Perfumes that contain fragrance note – Civet | Scent profile: Naturally the byproduct of the anal glands of exotic civet cats (technically no cats), which smells very pungent and fecal but which gives an amazing radiance and warmth to florals. Now synthetically replicated with civetone for ethical reasons.
The African civet lives in the savannas and forests of South and Central Africa, while the Indian civet lives in Nepal, Bangladesh and Vietnam. These animals produce fragrant secretions in order to mark their territory. Diluted, after a while, the smell of civet secretion, which is normally strong and repulsive, becomes pleasant with an undertone of animal musk. In order to collect this secretion, the animals are kept in cages. Fortunately, this perfume today is mainly synthetic.