy the flacon earlier than in a set if it was available individually.
e.g. 350€ for this one and it would probably sell 10x more often, but that should not be my problem.
I have my bottle now and I'm happy If I should write a comment then it must be this fragrance, those were the words to myself, if then first or only with this one!
Thanks to everyone who took the time to read this
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Ischgelroi

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Ischgelroi
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I can't understand the very good reviews...
I received my bottlings of Xerjoff Amber Star and Star Musk on Friday. The excitement for the test was of course again huge. The reviews here really suggest a holy grail in a bottle. Of course, due to this euphoria in the reviews, the expectation for Amber Star has also been high. Of course, it would now be possible to discuss whether the expectations have been set wrong by the previously mentioned reviews.

But now to the fragrance itself: It is really not easy for me here to evaluate this fragrance. Let me start like this: Amber Star has of course a very strong amber note, which is also quite well done and I also like. Unfortunately, that's about it for the good. Amber Star seems to me stuffy, oppressive to slightly musty, where this mustiness comes from I don't know unfortunately. The vanilla is here too strong in the foreground and makes in conjunction with the amber this stuffy and oppressive combination. Here I just do not see a fragrance in the premium segment. It lacks refinement and subtlety. The extremely good ratings just don't make sense to me here at all. Of course, Amber Star is not a misfortune in the bottle and already solid but for me just not more and with a fragrance under 100€ I would be here also more generous.

The next problem is the almost non-existent silage on my skin. Amber Star is well perceptible for 20-30 minutes just at an arm's length, but shortly thereafter the silage is no longer existent with me. I had to press my nose flat on my arm to be able to smell Amber Star. I cannot give this a good rating. Anyone who does not have the problem can of course ignore my assessment at this point regarding the silage.

The durability is but very good 11-12 hours I can smell Amber Star on the skin when I press my nose Platt.

Unfortunately, I am extremely disappointed in this Xerjoff, especially with the price in mind.
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BertolucciKBertolucciK 3 years ago
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Woody and slightly salty (ambergris) opening. Then balsamic, spicy and resinous. Also a sweet and slightly animalic vanilla in the base.
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KimJongKimJong 3 years ago
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Balsamic, smoky, elegance and sweet. But this subtle taste cannot be expressed by the word 'sweet'.
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BoBoChampBoBoChamp 3 years ago
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A slightly spicy/animalic, oriental-woody Winter fragrance, balanced by a creamy sweet resinous-woody base. Nice vanilla-ambergris combo!
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RisingChaosRisingChaos 2 years ago
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Spicy, woody amber with rich balsams, a touch of vanilla, and animalic undertones. Ylang-ylang adds a floral touch. Strong performance.
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ScentedGentScentedGent 4 years ago
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Amber Star is about as close to perfection as anything I've ever smelled. LOVE it!
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