Perfume Formula: Carnival

I am quite a fan of the perfume Dzing! by L’Artisan Perfumer and I recently read that it was to be discontinued (though I am unsure if that is true or not). I also happen to love animalic notes in perfume and classical music so I decided to make a fragrance that was a nod to Dzing! whilst focussing heavily on the animals and named after the famous piece by Berlioz.


Top Notes

Bergamot, Grapefruit, Lavender

Heart Notes

Jasmine, Leather, Tobacco
Saffron, Cinnamon, Cloves

Base Notes

Musk Civet Castoreum
Ambergris, Sandalwood, Cedar
Guaiac Wood, Hay, Tonka Bean

The Formula

For this formula you will need to acquire some good animalic bases and some quite expensive musks, but you will definitely love the end result which is spicy, earthy, animalic, and comforting. It should paint the picture of an old carnival or steam fair at night with all the scents that go with it.

Quantity Ingredient Comments
270 Galaxolide
190 Hedione
100 Iso E Super
100 Muscenone
70 Linalyl Acetate
45 Mysoral Sandalwood base by Symrise
35 Cedryl Acetate
30 Bergamot
25 Ethyl Linalool
20 Lavender Barreme
18 Eugenol
12 Vanillin
12 Deer Musk Genuine resin or base like tonquitone
10 Guaiac Wood
3 Methyl Pamplemousse
3 Hay Absolute
3 Cinnamon Bark Oil Ceylon is best
3 Exaltone
1 Suederal
1 Tobacarol
10 Civet Tincture 10%
8 Ambergris Tincture 10%
5 Castoreum Tincture 10%
3 Safranal 10%
3 Isobutyl Quinoline 10% Pyralone is best
1000