The musk is the trade name for a fragrance that many years is present in the history of mankind. The origin of this particular essence is in, near the genitals of a particular variety of deer native to Central Asia excretory glands: the musk deer.I
Musk, this is the name of the substance that these animals excrete, is the active ingredient that gives this essence so particular scent: sweet and warm and long durability. The way to extract the active ingredient led to these musk deer almost to extinction. Other varieties of animals which are extracted musk musk ox, musk duck, and even muskrat. Certain woods also produce a similar smell like musk wood of the Guianas.I
The procedure is cruel thing: it kills the animal, and completely remove the gland. Then allowed to dry in the sun on a hot stone, or dip it in boiling oil. The sheer musk has a pungent, almost unbearable for humans, but as perfume, in small doses, long lasting fragrances are generated, and an unmistakable aroma.I
The popularity of musk is alleged, is an aphrodisiac. The reality is that in the animal, musk is a substance that activates the animal response of females. Humans have used this active principle since time immemorial, not only in perfumes, but oils are often used in the practice of tantric yoga. It is also used in aromatherapy, ie the cure of diseases through odors.I
Chinese and Tibetan musk is the most precious. It is packaged in tiny handmade pottery, richly decorated with filigree. They are vacuum sealed to retain the odor.I
Musk is extremely powerful. With a single gram can perfume million cubic meters of air, and fragrance it remains for days. Musk contributes its strength and presence to fragrances of plant origin, why it is so popular in the perfume industry, being present in a variety of brands of perfumes.I
A perfume that has within its bouquet of this essential oil is Amor Amor by Cacharel.I
Empress Josephine, wife of Napoleon Bonaparte adored perfume based on musk, and often used to seduce her husband.