Roses Musk by Montale
I blame Kelley for this one; he was the person who turned me on to Montale back in the day.
Most people know Montale as the house that Aoud built, They are deservedly well known for playing the note like a fine instrument, having done so long before everyone decided that the note was this years fruity-floral. I have and love several of them.
This might have to join them.
Aoud isn't listed as one of the notes, nor is ambergris, so perhaps it's Montale's special blend of musks that give the roses that salty skin bite. The roses are lovely; ripe smelling as if they were just opening to the warm summer sun, the dew still on the petals. These aren't blowsy, big roses; it smells to me like sunbathing in the garden.
It's something I would in real life would never do, but it's very nice to have a scent substitute.
$140 for 50ML at LuckyScent, from whom I got the sample.