I love Crazylibellue & The Poppies. These are my cheap fragrant thrills. The Shanhaïjava Collection has been my favorite so far, love Encens Mystic. However, I haven’t tried (bought) all of the Les Garçonnes yet. Musc & Patchouli is one of my favorites. It’s simple. It’s woodsy and musky. If you like patchouli or musk, then you should like this solid perfume.
This fragrance is a comfort scent for me. I have always loved musk and patchouli as fragrance notes. The dirtier the better. As I’ve matured, my tastes have changed. I now prefer a softer and less abrasive musk and patchouli perfumes. Perhaps because I’m a professional now? Musc & Patchouli is warm and cozy. It’s woodsy but not dirty like most patchouli fragrances. In fact, the musk is what I really pick up on my skin. It has an “edge” of patchouli. I don’t see this as a “white musk”. There is something slightly skanky about it, but not too much thanks to a gentle dash of lily-of-the-valley. (Many musk scents on the market have lily-of-the-valley to smooth out the muskiness.) This is a sultry musk and patchouli blend. It’s that simple. It’s warm, creamy, with enough grit to make it interesting. So, if you don’t like either of these notes, then stay away from this one. It doesn’t try to appeal to those that dislike “dirty” notes. That being said, this is a very soft and pleasant interpretation of these two notes. If you are used to headshop patchouli oil then you may not like this.
This is the only musk and patchouli fragrance that I can wear to work. It manages to be soft and warm. I mainly use Musc & Patchouli as a layering fragrance, as a base for so many fragrances. I use it to enhance warmth in fragrances like Kiehl’s Musk EDT, to add a creamy base to floral scents like Parfums des Beaux Arts by DSH Fleurs d’Oranger EDP , and to add a bit more “umph” to scents like Fresh Sake EDP. I also like it with Jean Paul Gaultier EDT and layered with other Crazysticks. It makes the perfect base for so many fragrances. Even though I’d describe this as a more feminine woodsy musk, I can say it is unisex. My husband loves to wear this one. That’s why I’ve had to buy 3 Crazysticks in this scent over the years. It’s a bit creamy and sweet but it works for him.
If you aren’t familiar with the Crazysticks, then you should know that they come in a cute paper container. They swivel up and you apply it to your skin. Most of the formulas aren’t waxy on me and I don’t need to rub in with my fingertips. Some people need to. Sometimes I need to in the winter. The solid is an awesome take anywhere product and I love that I don’t have to dip my fingertips into a tub. The formula wears like a solid, about 3 hours on me and then I need to reapply. This doesn’t bother me because the price is right.
Notes listed include: bergamot, muguet, musk, and patchouli.
Give this a try if you want a soft, warm woodsy fragrance or if you like scents like Tom Ford White Patchouli EDP, L’Artisan Parfumeur Patchouli Patch EDT, Fresh Cannabis Santal EDP, Prada EDP, Tom Ford Private Blends Musk Pure EDP, Donna Karan Cashmere Mist EDT, and/or Demeter Incense Cologne.
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