"It smells terrible. It smells like walking into a very old damp building."
The lucky lump could fetch thousands of dollars.
A new perfume is sure to raise a stink from fashionistas because it's going to be made from sweat. The odd and odorous idea
As disgusting as that sounds, the substance is actually in demand with perfume makers as it helps prolong the scent of perfume
For more than a year, I trudged along remote, windswept coastlines, visiting metropolitan beaches and remote islands, as I tried to find even the smallest fragrant nugget of ambergris. Along the way, I met and interviewed perfumers, organic chemists, oceanographers and historians.