Ah, the illustrious Amber! Used widely in most of your favorite fragrances, amber is more of an accord that one singular note. Picture the resinous amber stones, a deep golden amber color of honey--the scent of warmth and sweetness. Amber was originally used in perfumery using ambergris, a stone found in the intestines of sperm whales (sexy, right?). Known for its intoxicating, powdery scent, ambergris was incredibly expensive and therefore is replicated synthetically in contemporary fragrances.
Amber is not one single ingredient, rather a blend of ingredients and molecules like ambroxan, labdanum and benzoin to create a warm, sometimes powdery scent. Each gives that "bass-y" warmth that gives fragrance projection and depth. I absolutely adore amber fragrances as they tend to be linear (meaning they do not change) on my skin. Amber can be a fabulous mixer with florals, gourmand or food notes, spices and more. It is truly a beautiful ingredient when you want a velvety, sensual scent.
Our Golden Hour candle is an ode to amber: syrupy honey and oud blend with amber to evoke the feeling of that time of day where the light bathes everything in gold.