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    Friends,
    Muscs Koublai Khan / Musc Ravaguer - I intend to get this both.

    But Read This
    http://www.straightdope.com/columns/...-tortured-cats

    I am sure the Civets in MKK and MR is Synthetic - is it?

    What else trumped MKK and MR?

    I've come to love Absolue Pour Le Soir by Maison Francis Kurkdjian - Althought i wouldnt know
    if its civet-ted - i can tell you i felt as though - i've found something i've missing a long time ago

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    I don't know if there is real civet in the two, but I think most civet nowadays is synthetic, if else, for reasons of cost. I don't find MR particularly civety; MKK and APLS yes. A current civet bomb is Amouage Gold man (at least the one I have). In vintage, My Sin.

    there was a recent thread about perfumes rich in civet, dont' remember the link.

    cacio

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    Natural civet is becoming a forbidden ingredient due to issues around animal rights. So far, that is not the case of castor oil, maybe because they are a plague.

    A word of caution, civet smells like feces, no joking, It does have an effect on floral components, it potentiates their presence and sillage. However, asking for a civet - prominent smelling fragrance literally means that that person is asking for a fragrance smelling exacly like feces. Which puts me in an awkward situation: how to be precise when asking about these kind of fragances. Would it be right to say "a civet prominent fragrance in which floral components are marked up / stressed by it?"

    Whatever. Sorry, off topic.

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    I have no doubt that the civet used in MKK is synthetic, so you need not worry. If you want another civet prominent composition, you should look into Jicky.

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    To the OP: I think you'll enjoy both of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duke Hunt View Post
    If you want another civet prominent composition, you should look into Jicky.
    Agree. I personally can't wear this stuff due to the large amount of civet early-on. If you are looking for heavy civet it should fit your needs nicely, IMO.
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    1) Portrait of a Lady (EdP Frédéric Malle)
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    3) Dia Man vintage edt (Amouage)
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    4) Lalfeorosa (O'driù) - tie

    6) Anat Fritz Original Formula and Classical (Anat Fritz)
    7) Captain vintage (Molyneux)
    8) Tzora (Anat Fritz)

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    MCM 24 Evening FRUITY AND CIVETY!

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    Civet smells like pet dogs that did not have a bath for quite sometime.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Homura View Post
    Civet smells like pet dogs that did not have a bath for quite sometime.
    Riiiighhhhht....


    @ the OP, no real civet in those.

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    No, real civet has been banned in compositions for many years now. I am sure there is not one house that uses it - and most certainly not Lutens, Guerlain or Amouage. However, it is conceivable that there is some highly 'niche' brand that uses civet from naturally expired civet cats; for natural musk still makes it onto the market via the natural deaths of musk-deer. Personally, I am truly glad that things are the way they are in this regard. Animal cruelty is bad.

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    Thanks guys - ill have to look for a vintage jicky, and that being a perfume for female and all - i am not too keen.to say..yes animal cruelty is bad - i am a vegan but you know what..i would like to smell some real civet in a perfume - just to see how it is...and just civet oil doesnt interest me, just like how cambodian oud oil doesnt..it has to be blended into perfume! I am going on the lookout for a sample of Musc Koublai Khan and its a bit difficult to find - even lucky scent doesnt have it!

    Frederic Malle seem to be okay selling samples (lot of 3 i was told) now i have no idea how much it costs...any idea?

    Absolue Pour Le Soir and Epic Man was my "Best Find" of the year

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    You might want to have a look at this....

    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/308...g-wheels-civet


    Discover my Guest Reviewer Of The Day here

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    MKK, Mouchoir de Monsieur, Leather Oud, Jicky...

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    +1 on Jicky and Mouchoir de Monsieur. Try the Jicky EDP as it is the best version.
    "No sweet perfume ever tortured me more than this." Desert Rose by Sting and Cheb Mami, Album 1999.

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    Diors Leather Oud is by far my favorite skanky juice, but of your two I prefer MKK. Also cant go wrong with Kouros. Iquitos also has a really nice civet note hidden under all that incredible rose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by benzganesh View Post
    Thanks guys - ill have to look for a vintage jicky, and that being a perfume for female and all ...
    Jicky is an official unisex fragrance.
    Hell, Sean Connery wears it ... if he
    can pull it off, then so can you!

