8 amber fragrances to add to your collection

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Amber has been one of the common denominators in a lot of my favourite fragrances but if you asked me to what it was? Not a bloody clue. It’s a note that’s tricky to put your finger on. But we’re getting to the bottom of what amber is and what scents you should try if you like it.

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What is amber?

Amber stems from ambergris, the very rare perfume ingredient that gets secreted and expelled from sperm whales (seriously). Because it is so rare, perfumers began to replicate the scent synthetically as amber.

In perfumes, amber is usually a bottom note that adds warmth and sensuality. It tends to be an earthy and sweet blend of Benzoin oil, Labdanum resin and vanilla.

Fragrances featuring amber

Give these scents a sniff…


Michael Kors Collection – Sexy Amber Eau de Parfum Spray

With notes of amber, sandalwood, musk, orange, mandarin and white florals, this scent is definitely sexy!

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Jo Malone Amber & Lavender Cologne

This cologne blends the warmth of amber and myrrh with a touch of cinnamon, spearmint and French lavender.

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Lancôme Hypnôse Homme Eau de Toilette

This men’s fragrance mixes lavender, amber, citrus fruits, cardamom, green spice, lavender, Indonesian patchouli, musk and ambergris.

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Lush 1000 Kisses Deep

This sweet, citrusy, amber and earthy scent is a blend of mandarin, osmanthus blossom, myrrh and labdanum.

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Yves Saint Laurent Opium Eau de Toilette Spray

This Eau de Toilette features notes of mandarin, bergamot, myrrh, jasmine and carnation before drying down with amber.

Find out more about the Yves Saint Laurent Opium Eau de Toilette Spray >

Clinique Chemistry For Men

This men’s fragrance blends Jamaican ginger, citrus, amber and works with individual body chemistry.

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