The company says:
Brutal winter winds buffet the Siberian forest. The tall trees long for summer's return, short though it may be. But at the base of several bare trunks, invisible love notes call to a would-be mate. The fragrant missives are secretions left by the male musk deer. Long fangs give the buck a demonic appearance, but they too play a role in the mating ritual – weapons in the tussle with rivals for a doe's love. The dream of a mate sustains the lonely musk deer as it searches out scraps of lichen and moss among cold, barren roots.⠀
For centuries musk deer have been hunted to near extinction, coveted for their fragrant musk pods. Zoologist respects this majestic creature, masterfully recreating the distinctive scent though a mixture of synthetic musks and natural oud and florals. The result evokes the animal desire of a lusty musk deer amid the alluring chill of a wintry forest, all captured without a hint of menace.
Musk Deer fragrance notes
- cardamom, calamus, rose
- sambac jasmine, patchouli, atlas cedarwood, labdanum
- ambrette, orris, laos oud, australia sandalwood⠀
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Latest Reviews of Musk Deer
I’ve tried and rated some 350-odd fragrances over the millennia, but still have no idea what musk smells like. If this is it, I really dig it. But it sorta smells like soap, and I was thinking it was supposed to be a dirty smell.
See what I mean? Idiot. Complete buffoon. Alls I know is what I like. And this one I do. Maybe you will, too?
What I get is a strong cardamom in the opening, I like it.
Then unfortunately I don't like flowers, what I guess is the rose comes out and makes what I wanted to be animalic a more trivial scent.
After an hour or so there's a good blend of aromatic woods (patchouli and oud I believe) that are pleasant and lasting but nothing more.
A nice perfume, with good duration and absolutely wearable despite the name. I hoped it was more complex and rude though. Unisex, but I see it more interesting on a woman as there are several men fragrances that are similar.
The base is woody and dry, like an old wood furniture aroma. Ambrette hovers above the skin.
Overall the top notes are louder than the heart notes or base notes. It has an echo, for lack of a better word, as it settles. One of the least pungent of this house IMO.