Monday, March 1, 2010

Perfumed Quotes: Christopher Ash

"It always reminds me of a cool English wood in spring, and the scent you smell when you tear up the moss to uncover the dark soil underneath."

-Christopher Ash, Whaler's Eye. (Referring to the scent of ambergris)


PinstripedZebra said...

This is still such a mystery smell to me, earthy and mossy it is said.

I love what i read on wikipedia, that the ancient Chinese called it 'dragon's spittle fragrance'!


Anonymous said...

The moss bit I get, but the wood I don't.. @:-o


Flora said...

Interesting - everyone seems to have a different idea of what ambergris smells like - but I like this one!