Warm and intense, amber is one of the most popular ingredients in perfumes. Celebrated for its rich, heady qualities, it is often combined with vanilla to create a sweet, woody, earthy tone.
For those who find amber slightly too overpowering, look for fragrances with white amber combined with other softer notes, such as rose, that feminise the often intense aromas.
Brands such as Tom Ford and Dolce & Gabbana have also reworked this classic ingredient by combining it with oud to create rich tones of incense and dark wood that leave a distinctive, seductive smell on the skin. Take a look at our edit of the 14 best amber perfumes here.