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A Prostitute's Account of Vernal Love

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Exact quote while smelling my sniffy-card of this after Lunacy: "MMMmmm! Why didn't I get this? I would totally wear this." I'm always looking for new variations on red musk that aren't just, red musk bomb. I think we all do that for some of the louder notes we enjoy, whether it's rose, jasmine, patch; for me, a big one is red musk. As soon as I smelled the drydown of this one, I knew it was for me.

 

In the bottle, I got a lot of red musk, some fruit, and a lot of warm wood. Basket of Mediterranean fruits, yum. Skin-testing, the fig swam into focus as the apricot sweetened the red musk. It only gets better over time, as the blend becomes almost cashmere-warm and rich with resins, sticky apricot, and pulpy fig meat. This is far from generic red musk, which is itself a dark and somewhat fruity-spicy, "sultry" type of musk; here, it really plays well with others in such a classically Lupercalia way. 

 

Bottle time~

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I'm surprised I'm not enjoying this more. I think all of the elements blend together to create something more perfumey than I was expecting. I think it's a great blend and smells awesome in the bottle, but it doesn't work with my chemistry. :(

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Cherry, fig, and red musk. This is a red cherry musk and fig blend. Great throw and wear length.

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Wet: Bring on the red musk! The red musk comes out swinging, and is being backed by the cherry wood(make no mistake about the "wood" part; you can smell it here). No apricot or fig here yet; I'm keeping my fingers crossed that the red musk doesn't overwhelm them. Apricot and red musk would be SO nice.

 

Dry: Sweeter than the wet stage, but I'm still not getting any apricot or figgy goodness (though I suppose one of them may be contributing to the added sweetness). The red musk is still dominant, but not as "POW" as before; it's mellowed quite a bit. The cherry wood is still backing up the red musk.

 

This is nice, but nothing special on me.

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Musky wood, sweetened by apricot. On me this is lightly sexy, warm, sweet, and just a little fruity. It is a snuggly comforting kind of scent and I have found myself reaching for it frequently over the last month - including I had to rub it on my knitting project so I could get little wafts of it as I moved the yarn. 

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Figgy, other-fruity red musk. Heavy and sweet. Wood adds some solidity in drydown.

 

I could see red musk lovers liking this one.

 

I thought this had a little oudh funk in it when I first sniffed the wand. There is something a bit animalic here, but it's not jumping out.

Edited by Casablanca

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I got a tester of this since it’s got fig listed, and cherry wood/red musk combo just sounded lovely. 
I only got red musk & fruit, definitely apricot (and it does have a funkiness to it in the beginning), not so much detecting fig. I sadly don’t smell the cherry wood, so it’s not really  attractive to me. Too fruity.

For those wanting to smell fruity, it’s an attractive and sensual scent to consider. 

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I LOVE THIS!  Winey!  Grapey!  Smells dark and red and brown.  I'm a big red musk fan, and I don't know if that's what makes this smell like wine/grapes to me, but I love it.

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