Ambergris Civet Mukhallat 3ml - Luscious Ambre Gris Parfum Perfume Oil - Sharif Laroche
Ambergris Civet Mukhallat
Art Parfums Laroche
An irresistible composition of two old world ingredients... Ambergris, warm, sweet, earthy-musky with a delicate crisp top note, infused with rich, pungent musk of the Civet... the result is amazingly complex, as all the facets of Ambergris become pronounced and the oceanic sweetness is brought out in full bloom. This fragrance is Ambergris at its best... one drop is all you'll need... to stimulate healthy conversation and attract positive energy.
WHAT ARE PHEROMONES
The word pheromone is derived from the Greek phero, which means “to transport”and hormone meaning “to stimulate”. Pheromones are chemicals that are secreted or excreted by an individual and can trigger certain behavioral or social responses in members of the same species. Alarm pheromones, food trail pheromones and sex pheromones affect behavior among many insects, vertebrates and plants, acting like chemical messengers between the individuals. The chemical, neurological and physiological responses by the recipients are natural innate reactions to these chemical signals. Sex pheromones emitted by males and females tell other individuals about their species, well-being, reproductive ability, availability, and desire. Certain substances, compounds and stimulants increase the level of sex hormones; aphrodisiacs of this type can be found in plants, herbs and animal substances - pure musk and true ambergris have been found to have aphrodisiac qualities, "pheromonal" activity, triggering physiological and behavioral responses by their natural odor.
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 comes from. The actual musk substance and scent produced by the male and female animals' perineal glands is also called 'civet', and is highly regarded as a fragrance and fixative within perfumery. 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 "toddy cat" 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 AMBERGRIS
Ambergris (Ambre Gris, Grey Amber, Ambergrease, Ambra grisea) is an intestinal solid and flammable secretion produced by the male sperm whale. Giant squid, the favorite diet of sperm whales, contains indigestible beaks which irritate the stomach lining of the whale, causing it to secrete the waxy substance which serves to protect the digestive system of the whale and facilitate an easier passing of these hard objects. In fact, when this sticky mass is expelled from the sperm whale, it is not as vomit, which is the common misconception, but as waste. Ambergris float is found in different shapes and sizes, and can be as small as 1/2oz (14g) or larger than 100lbs (45kg). Fresh Ambergris can be found in two different types, black, sticky-soft and tar-like, or as pale white soft lumps with black streaks. This precursor to matured ambergris has a strong fecal smell, the closest for comparison would be scented cow dung. After floating in the ocean sometimes for decades the pungent odor will change considerably and cure by becoming earthy, sweet, seaweed-seawater (marine) like, reminiscent of tobacco or musty old wood; animal musky with a peculiar sweet odor unique to ambergris. Depending on the quality of the ambergris there can be a great variation in the fragrance.
HOW IS AMBERGRIS USED
Ambergris has been used extensively historically and culturally since ancient times. The Egyptians of yesterday burned ambergris as incense, while in modern Egypt ambergris is used for scenting cigarettes. The ancient Chinese called ambergris "dragon's spittle fragrance". During the Middle Ages, Europeans used ambergris as a medication for headaches, colds, epilepsy, and other ailments. At the time of the Black Death in Europe, people believed that carrying a ball of ambergris could help prevent them from getting the plague. This was because the fragrance covered the smell of the air which was believed to be the cause of plague. Ambergris in different forms has also been used as a delicate flavoring for food, and due to its aphrodisiac nature, Ambergris has become one of the main ingredients in modern perfumery.
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