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    Default Amber tree resin oil

    What does it smell like? Is it comparable to Ambergris oil and is it rather feminine Ambergris?

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    Doesn't smell anything like ambergris. I've got a sample from Eden Botanicals, it's leathery/smokey. Here's a link to more information about true fossilized amber resin:

    http://www.edenbotanicals.com/essent...mot.html#amber

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    Default Re: Amber tree resin oil

    Thanks.

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    Default Re: Amber tree resin oil

    There's amber and then there's amber. Most "amber" that is used as a base in perfumery is a mixture of different things (often including benzoin, labdanum, vanilla, patchouli, synthetics, etc) and varies tremendously depending on what is used and the proportions used. You will see places selling "amber" fragrance oils, and some even claiming to be selling essential oils. True amber is, as Joxer and the Eden web page point out, fossilized resin, generally from pine or similar trees, and is not commonly used in perfumery. I also recently got a sample of Eden's fossilized amber, and can vouch for the fact that it is smoky and a little resinous. I think it might be an amazing ingredient to use in a perfume.

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    Yes I was looking for the real Himalayan tree resin, it's pretty darn expensive too but then again it's 35,000,000 years old. Sure caught my interest!
    Last edited by Man_from_Shalimar; 4th April 2010 at 04:10 PM.

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