Amber and musk fragrances are very heady and tend to linger. Generally, they have a sweet, woody or floral opening and spicy notes to anchor the scent together.
Sweet contains more vanilla and musk which is warming and comforting whereas woody is more grounded and tends to open with patchouli or sandalwood.
Floral often features exotic, unusual flower scents not generally found elsewhere, such as carnation, orange flower and gardenia.
These fragrances are very complex and it can take a while for the nose to pick up on the individual scents creating the entire fragrance.
Typically this fragrance category is simultaneously comforting, warming, mature and sophisticated.