Civet Is Of Numerous Uses

Heard of Civet cat…Not just an ordinary animal…when you’ll know about this amazing animal and the amazing thing it does for us you’ll fall in love…So read on to fall…

I’ll start from clarifying you extensively about the background of this cat…The Viverridae family can be broken into six subfamilies….There are seven southern Asian and one African species of palm civets…The African palm civet…also known as the two-spotted palm civet…spends most of its time in the forest canopy where it feeds primarily on fruit…occasionally supplemented with small

I’ll tell you…It is distinguished by its semi-retractile claws and perineal gland covered by a single fold of skin…All other species of palm civets live in the forests of Asia…Their semi arboreal life style is supported by sharp… curved…retractile claws…hairless soles…and partially fused third and fourth toes which add to a more sure-footed grasp…Although skillful climbers…they spend considerable time foraging on the ground for animals and fallen fruits..The broad-faced binturong…or bear cat…has a strong…muscular long-haired tail that is prehensile at the tip…This characteristic is unique among viverrids…The body hair is long and coarse…The ears have long black tufts of hair with white margins…Nearly four feet long…it is the largest member of the civet family…Despite its mostly vegetarian diet…the binturong has been reported to swim in rivers and prey on fish…The celebes…giant…or brown palm civet may be fairly common in certain limited areas (known by its tracks and feces…rather than by actual sightings)…It is quite adept at climbing and has a web of thin skin between the toes…

There are five species of banded palm civets and otter civets (subfamily Hemigalinae)…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

Otter civets could be mistaken for long-nosed otters…Similar in habit and appearance…otter civets are excellent swimmers and capable of climbing trees…Their toes are partially webbed…but their dense water repellant fur…thick whiskers…and valve-like nostrils are effective adaptations for living in water and preying on fish….There are two species which show differences in their coat coloration and number of teeth…Otter civets have smaller ears…blunter muzzles…shorter tails and more compact bodies than most banded palm civets…

Okay…Now go through our reference links…

  1. Civet Oil by David
  2. Civet Oil by www.blueplanetbiome.org
  3. Civet Oil by Emery

Magical Civet Oil

Do you believe in magic?

Okay I don’t mean like the one that makes people float in air…or turns a hen into dollars…or a fat guy into a mouse but like…something that might seem obvious and not so great…unless and until you probe deeper in to it…just to feel amazed and awestruck…

Okay…I’ll come closer to the point…Do you often wish that there were something on this earth that would make you forgot your past agonies and bring colder to your fantasies…to a world…of your own…where you rule…you are the ultimate king…and things happen the way you want them to happen…Slipping into the oblivion…and being the most carefree being and the luckiest one too with all wishes of yours being granted at just the mention of them…?

Okay…That was a tad too exaggerated! But I won’t deny the fact…that things close to these…do happen…If nothing more than I’d say nature always had everything for us in its store…some we misused…others we exploited…and we ignored…But one thing that continues to be the best of nature’s magical bounty is Civet Oil….The smell…

Pheromones sexually attractant hormones…function through the olfactory system without the nose acknowledging the existence of a smell…the smell of hospitals sprayed into a room in such minute quantities that the nose could not detect it…measurably raised the anxiety levels of individuals in that environment…

There’s an intriguing background to it…Some years ago…a perfumer working on synthetic musk discovered a substance which improved his sense of smell one hundred times….The government confiscated his papers…closed down his laboratory and told him not to do it again….This sinister episode plainly demonstrates the seriousness with which the establishment views the sense of smell…presumably for purposes of control …on a more down to earth level…years of working with essential oils have demonstrated to me that certain vibrations within the spectrum of smell have repeatable…almost universal…effects….

Just take this example…sandalwood…no matter who is smelling it…has a sedative effect….Lemongrass always wakes people up…Smells also have power by suggestion and…in pragmatic magical systems…it is a combination of these two principles…nature and association which is used in solo and group magic…

The building up of a ‘smellphabet’….a contrived system of smell attributions…is something which can be only done at the individual level…it is not the function of the group…Such a system would consist of as many evocative smells from the past that the individual can think of and recreate…

