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

(88 customer reviews)

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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 …

Description

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Browsing through historical references on the subject, one finds the suggested ratio for Civet tincture varies from 1:10 up to 1:100 which is 1 gram Civet paste to 100 grams ethanol.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. Jackson Murazik

    Jackson Murazik

    This smells more fecal than musky to me , nevertheless another sophisticated perfume ingredient , thank you !

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  2. Devonte Sawayn

    Devonte Sawayn

    I can see using this civet in tiny increments to add mystery and intrigue to a blend. Will use it sparingly so it will last!

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  3. Reva Purdy

    Reva Purdy

    Great connection with the seller, pefect purchase.

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  4. Javonte Corkery

    Javonte Corkery

    All I can say is WOW! Fantastic smell and quality. The seller has such a passion for everything for sale and you can definitely tell.

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  5. Abigayle Tromp

    Abigayle Tromp

    thank you! love the product

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  6. Anita Hessel

    Anita Hessel

    Thank you for a great product! Great service.

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  7. Dasia Schowalter

    Dasia Schowalter

    Unique and beautiful.

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  8. Jeremie Dietrich

    Jeremie Dietrich

    Beautiful scent! Thank you!

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  9. Amelia Pouros

    Amelia Pouros

    Great product!

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  10. Barrett Cummings

    Barrett Cummings

    Fabulous, worth every penny. I am so glad I found this at Apothecary's Garden and will definitely be back to purchase more.

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  11. Velda Glover

    Velda Glover

    Invaluable and lovely, perfect stuff

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  12. Lewis Ebert

    Lewis Ebert

    Excellent product, having made a civet tincture a couple of years ago I was happy to get one already made.

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  13. Danyka Gutkowski

    Danyka Gutkowski

    Difficult to find words to describe the experience of this tincture… It's more than just a scent, it elicits a warming, viceral response, an animalistic pleasure that could be interpreted as sexual, or just as easily as a comforting cuddly sort of sensation, like laying on a bearskin rug by a fire with your loving animal companion. Looking forward to experimenting with this in blends!

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  14. Andreanne Bergnaum

    Andreanne Bergnaum

    "The" place for me to buy genuine civet without harm to the civet and it works beautifully. I will ofcourse be back once I need more!!!! Always a pleasure buying here!!!

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  15. Marjolaine Padberg

    Marjolaine Padberg

    Beautiful smell. I'll be back to buy more.

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  16. Yesenia King

    Yesenia King

    i am very excited to work with this! It is very potent and 5ml, will last me awhile, thank you!

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  17. Talia Harber

    Talia Harber

    New to civet, now I'm in love… Beautiful product, and timely service. Very satisfied.

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  18. Neoma Nolan

    Neoma Nolan

    The genuine civet tincture smells wonky and delicious. It was delivered on time.

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  19. Velda Glover

    Velda Glover

    i really can't say enough good things about this marvelous seller and his ability to harness these wonderful ingredients' essences

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  20. Armani Champlin

    Armani Champlin

    lovely civet tincture, great for blending. I prefer it to civet absolute, and find the concentration not to strong.

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  21. Marie Wyman

    Marie Wyman

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

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  22. Aimee Sipes

    Aimee Sipes

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

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  23. Cortney Ondricka

    Cortney Ondricka

    I got the older Tinkture and it has a wounderful smell of very strong black forrest honey and wild Flowers. But my sister said it smelled like sweat after sex, so a more pleasant kind of body Oder smell. Maybe its both, but for me it is more Floral and honey like.

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  24. Ashleigh Thiel

    Ashleigh Thiel

    Can't wait to work something up with this.

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  25. Greta Denesik

    Greta Denesik

    🖤🖤🖤love🖤🖤🖤

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  26. Janae Lowe

    Janae Lowe

    Parfait la touche qui manquait pour mes parfums

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  27. Barrett Cummings

    Barrett Cummings

    This is the real deal and Dan never disappoints! Fabulous. I like to add a tiny little bit to all of my natural perfumes. Thank you!

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  28. Katlyn Nienow

    Katlyn Nienow

    Excellent quality tinctures. Fast shipping, great customer service, happy customer. I look forward to buying more of your products in the future.

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  29. Tyree O'Kon

    Tyree O’Kon

    Fast shipping, I love this shop. Thank You

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  30. Jessie Harris

    Jessie Harris

    Great work! Thank You 😊

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  31. Ronny Ward

    Ronny Ward

    I have such mixed feelings about this scent! It would be easy to over-power a fragrance blend with it–a little goes a long way. Nevertheless, it certainly adds depth to a scent that makes you keep wanting to sniff it, though I can't yet say whether it's more on the unpleasant or pleasant side of interesting. Certainly intriguing to play with. It was well packaged. I'll likely be buying from this seller again in the future.

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  32. Loraine Schuppe

    Loraine Schuppe

    It was ok ,but not what I was looking for. I I'm looking for civet perfume from the 70 s and 80's. Shipping was fast!! Thanks

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  33. Aliza Hahn

    Aliza Hahn

    I think I was expecting something different. This really stinks.

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  34. Sharon Morissette

    Sharon Morissette

    Shop was fine to work with but this doesn't smell like the Civet oil I remember. Experience with the shop was good.

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  35. Alta Satterfield

    Alta Satterfield

    PERFECT! Exactly what I wanted for an oil I'm making.

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  36. Alexa Hill

    Alexa Hill

    Qualita' incredibile

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  37. Krystina Strosin

    Krystina Strosin

    It's purrrfect….great transaction….

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  38. Lilian Fay

    Lilian Fay

    Very Interesting
    My cats get quite excited smelling this too…

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  39. Marcelle Murphy

    Marcelle Murphy

    thank you for the inspiration and the amazing products…

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  40. Amiya Anderson

    Amiya Anderson

    Wow Thank You! This is so nice…

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  41. Dahlia Bauch

    Dahlia Bauch

    OK + + + recommended seller

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  42. Elnora Kertzmann

    Elnora Kertzmann

    Smells divine! I use it to spike my opoponax incense and it is out of this world. Still haven't dared to use it on myself. This stuff is strong!

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  43. Adele Swaniawski

    Adele Swaniawski

    Takes getting used to. I blend it with other oils to get a smoother scent. Nice.

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  44. Justice Feeney

    Justice Feeney

    This is a strong smell. It will be very interesting to observe how it matures.

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  45. Velda Glover

    Velda Glover

    WONDERFUL STUFF and beautifully packaged

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  46. Karson Heidenreich

    Karson Heidenreich

    Perfectly divine, as always. Tinctures are a great way to store essences for indefinitely longer periods than the raw extracts, and they’re a less expensive route than absolutes. I am a diehard civet musk fan and Dan has the best sources: always of superb quality, always humane, always sustainable.

    Thanks, brother.

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  47. Berry Becker

    Berry Becker

    This is new for me. Dusty, animatic, and yet approachable and not sharp. Sexy in a bodily kind of way. I can’t wait to play with this one.

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  48. Clark Hudson

    Clark Hudson

    arrived a while ago, great, thank you very much and see you soon

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  49. Daniella Roob

    Daniella Roob

    Excellent! Thank you so much!

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  50. Andreanne Bergnaum

    Andreanne Bergnaum

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

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