YOUR NOSE ISN’T BROKEN, YOU PROBABLY HAVE OLFACTORY FATIGUE One minute you smell your Ambre Oil (or any scent in general) and the next you don’t. Are you worried that your oil has lost its scent or that your nose isn’t working?
You might think that your Ambre Blends Oil Essence doesn’t last very long, but in fact, it lasts all day (and into the night), much longer than alcohol-based perfumes! The truth is that you lose the ability to smell the oil essence after a period of time due to olfactory fatigue.
WHAT IS OLFACTORY FATIGUE?
Did you know that in an average day, you inhale around 23,000 times? That’s a LOT of scents to be smelling each day! The olfactory receptors in your nostrils pick up these scents and communicate them to your brain. Our brain then tells us what the scent means. For example, the smell of burgers on a grill tell you that someone is having a BBQ.
Our brains have been programmed to tell us when there are changes in smell, not to tell us when things smell the same as they have over x amount of time. That’s why when you wear an oil essence, it becomes part of your constant environment and your brain eventually stops registering the scent, pushing it into the background. This is olfactory fatigue. But this is also why people will ask you what you’re wearing, since their nose will be able to pick up the new smell!
WANT TO SMELL YOUR PRODUCTS AGAIN?
We hear it from our long-time customers all the time. “I love the smell of your products even though I can’t smell them on myself anymore. But people always ask me what I’m wearing so I know it’s working!”
We often suggest to our customers to switch up the scent you’re wearing to overcome olfactory fatigue. If you’re a faithful Ambre Essence wearer, try using Ahnu Essence for a little bit and then switch back to Ambre! All of our Oil Essences are made with the Ambre Essence as a base, and they are made to mix, match and layer.
THINK YOUR OIL LOST ITS SCENT? THINK AGAIN!
Having trouble smelling your Ambre Blends Oil Essence? Don’t worry, you didn’t get a “bad batch” and there isn’t anything wrong with your product! There are a few basic reasons that you may be having difficulty smelling your Ambre Blends product right now.
Body Chemistry: Our bodies naturally go through hormonal changes and cycles that can shift your chemistry (i.e. menstrual cycles, menopause, pregnancies, hormone replacement, detoxing, foods and drinks we consume). Our oil essences are affected by your body chemistry, which is why our products smell different on different people. The longer your oil essence is on your body, the stronger it will become!
Heat: Body heat and environmental heat affect the scent of our products. In warmer climates, the Ambre Blends scent does not take long to radiate. In colder climates, we recommend heating up your oil essence bottle to boost the scent by putting it in a bowl of your hottest tap water and let it set for 15-20 minutes. Then, take it out of the water, shake it up and apply on your hot spots.
How To Wear It: Being that Ambre Blends Oil Essences are a light, pure and fragile fragrance, you need to apply them generously. Keep in mind that unlike perfumes, you can never apply too much Ambre Blends. Apply deeply and vigorously to your forearms, chest, back of the neck, up into your hair line, tops of your shoulders and even the ends of your hair.
Oil Aging: Ambre Blends Oil Essences are like fine wine, they get better with age. The longer you have your bottle of oil, the stronger the aroma will get. When you buy a new bottle, it may not smell like your old one at first because you are starting over with the aging process. To avoid this situation, we recommend purchasing our 30 ml “refill bottle” and using it to refill your 12ml pump bottle. Your unused 30 ml oil will continue to age while you use your pump bottle. This not only helps with the aging process but is also more beneficial financially and environmentally.
The other thing to consider is scent immunity. Scent immunity means that you may stop smelling your Ambre Blends products because your body has become used to the scent. Your nose gets used to the olfactory composition, therefore harder to smell on yourself. However, everyone else will still smell it. Simply put, your Ambre Blends fragrance has become a part of you.
INTRODUCING AMBRE BLENDS SOLID ESSENCE
After being in business for over 20 years, Ambre has created an entire line of body products that not only radiate the scents that you love but that are also great for your skin. They felt that the time was right to introduce something new, and are excited to be adding a new product that you’re going to love: a solid essence.
WHY A SOLID ESSENCE?
Hydrated skin holds on to scent better than dry skin. The beautiful thing about a solid essence is that it moisturizes and hydrates your skin during application which helps radiate the scent. The more hydrated your skin is, the better the scent will radiate. So now you have another way to wear the Ambre Blends scent that also keeps your skin moisturized.
The Ambre Blends Solid Essence is very clean and simple, containing only two ingredients in addition to our pure Ambre Blends Essence, sunflower wax and olive wax. Thanks to these skin-loving waxes, the solid essence melts into your skin beautifully and easily.
Sunflower wax is full of essential fatty acids, and vitamins A, D, and E. It is great for preventing dehydration in your skin and has nourishing, calming, and antibacterial properties while being 100% natural and vegan. Olive wax is also rich in vitamins and antioxidants to help improve skin moisturization and increase collagen. It has antiaging properties, provides relief from sun damage, and is 100% natural and vegan.
HOW TO WEAR AMBRE BLENDS SOLID ESSENCE
Apply our solid essence is by scooping out a little bit with your finger and putting it directly onto your forearms. Then, rub forearms together front and back from wrist to elbow. Use more if needed to rub it onto the back of the neck, chest, and hair.
Just like our essence oils, the solid essence is an intimate application that is activated by your body chemistry and body heat. You can wear the Ambre Blends Solid Essence solo or pair it together with your pure essence oil for an extra boost of scent. You don’t have to stick to only one scent, feel free to mix and match scents and products in our line.
We are going to start a deep dive look into all the Ambre Blends fragrances! This is where I really wish computers had the scratch and sniff option because these are divine.
Let’s start with the OG fragrance and the base for all the rest, Ambre Essence — The original Ambre Blend has a clean aroma that is the base of all Ambre Blends products. You’ll smell notes of deep woods and a clean, smokey undertone.