Civet Absolute INDIA

Adam Michael has this to say “This Civet Absolute is obtained from Indian material (not African), collected from the secretions of the female and male civet cats. The material is a solid waxy mass, golden brown in colour which quickly becomes pourable with gentle warmth. The initial aroma is overbearing, raw, vile and slightly faecal. However, well diluted the aroma of civet absolute is entirely different, displaying musky, smoky and heightened sweet animalic notes of sublime tenacity that in trace amounts will add soft velvet, animalic and musk qualities to many perfume bouquets.

This material rarely appears for sale as a true natural, I think at the time of writing (06/10/2015) we are the only business offering this online within Europe, which is largely because most perfumers choose the synthetic substitutes, entirely animal friendly and more cost effective compared to the natural, but unfortunately not on par with the real thing.”

Scientific Name: Viverra civeta

Origin: India