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    Ambrette seed or Musk seed
    Ambrette oil is pale yellow, with an enchanting aroma described variously as sweet, rich, warm, musky, fatty and nutty, with floral overtones. After a short period of aging, more complex notes can emerge, such as wine, brandy, fruit, and tobacco.

    Like all musks, Ambrette is a perfumery base note. It is a powerful, tenacious scent.

    Plant is native in India.

    from perfumeshrine blog:The smell is slightly musky and soft, warm, peachy and snugly; used in many luxury perfumes.

    first time i got aware of this note was in Chanel no. 18, i absolutely loved that opening that smells airy and brandy...but its fleeting, i did not notice this note in too many perfumes, and hear its one of the expencive stuff?

    then i tried Liaisons Dangereuses, where i think this is prominent note too?, or at leasts blends so nicely giving it that same kind o lightness and natural smell i get in No. 18 opening....

    any more info?

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    Was interested in the difference between different varieties of this. According to Eden Botanicals, " The Ambrette Seed from Peru, presents a richer, more complex aroma profile with an initial aroma that is bright, intense, nutty and musky-floral, rounded with nuances of cognac, clary sage, and tobacco notes, underscored by the subtle, sensual character of leather and animalic notes all through the drydown."
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    Today I received samples of both of EB's Ambrette Seed options. The above descriptions are accurate I'd say with the Indian version definitely being a bit funkier with decided peanut notes. They are complex and rich for sure.

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