This is a botanical based musk oil blended with Oud and civet paste. This oil has some deep chocolate like notes that last for hours on end. Pure Civet’s Cat musk from Ethiopia is very deep, intense, and spicy aroma. The musk is used as a natural perfume fixative to provide base notes for commercial fragrance companies. Perfume makers have prized civet musk for centuries because of its distinctive odor and preservative effects.