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Amber and Woody

Ambre Gris

Ambre Gris

Alyssa Ashley

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Ambre Gris is a natural secretion of the giant Cachalote formed by the nondigestible materials and gastric juices. Once the whale ejects into the sea it must remain there for years, kissed by the sun to give us the substance reminiscent of seaweed on the beach or dusty dry woody scents, vaguely earthy. This material was as valuable as gold and was marketed in the Middle East, India and China for its alleged aphrodisiac and medicinal properties. To this day it is still one of the most precious materials in perfumery due to its rarity and high demand.

Olfactory Pyramid

Head Notes: Sicilian Lemon and Pink Peppercorn

Heart Notes: Bulgarian Rose and Jasmine

Base Notes: Virginian Cedarwood, Amber and Labdanum

About Alyssa Ashley

Having acquired Maison Houbigant in the 1960s, artist Enrico Donati dedicated a line of fragrances to his daughter, Alyssa (nicknamed Ashley), birthing an icon of the swinging '60s with its notorious Musk! Over 50 years later, Musk still flourishes, while Alyssa Ashley remains a joyful ode to freedom and creativity.

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