Amber Cologne opens with a strong lime, lemon, then some grapefruit. I do pick up hints of oud behind the citrus. Some dry dust comes next, with a pungent waxy sambic. A very sweet oud appears in the heart as if the oud chips were soaked in vanilla. Then I can smell musks, and I don’t mean the kind that makes every hair on my body stand to attention; quite the opposite, actually. Woods are here, but soap is directly behind them. I think he should just quit playing with synthetics, because as little as you think you’re using, you need to be using less.