A Most Splendid Mukhallat of Ambergris fit for a Caliph...the subtle addicting sweetness of white Ambergris, naturally animalic musky, has been perfectly intertwined with Opium and Iris, seductive and mysterious. As the exotic floral top notes subside, the presence of Pure Musk and Chocolate is felt, underscoring the creme like earthy sweetness of the ambergris, leaving one pleasantly scentsually satisfied.
Designed for Royalty, but intended for All, the Ambergris Royale is the aromatic counterpart to the exquisite beauty of a perfectly cut diamond... Long lasting and inquisitive, the scent will have you returning, to ensure its presence... as this fragrance will surely be noticed and inquired about... Ambergris Royale, the Art Parfum par excellence.
Ambergris Royale, designed exclusively for Agarscents Bazaar by Sharif Laroche, was launched in 2006, and became quickly one of our bestsellers that year and for many years to follow. Since then, many versions of 'Ambergris Royal' scents have been created and offered for sale, riding the ambergris craze Agarscents started at the time with the introduction of Artisan "Art Parfums" with the exclusive Laroche signature scents Dhen al Ambergris "White", Indian Ocean Ambergris, Ambergris White Gold and Ambergris Royale to name a few. However, the unique characters, the authentic, rare ingredients and delicate perfume compositions were never duplicated, leaving the Original Agarscents' Parfums unparalleled in quality and rarity - intended for the Connoisseurs of Fine Fragrances and the scent-sually aware.
WHAT DOES AMBERGRIS SMELL LIKE
Ambergris has an unusual odor which is difficult to explain to anyone who has never had the pleasure of its sensual aroma. Ambergris is often described as being musky and having a sweet earthy aroma unlike any other, or a mossy fragrance reminiscent of the damp forest floor. Depending on the quality of the ambergris there can be a great variation in the fragrance. Poor quality or fresh ambergris (which is black and sticky) is fairly offensive in fragrance. If you can imagine scented cow dung you will be on the right track. Many people expect ambergris to have a very strong or foul odor, but this is not the case. In general, lighter coloured pieces of ambergris have a subtle, pleasant smell. The base animal (manure) odor fades as the ambergris cures. However, the white and grey varieties, in particular, possess the subtle, sweet addictive aroma that beach combing dreams are made of.
WHAT IS AMBERGRIS USED FOR
Ambergris has been used extensively historically and culturally since ancient times. The Egyptians of yesterday burned ambergris as incense, while in modern Egypt ambergris is used for scenting cigarettes. The ancient Chinese called ambergris "dragon's spittle fragrance". During the Middle Ages, Europeans used ambergris as a medication for headaches, colds, epilepsy, and other ailments. At the time of the Black Death in Europe, people believed that carrying a ball of ambergris could help prevent them from getting the plague. This was because the fragrance covered the smell of the air which was believed to be the cause of plague. Ambergris in different forms has also been used as a flavoring for food, and some people consider it an aphrodisiac, and is therefore one of the main ingredients in modern perfumery.