Genuine Civet tincture, Perfume tincture- Musk-Aphrodisiac from Ethiopian Civet paste

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Civet tincture from genuine Ethiopian Civet paste, Musk. Aphrodisiac. 1:40 in 95% Ethanol.

A traditional perfume ingredient and medicine

One of the rarest of traditional fragrance materials, Civet has been used for thousands of years as an exotic perfume ingredient that brings depth, dimension and a note of erotic urgency to a perfume blend.

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Civet tincture from genuine Ethiopian Civet paste, Musk. Aphrodisiac. 1:40 in 95% Ethanol.

A traditional perfume ingredient and medicine

One of the rarest of traditional fragrance materials, Civet has been used for thousands of years as an exotic perfume ingredient that brings depth, dimension and a note of erotic urgency to a perfume blend.

In North Africa and Arabia Civet paste and products containing Civet are traditionally used to treat hormonal imbalances associated with excess menstruation, acne and hair loss. In Libya, a friend tells me, Civet paste is massaged into the scalp to stimulate hair growth.

Again, less is more

Browsing through historical references on the subject, one finds the suggested ratio for Civet tincture varies from 1:10 up to 1:100 which is 1 gram Civet paste to 100 grams ethanol. Piesse recommends 1 ounce to a gallon which is approximately 1:128. The moral of all this is that as with other animalics/animal essences, less is more. For the time being I have settled on a ratio of 1:40 as my ideal.

Civet tincture is one of the best teachers of patience in the perfume-making process. The fragrance of the fresh tincture changes from month to month and year to year. Even in the span of a few weeks, one notices the appearance of softer and sweeter notes which continue to compound and deepen as the months pass. This evolution is evident in quantities as small as a couple of millilitres!

Musk and aphrodisiac

The scent of Civet has an uplifting effect on me especially noticeable when I’m feeling down or depressed. I can attest that it makes my heart skip at every sniff. I find it addictive, though it’s not to everyone’s liking.

Said to have been one of the gifts the Queen of Sheba brought to King Solomon, Civet, in many cultures, is considered to be an aphrodisiac and thought to arouse desire in both sexes.

The Civet, reminiscent of a cross between a Mongoose and a Raccoon, is of the family Viverridae. It has a perineal gland with which it produces a paste used to mark its territory and transmit sexual/social signals. This paste is collected and processed into a perfume absolute or tincture.

The Ethics of Civiculture

There has been much controversy around traditional methods of keeping Civets for their musk, and rightly so.
The western world has boycotted the use of Civet in the fragrance industry for decades due to the cruel traditional methods used to collect the paste.

After extensive research and visiting Ethiopia 3 times for a closer look at the situation, I think we have done more harm than good with our passive approach. I believe that by turning our back and withdrawing our financial support from the industry we have increased the poverty of the traditional farmers, leaving them even less resources to effect change. We have added one more obstacle to an already struggling country and have created a black market and back door for large corporations to continue using Civet products in their perfumes unseen by the public eye.

The animals in captivity suffer just the same as before our boycott, and the market is rife with adulterated products.

I believe that only through our active engagement as concerned western consumers can this unhappy situation be rectified. We are losing our natural aromatics and medicinals slowly all over the world through our own mismanagement.

If there is a financial incentive, a healthy market through our increased western demand, (our purchasing power), for high quality and ethically produced Civet products, I believe the farmers and government of Ethiopia will have the incentive and the means to modernize their practices to meet our ethical standards.

The more voices that can join, the more likely it is we can together transform the industry..

For more information about the Ethical Civet dilemma, please read the post Ethical Civet, A View from the mountaintop.
http://apothecarysgarden.com/2014/04/30/ethical-civet-a-glimpse-from-the-mountaintop/

You can purchase Civet paste here and make your own tincture with the instructions that are included. https://apothecarysgarden.com/product/civet-paste-musk-aphrodisiac-natural-perfume/

This tincture is not comparable to Civet oil from the ’60s which was not a natural product.
This is not a perfume but a perfume ingredient, uniquely smelly and meant to be used in minute amounts when formulating perfumes.

Thanks
Dan

What customers have said about this Civet tincture

“It has a wonderful smell of very strong black forest honey and wild Flowers. But my sister said it smelled like sweat after sex, so a more pleasant kind of body Oder smell. Maybe it’s both, but for me, it is more Floral and honey-like.”

“Repeat buyer. Great tincture. His magic helps my magic oils get that extra OOMPH!!! Very happy!!”

“This stuff completes me as a human being.”

