Perfumes that contain fragrance note – Ambergris | Scent profile: A product of the intestines of sperm whales found floating on the ocean and blanched by sea and sun with a skin-like salty and warm effect. Synthetically recreated today.
Ambergris, which comes from certain species of sperm whales, is one of the most valuable raw materials in perfumery. It's rare, and the scent it gives off is just as rare. In perfumes, ambergris is used as a fixer and its presence can be described as marine, animal and sweet. Speaking of chemical content, the three main components isolated from ambergris are triterpene alcohol, ambrein, the main active ingredient, as well as epicoprostanol and coprostanone.