Originally Posted by GAIVS IVLIVS CAESAR
I've noticed that what goes off in fragrances, including Creeds is the top notes, particularly when they're natural berries. Never had any problems with the 'gris.
Right, volatile Citrus and berries seem to dissapear first, but roll-off of these was not my fear. My fear was that when people mention a rancid fish smell in their Erolfa, that 'Gris was the culprit, and other Creeds containing Ambergris would also be subject to rancidity.
This seems not to be the case, and my initial assumption is likely wrong.
My nose is fairly certain both GIT and Himalaya contain the exact same type/amount of ambergris in their base as does Erolfa, the GIT 'gris mixed with more Sandalwood and Vanilla, and HIM 'gris mixed with more Cedar and Musk. With no rancid complaints for either GIT/HIM, just weak citrus tops over time, it seems the Erolfa rancid fish smell must be something else than ambergris...