A chunk of amber about the size of a small plum sits on a blue and white Chinoiserie tea cup saucer.  The amber is a rich golden brown colour.

The scent of amber is a concoction derived by perfumers and incense formulators which is typically crafted from a variety of gums and resinous materials derived from Labdanum, Boswelia, Balsam Tolu, Siam Benzoin, Vanilla, Styrax Benzoin, myrrh, opopanax and Tonka Bean. The formulas differ depending upon the vendor's proprietary recipe with the inclusion of various spices such as cinnamon, clove, black pepper and sometimes the inclusion of patchouli and vetiver oils.

This type of amber is NOT the same as ancient fossilized tree resin used in jewelry.

This fragrant blend of resins is densely packed and crumbles easily when portions are shaved off. In some cases the resin is melted within other oils and waxes or is dissolved in a perfumer's alcohol to create a tincture.

The aroma is quite intoxicating, possessing gourmand notes of a spicy, sweet, caramelized apricot cake.

Products that contain amber:


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