When your dogs respond to a musk fragrance like this, should you wear it?
OK, now it’s Moxi’s turn! Priceless.
CBMusk is musk. It’s CB’s interpretation of Tonkin Musk; he’s shooting a bird at the synthetic musks used to replace it (even those his is synth; I’m sure of it). He’s trying to capture that certain animalic quality of musk. And let me tell you, he succeeds. Just look at the expressions on my frugs’ faces!
I get this oily turpentine accord over musk. And there’s a deep, dark forest with rotting biomass and slightly fruity chanterelle mushrooms. Civet has to be in this too. With time it warms up on my skin becoming rich. It’s fruity, funky and powdery. Warm. Surprisingly spicy. There’s more to CBMusk than musk. This is complex.
I think many people will use this for layering to add an animalic quality to other perfumes. Some people will find it too grotty. And then there are the people like me that are plenty happy wearing this alone (I’m not super sensitive to skank, sometimes I wonder if my skank radar is broken).
Notes not listed. Launch date 2005. PERFUMER – Christopher Brosius
Give CBMusk a try if you like dirty musks or skank. Try it if you like Serge Lutens Muscs Koublai Khan, Kiehl’s Musk CB Forest/Wild Hunt and/or Madini Musk Gazelle. Like I said before you can use this alone or under perfumes to add some “umph”.
I find projection to be average for an oil (close to the skin) and longevity average.
The 1/2 oz perfume oil retails for $115 at CB I Hate Perfume.
Victoria’s Final EauPINION – A complex blend of rotting biomass, spices, funk and baby powder. It’s a good musk and I like it. Can be worn alone or layered.
*I have sniffed vintage tonkin musk. It does not smell like CBMusk but even Christopher admits that his creation probably doesn’t smell authentic. Real musk is heavenly and reminds me of champaca flowers and the purest skin. Saying this, I don’t feel that CBMusk is too far off. His version is just filthier and that has place in the perfume world.
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