Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A tropical Asian plant (Abelmoschus moschatus) in the mallow family having yellow or pink flowers and cultivated for its seeds, which yield a fragrant oil.

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

Etymologies

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

[French, from Old French, diminutive of ambre, amber; see amber.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From French ambre + ette

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

  • 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.

    Parfums Delrae Mythique: Perfume Review

  • 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.

    31 Rue Cambon

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

    DSH Perfumes Part Five: Palace of The Sun King (And a Prize Draw)

  • 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

  • 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

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