Ambre Blends featured on indianapolis.metromix.com
What’s that smell?
Is it just me, or do all great things seem to come from basements? The vacuum cleaner was invented in a basement, and who could forget the sexy moves from “Dirty Dancing?” The kids were all doing them in the basements back home.
Cue the latest life-changing concoction, Ambre Blends. Ambre (pronounced Amber) Blends is a line of natural fragrance and beauty products that has taken the city by scented storm and risen to national recognition.
It’s hard to go anywhere in Indianapolis without getting a whiff, which Ambre Blends owner and creator Ambre Ashley-Crockett says she really enjoys.
“I can walk into a restaurant and say to Adam (her husband), ‘someone in here is wearing Ambre Blends,'” she said, smiling proudly. <br />Ashley-Crockett started the Ambre Blends line with one scent, Ambre Essence, which she used on her massage-therapy clients. Her interest in aromatherapy began in 1997 with an apprenticeship with an herbalist in Colorado.
Today, there are more than 12 products in the line, all based around three scents: Ambre Essence, Invoke Essence and Solace Essence. A new scent will be released in April.
The scents have been described as comforting and clean, sexy and sensual. Many wearers (which 8include teenagers to women in their 90s, Ashley-Crockett says), claim the products have a stimulating quality. Ambre oil, the common ingredient in the unisex scents, is said to have both medical and aphrodisiac qualities.
Wearing a sample of Solace, I wonder if it isn’t true. People stopped me on the street to ask what I was wearing – even though I no longer smelled it on my own body. Ashley-Crockett explained that as with any natural fragrance, your sense of smell becomes accustomed to it. And the longer you keep it the better. “It’s like a fine wine, they get stronger with age,” she said.
Since 2009, everything in the Ambre Blends line has been made in the 3,000-square-foot Broad Ripple facility except for soy candles, which are made by local artisan Meggan Delong. Before then, Ashley-Crockett said she and part-owner Stephanie Harris and production manager Rebecca Fox were busting at the seams in 300 square feet of basement.
Today, Ambre Blends is available at 44 locations in Indiana and about 170 locations in the United States and Canada. So call it clean, call it sensual – or just call it a success.
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