Etiqueta: sperm whales

The other amber

Described as marine and animal, sweet and dense, musky and earthy, the ambergris’ scent has captivated humans for generations.

Why Is Ambergris Used in Perfumes?

Question sent by JAIME LÁZARO (Manises). JUAN ANTONIO RAGA ESTEVE answers: Ambergris grows inside the intestine of sperm whales and thus it is part of its faeces. It is formed by the remains of the jaws of eaten squids, together with the actions of liquids and bacteria