I remember when I was a kid, someone brought in a beautiful piece of amber with an insect trapped inside for Show and Tell. The stone was passed around the class and when it was my turn to hold it, the first thing I did wasI put it up to my nose to inhale a huge snootful. I expected it to smell like my grandmother's perfume (she was super glamorous and had a cloud of Halston around her always) and was grievously disappointed when it smelled like nothing. I wondered how perfumers managed to extract scent from petrified tree sap - and only recently learned that they don't at all! Copal - which smells wonderful and can be burned as incense - is a 'young' amber resin, not yet petrified. So what is the amber perfume made from? Actually, the aroma we know to as amber is a combination of benzoin, a sticky resin called labdanum, and vanilla; we are proud to carry Golden Amber, Celestial Amber, Honey Amber and Dark Amber - which can be worn as a skin scent or burned as incense on charcoal disks.
THE MORE YOU KNOW, THE NICER YOU SMELL!