Castoreum Givco 116/5

Rated 4.50 out of 5 based on 2 customer ratings
(2 customer reviews)


CAS No. –

Odour (decreasing): Castoreum, leather, animalic, warm, musk. Powerful

Solvent: -none added

Manufacturer: Givaudan

See below for more description and documentation

Castoreum Givco is also offered at 10%



Description and usage notes:

This base is a recreation of the odour of natural castoreum extract, designed by Givaudan.  It provides an extremely effective and powerful animalic quality that can be used as a background note in a wide variety of fragrance types at low levels.  At higher levels it can be used to convey a leathery quality or form the basis of a leather accord.

It is intended as a one to one replacement for natural castoreum absolute.

Description from Givaudan: “Odor: castoreum. Use: This reconstitution contains only synthetic ingredients and plant-based naturals. It reflects all the typical warm, animal, leather-like notes and is a highly interesting note for use in chypre, tobacco, leather and fougère types.” 

As this is quite an expensive and powerful material we also offer it at 10% for a more affordable and easier to use option.


Safety Data Sheet – from Givaudan

Safety Data Sheet – from Vigon

Additional Documentation includes specification, SDS, allergen identification, GMO & animal testing statements etc.

2 reviews for Castoreum Givco 116/5

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    EM (verified owner)

    I have been assessing several Castoreum bases over the past 12 monthsz

    Castoreum GIVCO 116/5 was the first base I assessed and was blown away by how great it is and how close it is to the natural tincture (which I used only to compare and assess the bases against).

    After trialling several other fine reconstructions I felt that the GIVCO was by far the best.

    If you want or need a fantastic Castoreum base, try this. There is enough growl for most applications even at 10%. This is strong stuff even at 10% and can be used on like for like where you would use the natural tincture.

    Try it in oud accords, Cuir de Russie types and even try some with heavily aromatic structures, the oily aspects can add naturalness and depth to herbaceous notes.

  2. Rated 4 out of 5

    Doug (verified owner)

    Try this is in basenote accord with sandalwood and Galaxolide trace…solid!

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