Deer Musk Absolute

Discussion in 'The Art of Traditional Perfumery' started by Elixir Attar, Feb 23, 2019.

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  1. Elixir Attar

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    i have read in a book about musk that the last kilogram of deer musk absolute was sold in the 1990s for 700k- which is completely understandable.
    My quest was to create some deer musk absolute using alcohol extraction like any resinoid is dealt with.
    Hearing however that it isnt a new idea i was shocked-
    Please see photo attched
    Instead of macerating musk for several years-
    One should seek to find such incredibly rare absolute-
    Any thoughts?
     

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  2. powdernose

    powdernose Oud Sprite

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    Interesting paragraph,
    perhaps one of the artisans is willing to experiment a bit and try to create a musk absolute.
    I don't use musk ever, so I don't have much interest in the material,
    but I'm sure there'd be a decent audience for a musk absolute
     
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  3. Elixir Attar

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    Russian Adam had some manufactured for use in his Malik Al Taif-
    However i thinks it comes from very old alcohol tinctures that have absorbed emough of the grains- and it would be very costly.
    Its a shame Russian Adam used it all in a perfume
    This thing should go into a museum -
    :eek::babyangel::Laugh::Laugh::Laugh:
     
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  4. Ashfaque

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    Not sure but you could try emailing Anya King to see if she can help you with it.
     
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    Do you have a webpage for her or so?

    Thanks a lot for the suggestion brother.
     
  6. Ashfaque

    Ashfaque Analogue Oud

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    IIRC, she's at USI. Google Anya H King, author of the deer musk book.
     

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