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You smell so good! What is it? Whale vomit? Mmmm...
02-01-2013, 07:15 PM #1
Octo Mother Superior
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A BRITISH man has been offered 50,000 euros ($A65,625) for a strange-smelling rock he found, which may be a rare form of whale vomit used in perfumes.

Ken Wilman was walking his dog Madge in the coastal town of Morecambe in northwest England when she began "poking at a rather large stone" with a waxy texture and yellowish colour.

At first he left it on the beach but later retrieved the object, which he believes is a piece of ambergris, a substance found in the digestive systems of sperm whales.

Whales sometimes spew up ambergris, which floats on water and has been highly prized for centuries.

http://www.news.com.au/world/briton-find...6566326599

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02-01-2013, 07:17 PM #2
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02-01-2013, 07:23 PM #3
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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Quote:It is used in perfume-making for the musky fragrance it acquires as it ages - but newer ambergris is foul-smelling.

This reminds me of how a certain fish sauce is made. It is aged (rotten fish) for a long, long time. damned.gif Supposedly, with age it becomes tasty.

02-01-2013, 07:33 PM #4
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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omg.gif Err meh gerd!

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02-01-2013, 07:34 PM #5
Octo Mother Superior
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Which reminds me of this:

Quote:Surströmming (pronounced [sʉ̌ːʂtrœmːɪŋ], Swedish "soured (Baltic) herring") is a northern Swedish dish consisting of fermented Baltic herring. Surströmming is sold in cans, which may bulge after prolonged storage, due to the continued fermentation.

When opened, the contents release a strong and sometimes overwhelming odour; the dish is often eaten outdoors. According to a Japanese study, a newly opened can of surströmming has one of the most putrid food smells in the world, even more so than similarly fermented fish dishes such as the Korean Hongeohoe or Japanese Kusaya

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Surstr%C3%B6mming

And no, it doesn't become tastier with age. aaah2.gif

And about ambergris:

Quote:Freshly produced ambergris has a marine, fecal odor.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ambergris

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02-01-2013, 07:48 PM #6
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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So...to each their own with perfume scents. chuckle.gif

02-01-2013, 08:00 PM #7
Octo Mother Superior
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chuckle.gif Definitely!

I can't stand strong perfume scents. It's really offensive to me and I don't know any guy that likes it either. I rarely use perfume, only have one called "White Musk" and it's really mild.
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02-01-2013, 08:02 PM #8
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(02-01-2013, 08:00 PM)Octo Wrote:  chuckle.gif Definitely!

I can't stand strong perfume scents. It's really offensive to me and I don't know any guy that likes it either. I rarely use perfume, only have one called "White Musk" and it's really mild.


I love a hot, sexy woman with a fruity smell.
02-01-2013, 08:05 PM #9
Octo Mother Superior
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Juicy fruit? scream.gif lmao.gif
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02-01-2013, 08:07 PM #10
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(02-01-2013, 08:05 PM)Octo Wrote:  Juicy fruit? scream.gif lmao.gif


I dunno what they call it. But juicy fruit has it's sex appeal too....
02-01-2013, 08:20 PM #11
Octo Mother Superior
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Fruity perfumes don't go well with me, at least in my opinion. Back in the previous millennium I used "Opium" which is more on the spicy side. I wouldn't have bought it myself, but my teacher gave it to me. damned.gif
02-01-2013, 09:06 PM #12
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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My favorite is a rose (flowery) scent, that's what I wear exclusively now. But I also go for spicy scents too but it depends on my mood. My husband likes his musky perfume too.
02-02-2013, 01:07 AM #13
Octo Mother Superior
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My husband likes my natural scent and I like his fatman.gif

Of course that requires a good sense of hygiene, but everybody smells different and to cover it up might mean you're hiding something... dunno.gif
02-02-2013, 01:27 AM #14
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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THREAD POLICE

No Sir, I don't care much for the direction this thread has taken.
No Sir, don't particularly care for it.

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02-02-2013, 01:48 AM #15
Octo Mother Superior
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Thread police lol! ğck it!

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