In short, there is no such thing as an amber essential oil.The concept of “amber” — fossilized tree resin hardened into a golden stone — is a late 19th-century olfactory invention typically comprising vanilla, benzoin and labdanum. Combined, these rich ingredients impart a soft warmth, a subtle sweetness and depth.The earliest amber perfumes were legendary: Jicky — introduced in 1889 by Guerlain, and Ambre Antique — created by François Coty circa 1905.“Amber notes are becoming more popular as retro-inspired fragrances continue to trend,” said Sherri Sebastian, a Los Angeles-based perfumer who is launching her own niche brand — Provision — this fall. She is spotlighting a trademarked ingredient called Amber Xtreme in Resonance, a star eau de parfum in the collection.“Amber notes vary in intensity and effect,” she explained, “making them the perfect complement to a variety of fragrance profiles — from green citrus to heavier, smoky, woody scents.”Case in point: A slew of niche perfumes making their debut this season feature amber, blended with notes ranging from Turkish Rose to Green Coffee.Give amber a whirl, and maybe you, too, will be described as someone “of enigmatic allure, incomprehensible, aloof” — just as wearers of Coty Ambre Antique were in a 1936 ad for the scent.
@moncler unveiled its latest project, #MonclerGenius, yesterday at Milan Fashion Week. The Italian outwear maker gave show-goers a preview of the monthly collections – which were created by eight designers and creative talents including Pierpaolo Piccioli, Simone Rocha, Craig Green and more – that will start rolling out in the summer.
In honor of Rihanna’s 30th birthday, we took a look back at an interview with the Barbados-native when she was just 18 years old. Here, she talked about her second album, “A Girl Like Me” in 2006. “I want to be me. I want people to fall in love with who Rihanna is, and that’s why I want the album to be about me so people can really find out who this girl Rihanna is, because they only know the ‘Pon de Replay’ girl.” Fast forward 12 years, and she’s released six more albums and has become a powerhouse in both the fashion and music industries. Happy birthday, @badgalriri 🎈(📷: Pavel Antonov) #wwdarchive