- Oct 21, 2019
I'm also quite familiar with the smell of goats and goat fur having spent a good part of my childhood in the countryside. I don't get the goat hair tincture in Haxan either, at all. In Aranyaka I do get it, but only in the dry down, and not really the actual goat smell but more of that creamy-milky quality that the ingredient has. I get it stronger in Aksum, it is quite puzzling and vivid there, and even more so in Homa. Maybe try Homa and see if you can smell the goat there). I'm pretty sure that Sibet never had any actual goat hair tincture in it, rather Josh attempted an accord based off various musks. I think Prin is the only one to have used actual goat hair tincture in his perfumes, or at least successfully use it. I also think that Abder Salaam offers goat hair tincture on it's own if you want to try that. I love the smell of it and I can't compare it to any other musky ingredient. To me, it does smell of goat's fur, and it has a creamy and milky quality to it. Very different from musk, civet, or castoreum. I'm really curious if one could tincture any type of animal fur and successfully extract the scent of it. I'd be curious to attempt with wild boar and other game. I find the smell of wild animal fur intoxicating and primal.I grew up on a goat farm so I don’t really smell anything I’d associate with goats in Haxan. Not even in Aranyaka either which scares me because that’s all people talk about. I think my association with the way goats smell is just a tad bit too literal to pick up on it in fragrances. Even Sibet lacks any goat note for me but I can kind of see how it would be considered to have a goat musk accord.