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Ambroxan is an isolated ingredient that perfumers often refer to as a wonder molecule. It’s a natural ingredient that comes from clary sage and you’ll find it included in varying concentrations in so many bestselling fragrances that we decided to explore the wealth of different ways it’s utilised in the range of brands we stock.

Not only is ambroxan one of the most important active ingredients in ambergris (one of the most expensive and sought after natural materials used in perfumery) but it is also an ingredient that universally, almost everyone likes the smell of. In a blend ambroxan extends fleeting ingredients whilst also acting as an olfactive magnifying glass, glazing over top notes and making them shine whilst also rounding out the overall punch of a perfume.

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Still Life Olfactive Studio Boosting the tang

Still Life is a great example of a perfume that uses ambroxan as a big component of its base (alongside cedarwood and rum) which showcases the molecule’s more woody properties wonderfully.

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Aube Pashmina Pierre Guillaume Black Collection Adding herbaceous nuance

Whilst it might smell quite sweet, aqueous and watery, Aube Pashmina owes a healthy portion of it’s hearty twang to the strength of ambroxan.

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Bendelirious (Discontinued) Etat Libre d'Orange Ambroxan as champagne fizz

With listed notes like champagne and a cherry lollipop Benderlirious was never going to be a straightforward fragrance. Ambroxan gives it’s uniqueness (and it’s iris butter) a wanton lift.

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Kira Kira きらきら Strangers Parfumerie Ambroxan as a radiant spark

In a perfume dedicated to sun reflecting off many surfaces on a summer day ambroxan adds that runaway sparkle.

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Oliban Phaedon Paris A puff of incense dust effect

In this perfume ambroxan introduces the effect of dust escaping from the box with frankincense pieces, in a way adding volume and movement to otherwise quite a heavy note.