Musk-Animalic Collection-6 Classic Natural Musk perfume tinctures-Pheromones-Aphrodisiacs-Sampler set

(18 customer reviews)

$78.00

Musk/Animalic Sample Kit.
The rarest of traditional perfume ingredients!

Animal-sourced musks have been used in perfume, folk magic and traditional medicine for centuries. Most are considered aphrodisiacs and references to their use are found across cultures and time.

They add an extra dimension to perfume compositions and act as fixatives, extending the life and longevity of more …

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Musk/Animalic Sample Kit.
The rarest of traditional perfume ingredients!

Animal-sourced musks have been used in perfume, folk magic and traditional medicine for centuries. Most are considered aphrodisiacs and references to their use are found across cultures and time.

They add an extra dimension to perfume compositions and act as fixatives, extending the life and longevity of more fleeting and volatile botanical aromatics.

There is a mystique that surrounds musks and though synthetic molecules have replaced many of these animal-sourced aromatics in modern perfumery, it is mainly due to issues of ethics, cost-efficiency and consistency when reproducing vast quantities of mainstream perfumes. In many ways, synthetic molecules can never completely duplicate the qualities and functions of their natural counterparts.

Ever wonder what Ambergris smells like? Civet Musk? Castoreum?

This sample kit contains 6 of the rarest traditional animalic essences in one handsome set.
The market for rare and exotic materials is rife with adulteration and it takes either years of costly trial and error or a trustworthy and reputable source to learn to discern between fakes and the real deal, between poor and excellent quality material.

All Natural and produced in-house by Apothecary’s Garden This sampler is an excellent educational aid and provides an intimate and experiential introduction to these classic exotic and rare aromatics.

Each sampler contains 1 Millilitre vials of 6 different Animal Musk tinctures.
Each sample kit comes with a vial of-

Hyraceum Blonde tincture
Muskrat Musk tincture
Propolis tincture

Plus your choice of one of the following trios.
Trio #1-Oils-Which will include Civet Oil, Castoroleum and Ambergris 5% oils
or
Trio #2-Tinctures, which include Civet 10%, Castororeum 10% and Ambergris 5% alcohol tincture.

For an in-depth description and customer reviews of these products, please see their shop listings. (You may have to copy and paste the links in your browser).

Castoreum-https://www.etsy.com/listing/179447811/castoreum-canadian-beaver-castor
Castoroleum-https://www.etsy.com/listing/578916450/castoroleum-an-oil-extract-of-aged
Ambergris tincture-https://www.etsy.com/listing/716505614/ambergris-tincture-brown-5-and-10
Ambergris oil-https://www.etsy.com/listing/747299915/ambergris-oil-5-gold-ambergris-a-rare
Civet tincture-https://www.etsy.com/listing/206435482/genuine-civet-tincture-perfume-tincture
Civet oil-https://www.etsy.com/listing/553993797/civet-oil-genuine-ethiopian-civet-oil
Hyraceum-https://www.etsy.com/listing/631892670/hyraceum-african-stone-musk-10-tincture
Propolis-https://www.etsy.com/listing/262490279/tincture-of-propolis-for-perfume-incense
Muskrat musk-https://www.etsy.com/listing/212837756/muskrat-musk-perfume-tincture

Ethics and animal welfare in the realm of natural musks.
From an ethical point of view, the use of most of these animal-sourced aromatics either has little to no impact on the animals and the ecology. (Ambergris, Hyraceum, propolis)
Or are under government regulation which considers a long-term view of the well-being of the ecology, the animal population and the impact of animal/human conflict and regulates and culls animal populations by regulating hunting and trapping quotas. (Beavers, Muskrats and in some cases Musk Deer).

However, Civet and to a great degree Deer Musk still pose serious ethical issues. Though most sellers of deer musk state their material is collected under strict government control, there seems to be way too much of this product on the market to account for the limited number of licenses that are actually awarded to hunters. Add to this issue the traditional adulteration of Deer musk, one never really knows what one has purchased for an outrageous price or where it has come from.

In the case of Civet musk, we have boycotted the use of Civet products in perfumes since the ’60s. However, it has done little to help Civets or traditional farmers.

In fact, in my opinion, our passive approach has caused more damage than good. I believe we need to collectively take a more active role in changing the industry rather than hoping it will go away if we ignore it.

