Hermès Ambre Narguilè VS Malle Musc Ravageur.

Ambre Narguilè VS Musc Ravageur

  • Hermès Ambre Narguilè

    Votes: 24 48.0%
  • Frederic Malle Musc Ravageur

    Votes: 26 52.0%

  • Total voters


Basenotes Institution
Aug 27, 2008
Which of these two sweet "yummy" scent do you prefer? For me it`s almost impossible to choose. It`s milk-chocolate VS cut-cake! I like the top-notes of M-R, and the heart/basenotes of A-N. Because of the wonderful basenotes of Ambre Narguile I woted for that one (with a minimal margin). Both are great though!


Basenotes Dependent
Dec 24, 2011
Ambre Narguil was far more "yummy" to me than MR, but I'm relying on a distant memory. Need to try MR again.


Basenotes Dependent
Jun 17, 2011
Musc Ravageur is an overall better fragrance IMO.

Ditto. Like many have said, the Hermes one smells way too close to an apple pie for my tastes. I like the smell of it, but if given the choice between the two would take MR in a heartbeat.


Basenotes Dependent
Mar 15, 2011
MR is a much better fragrance IMO. AN makes a really good room spray but unfortunately not at that price. I find everything from the longevity to the projection to the overall smell far superior on MR!


Super Member
Feb 23, 2011
Hermès Ambre Narguilè wins all day everyday. Just like MR it has excellent projection and longevity, and the dry downs aren't too dissimilar. However, I feel Ambre Narguile has a much more appealing opening. MR doesn't work on my skin.

Duke Hunt

Basenotes Dependent
Sep 17, 2010
MR by a long shot. AN is pleasant, comforting and something I'd enjoy smelling, just not smelling like.


Basenotes Junkie
Feb 28, 2012
Ambre Narguilé by far! I don't particularly like Musc ravageur. Actually I don't like it at all.


Basenotes Member
Nov 16, 2011
Ambre Narguile wins for me, hands down. Really good longevity too, it was my SOTD yesterday and I was still catching whiffs of it over 12hrs later at 9-10pm.
I don't mind the dry down of MR, but I cannot stand the opening notes and neither could anyone else I asked to try it.
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Basenotes Dependent
Dec 4, 2007
I do like both fragrances, but I adore Hermès Ambre Narguilè the most. I've only worn MR from sample. I don't love it as much.


Basenotes Junkie
Dec 12, 2011
Fascinatingly enough, I get yelled at by my girlfriend whenever I sample Musc Ravageur, but not when wearing my Ambre Narguil. She finds the vanilla sweetness in MR WAY too sweet. We both agree on the fact that AN isn't as sweet, though. It's more "warm" than "sweet", which is what really separates the two.

We both LOVE the opening on MR, but the mid / base is just way too sweet for - to be honest - both of us - so no go there. Everyone that smells AN loves it, though. My gf had a friend over yesterday and she got to smell AN and just really loved it. She loved Aventus as well though - heh. Gawd I love my frags <3

And oh - voted for AN obviously.


Basenotes Dependent
Jun 14, 2009
I own and love both! However, I find MR more complex and interesting. If I really have to choose one, I would for MR.


Basenotes Dependent
Jan 20, 2011
Wow, tough decision, I went with AN but I actually think I get more excited to wear MR, so I'm 2nd guessing myself. I'd say both are decant worthy and it's too close to call.


Basenotes Dependent
Nov 7, 2009
Interesting horse race; they're neck-n-neck at this moment.

I went MR as I have a bottle.

The heftly 4ml AN sampler will suit me just fine, courtesy of the fine SA, ms. eleva, Hermes-Chicago.

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