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March 21, 2017

Why Perfume Makers Love Constipated Whales

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Spring flowers seem like an obvious ingredient for perfume makers, but they're all trumped by ambergris, which gives fragrances a long-lasting, animalistic odor. In today's Nerdy Curio from Minute Earth, find out how where this rare substance is comes from.

Aired March 7, 2017

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