Bond Of Civet Oil And Perfumes

The arena of perfumes is incomplete and insignificant without the use of civet essential oil….I’ll tell you why…Read on…

You know exactly how one perfume is made? Once the perfume oils are collected…they are ready to be blended together according to a formula determined by a master in the field…known as a “nose”…It may take as many as 800 different ingredients and several years to develop the special formula for a scent…

After the scent has been created…it is mixed with alcohol…The amount of alcohol in a scent can vary greatly…Most full perfumes are made of about 10-20% perfume oils dissolved in alcohol and a trace of water…Colognes contain approximately 3-5% oil diluted in 80-90% alcohol…with water making up about 10%…Toilet water has the least amount% oil in 60-80% alcohol and 20% water…

Fine perfumes are often aged for several months or even years after it is blended… Following this…a “nose” will once again test the perfume to ensure that the correct scent has been achieved…Each essential oil and perfume has three notes…”Notes de tete”…or top notes…”notes de coeur”…central or heart notes…and “notes de fond”…base notes…Top notes have tangy or citrus-like smells…central notes…aromatic flowers like rose and jasmine…provide body…and base notes provide an enduring fragrance…More “notes” of various smells…may be further blended….

Most animal oils in general are difficult and expensive to extract…Deer musk must come from deer found in Tibet and China…civet cats…bred in Ethiopia…are kept for their fatty gland secretions…beavers from Canada and the former Soviet Union are harvested for their castor….

Synthetic perfumes have allowed perfumers more freedom and stability in their craft…even though natural ingredients are considered more desirable in the very finest perfumes…The use of synthetic perfumes and oils eliminates the need to extract oils from animals and removes the risk of a bad plant harvest…saving much expense and the lives of many animals….

Okay…Have a look at our reference links now…

  1. Civet Animal by Blue Planet
  2. Civet by about.com
  3. Civet Oil by Dope

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