An irresistible composition of two old world ingredients... Ambergris, warm, sweet, earthy-musky with a delicate crisp top note, infused with rich, pungent musk of the Civet... the result is amazingly complex, as all the facets of Ambergris become pronounced and the oceanic sweetness is brought out in full bloom. This fragrance is Ambergris at its best... one drop is all you'll need... to stimulate healthy conversation and attract positive energy.
WHAT DOES AMBERGRIS SMELL LIKE
Fresh Ambergris is black, sticky-soft and tar like, with a fecal smell like scented cow dung. After years or decades floating in the ocean and getting oxidized by the sun and salt water, the pungent odor will change beyond recognition by becoming earthy, seaweed-seawater like, reminiscent of tobacco or musty old wood; animal musky with a peculiar sweet odor unique to ambergris.
WHAT IS CIVET
The Civet is a small sized, slender omnivorous solitary mammal which is native to the tropical (southeast) Asia and Africa. Out of the dozen species of civet, the African (Palm) Civet (Civettictis civetta) is the most known, as this is the main species the civet musk used within perfumery comes from. The African Civet is uniquely recognized with black and white stripes and blotches, large hind quarters and an erectile dorsal crest. Names used for the Civet is "toddycat" in English and "musang" in Malay, though referring to the African Civet as 'civet cat' is misleading, as this animal is not a feline, but in fact related to weasels and mongooses.
WHAT IS CIVET USED FOR
The actual musk substance and scent produced by the male and female animals' perineal glands is called 'civet' as well, being highly regarded as a fragrance and fixative within perfumery. Other names include 'civette' in Middle French, 'zibetto' in Italian or 'zabAd' in Arabic. Civet Coffee, 'Kopi Luwak' is an aromatic, prized flavor of coffee, produced from coffee beans that have gone through the civet's digestive system after the animals have eaten the flesh of the coffee cherries, but passed the indigestible beans. A pound (0.45 kg) of this fine coffee can cost up to $600 or $100 for a brewed cup.