Ambergris attar, or oil, this is the piece of ambergris pictured second, ground and mixed with some very nice mysore sandalwood oil. It's amazing how dark it is already! A matter of hours ago, it was some nice yellow oil, and light grey dust.
This particular piece of ambergris has an amazingly fresh oceanic scent and will make a wonderful attar I'm sure! It's gonna be a while before this bottle gets opened though.
It's hard to find any clear and direct information about working with ambergris. I'm half winging it, half educated guessing it. This is blended at 20%, with 11.11 grams ambergris to 44.44 grams sandalwood oil.
Can hardly wait for the finished product, but patience is a virtue, and is necessary when making oil extracts such as this.