The word "amber" in perfumery does not come, as one might think, from amber stone, but from grey amber (ambre gris in French). This raw material was of animal origin - it was bile secretions of cachalots (sperm whales) - and is no longer used in perfumery. Many other molecules have been invented to transcribe this incredibly rich, soft, warm effect with a great wake. The creation of ambery notes has now gradually opened up to lighter, more woody inflections. They are very used in men's perfumery - but not exclusively - as in Eros, by Versace, or Polo Red by Ralph Lauren.
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