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    Default Re: Any civet fans out there?

    i guess if you love that powerhouse smell of the 80's.. i would never wear anything with it. too animalistic and unappealing to me and the under 40 women..

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    SOTD: Al Oudh. 12 of my 34 five-star favorites have a prominent civet and/or castoreum note. Yeah, I'm a fan

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    In small doses it can add a good dark muskyness to a scent like in Leather Oud or the basenotes of Givenchy Gentleman.

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    That is probably why I have enjoyed Givenchy Gentlemen for so many years. I remember in the early 90's when I would get compliment after compliment while wearing it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hunter View Post
    In small doses it can add a good dark muskyness to a scent like in Leather Oud or the basenotes of Givenchy Gentleman.
    Thanks for that! Got both BUT never thought about the two together..gotta try..

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    Default Re: Any civet fans out there?

    Quote Originally Posted by Primrose View Post
    My favs:

    Van Cleef and Arpels First
    Mouchoir de Monsieur
    Chanel Cuir de Russie
    +1 on the above.
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    Default Re: Any civet fans out there?

    Also like Mouchoir de Monsieur

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    I like civet in fragrances but have never smelled it as a single note. I would love to smell it that way some day.

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    If the civet in Mouchoir de Monsieur counts, then I can also call myself somewhat of a civet fan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mindbrain View Post
    But you see most fragrances out there are made to attract the person who is going to wear it or buy it. Sure, they will advertise it as being attractive to the opposite sex but it's really made to attract you, the potential buyer! Because you are the one who's going to pay the money for it. So you got to be the one who needs to be pleased with the product.

    So all of those axe products for instance are out there to attract men.....not women! Because of marketing, people got it twisted by spinning it the other way around.

    Like George Carlin (RIP) said at one time or another at one of his shows (I can't remember the exact words), "Do you really think by putting on some green shit that comes from a bottle or smelling like a pine tree will get you laid?"
    Carlin was wrong, because it did. Repeatedly.

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    Andron was by far the best civet scent I have ever known, reacting off of the other notes to make a full-bodied and lasting scent. Andron was advertised as including pheromones as well. All I know is that it smelled amazing and nothing has touched it since.

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    I have no idea how civet actually smells, but my all time favourite fragrances seem to feature it : Givenchy Gentlemen and Monsieur Lanvin (if only I could get hold of a bottle - its been 26 years since I last had it). and +1 for Mouchoir for me too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by midsbloke View Post
    I have no idea how civet actually smells, but my all time favourite fragrances seem to feature it : Givenchy Gentlemen and Monsieur Lanvin (if only I could get hold of a bottle - its been 26 years since I last had it). and +1 for Mouchoir for me too.
    Smells like crap. And I am not joking: make people smell a blotter with a drop of it and tell them it is use in perfume - making. They won't believe you, they will think you are pulling their leg.

    There is not a chance you can be a lover of civet. It is so strong you have to handle it in minimal quantities. If you drop it, you can ruin your whole lab. If you open a bottle of civet eo, you'll have to take some measures, for it can ruin your sense of smell for some time.

    OK, so, let assume you are a lover of civet - based fragrances: I take that you are a lover of animalic - accord scents. Good. Now, why using crap in perfume making? In order to improve floral notes, that is what civet is for.

    Thus, I guess you must be looking for blends with heavy floral - animalic accords?

    Kouros is the only one comming to mind. There must be something else, guess Mouchoir, but I never tried it.

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    As I have said before, I'd bathe in civet, like Cleopatra did with milk.

    My bottles of Obsession, Guerlain Vetiver, Shalimar & especially Tom Ford Noir are always just an arms reach away.
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    I love civet. There needs to be more civet in men's fragrances.

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    Civet is hard to beat. It's one of those things like ambergris that I find very difficult to stop smelling, despite it's somewhat urinous and fecal notes. The problem is the ethics. I'd love nothing more than to use civet in my perfumes (I have some from an earlier less ethical era). I've actually tracked down a guy in China who describes his method of raising civet in a way that doesn't cause them any discomfort. He doesn't, however, answer my emails. If anyone manages to break through, I'd be delighted to hear about it. My emails come back as undeliverable. His email is: watchara@banpongnet.com

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    Almost all the civet used today , is synthetic civet.

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    Big fan of Kouros...reading through the posts did not realize CK Obsession and Tom Ford Noir had Civet
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    When I think of civet, I think of Creed Bois de Santal.
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    Not really a fan of civet notes in general, but as long as the overall scent is great I have no problems with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedRaider430 View Post
    When I think of civet, I think of Creed Bois de Santal.
    Sorry, but humbly disagree - don't think this has any real civet; it's one of the most common misunderstandings I've seen on online forums...It's indolic florals as Foetidus rightfully puts in his review of this fragrance...But that should not take anything away from this one - it's one of the good sandalwoods if u can get your hands on it...
    "The opening presents a sandalwood variation that exhibits a near fecal note. I’ve encountered this note before in certain sandalwood oils – I think it’s more indole than civet, but it’s pretty darn close to giving a strong civet ambiance, and it accomplishes a less typical version of creamy sandalwood. I don’t smell the citrus or citrus leaves in the opening… the wood note overpowers them. After the near-civet / wood opening, the fragrance quickly moves to a straight, mild, unobtrusive sandalwood note, and there it stays in its sandalwood simplicity and purity to the end. I don’t smell the sweetness from the base – only a gradual lessening of the sandalwood note that delicately gathers an airier character. The presentation of Bois de Santal is quite restrained… soft, and beautiful. Low sillage, good longevity, and a very easy wear. Totally elegant and enriching."

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    Quote Originally Posted by moondeva View Post
    Personally, I adore blends that include plenty of the 'pudeur', or animalic notes - the more the merrier. Musk, Leather, Castoreum, Ambergris and Civet all add a certain Je ne sais quo to a blend that helps it to last longer and meld with your personal chemistry in such a sensual, erotic manner that cannot be replicated by many modern formulations. Many modern perfumes, to me are 'soulless' with no lasting power. They seem to 'sit' on top of the skin and remain pretty unchanged from beginning to end, no matter how long they are on the skin. I believe this is a major factor in why I prefer vintage and classic perfumes. Coupled with the fact that it is not PC (politically correct) to want to enjoy products that include animal derived products it looks like perfumes containing civet will soon be a thing of the past, like oakmoss. Luckily, a few niche / independent perfumers are still creating amazing blends that contain this note but we will have to see whether public opinion hinders those also.

    Many of my favourites include major amounts of civet...
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    I love real civet, but unfortunately can't use it because of ethical concerns. I'm working on tracking down this guy in China who raises civet cats in a humane manner. If I find it, watch out, for I adore civet--I love the smell by itself (a sort of almost-fruity funk) and what it does to florals, filling in the gaps with a lovely animalic background. I find all synthetic civets to be positively revolting and have never used them.

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