From the exclusive Sharif LaRoche Collection of distinguished Art Parfums comes Civet Musk Mukhallat Ultimate, a luxurious Oriental treasure... Sumptuous notes of Eastern splendor... rich, velvety musk draped in warm amber and exotic blossoms… sophisticated and elegant - evocative.
The 'Ultimate' is of utmost quality, captivating and mesmerizing... The richness of musk is pronounced, the scent perfected, giving the parfum longevity and heightened attraction. Civet Musk Mukhallat Ultimate is for the Connoisseurs of rare fragrances, a multifaceted diamond in a collection of precious stones.
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.