Hey, thanks for the detailed reply. I've been excited to try real Ambergris for a while. I can not be of much help for you, while there are quite a few guides/websites/communities out there, I wasn't satisfied with any myself. They're either too basic (do this, then this, then that, and you're good to go). Or very unorganized. Of course nothing hurts in trying those basic guides to train your nose, but they won't get you very far. The art of perfumery is quite secretive as far as I know, unless you can join one of the major schools. Starting on your own won't hurt, using quality ingredients alone is enough for you to make something good, even if not very unique.
As for your purchase, which one are you referring to as the "legendary" Ambergris? also, that website does not offer oils, it's sister website however seems to offer "tincture", is that the same thing? And I can request smaller quantities?
And by the way, of course, check the DIY forums, for some info and such. I know there are entire forums/websites dedicated to perfume making, but all the ones I've found were quite, umm, pathetic if I may say. Mostly people trying to mimic things like pink sugar, or try-hard to have their own unique creations. If you find a good one let me know.
Anyhow, I'm actually really appreciating your interest in making perfumes, you're going for high quality stuff from the start. I'll keep an eye on you
and if you ever need a lab mouse I'll be more than happy to help.