And as for the other whale, why, I'll agree to get more oil by chopping up and trying out these three masts of ours, than he'll get from that bundle of bones; though, now that I think of it, it may contain something worth a good deal more than oil; yes, ambergris. I wonder now if our old man has thought of that.
Sounding him carefully, Stubb further perceived that the Guernsey-man had not the slightest suspicion concerning the ambergris. He therefore held his peace on that head, but otherwise was quite frank and confidential with him, so that the two quickly concocted a little plan for both circumventing and satirizing the Captain, without his at all dreaming of distrusting their sincerity.
And this, good friends, is ambergris, worth a gold guinea an ounce to any druggist.
"She distils nothing of the kind, vile rabble," said Don Quixote, burning with rage, "nothing of the kind, I say, only ambergris
and civet in cotton; nor is she one-eyed or humpbacked, but straighter than a Guadarrama spindle: but ye must pay for the blasphemy ye have uttered against beauty like that of my lady."
I found myself in a large, vaulted room, lighted by tapers, scented with aloes and ambergris
, standing in golden candle-sticks, whilst gold and silver lamps hung from the ceiling.
He tried to analyse the trick, to find a clue to it in the way the chairs and tables were grouped, in the fact that only two Jacqueminot roses (of which nobody ever bought less than a dozen) had been placed in the slender vase at his elbow, and in the vague pervading perfume that was not what one put on handkerchiefs, but rather like the scent of some far-off bazaar, a smell made up of Turkish coffee and ambergris
and dried roses.
He saw that there was no mood of the mind that had not its counterpart in the sensuous life, and set himself to discover their true relations, wondering what there was in frankincense that made one mystical, and in ambergris
that stirred one's passions, and in violets that woke the memory of dead romances, and in musk that troubled the brain, and in champak that stained the imagination; and seeking often to elaborate a real psychology of perfumes, and to estimate the several influences of sweet-smelling roots and scented, pollen-laden flowers; of aromatic balms and of dark and fragrant woods; of spikenard, that sickens; of hovenia, that makes men mad; and of aloes, that are said to be able to expel melancholy from the soul.
The Hajji said: 'I go to my own place,' and he loosed from his neck a chained heart of ambergris
set in soft gold and held it forth.
With notes of grapefruit and jasmine to start, the cologne develops with a fuller scent of patchouli, oak moss and ambergris
, making for a hit of smooth and delicate perfume.
"Meanwhile its woody base includes notes of patchouli, oak moss and ambergris
. Keeping skin hydrated, moisturised, soft and protected.
Bergamot, rose, ambergris
and vanilla add bounce and modern touch, making 'My Gold' a joyous fragrance for all occasions.
SPERM WHALEOutside the hall is a large skeleton of a sperm whale, a reminder of trade in ambergris
, a secretion in the intestines of the sperm whale used to manufacture perfume.Trees hang over the ruins, giving it a cool ambience, ideal for picnics.