“Bien reçu en France Produits absolument fabuleux (je vais en recommander avant qu’il n’y en ai plus) Quel plaisir d’avoir découvert cette boutique tenue par un homme passionné, intègre, honnête et généreux (merci vos cadeaux) N’hésitez pas à acheter vous serez ravis Encore un grand merci”

Translation-“Well received in France
Produced absolutely fabulous (I’ll recommend until there have more)
What a pleasure to have discovered this shop held by a passionate, honest and generous man (thank you for the gifts)
Do not hesitate to buy you will be delighted
A big thanks again”

“wonderful stuff !! cant wait to start using it in my compositions”

“I’m very happy to get my hands on such a potent tincture. Excellent”

“Amazing smell that really gives me a sense of the Middle East. Item as described and perfectly speedy delivery.”

“My first experience with Civet outside of already being in a perfume. Powerful at first then the amazing transformation once it dries down. Can’t wait to experiment with this one. Thank you.”

“I wouldn’t hesitate to place another order!”

“Love it. Always a pleasure doing business with Dan.”

Additional information

style

1:40 Tincture

materials

Civet tincture 5 percent, Ethiopian Civet paste, perfume alcohol

Volume

1 Millilitre, 5 Millilitres, 10 Millilitres, 30 Millilitres

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  1. Danika Collier

    Danika Collier

    Absolutely noooo[ scent!!!!! long shipping !!!!! VERY DISAPPOINTED, IF IT HAD BEEN BETTER, I would order a bigger size !! Live and Learn !!! Sincerely I.N

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  2. Wendell Schaefer

    Wendell Schaefer

    Interesting powdery floral notes at this dilution.

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  3. Ulices Brekke

    Ulices Brekke

    This is a great addition to my collection.
    Interesting smell. I will definitely buy more. Great seller communication. Long shipping time but is worth it the wait.

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  4. Wendell Schaefer

    Wendell Schaefer

    wonderful civet tincture! milky/cheesy, floral. already at a perfect dilution for perfume.

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  5. Ayla Lind

    Ayla Lind

    Speedy delivery! it is great to know what the real stuff is like.

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  6. Kadin Batz

    Kadin Batz

    thank you so much for making it possible to buy such rare perfume ingredient.
    🙂 on it´s own (i did not know civet before)
    it lifts me out of my shoes with my eyes popping out for few seconds.
    Blended with other perfumes it is a jewel !

    Will be back at your store soon, Sir !

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  8. Cordie Kertzmann

    Cordie Kertzmann

    Thank you! I will be using this in a perfume that I am concocting. Pretty fast shipping!

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  9. Autumn Corwin

    Autumn Corwin

    Very interesting tincture. 1:40 is a great dilution to practice perfumery.

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  11. Imelda Emard

    Imelda Emard

    Brilliant! this civet oil is sweet and earthy and potent and blends well with musk, sandlewood and jasmine.

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  12. Verda Ankunding

    Verda Ankunding

    Excellent to communicate with. Very obliging with my shipping request. Extremely fast shipping. Goods packed safe and professionally. I appreciate being able to buy these products. Thank You ! Exciting

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  13. Faye Ward

    Faye Ward

    Super floral and sweet; this is absolutely gorgeous civet and the concentration is perfect for classical perfumery

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  14. Allison Pacocha

    Allison Pacocha

    This civet tincture is absolutely gorgeous. There simply is not a good replacement for civet. The artificial replacements remind me of bad breath. This one from Dan, however, smells sweet and floral, a bit like citrus blossoms. It is fabulous!

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  15. Christine Davis

    Christine Davis

    Necessary for making quality fragrances

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  16. Janae Macejkovic

    Janae Macejkovic

    I always buy these civet tinctures to intensify my oil blends. They make them so potent and attractive to everyone I come across.

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  17. Mona Walsh

    Mona Walsh

    So animal. Out of the bottle this stuff is funky. But, paired with sandalwood and vanilla, nice.

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  18. Roma Hahn

    Roma Hahn

    Much warmer and nuanced that the synthetic

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  19. Luisa Davis

    Luisa Davis

    So pleased with the excellent quality of this wonderful, aromatic tincture! I am looking forward to using it in perfume and seeing the effect it will have! Delighted too, with the fast shipping time! Thank you so much!

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  20. Lavonne Quitzon

    Lavonne Quitzon

    I can always buy from Dan with confidence. His products are genuine and great quality, and his customer service is above and beyond.

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  26. Agnes Grant

    Agnes Grant

    This product has elevated my oil beyond expectations. The oil continues to evolve heavenly.

    Much obliged!!

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  27. Clare Cummings

    Clare Cummings

    High quality product and super communication with Dan.

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    Fabulous quality and quick turnaround

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  30. Jesse Tremblay

    Jesse Tremblay

    absolute perfection. the highest quality and highest ethics.

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    Awesome stuff. Thank you for the opportunity and access to this..

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  35. Christine Davis

    Christine Davis

    I was hesitant to buy this because I know how badly artificial civet essence smells like. This smells very musky and somewhat floral, but nothing like rotten cheese or garbage like the artificial civet. Worth buying if you want to add dimension to your fragrance (only need a couple drops).

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