Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. See abelmosk.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The musk mallow plant (Abelmoschus moschatus).
  • n. The essential oil produced from the seeds of the musk mallow.
  • n. A variety of pear.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See amber-seed.
  • n. A kind of pear with an odor of ambergris or musk.

Etymologies

French, from Old French, diminutive of ambre, amber; see amber.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French ambre + ette (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Polge said that when he created les Exclusifs he took the idea of ambrette from this perfume.

    Fall into Fragrance

  • The notes: "raw, down and dirty patchouli, Gurjam balsam, and essence of Sampson Root sweetened with the heightened sexuality of beeswax, virile juniper, oakmoss, ambrette seed over honey and East African musk."

    End-of-Summer Party quick notes

  • In the context of the entire collection released back in 2007, 31 Rue Cambon stood out right next to the quirky, nutty unpolished ambrette seeds of No.

    Archive 2009-03-01

  • And I adore the way sandalwood, ambrette and patchouli create a leathery quality in the base of Mythique, giving its flirtaceous, vivaceous, girly femininity a dark, subversive depth.

    Archive 2009-06-01

  • I found the leather and oakmoss drydown to be exceedingly pleasing, and the intertwining of the incense and ambrette seed with these elements made it downright addictive.

    Archive 2009-03-01

  • Dermal absorption and disposition of musk ambrette, musk ketone, and musk xylene in human subjects.

    Synthetic musks

  • This has within it one of the finest rose essences I have ever experienced, and it is further rounded out with very good jasmine and ambrette seed.

    Archive 2008-07-01

  • The drydown of this perfume is very pleasing, as the ambrette seed accord melds with skin to create a long-lasting impression.

    Roses in 3-D: Annick Goutal Ce Soir Ou Jamais

  • A hint of the finest rose otto from Turkey, coconut and butter essence and crushed mastic resin complete the exotic flavour, and finished with a hint of vanilla and nutty ambrette seed Sahleb is ready to seduce you into winter!

    New Perfume: Sahleb

  • And of course, Sahleb and the upcoming (2009) perfume The Purple Dress will bear the same price, reflecting the high concentration of rare essences that goes into their disctinc scent (orris with 15% irone and ambrette seed in Sahleb and red & golden champaca in The Purple Dress).

    Archive 2008-11-01

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