Smell / Ambergris

 

Beauty does not always equal goodness. As seducing as a colorful flower may be it can also surprise you just how off it can be. Faint aromas can linger once you have even pulled your self away. Other times we are so attracted by a smell that we inherently think it is good and derived from some divinely beautiful source, but we cab be wrong. Ambergris a sweet and magnetic scent proves that anomaly. Derived from the great Sperm Whale and formed by a digestive enzymatic expulsion. With time this substance petrifies and evolves into a nectar that becomes so rare and prized that only the most dedicated perfumers will get to behold and smell.

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July 2018Liz Neilson