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What an interesting hypothesis, the search to find a viable alternative for a senses pleasing, animal pheromone. I wonder if your theory could perhaps trickle down to perhaps include the common house cat (domestic) or possibly even the dog? As we know that they emit similar attractants, could it not be possible to consider their pheromones as a source of investigation? Is not the “cat”, in particular, of the same species as the civet? I don’t know the particluar species or genus but it would appear, at surface level, to be within the realm of feasibility. Who knows, we may have the answer to this dilemma as close to us as an “arm’s length” as we search to discover a viable alternative. Frank
Your’s is a very interesting expose’ concerning the Goat musk. Perhaps there is a renewable source for this pheromone after all. As long as we continue to have people who are brave enough to retrieve the substance, lol. Do you believe this substance to have the potential for use as an alternative to the original source? I find it interesting that the Goat musk is similar in nature as far as aroma characteristics are concerned. I would have never even imagined that such things were possible. I guess if we open our minds, we may learn something new, everyday. Thanks for the interesting perspective. Frank
Haha, I guess I got a little long-winded in my original post, sorry Salaam. It’s a funny thing when you convey that story about the lingering nuisance of the synthetic musk on your arm. I have spoken to many people whom I’ve learned, suffer from a similar problem whenever they “overdo” their perfume or cologne. They develop a “headache” and sometimes even become nauseous as well. Well, I have been doing some research on the “synthetics” and the general consensus is that these “synthetic” chemicals are the cause of their suffering. So, that makes your story ironic that in the world of “aromatherapy” and “natural perfumery” the natural constituents possess the power to heal, body & mind, while just the opposite applies to the synthetic chemicals, they can “literally” make one ill. And I’ve noticed also that some of these “fragrance/perfume” oils tend to linger pervasively and annoyingly for much too long. I’m glad that I’ve found someone to confirm my trepidations about the overuse of synthetics. It’s too bad that 95% (probably more) of the “Designer” perfume industry depends so much on the synthetics these days. And they have the audacity to charge “astronomical” prices anyway! I guess someone has to pay for their expensive advertising, lol. Ciao, Frankie
I agree with you. Regardless of the essence, I too believe that every one of them has a place in this vast world of fragrances. Not one extraction should be excluded from use. I believe I understand what you mean by humility also. It is when we predispose ourselves to feelings of complacence and grandeur when we make our biggest mistakes. I think no Oil or absolute should be ignored or overlooked.
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