Ambrette, also known as musk mallow, originates from the tropical regions of India and the West Indies. It thrives in climates that are warm and humid. Extracted from the seeds of the Abelmoschus moschatus hibiscus species, this botanical marvel has been prized in perfumery for centuries.
Its scent profile is complex and captivating: at its heart, it is musky and slightly sweet, with whispers of green pear and rose. Subtle undertones reminiscent of cognac further enrich its aroma. Its animalic nuances, evoking the depth and warmth of traditional animal musks, have made it a preferred natural alternative in modern fragrances. Beyond its olfactory appeal, the history and exotic origin of ambrette add a layer of mystique and allure to any scent in which it plays a role.