When I read the name Ramón Béjar “Elvish Musk”, my mind always changes it to “Elvis H. Musk”. Both names are absurd so it doesn’t really matter. Plus, I’m from Tennessee, we’re programmed to think about Elvis more than other people. Anyway, this perfume isn’t absurd. Ramón Béjar is a brand that knows how to do simple without being boring. Elvish Musk is a sparkling osmanthus over a skin-hugging, “Love Me Tender” musk.
WANT opens with so much fizziness, so many aldehydes! It’s a bitter green lemon seltzer water. Underneath all of this I get fresh from the garden herbs and burnt sugar. With time it becomes a glass of lemon juice with toasted sugar cubes. This adds warmth more than it does sweetness. The dry-down is a fresh mossy… Continue reading | 7 Comments
In the world of perfume, rose is known as the “Queen” and jasmine is known as the “King”. Rebel + Mercury married the two during a coronation ceremony and now we have the Royal Couple.
Royal Couple opens with a juicy, effervescent grapefruit. Two roses appear…one with a naturally fruity presence and another with a hint of mint. Suddenly I feel a cocktail inspiration – grapefruit, rosewater, gin and mint sprigs. Doesn’t that sound good? The dry-down of Royal Couple is surprisingly funky. It’s animalic… Continue reading | 1 Comment