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The red of an open artery, the red of congealing blood, the red of a scarlet tomb: burgundy musk, bitter clove, crushed saffron, red sandalwood, and red oudh.

 

Oh Crimson, I'm afraid you are a bit of a dissapointment dear. You were my most anticipated decant. All your notes were perfect win, but then I popped you open with trembling fingers and you smelled - alright. Good, but not great.

Scherezade lights a kretek after a long day sans deodorant.

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This is my dream red musk scent, a very deep dark red musk. It truly lives up to the name and invokes a luxurious, sultry crimson red. It makes me feel like being bathed in robes of burgundy velvet. Sigh.

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This one's odd, but bear with me. In the bottle, it's got this medicinal thing going on. However on my skin this buggers off directly and amps up those lovely spices and musk. There's definately a dark, pulsating side to this and it's pretty strong with a good throw.
I'm not getting that sherezade feel from it at all, but to me that's a good thing. Really curious as to how this'll age.

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This is a soft red musk and clove in equal proportion. There's a soft hint of the nag champa mentioned above, but this is a much tamer scent than Scherezade ever was on me. The woody spice and red musk are surprisingly soft, sweet, and wearable.

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In the bottle: Spicy, exotic, red musk and clove

Wet on skin: Clove, saffron, wood, red musk

Dry on skin: A very sophisticated red musk oriental perfume <3

Final thoughts: When first receiving the bottle, I really liked Crimson, but I wasn't head over heels with it even though I love all the notes, as the clove note was very bitter and acrid. Fast forward a couple of months, I wore the perfume occasionally and lately I find myself reaching for my bottle more and more. Oh, it aged! Crimson is a gorgeous, spicy red musk blend. It's reached hoarding status (well, as much as I can). I'm very happy! It's close to my holy grail Ecstasy of Passion (a spicier and deeper version, more oriental).

Try if you like: Scherezade, Ecstasy of Passion, Infernal Lover, Third Charm, red musk

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this scent is dark perfection! red musk can be hit or miss on my skin, but burgundy is apparently a winner, a dark swirling complicated beauty that sings out magical notes. the clove adds grit but doesn't amp or add bitterness. there's polish, smoke and spice from the other notes.

 

this is a perfect musky red incense scent. dark, rich, dreamy. one of my favorites from this release.

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This was a complete blind bottle, but one I had been curious about for sometime. My first impression was that is was like nothing I had ever smelled before. My second was that it was like Oblivion's red sibling. One me, the saffron demands the most attention and the musk and clove are merely the back up dancers to its diva status. As I love Oblivion, I am quite thrilled by this development. This is lovely and warm and deeply comforting to me during a time when I need the comfort most.

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Oh my gosh, I wish I had just bought a bottle of this when I had the chance.

 

This is stunning, and the red musk scent I've dreamed of - one where the red musk doesn't overpower everything else in the blend.

 

It's super super strong though - I might be able to get away with a decant or low partial.

 

Oh who am I kidding? I need a bottle.

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i LOOOOVE this omg. i'm not a red musk person per se as it tends to amp on me. here everything is so well blended it doesn't have the chance to amp. this scent is like really comforting somehow. it may be because it's a rainy fall day here and a little redness was needed. in the bottle this is super sweet, like a cherry red musk with almond undertones. spicy cherry candy. i was surprised by the almond and a little unnerved by it but i don't detect any at all on the skin. this is the ultimate new age-head shop scent to me. a spicy, woodsy scent. i feel there is a little bit of a vanillic undertone to it. definitely sexy and also p unisex. which is kind of funny. i think this must need some rolling because on one wrist i get more of the saffron which is a bit more masculine, and on the other more of the vanilla-sandalwood. as it dries there is the faintest touch of powdery soapiness when huffing my wrist, i wonder what that's from. my guess is the sandalwood but not sure. this is SO strong, i actually didn't even apply this i just rubbed what was on the rim of the bottle on one wrist and applied that to the other and both inner arms and i can smell myself. as a full disclaimer, this just arrived today so i can only imagine what it will be like after settling. the envelope is in my room and it's like walking into the local witchery shop every time i step inside. i would love to try this as a drawer sachet for my delicates.

 

ETA the spiciness in this lasted THROUGH a shower! Very faint but still distinctive just from the dabbed test patch. I shudder to think what a full strength application of this could do

Edited by DiZZysTARdust

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