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Amber room fragrance
Amber is a woody, slightly tobacco-like fragrance that forms the base note in many room fragrances. Today, amber is produced synthetically as ambroxan , but its natural model is certain mixtures of tree resins and a waxy substance from the digestive tract of sperm whales (Ambregris).
What exactly does amber smell like?
There are a few attributes that describe the smell of amber:
Each perfume manufacturer uses its own amber compositions, so the nuances of the fragrances may differ. As a rule, amber is used as the base note of room fragrances and fragrance oils in general, meaning its smell is long-lasting, subtle and pleasant in every accord.
By the way: There is also a sweetgum tree , whose resin is used for incense and sometimes also for making fragrances.
Our ipuro room fragrances & scented candles with amber
A variety of amber notes flow into our fragrance compositions - always in contrasting coordination with other fragrance notes. You will experience a Californian odyssey with the ipuro Beverly Hills room fragrance , which plays with chords of musk and amber in equal measure. One of our timeless classics is ipuro cachemire - a woody-oriental essence made of cedar and amber, which is available as a room fragrance , scented candle and AIR PEARLS fragrance capsule .
Amber's maritime touch comes into its own in our set creation ipuro springtime ease & into the fresh - like a fresh summer breeze on the ocean, Amber returns to its original environment here. Our ipuro spring in paris room fragrance, on the other hand, emphasizes the lighter, swinging accents of amber, which also harmonizes well with floral moods. As you can see, amber is a true all-rounder as a classic base note.
How the original ambergris is created by sperm whales
There are numerous myths surrounding the naturally occurring amber; Hermann Melville and Jules Verne have already described it in their novels. Since sperm whales live in all of the world's oceans, ambergris was valued in many ancient cultures. Why exactly sperm whales produce the gray, waxy substance in their intestines is still not fully understood. However, it is reasonable to assume that the beaks and bones of the eaten squid are enclosed in it and thus rendered harmless.
The lumps have different sizes and can weigh up to 100kg . They are either excreted, vomited or end up in the sea after the animals die. The lumps then float on the surface of the water for years or decades and are finally washed up or discovered when fishing. Due to the influence of salt, water and light, they change their structure and color over time, which is what creates the golden yellow color and the typical pleasant smell.
What does Amber look like?
Their appearance is reminiscent of amber, among other things, which also explains the etymological relationship between amber and amber (Bernstein English = amber).
How is amber extracted?
The trade in sperm whale products is prohibited under the Washington Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Endangered Species, including the commercial extraction of ambergris. However, trading in washed-up finds is not covered by the agreement and is generally permitted - individual items sometimes fetch considerable prices. One kilogram of ambergris is worth around 80,000 euros.