Infusion bottle with ambergris

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Botanical Name : None

Country of Origin : Pacific Ocean

Olfactive Family : Ambery

Harvester : Le Sourceur

Harvested Part : Animal concretion

Main application : Perfumery

Ambergris infusion is concocted according to the traditional processes of perfumery. The pieces or blocks of organic matter are used to reduce them to the smallest possible size and to facilitate the infusion in alcohol. The more the amber infuses the more it improves.

For its manufacture, we have chosen the most beautiful pieces of our collection in order to obtain a true elixir. When the standards are three to six months of infusion, ours will have taken 9 months to be born.

Infusion of Ambergris is titrated at 5%. It is rather black in color, emphasizing more animal notes than the white often lighter and marine. We make only one manufacture per year, each of them is therefore vintage and unique although we always use the same category of amber.



Holy Grail among all fragrant raw materials, Ambergris is among the rarest and most precious ingredients in history.

Nowadays, the “amber note” is mostly determined by substitute accords, synthetic or not. Thus, discovering the true origin of this fundamental pillar of perfumery is a miracle : authentic Ambergris concentrates all the subtleties of this mythical note that perfumers have so often tried to approach.

Iodized, balmy, vanilla, musky, floral, woody, finely smoked, animal and crystalline… The panorama created by this fragrance is at the height of sensuality and lasts indefinitely until it perfectly matches the skin that wears it.


Note :

• Heart
• Base

Associations :

Jasmine / Tuberose : for Oriental accord
• Integrates perfectly into many compositions by being an excellent fixative

Perfumer’s detail :

This material is rare today because very often imitated/substituted by the synthesis. This replacement also occurs because the houses of perfume can show frightened in front of materials resulting from the animal. It should be noted that ambergris is collected on the Pacific coast, it is a natural secretion and no interaction with sperm whales is necessary for this.

Creations :

• “Chypre Azural” – The timeless perfume
The basic wardrobe item for everyday use: an ultra-fresh, zesty and tenacious scent that will accompany you all day like a second skin

• “Musc des Sables” – The timeless perfumes
A sort of olfactory mirage, radiant, solar, which will be a milestone in the world of balsamic / musky / oriental

• “Mandala” – Milano Mask – Christian Carbonnel



• Purifies the skin ++
• Aphrodisiac +++

Directions for use

For your safety and that of your loved ones, consider consulting a professional aromatherapist.

In Food


Ambergris was used in ancient recipes, such as the eggs of Charles II of England which were sprinkled or the Hot Chocolate of Queen Marie Antoinette of Austria.

FEMA Number* : 2049

*The FEMA number is an international food safety number. It is essential to be able to use them in the kitchen, without it, you are not authorised to consume them. Le Sourceur accepts no responsibility in the event of non-compliance with these rules. Essential oils are also very concentrated, one drop is often enough to flavour your cold dishes, whereas a maximum of 2 to 3 drops is considered for a hot dish. Be careful with their use in cooking, too much can be dangerous or even fatal. If in doubt, contact a specialist.

Product Information

General Characteristics

Type of cultivation : Manual harvesting
Harvest : No seasonality (better harvest after storm and strong winds)
Extraction method : Infusion at 5% in ethanol
Production capacity : 500 g/year
Type of product : Infusion

Organoleptic characteristics

Pale yellow to dark Brown
• Amber, powder
• Mobil Liquid

Main Components

• Ambrosia – 85%

Physical Characteristics

• Density : NC
• Flash point : +/- 20°c


• None

Product references

• CAS registry number : 8038-65-1
• Batch Number : TAG/FRA/BEH/0222
• Shelf life : January 2025


Essential oils are sensitive to UV radiation and to the progressive evaporation of their constituents. It is therefore imperative to keep them in a colored glass or aluminum bottle with a tight seal at a temperature between 5°C and 40°C.

Danger : Before any use of essential oils read imperatively the precautions for use.

Liquid and vapours highly flammable / Causes serious eye irritation / Keep away from heat/sparks/open flames/hot surfaces – No smoking / Keep container tightly closed / IF ON SKIN (or hair): Take off immediately all contaminated clothing. Rinse skin with water/shower / IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing / Do not use on pregnant or nursing women and children under 6 years of age.

The information provided on the Le Sourceur site is intended to be informative. They are derived from laboratory research and books published by health professionals but can in no way replace a doctor’s prescription. Le Sourceur declines all responsibility for self-medication.


On the internet

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• KE-NAKO (it’s time) Draughtsman JEF/Author Stéphane Piquart – Editions Expression Cosmétique 2010


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Aurore Jouan for her olfactotherapy expertise

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