This is Crazy, But Here's My Number
I know a fragrance is really good for me when I put it on, forget about it and then smell it again and go "Oooh Myyy!" and then fall asleep wearing it only to wake up the next day feeling sad about showering. I love to shower, I love soap products, hot water and fresh starts, so it is very rare that I wake-up and have to convince myself that I shouldn't shower just yet but linger in my own mixture of a fragrance and body, just being at one with nature! I have maybe 4 fragrances that can elicit this response. They are Le Labo musc 25, Osmo- Musc Bleu and Mona Di Orio Nombre D'Or Vanille and now this beautiful new offering from the god of Musc, Bruno Acampora. You'll notice that 3/4 are straight-up musc- clean musc and that may have something to do with their appeal to me. What I love about this musk is how the clove and violet flank the amber and usher the musk in on a reverse universe so that the scent goes from musky ambery and heavy to fresher and cleaner even as the sillage is expanding and growing off the skin. This really bucks the current trend- it's not a dirty overtly lusty musk like Afghano, Kiehl's or Jovan's Sexiest Musk. It is also not a leathery clean musk like Keiko Mecheri's Musc, nor is it a spicy clean musk like Nasamotto's wild ride Silver Musk, it also stays clear of being a sweet powdery white musk like Jovan's White musk, The Body Shop's White Musk of any of Sarah Horowitz's Perfect Veil or Ava Luxe's Nude or Pearl Musk. This is very much a for all seasons, crisp even for day use but sexy enough for after work use. Effortlessly stylish, a little soap and a little daring with that subtle dash of patchouli- but not my Momma's Woodstock patchouli, either. Here we are now two full days later (and I do not recommend this to anyone who doesn't live on a farm, like myself), but I can still catch the fantastic clean slightly soap, but slightly dirty trail of this coming off my arm. Maximum longevity 48 hours (!). Eau de Bruno get's an A+, gold star from me and I had the sample for all of 30 minutes before I ordered a full bottle. This definite goes on my short list of 'If I could only take 1 fragrance to a deserted island..." choices.