The popular scent of ambroxan
Ambroxan has therefore replaced ambergris since the 1950s, widely used at the time in perfumery. Ambroxan is a complex, vibrant and faceted ingredient. It is mostly used as a base note where it envelops the other notes. Ambroxan gives off woody, amber, even animal scents. It is very popular in oriental compositions where it offers an incredible sensuality. In reality, the trail left by ambroxan is both velvety and unique sensuality. Its amber tone is also reminiscent of cistus labdanum. Ambroxan perfectly represents the notes that the ambergris of the sperm whale gave off. It is a fascinating product that attracts many noses, and some even say that "It is the most sensual molecule."
Ambroxan and its association with the different olfactory notes
Due to the sensuality it exudes, ambroxan is very often used in ultra-feminine, oriental essences, such as "Loverdose" by Diesel, "Midnight Poisson" by Christian Dior, "Manifesto L'Elixir" by Yves Saint Laurent. or "Ambre Orient" by Armani. We can also discover ambroxan at the heart of chypre fragrances, as in "My Paris" by Yves Saint Laurent, or woody as in "Ungaro for Him" by Emmanuel Ungaro. Nevertheless, ambroxan has never ceased to amaze us since it is found in floral fragrances, as in "Kenzo World" (floral-woody-musky) by Kenzo, or in "Rumeur" (floral-woody-musky ) by Lancôme. In these two florals, ambroxan is always positioned in base notes. It gives the compositions all the sensuality of a great perfume. We will also find ambroxan in aromatic fern fragrances as in "Eros" by Versace, where ambroxan is found in the heart note next to the tonka bean and the composition "Legend" by Montblanc. Here, ambroxan is positioned as a base note alongside tonka bean and sandalwood.
An alternative to ambergris, widely used before, ambroxan is a synthetic molecule that wonderfully reproduces the smell of ambergris. Very faceted and very complex, ambroxan is very popular with the nose. Many essences are used in the compositions, whether floral, fruity, aromatic, oriental or woody.