Ambergris substitutes – clarification of terms.
I’ve written already about natural ambergris (also called Ambra) and mentioned there that most perfumery uses synthetic substitutes. Here I’m setting out some of those substitutes (mainly synthetic, but including some naturals) and trying to sort out some of the confusion resulting from the fact that there are so many different products with very similar names. […]
Musk is one of the most common elements in perfumes – some form of musk is included in virtually every fragrance on the market, but which form varies a great deal as there are a great many options. At one time, musk came almost exclusively from various species of Musk Deer but this has almost […]
Ambergris as a perfume ingredient has a lasting fascination and is widely misunderstood – here I’ve described some of it’s story. I don’t generally use real animal ingredients in my work – I use synthetic substitutes – however some ingredients have a special magic regardless of whether they can be used, or afforded. A piece […]