Derived from labdanum, benzoin and vanilla, this sweet, resinous combination gives the perfect oriental note.
Used in jewellery, amber is admired for it’s fantastic glass-like colour. It is used widely in poetry and was first used in perfumery in the Far East. It’s cosy and warm aroma comes from tree resin (according to scientists) which has been fossilised over millions of years.
This ‘organic gemstone’ is best found in the Baltic region where the highest quality oils can be produced. It is steam distilled, but only around 20% of oil is extracted from this highly valuable substance and so, it is regarded as one of the most prized ingredients found in perfumery today.