aka “Africa Stone”
Odor Description – (courtesy of Firmenich) – Strongly animalic, the profile is deeply complex and combines various facets of Musk, Castoreum, Civet, Tobacco and Agarwood (Oud).
Main Sourcing Country – South Africa – A primary extraction with volatile solvent on fresh or dry biomass yields to a Concrete or Resinoid. The Absolute is obtained via a second purification
step in the process.
More information about Hyraceum – Hyraceum is the fossilised urine of the Cape Hyrax or Dassie. These animals live in South Africa and resemble large guinea pigs. Hyraceum is harvested without disturbing the animals (simply by digging it up) and produces a complex animalic scent similar to a heady mix of Musk, Civet, Castoreum and Tobacco. It is a wonderful alternative to synthetic musk.