Perfume ingredient – Ambroxan
Ambroxan was born through organic chemistry in the 1950s at the laboratories of aroma-chemical producing firm Firmenich SA as a substitute for ambergris (grey amber) which was very expensive for wide use in fragrances and exceedingly scarce. Ambroxan is one of the most important active ingredients in ambergris but it is also an ingredient that almost everyone likes the smell of. In a perfume 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.
Ambroxan has a strong woody-ambery, sweet-earthy, musky odor with a delicate animal tonality.
Aroma/chemical laboratories confirm that Ambroxan can last almost 17 days on paper blotter.