As someone else has mentioned this is nearly the same as Holly Berry. I couldn't pin point it at first until I read these reviews and yep that is exactly what it smells like just a little more cinnamon in it! I was definitely hoping for an amber and plum fragrance but this oil does not smell like that AT ALL. Once again a great scent for fall/winter but the name of it is definitely misguiding.
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Black Amber and Plum wraps evergreens, spice, and a hint of fruit into a festive and inviting fragrance. Top notes of cypress and fir give a hint of the outdoors, while dark plum adds a touch of sweet nectar. Saffron and cinnamon enhance the spiced plum note, while warm benzoin and wood combine with smoky incense in the base.
Elevate any space with the warm nuance of Black Amber and Plum in candles, melts, and reed diffusers. Or, add its smoky elegance to your high end body care products like soaps, sugar scrubs, and body butters.
This fragrance is infused with natural essential oils, including orange and clove.
Alternate Branding Ideas: Crimson Berry and Embers, White Fir and Embers, Midnight Spice Berry, Winter Plum, Holly Berry
Top: Fir, Cypress
Middle: Plum, Saffron, Spice, Cinnamon
Base: Wood, Incense, Benzoin
Suggested Colors: Green, Red, Burgundy
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Note: Bottles filled by weight, levels may vary.
|Candle Safe||Yes||Usage: 3-10%|
|Soap Safe||Yes||Usage: 2-3%|
|Lotion Safe||Yes||Usage: 1-2%|
|Prop 65 Warning Required||No|
|Diffuser Base Compatible||Yes; Up to 25%|
*Usage amounts are recommendations only. Individual usage amounts can vary based on your desired fragrance strength, wax type, soap base, or lotion base. See IFRA certificate for max usage levels.
In one word: W O N D E R F U L - This is our new favorite FO. I poured three candles using this FO: one a straight up Black Amber and Plum, a second candle Black Amber and Plum + Harvest Berry & a third blending Black Amber and Plum + Cypress and Bayberry (All FO are from CS). The hot and cold throws on each candle are a 10. Black Amber and Plum is a festive aroma blending fir, spice, cinnamon, and wood that summons the glee and anticipation of the holiday season. I am excited to add Black Amber and Plumb to holiday 2020 line of seasonal home fragrance.
If the FO is too holiday for you, try blending the FO to create your own unique fragrance. I never shy away from blending any CS FO with one another. Overall, every single CS FO blends well with each other and I have had no issues blending. The price point on all CS FO is exactly what I expect to pay for a high quality FO. The creative perfumers at CS are more than just chemists working on formulas; they hard-working artists consistently innovating and improving their products. Their FOs are pure, free of dyes/toxins, and consistent quality each and every time. My customers expect quality from my products and I expect quality from those I source my materials from. CS offers quality products at reasonable prices.
Okay, I don't think CS had the intention to deceive anyone, but I DO think their marketing of this fragrance as "Black Amber and Plum" is a bit overzealous and frankly misguided, and I'm being charitable. It is the SAME EXACT HOLLYBERRY fragrance in terms of smell, just without the phthalate, but also with a bold new price point! It is a cinnamon-y, woodsy, smoky blend with berry notes. It most certainly is NOT plum by any stretch of the imagination. And given that it is being promoted at CS's top price point, I expected it to be a beautiful blend of amber and plum--it is neither amber nor plum. It is a decent fragrance, but it is grossly misrepresented. This would be a good Christmas holiday fragrance, but not at this price. I was disappointed when I got this, and regretted ordering it. There is nothing creative, exciting, different, or new about this fragrance. CS just recycled Hollyberry.
This is a sensual, dark, rich scent. Very sexy. It works well in my wax melts and soap. I really like it.