Tuesday, February 14, 2006

REVIEW: Molinard, Les Scenteurs Musc

Notes: Musk, Sandalwood, Patchouli

Pros: Sweet and resinous, like incense.

Cons: Doesn't really smell like musk to me - this one is not a deep earthy musk.

Longevity and Sillage: Both are moderate, and frankly, could be better. The scent does linger close to the skin but never projects much.

Where can I buy it? $11.99 for 100ml edt spray at ImaginationPerfumery.com

Reminds me of: Nag Champa incense

The Bottom Line: For a mere $12, why not? If you're looking for a lighter musk, without the earthy animalic undertones, this one may be perfect for you. No urinals, no hairspray, just a sweet resinous incense-like aroma. The patchouli accent makes it perfect for patch lovers.

Rating (out of 10): 6

I know all the usual suspects with regard to musk fragrances. Anything truly unusual and unknown out there that I simply have to try?


Heather said...

I can't believe the price point on this one!

I love Nag Champa but not so sure I want to wear it though.

I'm not so bothered about 'long' longevity, so long as what does last is lovely.

(How long could I go on about long eh?)


marlen said...

Heather - Absolutely, for the price, it's worth it! And it really is quite a nice scent, but if you're not sure about smelling like Nag Champa, defintiely best to sample first!

katiedid said...

M, have you tried the Lola fragrance oil? I'm not sure if its "unknown" but it IS unique for a modern-day musk - it is INSANELY animalic, and sweetly spiced. Seriously, M, it's sex in a bottle type stuff. There's a distinct edge of patch that gives it a dirty, earthy feel that I think you would SO dig. Dang, I wish I hadn't broke up my bottle and sent out so many samples now - I'd totally send you some. Actually, I'll look and see if I can make up a wee vial: please let me know if you'd like some. I am so late and owe so many folks promised samples that I'm doing a marathon decanting session this weekend, so I may as well take a peek and see if I can't send a sample to you if I can.

marlen said...

Katie - I haven't tried that one! I'll send u an email!