I had a monumentally bad day last week and came home and ordered several samples from LuckyScent.com. Stuff that I really didn't want to spring $80 to $300 for a bottle to try- just enough to get an idea so I could shorten my fragrance WANT list.
I must say that Ambre Gris by Balmain smells glorious. THIS one is staying on the want list, snugly. Very elegant, and refined, like a strand of grey pearls sliding over duchesse silk. Fragrance notes include: Pink pepper, cinnamon, tuberose, immortelle, myrrh, smoky gaïac wood, benzoin, white musks, ambergris
Even if everything is going to poop all around you, you at least can take a smell vacation and revel in the fact that you enjoy smelling of yourself. :P Yes, I know that sounds ridiculous and frankly I am past caring.
Padparadscha by Satellite also seems glorious, right out of the bag, but I haven't uncorked the little tester. I'll give a report when I do. But for now, Ambre Gris. Yum.