Amber Oil, Fossilized - 5% EO

Oleum succini / Anbar

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Unlike the synthetic Amber perfumes that are commonly sold, Fossilized Amber Oil has a completely different aromatic profile. The extraction process yields a dark, viscous oil with smoky, resinous, leathery, tar-like, woody-dry notes and hints of Pine and balsamic overtones.

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Selected size SKU:61-015 - Amber Oil, Fossilized - 5% 15 ml (1/2 oz)

Sample 1 ml (1/30 oz)
$2.00
15 ml (1/2 oz)
$11.25
30 ml (1 oz)
$17.50
59.14 ml (2 oz)
$28.75
118.29 ml (4 oz)
$51.00
236.58 ml (8 oz)
$94.00
473.17 ml (16 oz)
$173.50
1 kg (2 1/5 lb)
$312.25
$2.00
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Product Overview

Unlike the synthetic Amber perfumes that are commonly sold, Fossilized Amber Oil has a completely different aromatic profile. The extraction process yields a dark, viscous oil with smoky, resinous, leathery, tar-like, woody-dry notes and hints of Pine and balsamic overtones. The aroma is not sweet at all and because of this it is not often used as the main note in a perfume unless modified with other aromatic oils. NOTE: This product is diluted for ease of use and contains 5% Fossilized Amber Oil in 95% Sunflower Oil – Organic. For the pure and undiluted version of this oil, please see our Amber Oil, Fossilized.

While there are several sources for Amber throughout the world, Eden Botanicals is the sole source in North America for this rare form of Fossilized Amber Oil. Compared to the oil extracted from Baltic Amber, our Fossilized Amber Oil is extracted from 35-million-year-old Himalayan fossilized tree resin.[1] Unlike our oils from living plants, there is no essential oil that can be directly obtained from the fossilized resin. Instead, the oil comes from a process called “dry distillation” whereby the Amber resin is processed over high heat until an oily substance is obtained.[2]

When used in trace amounts, Fossilized Amber provides unique and interesting nuances in natural perfumes. It makes an excellent fixative and base note. This product is diluted for ease of use and contains 5% Fossilized Amber Oil in 95% Sunflower Oil – Organic. For the pure and undiluted version of this oil, please see our Amber Oil, Fossilized.

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Customer Reviews

Mountain jinja in the summer

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When I first opened my sample of this, the image that instantly came to mind was that of an old Shinto shrine (jinja) in Japan in the summer. It smells like weathered stone, wet from a sudden rain shower and baking under a blazing summer sun. It smells like old wooden beams steeped in centuries of smoke from thousands of incense sticks. It smells like rich earth and ancient trees, leaves fluttering in gusts of wind from the storm on the horizon. I plan to try to use this in some perfume blends, but I might also try to make myself a sort of sacred space blend for diffusing, maybe with a little palo santo or sage and something green-smelling. I was going to buy a bottle of this, but then I decided to challenge myself to make my own dilution instead. Still, if mine doesn’t turn out as nice as this, I’ll be back to buy myself some!

Review by Elanor 4/5/2024

Buy pure Amber Oil insted

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The sunflower goes rancid pretty quickly and spoil the mix. Buy the pure Amber Oil instead and dissolve it in ethanol yourself. Much better outcome.

Review by Alex 11/11/2023

I can only smell the sunflower oil

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I ordered 4 oz of this because a friend had some and I fell in love with the smell. For some reason you can only smell the sunflower oil and nothing else in the bottle I received. I’m quite disappointed as I was looking forward to it. I guess I should've gotten the undiluted. From the Oil Room: Please feel free to return the bottle for a credit.

Review by Annie 4/23/2021

Mysterious and Bewitching like Forest Sprites!

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Oh, I love this one! It is intriguing. I tried it yesterday and gave up: I could not smell anything. This is the first EO I'm sampling today, and I touched the very tip of the sample vial: right away, I smelled its warmth! Silly me tried the Amber blends when this is exactly what I was looking for all along. It's got a come-and-go scent that does not overpower and yet lingers. It's warm, it's resinous and a tad smoky and teases with its "invisibility" quality. This one conjures up magical visions of fairies and sprites. I love that it's already diluted for me. It would make a great solo scent and I look forward to blending with it. I think it shall be a bottom note and a great substitute for those overwhelming orientals that natural perfume sellers always use and don't fit my personality. :)

Review by Black Pepper 7/22/2020

A new letter in the alphabet

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I've not heard even one review that indicates what I've discovered about this scent. Hopefully, what I'm about to say will explain the various reviews and the confusing and opposing views that our perfumers are having with it. This one adds a whole new letter to the perfumer's alphabet. The reason so many are having a difficult time identifying the aroma is because it doesn't vbelong in the category of organic, but instead, belongs to mineral. There is indeed a reminiscence of dried wood present. But the majority of the base note seems to invoke the thought of an underground mine or an old oil can. There is a mineral smell that occurs in geology more than it does in botany or zoology. And for that reason alone it has become one of my favorites already!

Review by Jonathan 1/21/2019

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