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    Default Ambergris Quality - please help!

    Hello -

    Hoping to find some ambergris experts on here to assist. I purchased ten grams white ambergris from ambergrishunter.com which was the only place I found still selling the raw material. Upon receiving the package there are four lumps of a barnyard smelling substance mostly brown with some white just starting.

    My understanding is white ambergris should have a slight smell but not strong. And it should also be, well, white (as pictured on the site).

    I emailed the seller to figure out if there is any way to work things out but I am not optimistic. 48CF312E-E5FB-4135-BB7E-D6AC528BBFAA.jpg
    Last edited by Kilgore Trout; 30th July 2019 at 10:42 PM. Reason: Changed thread title to be less accusatory until more info is learned

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    Default Re: Ambergris Quality - please help!

    https://www.ambergris.co.nz/identification Has a good summary of the basic characteristics.
    Chypreish”:
    /ˈSHēpRAiSH/
    adjective
    (of a person or expression) to be desirous of an abundance of chypre.
    "Today, she was feeling chypreish”

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    Default Re: Ambergris Quality - please help!

    Thank you for the link - I will review it.

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    Default Re: Ambergris Quality - please help!

    I understand that it`s possible to artificially age ambergris.
    You may, or may not want to research such a process.

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    Default Re: Ambergris Quality - please help!

    That looks and sounds/smells suspect to me...my suspicion is it's ambergris that hasn't been aged. I can always tell if a supplier is 'good' by whether I can specify what color I want.

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    Default Re: Ambergris Quality - please help!

    From the pics and your description,thats most definately not considered white ambergris

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    Default Re: Ambergris Quality - please help!

    If he is selling you white ambergris and it is not white, ya got scammed. I doubt you used paypal to pay this man, so in the future avoid him and count it up as a loss.

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    Default Re: Ambergris Quality - please help!

    Thanks for the heads up. Iwas actually yhinkimg of contacting him

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