grey amber

grey amber

Another term for ambergris, a waxy substance excreted by sperm whales and used as a fixative, especially in the preparation of perfumes. The large chunk of grey amber that washed ashore is worth more than gold!
See also: amber, grey
References in periodicals archive ?
The model features exteriors in Bernina Grey Amber Effect metallic, a new bonnet with sculptured contour lines, 40 percent larger single-piece kidney grille, redesigned headlights with new internal graphics, and front bumper with larger trim pieces and air intakes.
Created by master perfumer Nathalie Lorson, it is a woody, leathery aromatic scent with top notes of clary sage, bergamot and black pepper, a heart of leather and grey amber, and base notes of sandalwood, vanilla and vetiver essence.
Hawas for men has blended cinnamon, bergamot, orange blossom and grey amber to create an aquatic scent designed to embody masculine strength and vigour.
Ambergris - or grey amber - is a solid, waxy, flammable substance of a dull grey or blackish colour