Originally Posted by Sanzio
Hi! As I promised you before, I would tell you know how civet smells like... Well, It is a pungent and TOTALLY, strongly FECAL smell. Human and Cat FECES mixed with some sweet honey and bitter cocoa butter
But it does not nauseate me at all as some wonderful fragrances do. This is the first impression... after some time, it smells like a very concentrated strong smelling white flower bouquet, I do not know, maybe jasmine,orange blossom and heavy honey combined. A little of Lilly-of-the-valley also... I do not dare to wear this stuff alone. Maybe combined with something else? ... Joy by Jean Patou, EDP and PARFUM concentrations have the same strong civet note in the drydown the same way I can smell from my bottle... Joy is the only one I can really smell strong civet notes this way...
Sanzio you have a very good nose and you smell scents with your heart.
It is very difficult to understand civet but you did it.
The next step is to wear it pure but you can do that if you are a man.
A woman should mix it with flowers, particularly Tuberose and Jasmine.
I wear Civet when I have to go to the police station. This predator smell instills instinctive respect in the others,
I wear Civet when I want to feel like a lion and I wear it raw, the plain paste from Ethyopy, just under my chin.
I am delighted to see that you have a perfumer's nose because I have just read the comments on the forum about Profumo.it Ambergris, and they missed it all, smelling rubber and earth, missing the marine salty notes, the sweet motherly milky ones and even the strong fecal one. I had been thinking that their nose had been burned by the sinthetics of commercial perfumes, but your descripion of Civet shows me that it is only lack of olfactory education, not burnt nose.
Most of the perfume fans probably never smelled a 100% natural scent or perfume to wear.
A. S. Attar