Essence was a German based Amiga demo group, formed late 1992 by Touchstone (code), Groo & Rufferto (gfx), Dascon (music), Slicer (swap) and PowerSwap (swap) all previous members of Delicious Designs, who wanted to form a German friendship group with members all living close by each other. Their first production Dreaming (originally prepared for Delicious) was released in december, in the days before The Party 1992. Within the intro, the joining of German swapper Elric (previously known as Speedhawk/Rebels) was announced. At The Party itself, Groo and Rufferto scored a strong third place in the graphics competition with Attack.
At the 680xx Convention 1993 in early august, the pack Broken Tankard 15 welcomed Raw Style as a new member from DCS.
For a while, Frame and Origo were double members of C-Lous and Essence, but later stepped down from their Essence memberships.