Animal and musk aromas are used in trace
amounts because of their overpowering odor. When they are diluted to the right
proportion they can have an indispensable effect in a perfume. They add
richness and warmth and a fixative effect that only animal note can give. They
are chemically very close to our own sexual aromas. Animal extracts are an
essential part of many commercial fragrances. Most animal notes today are
synthetically produced to decrease cost and cruelty to animals. Some musk aromas are not as animal like as say civet. Many musk aromas are soft and fruit like, adding wonderful rounding qualities.
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