The Amber Ball
The Amber Ball is a product of French craftsmanship, unique to L’Artisan Parfumeur. The knowledge to handmake these balls has been passed down from mother to daughter. Each ball is carefully handmade by these talented artists, in the North of France.
Discover below the steps followed by our artisans to handcraft it.
1.First, the terracotta is moulded into a ball shape using a traditional turning technique that gives an even and harmonious shape.
2.The artisan then hollows out the inside of the ball, leaving an opening where the amber crystals will be placed.
3.The delicate carving of the ball can then take place, ornamenting the surface of the ball with patterns that are specific to the artist.
4.Perforations of various sizes are crafted, allowing the perfumed crystals to diffuse their scent.
5.After baking, the Ball is delicately polished and the amber crystals are inserted within. They will be held inside the ball with tissue paper.
The Amber Ball is now ready to diffuse its oriental scent, exhaling the many, rich facets of amber: an accord with notes of vanilla, patchouli, tonka beans, benzoin and incense.
Its exotic scent is carried by naturel currents of air, and strengthened by variations in heat or humidity. Its magical scent lasts up to two years and can be endlessly renewed by replacing the amber crystals contained within the ball.