Castoreum has a deep, rich, tenacious, leathery, woody scent,often with smoky undertones and hints of forest trees and plants. Castoreum is used as a fixative and a base to middle note in “Masculine”, Oriental, Chypre type perfumes, and in leather accords which it can generate almost single-handedly.
Considered an aphrodisiac since time immemorial, Ambergris fetches Astronomical prices for those lucky enough to find it washed up on beaches around the world.
October 13 dawn, Fall is still falling, and notably I feel an internal shift unfolding. From planting, working outdoors, harvesting, to indoor, laboratory work, insight and intuition, subtle processes and study. Perfume is on my mind again. All the raw materials I collected, purchased, researched during the year are now ready to use. Tinctures of […]