Skunk Perfume tincture-Full Strength-Natural


Full strength Skunk perfume tincture is prepared from fresh Skunk musk glands tinctured in alcohol, a minute amount goes a long long way.



Full strength Skunk tincture

I have always been intrigued by the odour of Skunk spray. It generates fond memories of country drives, the woods and forests of Ontario. Though more often than not, it is simply too much to digest when met head-on in its full glory, I have wondered at its perfume potential, well diluted and in minute quantities. What would it add to my fragrance palette? Could it bring that special something to a fragrance that nothing else would?

Potential as a natural musk and perfume fixative

Though I haven’t gotten around to exploring the full potential of Skunk in natural perfume as much as I would have liked, it has added a beautiful, dark, rich musk note to my compositions and acted as a natural fixative anchoring and extending the life of the more volatile and fleeting notes. I still keep some in my perfume organ at different dilutions and pull them out periodically when I have time to create perfume.
It is a promising and intriguing material I look forward to working with further.

Ethics and sustainability

Skunks are traditionally trapped for their fur by aboriginal hunters and trappers in North America. Often there is no use for the scent gland. This product offers us a way to honour the animal and use a part of it that may otherwise be discarded. It is an available resource that has little value in any market. Its purchase benefits those that work in the wild and who are often the stewards of our wild places and animal populations.
Made with fresh Skunk glands tinctured in Ethanol, a minute amount goes a long long way.

I have found the full strength tincture can only be worked with once diluted to at least 1:50 with alcohol.
You will find the pre-diluted tincture here.


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