Amber Perfumes, Compounds and Specialties

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In two previous articles on amber notes in perfumey, we have discussed amber odors of animal origin, namely ambergris, and amber odors of vegetable origin, the main ones being labdanum and cistus,

This article will discuss the development and applications of amber perfumes, synthetic amber compounds and specialties.

It can be said in general that every good perfume composition should include amber in at least a trace amount; or more, depending on the perfume type.

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Ambergris was used as a base in perfumes in the early stage of perfumery, but played a more important role as a background note and a fixative in fragrances.

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