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    Civet “Supreme” Absolute P&N

    Civet “Supreme” Absolute P&N

    CAS: 68916-26-7
    Supplier: Floral Concept
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    Ethiopia (historically Abyssinia) is the classic source of civet materials for perfumery. Our highest quality "supreme" absolute (obtained within the CITES guidelines) is intensely fecal and, to most people, extremely obnoxious in scent.  However, in dilution (typically from 1–10%) the material becomes far more appealing and begins to show the qualities for which is has earned its long-standing position as the peak of perfection in legally traded perfume animalics.

    Civet absolute is easier to use than raw paste as you simply dilute it to your needs and use it immediately; on the other hand the unprocessed secretion must be tinctured and rested for many months (or even years) to be fully usable.

    What we offer here is pure and natural civet absolute. This is neither a reconstruction nor a synthetically bolstered product.

    Origin: Abyssinia (Ethiopia)
    Variety: Viverra civetta
    Part: Glandular secretion
    Method: Solvent extraction

    Appearance: Dark straw liquid (light straw solid in low temperatures)
    Longevity: Lasts > 400 hours on a smelling strip

    Usage Restrictions

    Permitted amounts in finished product:

    IFRA49: Unrestricted
    NZCPGS: Unrestricted

    These are derived from calculated concentrations which do not replace chromatographic quantification on individual lots. Disclaimer...

    Label Requirements

    Ingredients may need to be listed as per your local legislation based on data found in the EU allergens report.

    Additional Requirements

    No additional labelling requirements.

    For Trade Use Only

    Our products are intended as building blocks in the perfume creation process; they are not to be applied to the skin undiluted.

    These raw materials are for use by the perfumery trade only.

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    Civet “Supreme” Absolute P&N, An Indepth Look:

    Civet. A soft, fatty substance of animal origin. It is imported principally from Abyssinia[…]. When fresh it is yellowish-white in colour, but on exposure to the air this becomes darker and the mass assumes a harder consistence. The odour is disgustingly obnoxious, but like many odours of animal origin it becomes very pleasant and attractive on extreme dilution.

    Civet is a glandular secretion appearing in an outwardly dis- charging pocket (two sacs) underneath the posterior appendage of both male and female civet cat-Viverra civetta, a native of Abyssinia, Guinea, and Senegal.

    Civet has long been employed as a perfume and one of its earliest uses was in the perfuming of gloves by Italians and Spaniards It is used to-day almost exclusively as a fixative

    More recently the Grasse houses have put on the market absolute civet. This is prepared by extracting the animal product with a volatile solvent, filtering out the insoluble matter, removing the dissolved fats by freezing and concentrating the resultant solution in vacuo. It occurs as a black or deep brown viscous liquid having the typical odour familiar to all perfumers. For use it is merely diluted with alcohol or an odourless solvent. It is a very convenient method of handling this otherwise objectionable product.

    W. A. Poucher. The Raw Materials Of Perfumery, London: Chapman And Hall, 1974, pp. 110–111.

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      All of our products are compliant with EU 1223/2009 and the NZCPGS. None of our bases contain prohibited materials and regulatory compliance is possible depending on usage.

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