Originally Posted by gupts
are u serious?
Where does Creed get all its Ambergis from?
Yes i am serious...ambergris is a very precious substance and apparently extremely expensive...i dont know where creed getstheirs from.
I understand that amber is fossilized tree sap, but i didnt think it had a smell! I mean...diamond does not have a smell, but then again i have seen "ebony" listed as a note...i dont understnd how minerals(other than maybe sulfur) have smells....i am not a chemistry major, but i didnt relize that stones and rocks had scents. So what exactly is AMBER then as far as scent is concerned...i know that prada pour homme is also called amber so i will asume that it has that as a major note, but idont like it.
Ambergris occurs as a biliary secretion of the intestines of the sperm whale, and can be found floating upon the sea, or in the sand near the coast. Because giant squids' beaks have been found embedded within lumps of ambergris, scientists have theorized that the whale's intestine produces the substance as a means of facilitating the passage of hard, sharp objects that the whale might have inadvertently eaten. Ambergris can be found in the Atlantic Ocean; on the coasts of Brazil and Madagascar; also on the coast of Africa, of the East Indies, The Maldives, mainland China, Japan, India, Australia, New Zealand and the Molucca islands. However, most commercially collected ambergris came from the Bahama Islands, Providence Island, etc. It is also sometimes found in the abdomens of whales.
This is from wikipedia
According to osmoz.com amber does refer to various olfactory variations including ambergris, ambrette, and clary sage...i guess i answered my own question. ha ha