“Amber attar has a rich, sweet and lustrous scent. It has been used in India for centuries in many spiritual ceremonies and is composed of a mixture of different essential oils including seasonal variations of styrax, sandalwood, labdanum, and sometimes saffron. The formula varies according to family recipes and the availability of the extracts. Traditionally, amber is used to scent the skin or to burn in an aroma lamp. The scent of amber is also said to inspire good fortune and success and is closely related to Laxmi, Hindu goddess associated with wealth and abundance.
Numerous words have been used to describe the beautiful scent of amber: invocative, sultry, passionate – it is ancient and soulful, but has an air of luxury and opulence. In India, amber has very close associations with the powerful forces of the sun and fire and also with royalty. It was used in the royal palaces of Rajasthan for centuries.”