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    Smile On a rather trivial note

    Is it just me or has anyone else had fantasies of walking along a deserted beach and finding a wacking great lump of ambergris washed up, from which one then proceeds (after many efforts) to create a fragrance unequalled in over a century?

    Actually, has anyone out there ever got their hands on some ambergris? There still are sperm whales out there, after all, and they still must cough this stuff up!

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    Default Re: On a rather trivial note

    You can buy ambergris tincture from this Italian company:
    http://www.profumo.it/perfume/aromat...mbergris_1.htm

    Here is a New Zealand ambergris company:
    http://www.ambergris.co.nz/index.htm
    All these moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain.

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    Default Thanks, dcampen!

    (I'd still love to find some myself, though )

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    Default Re: On a rather trivial note

    This post is making me laugh.

    When I was a kid, I had a book about whales. There was a fairly brief mention of ambergris, and that it was used in the perfume industry. I remember walking along the beach at Coney Island (I grew up in Brooklyn, NY) looking for a chunk of the stuff.

    This was well before any kind of fragrance interest - I must have been 6?

    Every time I see the ocean, I think about ambergris - or rather, the specific page in the book. I bet I still have that book kicking around somewhere.


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