Nature’s Secret Aphrodisiac – Civet Oil

Do you have clues about the aphrodisiacs used in the past secretly?

If you don’t then you got to read this…Before I start…Let me disclose this to you…That Civet Oil was the best known aphrodisiac in the past…

As far as making the perfumes today is concerned…Perfumes today are being made and used in different ways than in previous centuries….Perfumes are being manufactured more and more frequently with synthetic chemicals rather than natural oils…Less concentrated forms of perfume are also becoming increasingly popular…Combined…these factors decrease the cost of the scents…encouraging more widespread and frequent…often daily…use…

Using perfume to heal…make people feel good…and improve relationships between the sexes are the new frontiers being explored by the industry…The sense of smell is considered a right brain activity…which rules

  • Emotions
  • Memory
  • Creativity

Aromatherapy oils and fragrances like Civet Essential Oil…to cure physical and emotional problems being revived to help balance hormonal and body energy…The theory behind aromatherapy states that using essential oils helps bolster the immune system when inhaled or applied topically…Smelling sweet smells also affects one’s mood and can be used as a form of psychotherapy…

Like aromatherapy…more research is being conducted to synthesize human perfume hat is…the body scents we produce to attract or repel other humans…Humans…like other mammals…release pheromones to attract the opposite sex…New perfumes are being created to duplicate the effect of pheromones and stimulate sexual arousal receptors in the brain…Not only may the perfumes of the future help people cover up “bad” smells…they could improve their physical and emotional well-being as well as their sex lives…

Some perfume ingredients are animal products…For example…castor comes from beavers…musk from male deer…and ambergris from the sperm whale…Civet from Civet cats…Animal substances are often used as fixatives that enable perfume to evaporate slowly and emit odors longer…Other fixatives include coal tar…mosses…resins…or synthetic chemicals…Alcohol and sometimes water are used to dilute ingredients in perfumes….It is the ratio of alcohol to scent that determines whether the perfume is “eau de toilette” or cologne…

Hmm…Now have a look at our reference links…

  1. Civet Cats by Planet
  2. Civet Oil by About
  3. Civets by Dope

Arousing Natural Oil – Civet

Rekindling the fire with the help of a fragrance is the cheapest and safest thing to do (Why! Estimate those surgeries and artificially arousing toys for yourself!)….Civet essential oil is probably the best matchstick you can get to do the same…

Don’t be apprehensive about it…Civet has been used in perfumery since very old times in diverse cultures…and there are references to it being used as a perfume ingredient since at least as far back as the 17th century….It continued to be used until recent time…in famous perfumes such as those by

  • Chanel
  • Lancome
  • Cartier

Chanel substituted civet with a synthetic ingredient as of 1998….So aren’t those some really ‘heavy’ names?

Hmm….I’ll dig a little in history to make your belief firmer….Civet was described as an aphrodisiac scent by a number of writers of the 19th century…however its reputation as an aphrodisiac may have much earlier origins…Read on…

Robert Lovell’s famous 1661 text Sive Panzoologicomineralogia…Or a Complete History of Animals and Minerals states…Applied to the clitoris…it caused great delectation in Women….Lovell is not the only writer of the 17th century to have held views that civet…used to anoint the genital…had an aphrodisiac effect…and there is also mention of it being applied to the male parts in order to bring greater pleasure to lovemaking….Civet was also used medicinally in that age for a number of conditions….

Numerous other texts of the 19th century in particular described civet as an aphrodisiac scent….The London Medical and Surgical Journal of 1835…listing a large number of the substances considered aphrodisiac through the ages…writes of civet that it was said to be of undoubted efficacy….

However…by the 1890s civet appears to have been somewhat ‘downgraded’ as a potential aphrodisiac…though the basis for this is not clearly stated….The latter 19th century was one in which attitudes to old myth and fable changed…due in part to the work of Darwin….Once science had found a solid foundation from which to attack religion…it spared little of ancient fable…lore and mystery…all of which were consigned to be nothing more than mere superstition…and much that was good…if not immediately able to be proved…was vehemently discarded…In technical terminology…this is known as throwing the baby out with the bath water…

Phew! That was some rich history…Finally coming back to civet….Civet musk is one of several animal secretions that have been used in perfumery…Others include-

  • Castoreum (from the beaver)
  • Musk (from the musk deer)
  • Moschus moschatus
  • Ambergris

In a number of cases…including that of the civet…these products are made from the scent glands of the creature…

Looking at the history of use of this ingredient in connection what is known about pheromone…it seems likely that the aphrodisiac legend of civet scent has some basis…however science considers it far from proven…

Both pressure from animal rights groups and the availability of synthetic alternatives have…rightly…done much to curtail the use of animal musk…

Okay now check out our reference links…

  1. Civet by Power In Simplicity
  2. Civet by World
  3. Civet Oil Well Sphere