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Castoreum Liquid 100%
Adam Michael has this to say “This castoreum recreation unlike the one previously offered has been re-formulated by the supplier and now consists of a blend of both natural and synthetic components. There are no aromatic differences to speak of – at least to my nose – and this material remains very true to real castoreum materials yet without containing any animal derivatives and therefore makes an excellent alternative to castoreum absolute.
The aroma oozes gorgeous animalic and dry leathery character throughout with leather floral, ambery, musty incense soapy, hop fruit boozy and methyl methylanthranilate qualities. This aroma is less raw when compared with smelling castoreum absolute and the leather jacket smell is far more pronounced. Longevity is impressive but not comparable with the absolute. I would sum this material up as a cleaner, gentler and more feminine orientated castoreum offering.
As for uses, absolutely brilliant material for building dirty rose notes, dark edgy floral accords – especially when used with osmanthus absolute, adds depth to chocolate notes, great for building soft leathery bases and of course works in harmony with tobacco, hay, musky, patchouli and amber materials.“