Velvet and Sweet Pea think this story is pretty funny but they want to remind you to never, never put perfume or essential oils on an animal.  It will be absorbed through their skin and can be highly toxic! “During the reign of Queen Elizabeth I, ladies of the court circulated a recipe for perfume to be rubbed into a lap-dog’s coat before it was taken on social calls.  The recipe included labdanum, ambergris, civet and musk, strong-smelling ingredients that would most certainly overpower any hint of “wet-dog” smell.  Whether the dog approved is another story.” -       Scents Appeal, Gabrielle Dorland, 1993