Labdanum is a resin that is extracted from a Mediterranean flowering shrub, a species of Rockrose. Labdanum is rich, soft, vanilliac, warm and very much like Amber, only smoky, bittersweet and slightly mentholated. The more I familiarise myself with Labdanum, the more I fall in love with it. I guess my nose must be getting better because I can spot labdanum easily.
Heart: lavender absolute.
Aftelier's Amber is stunning! It has the fresh citrusy feeling accompanied by soft pink pepper. The lavender in it is nice. Lavender is not one of my favourite notes but I like it in this perfume. It is fresh yet not overpowering, which blends away into a the amber base. Warm, comfortable yet so elegant and refined. Charming!
Amber Eau De Parfum costs $90 for 50mls. I bought a sampler set a while ago and I chose Amber EDP spray 3 mls ($4) There are samples for every product that can be purchased through the Samples Page. The service is prompt and quick. Mandy Aftel's Book on natural perfumery "Essence and Alchemy" is on my wishlist. Aftelier is a great natural perfumery with some fantastic perfumes like Tango. Must try!