Monday, January 12, 2015

10 Unusual Ingredients in Perfumes

1. Deer Musk -a substance with a persistent odour obtained from a gland of the male musk deer situated between its back/rectal area. The substance has been extensively used as a perfume fixative, incense material, and medicine, since ancient times. It was and still is one of the most expensive animal products in the world. The name originates from the Sanskrit word muṣká meaning "testicle".

2. Black Pepper

3. Dill Oil

4. Tear of Venus

5. Mustard

6. Feces of Civet Cats

7. Castoreum - similar to Deer Musk in that it comes from the genital sacs of Beavers.

8. Ambergris - a by-product of the digestive system of sperm whales. It is apparently part of their diseased stomachs and they either vomit or excrete it.

9. Resin from conifers.

10. Lichen

11. Roots - grass and Iris roots (orris)


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