05 July 2010

The Mystery of Musk - Musk Eau Natural

Musk Eau Natural by Dawn Spencer Hurwitz of DSH Parfum des Beaux Arts

In formulating Musk Eau Natural perfumer Dawn Spencer Hurwitz set out to create a natural musk soliflore by using only those essences that were listed in the brief as botanical and animal musk-like scents. A challenging task, to say the least, considering the list contained only 21 essences. Even further, 4 animal essences were listed and she chose to use only one: beeswax. I think she pulled it off. From the very first drop Musk Eau Natural brought the heat. Spicy, animalic, sensual. At first raw & edgy then becoming surprisingly soft, powdery and lightly floral. A spicy sweetness adds to the body of this perfume while lifting the floral notes. It clings as if it were a natural layer of my body. It is warm and sweet with just enough spice to give it a kick yet gentle enough to coax an admirer in closer to get a better whiff. I could definitely wear this.

one word: Sensual


Ambrosia said...

I love the translucent label too, really elegant and a perfect visual presentation of the scent.....

Lisa BTB said...

Yes, it shows the graphic really well.