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Creamy Soft Suede Naptime
Creamy soft milky iris along with orris root powder is delicately balanced on clean not so powdery dry white musk with a dry down that is slightly of buttery soft suede, a little linen paper/cotton note and a little dash of naughty warm musk (not Egyptian, like Narcisco Rodriguez, more like a drop of Kiehl's Original musk added to the mix like a single tiger roar- well more like a half-hearted house cat meow. This fragrance reminds me somewhat of Jivago 24K softened by an ultra fluffy version of Donna Karan's Cashmere Mist. This is cozy, feminine and warm- but not particular ground breaking. There are days when this is just perfect- like a Cashmere Shawl and an elegant intimate dinner of Fire-roasted Veggies with Buffalo Mozarella paired with a crusty bread and bottle of velvety round Malbec. (Sorry, I digressed).Iris & White Musk is quite wearable, and might easily qualify as a comfortable daytime Winter/Spring signature scent- effortless it gives me a sense of vulnerability and pampered elegance. Will it leave an impression on anyone else- yes, that will likely be "nice and un-offensive". I loved it for the first hour, was intrigued by it for the second hour, and then promptly felt neutral about it as a "FB/Must Have" by the third hour. I believe it is extremely well made and carries a bit more sillage and longevity than most single Jo Malone Colognes as part of the Jo Malone Intense Cologne line...but I've got moves to make, olfactory synapses to exercise and more interesting scents to get to now. Nighty-night.