Best Animalic Perfumes

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So many people wonder what makes up Animalic perfume. Is it Animalic literally? Or is it just an adjective that describes how beastly a fragrance is? It would interest you to know that Animalic perfumes really do have notes that come from animals. A lot of them are obtained through inhumane methods, while a few of them don't require that you kill the animals. For this reason, it has been outlawed in the United States, so a lot of synthetic versions have been created to replace them.

Animalic notes are usually used to boost up or balance out other notes. They are generally dirty musky smells with a funky stink such as Ambergris, Civet, Castoreum and Natural Musk. Perfumes in this category are usually very overpowering, and not very easy to wear.

Best Animalic Perfumes

  • Urbane Nights Sky by All Good Scents
  • Aesthete by Le Galion
  • Tyrannosaurus Rex by Zoologist Perfumes
  • Oeillères L’Óbjet Parfumant by Roberto Greco
  • The Lover’s Tale by Francesca Bianchi
  • Kingdom of Saudi Arabia by Roja Dove
  • Kemi by Kemi Blending Magic
  • Leather Oud by Dior
  • Kasar by Teo Cabanel

  • Urbane Nights Sky by All Good Scents- Ambergris

Urbane Nights Sky by All Good Scents- Ambergris

Urbane Nights Sky is an extremely strong fragrance that really attacks you as soon as you spray it. It has a smokiness to it, like campfire smoke, and you immediately imagine a cowboy all dressed in leather sitting by the campfire. As it dries down, you start getting the sweet notes and the leather accord goes missing. 

  • Top notes: Opens with Elemi, Aldehydes and Lemon
  • Middle notes: At the heart of the fragrance lies Rosemary, Orange Blossom and Clove
  • Base notes: At the base, Sea Notes, Musk and Ambergris
  • Perfume Gender: Masculine
  • Scent Accord: Citrus
  • Longevity: 6-7 hours
  • Sillage: Heavy
  • Projection : Wide



  • Aesthete by Le Galion - Musk

        Aesthete by Le Galion - Musk

        Aesthete by Le Galion is a more modern animalic fragrance. It has a funky kick to it but in a vintage way. It is not as over the top as most animalic smells, so it is more like a classic interpretation of animalic perfumes. It has lots of cummin, lavender, and musk. Cummin is not necessarily animalic, but with musk it's a whole other game. A lot of animalic perfumes are difficult to wear but this is different.

        • Top notes: Opens with Mandarin Orange, Saffron, Artemisia and Frankincense
        • Middle notes: At the heart of the fragrance lies Agarwood, Jasmine, Castoreum, Guaiac Wood and Leather
        • Base notes: At the base, Sandalwood, White Musk and Vanilla
        • Perfume Gender: Masculine
        • Scent Accord: Leather
        • Longevity: 12-14 hours
        • Sillage: Strong
        • Projection : Wide

        • Tyrannosaurus Rex by Zoologist Perfumes - Civet

        Tyrannosaurus Rex by Zoologist Perfumes - Civet



        T-Rex is another modern representation of animalic perfumes. It gives off the feeling of burned leather with the toastiness of herbs, greenery and twigs that is very in your face. It also has a smoky tone, but in a burnt rubber kind of way. As soon as you take the top off, you get a wave of a very heavy musk, so just imagine what one spritz can do. Overall, it is a very intense experience.

        • Top notes: Opens with Bay Leaf, Fir, Black Pepper, Neroli, Nutmeg, and Bergamot
        • Middle notes: At the heart of the fragrance lies Champaca, Ylang-Ylang, Geranium, Rose, Jasmine and Osmanthus
        • Base notes: At the base, Cade Oil, Olibanum, Cedar Wood, Civet, Patchouli, Leather, and Vanilla
        • Perfume Gender: Unisex
        • Scent Accord: Woody
        • Longevity: Eternal
        • Sillage: Strong
        • Projection : Very wide

        • Oeillères L'Objet Parfumant by Roberto Greco - Musk

        Oeillères L'Objet Parfumant by Roberto Greco - Musk

        This is a limited edition perfume with only 500 bottles produced. Oeillère L’objet Parfumant is a very pretty, yet funky fragrance. It has that conspicuous, heavy handed, full bodied musky air, with very green and aromatic companions. It fits perfectly in both Animalic and Musk lists.

        • Top notes: Opens with Broom, Lavender, Eucalyptus, and Chamomile
        • Middle notes: At the heart of the fragrance lies Cummin, Mushroom, Hay and Pollen
        • Base notes: At the base, Styrax and Natural Musk
        • Perfume Gender: Unisex
        • Scent Accord: Spicy
        • Longevity: 11-12 hours
        • Sillage: Heavy
        • Projection : Very Wide

        • The Lover's Tale by Francesca Bianchi - Castoreum & Musk

        The Lover's Tale by Francesca Bianchi - Musk

        The Lover here,  is telling a Tale of sex.  You know the aftermath of sex, while you are still in bed the morning after? This perfume paints exactly that scenery. 

        The Lover’s Tale is very much in line with other perfumes by Francesca Binchi. It is a very interesting fragrance because it is chameleonic as it smells different on different skin. You never get bored of it because it is always changing. 

