Montale Musk to Musk
As most of you know I have a love of musks, even though I tend to suck the life out of them. On others, Muscs Koublai Khan is mind-blowingly unwashed, on me it's a pussycat. Annick Goutal Musc Nomade is a glorious skin scent, SIP's Musc Botanique is a glorious take on verdant dirrtiness and CB I Hate Perfume Musk is akin to porn-berries jubilee. I am always on the lookout for the next thing and I was happy to find that Montale's Musk to Musk fit the bill.
Luckyscent writes of it as spicy and resinous, but on me it doesn't much go there: there is a whisper of nutmeg and woods but nothing that can be called overly spicy. Tamara points out in her blog that it starts with Montale's trademark Aoud. It does, and even if I wrote in a comment of that this one died on me when I tried it, this one that's an argument to always try, try again. I'd dismissed it because amongst the others I'd tried when sampling this it was rolled over by something stronger; it's quietly silky-smooth beauty can't stand up to some of the, let's say louder things at ScentBar. The aoud whispers along with the spicy woods that results in something that makes me think of clean whiteness; not the dreaded clean sheets accord nor even clean skin. There's enough in there that this is identifiable as perfume that's wholly wonderful. So much so that I am almost dreading falling more in love with the Montale line, especially since Kelley has let me know in no uncertain terms that his are under lock and key...
Musk to Musk is available at all places that sell Montale, $90 for 50ML