The Dry Down Six: Amber and Incense

Welcome to another installment of The Six, in which we each (Rachel and Helena) recommend three fragrances loosely connected by a theme. This week, we were feeling wintery, and so decided to dig into amber and incense perfumes. Amber is an elusive ingredient, in that it smells like vanilla sometimes and like charred barbecue at others, and it has become a diffuse buzzword in the industry when perfumers want to market their scents as rich and opulent without ever really saying what they actually smell like. But pure amber -- melted down petrified tree sap, basically -- is

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