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.
First and foremost, Ambre Blends Essence Oils have been produced in house, by hand, for over 20 years. Our ingredients and formulas have never changed. Please keep in mind that Ambre Blends Essence Oil is not a perfume and reacts with your body differently than most fragrances to which you may be accustomed. Our oils are all natural and contain no chemicals or synthetic compounds. Our oils do not and will not lose their scent.
Because our ingredients and formulas haven’t changed, the four variables affecting your ability to smell the products are your body chemistry, heat, how you wear it and the age of the oil.
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; our scents will never become overpowering or intrusive. 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. These are areas that we find work best with our products to help radiate the scent.
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.