Monday, August 9, 2010

gallery of beasties

For your viewing pleasure--or displeasure, as the case may be-- a gallery of beasties traditionally used to produce perfume

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civet cat, for civet.

from Lloyd's Natural History: "A hand-book to the Carnivora. Part 1, Cats, civets, and mungoose", uploaded to Wiki Commons [1] by Richard Lydekker

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Sperm Whale, for ambergris.

Sperm whale and Bottlenose whale by Archibald Thorburn

File:William Daniell - Musk Deer, And Birds Of Paradise.jpg

Musk deer (and other musk-producers) for musk.

William Daniell, “Musk Deer, And Birds Of Paradise”, courtesy of artrenewal.org

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Beaver, for castor.

“North American Beaver (Castor canadensis)”, Painting by John James Audubon, 1854, courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

2 comments:

  1. Lovely pictures of the full secreting menagerie!

    On Basenotes I am known as VM I hate civet, so I do my bit to protect my furry feline friend.

    : - )

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