Olfactive Families

What Is The Amber Fragrance Family?

The amber fragrance family is frequently described as rich, sensual and exotic.  Amber fragrances tend to be considered the most long lasting. Heady and diffusive amber fragrances have an aura of mystical nuances with exotic elements and gourmand facets to drive a youthful addiction to the fragrance.  This family can be referred to as…soft and inviting….warm and comforting.

Scent Profile of Amber

The amber fragrance profile is characterized by rich scents including amber, vanilla, spices, incense, woods, and animalic and resinous notes. This family, similar to the floral category, offers a wide variety, spanning from fruity and bright to dark and spicy aromas.

Common Amber Fragrance Family Notes

  • Delicate floral notes along with warm spices and heady incense 
  • Cinnamon, cardamom, vanilla and musk are common aromas
  • Intense, earthy and spicy sensual notes like agarwood and oud


  • Soft Amber
  • Amber
  • Woody Amber

Origin of the Amber Fragrance Family:

The amber classification reference is a fairly recent term for a previously outdated family called “oriental”. This category does not refer to the individual amber scent but instead to an entire family of fragrances that represent the amber accord impression. Amber fragrances have an animalic quality with a note of warmth, powderyness, depth and sensualism. Often referred to as gourmand notes, these edible, sweet, sugary and creamy accents also fall into this category to impart a feeling of coziness and nostalgia.

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