Ambergris Oil

Ambergris Oil (Gold Ambergris) @ 5% in fractionated coconut oil. This is a rare natural aromatic and aphrodisiac used in perfume, incense and medicine for thousands of years.

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This is an oil infusion/extract of Gold Ambergris. In aroma, it is velvety-smooth with a dry, sophisticated marine note, hints of cured tobacco, petrichor (the scent of the earth after rain) and an underlying soft musk with delicate notes of warm animal fur.

A tenacious note reminiscent of our own skin seems to act as a bridge, blurring the line of where the perfume starts and our natural body odour ends. This aromatic affinity may also contribute to the anchoring power and longevity of perfumes that contain Ambergris.

A perfume does not necessarily need to mask or hide our natural fragrance. It can also work with and integrate into our personal odour, building on it, creating and projecting a new aroma/persona with natural depth and authentic presence rooted in our own.

Sustainably Sourced

Expelled through excretion or emesis by the Sperm whale (this depends whom you ask), Ambergris is thought to form in the digestive tract as a response to the irritation of residual squid and cuttlefish beaks which the whale cannot digest. Nowadays one also finds man-made objects wrapped in a protective layer of Ambergris. These intrusions and inclusions are most often plastic products such as bags, pieces of fishnet and other garbage we cast to the sea.

With the aid of a compound produced in the whale's bile duct, a waxy substance is created which coats the irritants and builds up in layers. These layers are one of the indicators of real Ambergris. Once Ambergris exits the whale, it can float on the ocean for years and lie undiscovered on a beach for decades. This natural source is where all the shop Ambergris comes from and no whales were harmed in its collection. The material used in this particular oil hails from a beach in the south Pacific

A perfume fixative and aphrodisiac

Ambergris is a cross-cultural, traditional medicine used to treat respiratory diseases, strengthen and balance the organs and nervous system. Used for thousands of years in perfume and incense, it is considered a natural fixative that extends the lifespan of perfume on the skin and anchors more fleeting notes. In many cultures, it is considered an aphrodisiac increasing libido and sexual powers.

In some Arabian traditions, a drop or two of Ambergris oil is rubbed into the scalp as an aphrodisiac and sexual attractant. This is reminiscent of the more modern use of Poplar Bud Oil which blends with the scalp's natural odour creating a unique and attractive personal fragrance. You can find a beautiful Poplar Bud Oil here:

Less is more

Like other natural animal-sourced fragrance compounds, the olfactory magic and power of Ambergris lie not in the strength of its aroma. It does not transform a perfume by adding the intensity of its aroma proportionally to a blend. Instead, it operates in a less obvious manner, as if anchored in the interstices of aroma, rounding out or pulling together a bouquet from underneath, or inside. It adds depth, tenacity and extra dimension to compositions by means of a mechanism that is not well understood. To a great degree, all animalics work on the principle of less is more. Only a minute amount is needed in a perfume to exert its influence.

Prepare your own oil, tincture or attar

Ambergris is used in perfumes as an alcohol tincture or an oil infusion at a very low 1% to 5%.

Oil of Ambergris can be added to an alcohol-based perfume blend at up to 30%, (@95% alcohol), without clouding. A higher water-content will lower the % of oil one can add.

For information and instructions for making your own Ambergris products please see my post Ambergris, how to prepare an oil, Attar and tincture

You can purchase raw Ambergris here-


Materials: Ambergris, Fractionated Coconut Oil.

Customer Reviews

Based on 58 reviews
Ahmad ALSAYEGH (Dubai, AE)
Very nice

Excellent, but if the percentage of amber was a little higher, it would be very nice, because the smell of coconut is clearer than the amber. I added 0.5% of white amber after melting it with heat. It gave me a beautiful mixture. The beginning smelled of coconut oil, but after it cooled on the body, it gave me the scent of calm sea amber. This is a personal opinion because I like strong scents such as deer musk, woods, leather, and earthy scents Try romantic innovations and what scents please you. For lovers, tastes may differ from one person to another

K.H. (Hamilton, CA)
Exquisite scents, wonderful quality and great customer service

I've purchased Dan's products before and am impressed by the quality. It's nice to be able to get ethically sourced rare ingredients. As an incense maker, it is nice to be able to source ambergris and other items. The scents are wonderful on the three items I purchased (Ambergris, Frankincense Rose Serum and Khinjuk Mastic oil) and the customer service is wonderful. Thank you Faye and Dan. I will be purchasing more items

Nicolaas Dekker (Burnaby, CA)
Great customer service and happy with product

Even though there was a slight error with the shipment initially, it was corrected promptly and I received my order in a timely manner. Very happy with the customer service and the product!

Greg Carter
Feeling so lucky and grateful for the oppo...

Feeling so lucky and grateful for the opportunity to come across with this incredible supplier! Superb !

Zorian Walker
Great quality. Great seller. Thank you.

Great quality. Great seller. Thank you.