I have worked with Civet farmers and exporters in Ethiopia for 6 years now. Though they are happy to change their practices to accommodate a more lucrative, ethical and animal-centric farm, there simply has not yet been enough interest from the West to motivate the transformation. For more information on the subject please see my post here- https://apothecarysgarden.com/2020/04/29/animal-musks-civet-and-the-problem-with-a-passive-approach/

Dan

Additional information

style

3 and 3 Oil Extracts, 3 and 3 Tinctures

materials

Alcohol, Ambergris, Beaver, Castoreum, Civet Musk, Hyraceum, Muskrat musk, Propolis, Skunk

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  1. Lois Bernier

    Lois Bernier

    очень понравился товар,качественный,натуральный,с удовольствием использую

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  2. Erling Glover

    Erling Glover

    Great addition to my collection. I also received a lot of free extras because this product was overpriced. Excellent customer service.

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  3. Verlie McKenzie

    Verlie McKenzie

    It stays crunchy even in milk!

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  4. Millie Roob

    Millie Roob

    I have never smelled and expected this animal smells, I think this is the only one place in the world that you can experience the real animal scent. Very impressed.

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  5. Misty Abernathy

    Misty Abernathy

    I enjoyed this perfume set very much especially the blonde hyraceum and castoreum!

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  6. Angela Douglas

    Angela Douglas

    So glad I bought this. It was expensive, but the experience was completely worth the price.

    Now I can recognize the Castoreum and ambergris accords within the synthetic perfumes I own, which I appreciate! I bought the Castoreum and Civet oils yesterday.

    I am in love with the Muscrat tincture. I'm planning on buying it to dilute and use alone as soon as I can afford it! Sweet and powdery.

    The ambergris is the most divine scent in the kit, but too expensive to use as a standalone considering it's close to skin performance and strength. Very white, not fecal at all.

    Hyraceum is super interesting- sweet blue cheese.

    Propolis is floral and vegetal- least complex of the bunch, but great all the same.

    Long story short this shop is amazing- so glad I bought from here!

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  7. Michale Romaguera

    Michale Romaguera

    A wonderful opportunity to smell some rare scents which have been the foundation of many historic perfumes. Also avail yourself of the generous information this gentleman offers for making your own tinctures, perfumes, balms etc.

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  8. Anabel Lind

    Anabel Lind

    A wonderful set to sample and aid in fragrance creation

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  9. Lavonne Quitzon

    Lavonne Quitzon

    I love Dan. He always gets me what I'm looking for and has a good sense of humor. If I ask questions that are answered in his shop description, he just answers them without getting crabby that I haven't read everything.

    As far as his products go, I have nothing to compare them to. In fact, that's why I got them: So I would be able to pick animalic notes out of, and know which notes I want in, natural perfumes. Now I can, so that's worth 5 stars to me.

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  10. Katelin Kutch

    Katelin Kutch

    I love this set. So glad you offer it!

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  11. Craig Okuneva

    Craig Okuneva

    Beautiful packaging, fast delivery. It's a present so I haven't smelled them yet but I am sure they are magnificent! I can't wait to give it!

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  12. Cynthia Murazik

    Cynthia Murazik

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  13. Alejandra Wisoky

    Alejandra Wisoky

    Wow! My first time smelling a lot of these and I was not disappointed. The ambergris is perfect, but they were all very intriguing and I am excited to work with them. I had a little bit of the civet tincture on my arm and I was testing out some of my perfumes on top of it. It just made every single one soo much better, blew my mind. My dog thought they were all very interesting as well, although the civet scared him a little bit haha!

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  14. Mozell Gutmann

    Mozell Gutmann

    I liked the products and the best of that is the honesty of the seller and his good dealings with customers thanks dan

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  15. Abbigail Bauch

    Abbigail Bauch

    wow! what a unique gift! was the perfect gift for my fiancé!

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  16. Charlene Ritchie

    Charlene Ritchie

    Excellent set! This set gives you an educational experience of what to expect from the animal essences. I am extremely satisfied with the excellent quality of the product and great service from the seller!

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  17. Jude Funk

    Jude Funk

    This set answered so many questions about different colognes I have and what I like or dislike. This is highly recommended.

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  18. Fanny D'Amore

    Fanny D’Amore

    Wow wow wow! Im super happy this is amazing material.

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