Price: 20.00512.40


Civet Absolute INDIA

Adam Michael has this to say “This is 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 we are the only UK business offering this which is largely because most perfumers choose the synthetic substitutes, entirely animal friendly and more cost effective compared to the natural. Clearly selling civet is a serious grey area for us however we never actively looked for this material, instead a regular supplier had a few hundred grams left after completing a sale to a perfume house and asked if we would like to buy it. We went ahead with the purchase because we have been asked on numerous occasions by perfumers across the past two years for natural civet absolute and also because it provided us with a chance to better understand this incredibly scarce material.”

Scientific Name: Viverra civeta

Origin: India

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This product is now offered in 1 wholesale pack size. Price before vat is as follows – 50G = 420 Euros. Prices displayed here do include vat on top – but if you are Europe based (Italy not included) and vat registered, just enter your vat number at checkout and the 22% vat will be deducted. Likewise if you reside in USA, Canada or Russia, you don’t need to do anything as the vat is removed at checkout automatically : )

3 reviews for Civet Absolute INDIA

  1. Edward Chiu (verified owner)

    This civet absolute is absolutely stunning. Alone it’s fecal, but it gives a powerful effect to any blend after dilution, making it more “multi-dimension” in a positive way. As little as 0.005% in a perfume, you can smell the difference.

  2. farman1979 (verified owner)

    A must for any floral attar.
    Also, more cruicually it lifts up all the top and middle notes in any concoction. I can literally now smell all the subtle notes even in a very complex and powerful attar I made.

    Caution: One needs to be very careful with it though. Just a trace amount (say a pinhead/paperclip amount) is more than enough for a 3ml amount. If you let your attar age, it will make it even better.

  3. Charalambos Charalambous (verified owner)

    I bought synthetic civet just to understand what is this material all are talking about that create miracles in attars and olfactory perfumes… But this real civet absolute is truly Amazing!nothing like the synthetic.i actually find it sweet and musky and smokey..It’s a true gift and worth every effort that Hermitage company offer this to us. Dont miss it.

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