Thursday, April 26, 2012

Whale Vomit

Whale vomit is some expensive stuff. It's technically called ambergris, but that doesn't really catch your attention, does it? :P

Lovely picture, right? XD tobiee drew it.
Ambergris is actually an ingredient in expensive perfume because of its sweet scent. I know, my mind was blown, too, when my friend, Austin, told my graphics class about it a few weeks ago. You find out the randomest information when you have a substitute teacher, lol.

Since it's so hard to find (it's a rock that washes up on shores), it's really expensive, which is why only high-end, luxurious brands use it. But you can read this article that talks about how whale vomit won't be in perfume at all anymore.

These guys are actually breaking a block of ambergris. It's huge! :c

I wonder what other normal everyday items that people use include weird ingredients in them...


  1. What an interesting "W" post. I learned something new, which is one of the fun things about this Challenge.

    Now, I'm going to see if there is any "whale vomit" in my perfume!!

    Thanks for participating in the A to Z Challenge.

    Jenny @ Pearson Report
    Co-Host of the Blogging from A to Z Challenge.

  2. I found a nice piece 15.8lbs but in my country it's hard to find a buyer