This unique and limited-edition fragrance utilises fossilised amber oil, combined with cistus and elemi for a grounding and sensual scent.
What makes Heretic’s amber dirty? It’s 35 million years old – extracted from fossilised tree resin! Unlike oils from living plants, there is no essential oil that can be directly obtained from the fossilised 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.
Unlike other 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, woody-dry notes and hints of pine and balsamic overtones.
Top: Bergamot, Geranium, Frankincense, Cassia Bark, Juniper, Cardamom
Middle: Amyris, Elemi, Cistus
Base: Tonka Bean, Vanilla, Labdanum, Myrrh, Styrax, Cypress, Patchouli, Benzoin, Guaicwood, Balsam Copaiba Resin, Oleum Succini/Ambar (fossilized amber)
HOW IT WEARS
Dirty Amber opens with the brightness of bergamot and cardamom, accented by juniper’s sharpness. It quickly develops to reveal the stunning array of resins in the heart and base – balsamic elemi melts into rich labdanum which together amplify the fossilised amber resin. The dry down is a delicious cocktail of patchouli, woods, vanilla and tonka which add to the overall warmth and resinous intensity of the scent, helping it stick to the skin for 6-8 hours. PS… For lovers of L’Eau de d’Ambre by L’Artisan, this is a must try.
Dirty Amber is the most true amber we have come across! It perfectly captures the nature of amber resin – some facets transparent, allowing light to pass through it, creating a bright luminosity, but also with more opaque facets that provide warm, golden earthy depth. Plus, containing an amber note that was 35 million years in the making is about as authentic as it gets!
ABOUT THE BRAND
Heretic – one who does not conform to the ideals or opinions of the masses; one who follows their own path. Created in 2016 in New York by Douglas Little, Heretic is a natural, artisan, small batch fragrance collection. Based on the mysterious, sensual and feral aspects of nature, Heretic began with a conscious choice to do things a little differently. Provocative, challenging, unapologetic, visionary and beautiful – Douglas Little has created a rare, unusual and comprehensive collection. As Heretic boldly disrupts the status quo of the fragrance industry with their radical transparency, their fragrances delve into the esoteric world and the realms of homeopathy, ayerveda, and herbology. Douglas made the choice to work with entirely natural materials – essential oils, concretes and absolutes (blended in non GMO, organic grape and sugarcane alcohol) using traditional perfumery techniques. Believing that nature gives us sexy and erotic scents, the Heretic perfume collection creates unique depth and complexity. “Natural fragrances are much like wine in that you can detect nuances of the plant, the soil, and its surroundings. They have characters that cannot be achieved with synthetic copies. These fragrances are alive, they create an olfactory fingerprint” Douglas Little.
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