Muskrat Musk Perfume tincture, without a doubt one of my favourite animal extracts that I make. I always dab a bit of it on myself to enjoy its fantastic drydown and lingering scent throughout the day.
Muskrat Musk tincture reminds me of the old Nitro Musks
Muskrat Musk tincture
my favourite"A slightly sweet, mellow, floral, ambiguous, oscillating between urine/fecal side and cashmeran-y soft almost wool-like scent, exactly how a musk should be".
Animal musk has been a vital part of perfumery for centuries. it is used to add sensuous animalic and arousing aphrodisiac elements in our creations. Many musks are considered base notes and fixatives in perfumes. They transform botanical perfumes, add extra dimension and a sense of "Down and dirty" or physical arousal and attraction.
There are a number of animals around the world that produce similar musk fragrance compounds. Among them, the Musk Deer, Musk crocodile, the musk ox, the musk duck and of course, the Musk Rat.
This tincture is made from the ground fresh scent glands of the north American Muskrat at a ratio of 1:5 using 80% ethanol.
These animals were trapped for their fur and much of this material goes to waste.
"The Musk Rat or Ondatra zibethicus in Latin, is native to North America. Its specific name zibethicus means ‘musky’, being the adjective of zibethus ‘civet musk; civet’, or Civet-like in Latin. The genus name comes from the Huron word for the animal, ondathra, and entered New Latin as Ondatra via French".(Wikipedia).
It lends a soft warm animalic note to perfumes.
Should we use animal products in our food, cosmetics and aromatic materials? I have found there is no universal answer that suits us all.
I believe that only by engaging and cultivating our own intimate personal relationship with Nature, can we plot our own path and divine our own code of ethics. Only then can we be responsible and responsive to Nature's needs, true to ourselves, and make informed choices that ultimately affect us all globally.
--------------------------------------------------What customers have said about this product----------------------------------------------------
"This has amazing potential to be utilized in a similar fashion as the nitro musks from the 1970's. Very beautiful, and I can't wait to start working with it! Quickly shipped, and well packaged for safety! Thank you :)" A.F.
"A wonderful dark animalic smell of dark Swiss Chocolate (Lindt und Sprüngli Excellence 90 %) only lightly sweet and in the background a hint of dark Oudh like Oudh Cambodi. Good for people how think that musk (real and artificial) is too sweet for them and not animalic enough." R.J.K.
"Remarkable stuff ,primordial, a hairy handed gent"
" The aroma is incredible. Falls somewhere between the "skank" of civet and the leather & fruit of castoreum. Has a unique effect on perfumes."
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Lovely natural musk. It's fluffy and slightly floral, and it would make a beautiful animalic nuance!
Asmaa Romaguera (Ashburn, US)
consigliassimo questo prodotto, ottimo acq...
consigliassimo questo prodotto, ottimo acquisto
Philip Marvin (Ashburn, US)
Great product and fast shipping. Fantastic...
Great product and fast shipping. Fantastic seller!
Sky Mitchell (Ashburn, US)
Very nice! Who would have thought of a sce...
Very nice! Who would have thought of a scent like this would transform an ordinary scented perfume
I had previously sampled a small amount of...
I had previously sampled a small amount of this material before, and this batch seems to be much stronger. As per usual, Dan's description of the scent is spot on. Smelling from the bottle, the scent pulses with kaleidoscopic oscillations between floral, animalic, furry/woolly, sweet, mildly urinous, and of course, powdery musk. It is somehow earthy and ethereal all at once. Although it shares similarities with civet and other musks, it has its own distinct character and quite a character at that! I'm looking forward to exploring more with this material.
This is a collection of aromatic materials mentioned in the Old & New Testaments and in ancient Egyptian texts. I often get asked to translate biblical plant names and source the materials they mention. They are all here in this collection.