Coeur d'Esprit Natural Perfumes
We are the Only Supplier of these natural animal Tinctures located in Canada
They are used as fixatives and as base notes in Natural Perfume but not Botanical Perfume.
Perfumes which contain animal essences are not Vegan.
We also create and sell our very own Ocean Tincture
"Hi, Lyn, I just wanted to let you know that all of the samples and the perfume arrived safely on Monday--and what a divine scent emanated from the package before I even opened anything! I feel like I have hit the jackpot here; I really like everything! I'll try to give you some more detailed feedback later on. And the Ambergris is amazing--very delicate. I don't think I had a very clear idea of what it was going to smell like and am looking forward to playing around with it. I was very curious about the hyraceum too, and the first whiff out of the vial seemed to fit in with what you might expect from an animal's excretion. It will be fun to see what I can do with it." RO, Spain
"Wow! Lyn, I can't believe the aroma of these Animal Essences. A drop of Ambergris on my arm blooms into an array of scent molecules, which pleases my nose, no end. The Honey Beeswax is very subtle, aromatically, but a great fixative. The Hyraceum is as I thought it would be and I really appreciate it when I use it with Jasmine, Neroli, and Orange Blossom. I appreciate you, too, for taking the time to bring these to the marketplace. I'll be ordering more, so get tincturing!" ST, France
"Wow, Lyn. I've just received your Ocean, Hyraceum, and Ambergris Tinctures and I am not disappointed. This material is so wonderful to smell, so complex, and amazing to work with in my perfumes. Thank you very much, dear Lyn." RR, USA
does Ambergris come from?
I use Ambergris to add the Water element to my perfumes.
The ProcessI used a clean (and dedicated for this use) coffee-bean grinder and
ground the stone to a powder. The aroma was divine and very unexpected. I
thought it may smell rank and overtly-animalic but it was sweet and delicate,
though very tenacious and long-lasting. This powder was carefully over-turned
onto a wax paper and then gently sent through a funnel and into the bottle of
alcohol. All the items used in the process were swirled and washed with 5 ml of
alcohol and even that was saved in a dropper bottle.
does it do for perfumes?
I've saved a small piece of the tan Ambergris so I can continue to enjoy the sweet aroma as well as use it as an educational tool to show my students. It is wrapped in cotton and stored in a wooden unvarnished box, kept in a cool and dark place. Each colour has produced a slightly different aroma but always with that sweet, powdery note and fixative quality.
Grey Ambergris White Ambergris
10 ml bottle of tinctured Ambergris $85.00 plus shipping and handling to your location in Canada or the US. Please inquire via email with your full address and I will send you a PayPal invoice to pay. firstname.lastname@example.org
Where does it come from?
It is created in and excreted by the Rock Hyrax who lives in South Africa; the African Stone is used as a traditional medicine for the people in that country. Over millennia, it has been fossilized. It is tinctured into 190 proof Perfumers' alcohol and so is rendered sterile.
From Wiki: The material hardens and ages until it becomes a fairly sterile, rock-like material (also referred to as "Africa Stone") that contains compounds giving it an animal, deeply complex fermented scent that combines the elements of musk, castoreum, civet, tobacco, and agarwood. The material is harvested without disturbing the animals by digging strata of the brittle, resinous, irregular, blackish-brown stone; because animals are not harmed in its harvesting it is often an ethical substitute for deer musk, which requires killing the animal.
I received 12 grams of raw hyraceum. It didn’t look like much in the bag but it has created a wonderful product, and I wanted to let you know how that was accomplished.
I use waxed paper on the counter so it is easy to collect any ambient powder. Then I measured this chuck on the scale to ensure proper dilution ratio.
I ground the stone to a medium fine powder and dumped onto the waxed paper then funnelled it into a measuring cup.
I measured out 188 ml of perfumer's alcohol, into which I put the powder. It immediately went a lovely red/brown colour with the typical elephant patty/wild grassy aroma… very earthy and animalic. This gave me an end-product at a 6% dilution rate. This product is not edible.
this way, it’s only used in perfumery. It adds an
animalic zing and zest to perfume that is wonderful. It has been said to have
an aroma somewhere between civet and castoreum.
Done this way, it’s only used in perfumery. It adds an animalic zing and zest to perfume that is wonderful. It has been said to have an aroma somewhere between civet and castoreum.
I just wanted to mention here that now Civet is being gathered without hurting the animal. About Castorium - in Canada, our beavers are routinely culled and the parts that create castoreum are discarded. There are some who feel 'why not use this material'. At the moment, I'm truly not sure where I stand on this topic. For the Hyraceum, the product has long since been separated from the animal that created it and has been rendered pure over the eons and in the alcohol.
I left this tincture to mature in a cool dark cupboard for at least a year.
Each day, I shake it for a minute or two so the alcohol has an opportunity to
touch each grain of hyraceum and ensure that all the qualities of it are
precipitated into the alcohol. This product has been aging since May 2007. A
few drops in your perfume formula will fix and ground the scent.
I left this tincture to mature in a cool dark cupboard for at least a year. Each day, I shake it for a minute or two so the alcohol has an opportunity to touch each grain of hyraceum and ensure that all the qualities of it are precipitated into the alcohol. This product has been aging since May 2007. A few drops in your perfume formula will fix and ground the scent.
I use Hyraceum Tincture to add the Earth element to my perfume creations. I would place Civet in the Earth category also. For the Castoreum, it would be in the Water category.
10 ml bottle of tinctured Hyraceum $30.00 plus shipping and handling to your location in Canada or the US. Please inquire via email with your full address and I will send you a PayPal invoice to pay. email@example.com
Honeybee Comb Tincture
Honeybees Apis Mellifera
TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK - please check back in six months as I'm beginning my tincture now...
I have a very limited quantity of this lovely product in 10 ml bottles, which adds the Air element to perfumes. Please inquire via email with your full address. Although it is slightly sticky straight out of the bottle, when you use ie: three drops of tincture in 5 ml of alcohol, it is fine. Since it is an alcohol tincture, it won't mix with oil-based perfumes. The product is softly scented, very clear, and light yellow.
10 ml bottle of tinctured Honey Beeswax $30.00 plus shipping and handling to your location in Canada or the US. Please inquire via email with your full address and I will send you a PayPal invoice to pay. firstname.lastname@example.org
Please read my blog post about the process here: http://coeurdespritnaturalperfume.blogspot.com/search/label/Beeswax%20Tincture
The Four Elements in a perfume
Right out of our Blue Pacific Ocean comes my incredible Ocean Tincture. Enjoy this wonderful scent of the sea anytime. Ocean Tincture is a unique way to add fresh ozone and salty sea notes to perfumes. Adds a watery juiciness to the perfume. Note the gorgeous green colour. This batch is from Parksville, BC and has been aging since October 2011. Not for internal use as created in 190 proof Perfumers' denatured alcohol.
10 ml bottle of tinctured Ocean Tincture $15.00 plus shipping and handling to your location in Canada or the US. Please inquire via email with your full address and I will send you a PayPal invoice to pay. email@example.com
As with all of my product, I infuse it with Love, Light, and Laughter; place in the bottom of the Ancient Tibetan Bowls, surrounded by crystals and covered with colour.
This practice ensures the product is for the highest good of the wearer and the designer.