Consider this…A magician…as a child…once had a fight with another boy on his way home from school….The fight took place near a patch of wild garlic and…ever since that time…whenever he smells garlic the emotion of the occasion comes rushing back….He now views this emotion as an aspect of the energy of Mars and consequently uses garlic in incenses of a martial type….The same magician has gone through this procedure with all his emotions….Ambergris is used in his Venus incense because it recalls the smell at the stable where he first made love….Frankincense is used only in incenses which are not intended to produce a violent emotional reaction because he finds it soothing….I am giving you examples of other things as well so that you understand my point better…

Okay…Now go through our reference links…

  1. Civet by Well Sphere
  2. Civet by List
  3. Civet Oil by Water And Stone

Civet…The Animal…The Oil

Slew of years from today…My maid…I remember used to confide in me big time…And once she disclosed to me that she could tell from the fragrance that sir (my father) wore as to where we were heading for…Like she knew dad wore musk only to exquisite and grand occasions…and then some lighter scents to normal get-togethers…It kind of freaked me out…But later on when I grew mature I could do that myself…The fragrance gets trapped in head….Especially if it is as exotic as musk….or maybe civet….

Know much about civet?

Well very frankly…I didn’t…not even that it was an animal…Musk Okay yeah I knew…but not civet…

It is my idea…that before one gets down to using anything…Be it electronics…apparels or even food or maybe as meagre as oil…the person should be thoroughly aware of its being…Today I take this responsibility to introduce you to the most exotic fragrance ever…Civet essential oil…So that when you do use it…you do not hold any doubts about it…

Hmm….The very first shocker….Civet oil is not extracted from a plant or a herb! As I am sure you might have thought…Just like I did…I confess it…Because there is this word ‘essential’ added to it so you might taken it for a veggie-veggie herb oil…But alas! It is not…But no need of getting disappointed…Read on…It is extracted from small to medium-sized carnivores called as civets! Yes it is obtained from a living organism….Civets are basically animals belonging to the Viverridae animal family…This family includes other members like –

  • Mongooses
  • Linsangs
  • Genets

Amazingly enough there are more than 35 species of civets…Civets are generally found in the temperate deciduous forests….These animals vary in size and appearance according to their species…

This Civet is more or less like a cat…I mean that is how it looks…catty…It has

  • Slender body
  • Long nose
  • Short legs
  • Long furry tail
  • Pointed ears

The natural distribution of this animal is spread in the temperate climatic conditions and is restricted to the warmer areas…The term ‘Civet’ is derived from an Arabic word which means the oily fluid and its odour secreted by perineal glands

As far as the habits of these furry creatures are concerned….Civets are nocturnal foragers…what I mean is that they preys on(NO! Not to God with folded hands! Okay I know it is lame) at night…that have semi-arboreal and arboreal habits…Arboreal means those animals that live in trees….These animals rest in a hollow tree…shallow burrow or a rock crevice during the day time….

Understand….The methods of extracting the scent from the Civets differ…Few of the species passes the scent passively when moving….This happens when their glands rub vegetation….You know like they touch and rub against a plant or tree…Few others pass the scent by squatting…rubbing or wiping the gland on the ground or on any object….The African civets are said to be the best among the species….They are found with two-spotted palm….This type of Civets spend most their time in the forest canopy…African Civets generally rely on –

  • Fruits
  • Insects
  • Small mammals
  • Lizards
  • Birds

The lifestyles of Civets are assisted by their hairless soles…sharp curved claws…partially fused toes that support climbing the trees….Few species of Civets are also said to swim and prey fish and few other amphibians…

Hmm…Finally coming to Civet oil…Well…This oil is nothing but the glandular secretion from the small pockets that are located near the testicles…This oil was initially extracted from the Civet male cat….But now Civet oil is produced synthetically…This rich oil has a musky scent…This mesmerizing scent is used to attract the opposite sex….It is still used in many parts of the world for this purpose….Civet oil often signifies love and lust….

It is a clinging history of this exotic oil actually that….It  is used to foster

  • Love
  • Lust
  • sexual feelings

It helps in attracting the opposite sex with its incredible fragrance…Like I just mentioned in the previous paragraph… Civet oil has been used in the perfume industry for centuries together….It is said that this oil was imported by King Solomon from Africa….This oil has also proved effective in treating certain skin disorders and helps in bringing down perspiration….

Hmm…I think you’ve known enough of it…So go through our reference links now…

  1. Civet by WAS
  2. Civet Oil by Well Sphere
  3. Civet by Civet List