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    Amouage Gold.

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    Amouge Gold for men or women? Thank you.

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    I did smell amouage gold - and really did not get any civet,instead what i got was some weird floral note.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Merely View Post
    No, real civet has been banned in compositions for many years now. I am sure there is not one house that uses it - and most certainly not Lutens, Guerlain or Amouage. However, it is conceivable that there is some highly 'niche' brand that uses civet from naturally expired civet cats; for natural musk still makes it onto the market via the natural deaths of musk-deer. Personally, I am truly glad that things are the way they are in this regard. Animal cruelty is bad.
    Even though the use of civet is often replaced by use of a Gas Chromatography–Mass Spectrometry (GC-MS) to mimic it's scent for fragrances.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drseid View Post
    Agree. I personally can't wear this stuff due to the large amount of civet early-on. If you are looking for heavy civet it should fit your needs nicely, IMO.
    I'll second that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Le Grand Duc View Post
    Jicky is an official unisex fragrance.
    Hell, Sean Connery wears it ... if he
    can pull it off, then so can you!
    And Jack Nicholson as well

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    Quote Originally Posted by silverbullet View Post
    And Jack Nicholson as well
    See ... they don't come much more butch than Sean and Jack!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Le Grand Duc View Post
    See ... they don't come much more butch than Sean and Jack!
    I think Janet Reno does as well....

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    In some frags civet comes across as a "bad breath note" like with Mouchoir de Monsieur or too fecal. But when they get it right it can add so much to a fragrance giving you that dark musky smell like in Leather Oud. Or like the basenotes of Givenchy Gentlemen where they use just a dash.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cannotavoidtrite View Post
    Amouge Gold for men or women? Thank you.
    men.

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    Or like the basenotes of Givenchy Gentlemen where they use just a dash
    Yep, it's lovely in Givenchy Gentlemen
    Alan

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    I don't think this was written above...

    According to a recent interview I read with Francis Kurkdjian, the civet in Absolue pour le Soir is actually real civet (ie. actually from a civet cat)!

    Maybe that's why you like it so much In my case, I think it's the reason I'm not crazy about it. Artistically I think it's great, but I can't wear it cuz' it reminds me of a huge fur coat from the 40s.

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    Quote Originally Posted by L'Aventurier View Post
    I don't think this was written above...

    According to a recent interview I read with Francis Kurkdjian, the civet in Absolue pour le Soir is actually real civet (ie. actually from a civet cat)!

    Maybe that's why you like it so much In my case, I think it's the reason I'm not crazy about it. Artistically I think it's great, but I can't wear it cuz' it reminds me of a huge fur coat from the 40s.
    Man you are so right! - it makes me feel "carnal" like a big bad indian wolf..i wouldnt mind buying another bottle just to stock it up..i think its a fragrance made for werewolves..

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    Default Re: Civets!

    What about Yatagan, Dzing! and Kouros... Is there civet content in those?

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    To my nose Kouros is more earthy pungent patchouli nicely musked - i dont get any civets, Yatagan is boozy and i havent smelled Dzing! based on the fact that a lot of folks compare it to bulgari black.

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    The civets I personally like best are the more smooth, moderate ones like Mouchoir de Monsieur.

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    Yatagan features castoreum - beaver butt - rather than civet. Castoreum is a great animalic too. I particularly like its use in Micallef's (now discontinued) Yellow Sea. A lot of the castoreum out there is still real, too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SculptureOfSoul View Post
    Yatagan features castoreum - beaver butt - rather than civet. Castoreum is a great animalic too. I particularly like its use in Micallef's (now discontinued) Yellow Sea. A lot of the castoreum out there is still real, too.
    Please educated me - which other brands/bottles? i love animalics!

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    Castoreum can be found in:

    Yatagan
    Yellow Sea
    Antaeus
    Kinski
    Michael Storer Djin & Monk
    Epic Man
    Memoir Woman
    Coeur de Vetiver Sacre


    there are others but those are the ones I have experience with (except Kinski) and they're all good.
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    Not forgetting Chanel's Cuir de Russie which also has a nice bit of castoreum in the base (esp. the parfum).

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    Amouage Gold Men.

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    Amouage Gold Men.

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    Ungaro II

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