Rated 4.86 out of 5 based on 7 customer ratings
(7 customer reviews)


CAS No. 6790-58-5

Odour (decreasing): Amber, Ambergris, very diffusive , excellent fixative and exalting agent

Solvent: -none added

Manufacturer  Givaudan

Main Synonyms: Ambroxan, ambrox, (-)-Ambroxide, dodecahydro-3a,6,6,9a-tetramethyl naphtho[2,1-b]furan 

See below for more description and documentation



Description and usage notes:

The same molecule as Ambroxan and Ambroxide.  It is, along with Ambrinol and a couple of others, the principle odorous molecule present in the scent of natural ambergris.

Description from Givaudan: “Ambrofix is a highly powerful, highly substantive and highly stable ambery note for use in all applications. The most suitable material for obtaining an authentic ambergris note.

Produced from a natural starting material, this chiral product contains one main high impact isomer.

Effective from the smallest traces, through to 2% or even more and lasts for over a month on a smelling strip.  One of the most useful chemicals in modern perfumery.

It comes in the form of fine crystals that will dissolve in ethanol and other perfume materials.  Note however that at concentrations above about 5% in ethanol it tends crystallise out at lower temperatures.

Ambrofix will dissolve reliably in ethanol up to about 10% in a warm room, but it takes a lot of agitation: we don’t heat the solution (heating alcohol creates a fire risk) but we do use an automatic stirrer because it takes so long: be prepared to do a lot of shaking or stirring if you don’t have a machine to do it for you.


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7 reviews for Ambrofix

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Marco Vella (verified owner)

    Really “for use in all applications”! Very elegant and discret. With Sandalwood OE (album or spicatum), Ambrofix forms a wonderful base for any type of formula. Very rare to find in solid state.

  2. Rated 4 out of 5

    Aboubakr Achraf El Ghazi (verified owner)

    For me, this is an indispensable products for blending fragrance.

    I am a scent lover but a very beginner in the natural perfumery –so far only as a hobby. However, I can say by now that this is great and indispensable material.

    Ambrofix (aka Ambroxan) smells, to me, like a potent and elegant washing powder. In a approx. 10% dilution (sorry at that time I had only a kitchen balance) is smells more metallic/mineral more elegant, and more subtitle. At this dilution the projection some how change over time — not monotonically.

    In blends, here is where this material shows its real face and capabilities. For me, it improves all blends I have made. Note, I am only working on a hand full blend projects. Some how, to me, it gives blends cleanness, room/air, freshness/cold/metallic, and structure

    And yes, in dilution is smells very close to molecules 02 (from escentric molecules). But as I mentioned above, the projection, to me, is not stable. Maybe, there is a perfect point of dilution which one should find out and use.

    The prise of this material is, to my opinion, high. It is in a price segment (>1.5 eur per g/ml) which a normal do not want to touch for synthetics. However, this one is its price worth.

    PS: I am not an native English speaker. When using more that one word, I mean something around them.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5


    Ambrofix is a very high quality ingredient that adds warmth and depth to any blend. Having never smelled real ambergris my best attempt at an odour description would be warm, fresh, clean and sweet (vague I know, but then this is a versatile material). In this respect it shares many qualities with some musks, although there is something ‘brighter’ about Ambrofix than any musk I have smelled to date and I haven’t yet found anybody who’s anosmic to it either. Its power and lifespan are both impressive, yet more reason to qualify it as a crucial material. It’s relatively costly, but more than worth it.

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jean-Gaël (verified owner)

    High quality and versatility material. Beautiful itself, empowering almost anything alongside to it, bringing a blend into another dimension. Mysterious !…

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    Lynn Huddleston (verified owner)

    Excellent product!

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    Catherine Rowen (verified owner)

    Fabulous material that imparts a ‘sea and ocean’ aroma to the blend I used it in. The comment was from a tester of my perfume.
    Good, quality product which I buy already diluted.

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    lucacavaleri (verified owner)

    When I buy an “ambroxan” material I like to use a little part to make me a plain molecule scent.
    In the past i did it with Cetalox, and now I did the same with Ambrofix, so i can compare… this one has greater diffusion and persistence on me. When i wear it i can’t smell it, but people around me can, and they keep asking what am I wearing… 🙂

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