        • Top notes: Opens with Mimosa, Honey, Bergamot, and Aldehydes
        • Middle notes: At the heart of the fragrance lies Egyptian Jasmine, Bulgarian Rose, Peach, Orris, and Heliotrope
        • Base notes: At the base, Castoreum, Musk, Leather, Labdanum, Vetiver, Sandalwood, and Oakmoss
        • Perfume Gender: Unisex
        • Scent Accord: Leather
        • Longevity: Eternal
        • Sillage: Heavy
        • Projection : Nuclear

        • Kingdom of Saudi Arabia by Roja Dove - Musk

        Kingdom of Saudi Arabia by Roja Dove - Musk

        Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is a beautifully crafted elegant funk. It is rich, opulent, spicy, warm, sweet, and sensual. It is so complex that once you smell the fragrance at the top, you would know it’s going into many directions at the dry down. What comes to play at the heart of this fragrance are the fruity notes but in a mature way.

        This perfume is dedicated to the Taif Rose, from Taif, a city in Saudi Arabia known for their roses.

        • Top notes: Opens with Aldehydes, Mandarin Orange, Artemisia and Lime
        • Middle notes: At the heart of the fragrance lies Geranium, Plum, Apple, Jasmine, Strawberry, Raspberry, Banana, Rose, Chamomile, Violet,and  Black Currant 
        • Base notes: At the base, Leather, Agarwood, Cotton Candy, Vanilla, Cinamon, Cacao Pod, Sandalwood, Musk, Balsam Fir, Saffron, Cedar, Pink Pepper, Violet Leaf, Cloves, Oakmoss and Patchouli.
        • Perfume Gender: Unisex
        • Scent Accord: Amber Spicy
        • Longevity: 10 hours
        • Sillage: Moderate
        • Projection : Moderate

        • Kemi by Kemi Blending Magic - Civet

        Kemi by Kemi Blending Magic - Civet

        Kemi is a bright funky floral, but not in a Jasmine way. It is a controversial fragrance, so if you don't like Oud you're going to find it very off-putting. It is also a wild mix of classy and dirty gourmand that poses to be one of the finest blends of oud. The first impression surprisingly is not skanky, but more of caramel, and it just goes left and right from there.

        • Top notes: Opens with Cedar and Agarwood
        • Middle notes: At the heart of the fragrance lies Castoreum, Caramel, Civet,  Gurjan Balsam
        • Base notes: At the base, Woody Notes, Sandalwood, and Vanilla
        • Perfume Gender: Unisex
        • Scent Accord: Amber Woody
        • Longevity: Eternal
        • Sillage: Heavy
        • Projection : Very Wide

        • Leather Oud by Dior - Leather

        Leather Oud by Dior - Leather

        Leather Oud is not shy at all. It is so audacious and loud that you immediately notice how animalic it is at the first impression. It has a dominant Civet note with very animalic Oud matched with a leathery quality. This perfume is not screamingly over the top and is very wearable. Like a lot of oud fragrances, it has a wealthy Middle Easterner following.

        • Top notes: Opens with Bergamot
        • Middle notes: At the heart of the fragrance lies Cloves, Cardamom,  Jasmine and Geranium
        • Base notes: At the base, Smoke, Agarwood, Leather, Patchouli, Birch, Amberwood, Sand and Sandalwood
        • Perfume Gender: Masculine
        • Scent Accord: Amber
        • Longevity: Eternal
        • Sillage: Strong
        • Projection : Wide
        • Kasar by Teo Cabanel - Musk

        Kasar by Teo Cabanel - Musk

        Kasar by Teo Cabanel is a dark floral mystery that leans very much to the masculine side on the gender scale. It is a challenging fragrance that makes you ponder on what, when, where, and how to wear it.

        • Top notes: Opens with Citruses
        • Middle notes: At the heart of the fragrance lies Saffron, Nutmeg, and Cinnamon
        • Base notes: At the base, Labdanum, Agarwood, Leather, Cedar, Musk and Patchouli
        • Perfume Gender: Masculine
        • Scent Accord: Leather
        • Longevity: 12 hours
        • Sillage: Heavy
        • Projection : Wide

        CONCLUSION

        Animalic perfumes are not the easiest to wear or the easiest to like, but they definitely are the easiest to notice. So, you have to be careful how you wear it, whom you wear it around, and where you wear it because you don't want to nauseate a potential client at a business dinner or set off a coughing spree at a wedding.

        People Also Ask

        Do they use skunk spray in perfume?

        There is no known use of skunk spray in perfume. Skunk spray is very irritable and harmful to humans, so handling something as such, let alone infusing it in human products, could be catastrophic. Skunk oil, however, is what perfumers use.

        What does civet smell like?

        Civet smells like Civet. Civet is a South Eastern exotic cat that is hunted for a number of things including a secretion from its anus that is used in perfumery. This secretion that forms the Civet notes smells fecal. But a bit floral when diluted.

        Do some perfumes contain animal urine?

        Some perfumes do contain animal urine, like Body Language from the House of Matriarch that has the Hayaceum note. This note is formed from petrified rocks made from the fusion of badger urine, fecal matter and soil.

        Do any perfumes still use ambergris?

        Yes, perfumes still use Ambergris. Though, the synthetic form is gaining popularity because of how expensive and rare it is to find.

        What perfumes are made from whale vomit?

        Ambergris can also be found in whale vomit. It is a substance that is formed in the stomach of a whale so it can come out through either end.



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