Amber EO Blend leans toward a softer Vanilla character without the common Tobacco hit. The smell right out of the bottle is strong Benzoin because of a generous percentage of resin. The oil itself is dark and viscous, while the aroma is complex with hints of Vanilla, Vetiver and Labdanum. It contains resins, absolutes, and over 50 percent steam distilled oils. The entire blend is natural. There are two captive products in this beautiful blend: a balsam not offered on the website and a reserved vanilla absolute. We recommend shaking well and using a hotwater bath. There may be a little settling of the resins, but in your applications this issue should be minimal. Whatever you do, don't discard any of the remaining resin because it is still quite valuable. This blend has a great fixative quality and enhances woods well, especially Sandalwood.