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Ambrette seed oil comes from the seeds of the hibiscus plant called Abelmoschus moschatus. It is commonly available as an absolute and as a CO2 oil, and you can even buy the raw seeds to tincture yourself in alcohol. Ambrette seed oil makes a great botanical musk ingredient to help create a skin-like effect; its aroma is musky, softly animalic, slightly sweet, and nutty, with woody and floral tones. One constituent in ambrette seed oil is ambrettolide, which can be isolated and used as a "white musk" ingredient and can also be created synthetically (most ambrettolide used commercially is synthetic since it is much less expensive than the natural isolate).

Abelmoschus moschatus is shown.