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Everyone's Mad About Amber: Meet this Winter's Hottest Fragrance Note

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From Bond No 9 to Tom Ford, it seems like amber is everywhere in the fragrance world. But why? If anything, amber is a return to basics--the substance has thousands of years' worth of history both in beauty and style. Amber scents are warm, musky, and sometimes compared to honey, which mean they're perfect for warming up a chilly winter day. Plus, the golden-brown color makes it ideal for packaging. Here are six of our favorite winter fragrances that are inspired by amber.
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