Rarest Perfume Blend – Civet Oil

Will you agree if I say that the absence of something…Okay let’s not call it absence…but the scarcity of something…actually anything…food…water…or even the money in pocket instigates respect in us for that very scarce commodity…Agree?

My father often used to share with me this incident where he was just in his teens and he was travelling alone to buy something because his house was in the hills…he was pretty confident of the route…after all it was his birth place…he bought the thing and while returning back home…he lost track of his path…for 2 long hours he wandered about the place like a vagabond! His stomach gurgled and being the finicky and pampered boy he was…he didn’t use to eat anything but things only that he fancied but that very day…with hardly a cent or two in his pocket…he ate what one guy was selling at a stall…peas probably they were…and they did make him feel full…He tells me…since that very day he started to respect food…And ate happily whatever offered…

That was just a glimpse of a small realization…On this big earth…there are myriad things we don’t respect…And probably when nature will dump us in acute scarcity would be the day we’ll realize its worth…One such amazing gift of nature being…Civet Oil…

Civet oil is obtained from creatures called civets…African civet lives in savannahs and forests of South and central Africa…while Indian civet lives in -

  • Nepal
  • Bangladesh
  • Vietnam

The thing about them is that these animals produce odorous secretion with purpose of marking their territory…Diluted…after some time…the odour of civet secretion…which normally is strong and repulsive…becomes pleasant with animalistic-musk nuance…For the purpose of collecting this secretion…animals are kept in cages…Luckily…this scent is nowadays mainly synthetic…

Talking about perfumes…Then well…they can be divided into base…middle and top notes…with each “note” consisting of two to six ingredients…Generally speaking…the earthier…deep scents of the base notes act as fixatives…

Though pretty uncommon today…musk…civet…ambergris and castoreum once ruled the perfume industry as pheromone-rich ingredients that lighten and diffuse effect on the perfume blend…Many perfumers still use the oil from the civet…a cousin to the mongoose….And as a matter of fact…the animal is not killed during the collection process…

Doing a little sneak-peek in history…Civet oil has been used in the perfume industry for centuries and has been recorded as being imported from Africa by King Solomon in the tenth century B.C. Once refined…civet oil is prized for its odor and long lasting properties…Civet oil is also valued for its medicinal uses which include the reduction of perspiration…a cure for some skin disorders and claims of aphrodisiac powers…Although the development of sensitive chemical substitutes has decreased the value of civet oil…it is still a part of some East African and Oriental economies…

But I’d like to share one common mistake people make…You know…There are five species of banded palm civets and otter civets…all living in the forests of Southeast Asia…Perhaps best known is the banded palm civet…named for the dark brown markings on its coat…The general coat color ranges from pale yellow to grayish buff….The face is distinctly marked by several dark longitudinal stripes…The coloration of the body is broken by about five transverse bands stretching midway down the flank…The tail is dark on its lower half…with two broad dark rings at the base…Foraging at night on the ground and in trees…the banded palm civet searches for

  • Rats
  • Lizards
  • Frogs
  • Snails
  • Crabs
  • Earthworms
  • Ants

Okay I think I have informed you enough…Go through these reference links now…

  1. Civet Cat by Blue Planet
  2. Civets by About
  3. Civet Oil by Dope

Civet Essential Oil – Perfumed Perspiration Blocker

Sweat patches…The mixed smell of sweat and perfume…boils in the armpits…blackening of the areas where artificial smells are applied…Frankly…Have dealt with all…I found my magical spray…I feel it is time for you too to discover it…

My magical spray was Civet Essential Oil…But before we get into its details…Understand the condition of sweating…perspiration…

Excessive sweating is also known as hyperhidrosis….This is quite a common disorder which an estimated 3 percent of all Americans experience….Although it does not seem to be much of a big deal…it actually is for people suffering it….Sweating may flush toxins away…but it could cause significant unhappiness too…especially if it’s profuse….

