From the first whiff you can tell this is super-premium quality. A perfect fall fragrance, warm, rustic, ambery, sweet, soothing, and sophisticated, without being overly flowery. No overpowering femininity. Really a class above regular fragrances. Puts modern muse to shame.
I like Amber Musk, but it reminds me of two things: Estee Lauder's Private Collection Amber Ylang Ylang and a popular skin musk I wore in middle school. Amber musk is lighter and seems to have less staying power than the Private Collection Amber Ylang Ylang, but has a very similar overall fragrance. Both Lauder scents have that warm, clean drydown that I remember from the skin musk with the addition of vanilla, maybe? Either way, Amber Musk is a very enjoyable fragrance -- just not very unique. I think it's best suited for cooler weather, and would recommend it for women who like warm, ambery, non-floral fragrances.
I just purchased this fragrance. I was looking for a true musk to replace one I wore for years and is no longer available. This is a soft musk. Not a strong bold fragrance. I have worn it twice so far and am happy. There were no reviews to go by in making my decision. I was concerned because it is expensive. I spoke to a staff member at estee lauder online and she told me she was wearing it and loved it. So, yes I am happy with the purchase. And if I didn't like it, I could ship it back for free. If you like a soft musk, this one is very nice.