Animalic and musky materials are a particular group of aromatic materials characterised by warm, musky and animal-like notes. They are very often of animal origin, like civet, ambergris, hyrax, castoreum, but there are some specific plant-derived aromatics that also display similar musky warm facets and are therefore included in this group. These include ambrette absolute, essential oil, and ambrettolide natural isolate that is derived from the latter. Animalic and musky materials generally showcase a good longevity and used in trace amounts they tend to improve the wearability of a perfume, adding depth and cosiness to the composition.
Please note: Despite their quality, all of our products are of a highly concentrated nature and are therefore to be strictly intended for perfumery and aromatherapy use only. Hermitage Oils strongly discourages internal consumption of the products, which are not intended to be used as foods in any capacity. All photos and images on this website have the sole purpose to evoke the raw materials from which the products offered are obtained, their place of origin or their scent.