Different parts of the body may sweat enormously and may start in different stages of one’s life….Palm and sole hyperhidrosis may start as early as childhood while underarm hyperhidrosis often starts around the age of puberty….When left untreated…these problems may go on throughout the person’s life…

Hyperhidrosis may be caused by some metabolic…neurological…or systematic diseases….However…most cases happen in individuals who are rather healthy….Two common triggers of this disorder are heat and strong emotions….However…once hyperhidrosis occurs…sufferers tend to sweat almost all the time…no matter what their moods are…regardless of the weather…

Perfume is made from about 78% to 95% of specially denatured ethyl alcohol and a remainder of essential oils…And also Perfume is the costliest form of fragrance with 22% of essential oils…

Typical animal products used in perfume include musk from the male musk deer…ambergris from sperm whales…castoreum a secretion of the beaver and civet from the civet cat….All are used as fixatives and add an indefinable mystery to the smell at the same time…

You know my magical fragrance…Civet…The term “civet” is derived from an Arabic word describing the oily fluid and its odor secreted by the perineal glands….Scent marking is important in civet communication…but the method differs among species from passively passing the scent when moving about causing the gland to rub vegetation…to squatting and then wiping or rubbing the gland on the ground or some prominent object…

Civet oil has been used in the perfume industry for centuries and has been recorded as being imported from Africa by King Solomon in the tenth century B.C….Once refined…civet oil is prized for its odor and long lasting properties…Civet oil is also valued for its medicinal uses which include the reduction of perspiration…a cure for some skin disorders and claims of aphrodisiac powers….Although the development of sensitive chemical substitutes has decreased the value of civet oil…it is still a part of some East African and Oriental economies….

Also have a look at our reference links now…

  1. Civet Oil by Well Sphere
  2. Civet Oil by www.worldlist.com
  3. Civet Oil by Beauty

Civet Essential Oil – Myths And Facts

I say that a thing is not illustrious till the time it doesn’t float in controversy for a while…Okay if not controversy then some doubt at least…Or breathing with detractors…That’s how a being or anything reaches it true potential and comes in the eyes of the world…

Same goes for this amazingly rich Civet essential oil….

Many people think that keeping Civet for secretion is a cruel treat to poor endangering species of Civet….They are missed informed by someone who never know exactly what Civet in other part of the world are being treated and kept for secretion

Understand…The main purposes of keeping Civet is their secretion to use in medicinal and perfumeries purposes….African countries are the leading producers of civet’s secretion which export a large amount of secretion totalled to millions of dollars….

The African civet lives in savannahs and forests of South & Central Africa…ranging from Senegal to Somalia and south to Namibia and eastern South Africa…The Indian civet ranges from Indochina to China…It can be found in the countries of

  • Nepal
  • Bangladesh
  • The Malay peninsula
  • Vietnam

Both species produce the so-called civet…an oily substance secreted by the animals to mark their territory…Civet has a penetrating and strongly faecal smell of carnivore…partly due to skatole….On ageing and upon dilution…a pleasant animal-musky odour develops…highly valued in perfumery….

It is for this reason the animals are kept in cages…and the fresh secretion is taken from the pouches at weekly intervals…It is said that King Solomon’s supply of musk came from East Africa….Fortunately…the animal musk trade has declined over the years due to the availability of modern synthetic musk of nature-identical or -similar character….

A musk like fragrance…Civet Essential Oil is a synthetic version of the prohibitively expensive oil derived from a small…lithe-bodied….mostly nocturnal mammal native to tropical Asia and Africa….Like I just mentioned…Used for centuries in the perfume industry…It is  recorded to have been imported by biblical King Solomon…Its oil is also valued for its medicinal uses which include the reduction of perspiration…a cure for some skin disorders and claims of aphrodisiac powers….The term “civet” is derived from an Arabic word describing the oily fluid and its odour secreted by the perineal glands…Civets are also called “toddycats” in English….

Its amazing uses include…

  • Protection
  • Marking Boundaries
  • Sensuality
  • Sex Magic
  • Lust Spells
  • Spiritual Enlightenment
  • Wisdom

Pretty heavy mentally…isn’t it? Okay now go through our reference links…

  1. Civets by Water And Stone
  2. Civet Essential Oil by www.wellsphere.com
  3. Civet by SPO