My first impression of this amber rendition is that I like how the amber is borderline sweet and slightly resinous. Plush and anamalic at the same time is a pretty neat trick that I never tire of.
Ambra Nera opens with a dominant amber that leans sweet from an interaction with vanilla and a very transparent eucalyptus. The warm and cold of these notes works very well and within a few minutes, the amber starts turning darker, fuller-bodied and has a slight bite to it.
The cypress is a well chosen supporting note as is the vetiver. Together, they provide an earthy wood. It's as if the cypress is too young and not ready to be used. This effect must be from the benzoin and vetiver playing off the wood. I cannot discern patchouli in Ambra Nera even though it's listed, but there's already an earthy resin in the mix balanced very nicely with vanilla.
This is a very respectable amber rendition and yet another release from this house that is totally good to go.