8. Perfume Can Be Made From Whales
Ambergris is a substance that is produced in the digestive system of Sperm whales and can range from yellowish-grey to solid black in color.
This solid, waxy, and flammable material is one of the most expensive ingredients used in perfumery. It is originally malodorous, the stench often compared to vomit or feces.
But after refinement, ambergris’s fragrance is described as musky and earthy with a dash of ocean spray and sweetness, making it a rare smell.
Topline ambergris-based perfumes from luxury brands can retail for as high as lakhs in the market