It has been a long road back to Ambergris. I began importing the raw material back in 2013. Traded occasionally with other now well known perfumers. Much to my surprise because with everything else that was an import issue at Canada Customs, beach found Ambergris was not one of them. Moving to the US was another thing altogether. I decided that it was worth all the expensive permits and endless red tape to get back to offering Ambergris. There is, after all nothing like it. We typically import from New Zealand, some from the family’s motherland Ireland, and little from Africa. The Bahamas beach found Ambergris is our latest offering. This Ambergris is very fine with like Civet notes. Long after the photo shoot, I can smell the sweet lingering scent in the room. I have not tinctured any at this point but will later on as I’m anxious to see how it performs in our 190 proof organic alcohol. I will be macerating in organic oil to age out because it is what I’ve typically done with most perfumery material I’ve worked with. I expect both mediums will extract beautifully.
White Ambergris is considered First Grade. We offer all grades: White, Brown and Black because they all have perfumery value in our estimation. Ambergris is typically grated and infused in alcohol and left to rest as a tinctured extraction. Every piece is carefully weighed. Larger orders include a 100% silk bag that allows for a little breathing room until it makes it to the next destination of alcohol or some other medium of the perfumer’s choice. We do our best to have it in continuous stock , but because of the rarity of this raw material, there may be occasional interruptions.
Suggested uses: Carefully grate and tincture as desired. Allowing the tincture to age will bring out desired notes and fixative value of the Ambergris.