Rose Muskissime by Maître Parfumeur et Gantier
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Rose Muskissime is a perfume by Maître Parfumeur et Gantier for women and was released in 1988. The scent is floral-fruity. It is still available to purchase.
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Perfumer

Jean Laporte

Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesExotic fruitsExotic fruits
BlackcurrantBlackcurrant
Heart Notes Heart NotesIrisIris
CarnationCarnation
Rose absoluteRose absolute
Base Notes Base NotesAmbergrisAmbergris
MuskMusk
SandalwoodSandalwood

Ratings

Scent

6.544 Ratings

Longevity

6.929 Ratings

Sillage

6.232 Ratings

Bottle

7.636 Ratings
Submitted by Seglein, last update on 06.09.2018.
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3
Scent
5
Longevity
5
Sillage
2.5
Bottle
stephaniek

44 Reviews
stephaniek
stephaniek
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Easily Turns?
Of all the perfumes I own, Rose Muskissme is the only one that has turned, despite keeping all my scents in dark, cool places. It now smells foul.
7
Scent
7.5
Longevity
7.5
Sillage
7.5
Bottle
Sherapop

1239 Reviews
Sherapop
Sherapop
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Eventually, a scrumptious black currant rose
I have always felt, deep down inside, that I should like the perfumes of the house of Maître Parfumeur et Gantier. This is no doubt in part because of the lore surrounding the name of Jean-François Laporte, who founded the house of L'Artisan Parfumeur--now wildly successful--before leaving to establish his own independent house, Maître Parfumeur et Gantier.

In truth, I can confess here among fragrant friends that L'Artisan Parfumeur is not my favorite house. I like their creations for the high quality of their ingredients, but they never really touch the inner core of my being. For a while I was thinking that perhaps the soul of L'Artisan was really that of Laporte and maybe he was just more of a perfumer than a businessman, which might explain why MPG is pretty low on most people's radar, while L'Artisan recently signed an agreement with... gasp... Sephora!

These were all inchoate ideas swirling about my mind for a couple of years. Once I obtained some MPG sample from a discount emporium, I found that the compositions were generally unbalanced, often difficult to understand, and sometimes just plain unpleasant. I wrote all of this off to the seamy provenance of my vials: one of those gray market discounters which may or may not have decent ambient warehouse storage conditions. On ne sait jamais...

I did buy a bottle of IRIS BLEU GRIS scent unsniffed, on the recommendation of the esteemed jpg, and I agree with him that it is an excellent perfume. My next foray began when awesome Awesomeness sent me a generous decanted sample of ROSE MUSKISSIME, which I have now worn several times.

Once again, I find to my surprise (why I continue to be surprised remains a mystery...) that this perfume is basically the opposite of a buy-at-the-counter creation. It's almost as though it was designed specifically to repel superficial consumers who buy on the basis of top notes. Why do I say this? Because the opening smells just like grape Jolly Ranchers candy! It's incredibly sweet, and the rose is totally MIA for several minutes.

What happens next, for those with the patience to wait, is that the sweetness cedes somewhat as the black currant leaf begins to emerge, transforming what had seemed to be grape Jolly Ranchers into true black currant candies. At this stage, it's still candy-like, but it's closer to a much more sophisticated currant pastille. Then the best stage begins: the rose peeks out from behind the fruits and currant leaves and becomes stronger and stronger, until, by the drydown, this really is a black currant rose perfume--and a nice one at that!

Patience and forbearance are needed to appreciate this composition, but to those who can look beyond the somewhat gauche opening, there really is beauty here to be found.
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Yourfoxiness

14 Reviews
Yourfoxiness
Yourfoxiness
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truly beautiful rose
Imagine yourself sitting on your softly sunlit patio in the early morning while there is still a little chill in the air, and the dew is fresh on the rosebuds that abound. On your table rests a bowl of fruits and a lovely little boquet, that give off their pleasant scents, and mingle with the dew, roses, effervescent champagne, and freshly groomed greens. This beautiful, bright essence changes 15 minuites in, to a duskier rose, that reveals the same setting at evening, this time in silk, and heels, where carnation, and musk make their gentle entrance, and frame the roses, which are now voluptuous in full bloom. Their scent rich in the still night air. Muskissme is an absolutely gorgeous rose. Well balanced, complex, while seemimg simple at first sniff. The silliage is rather poor, it moves through its unfolding stages rather quickly on the skin, and dries down to a soft, slightly green, rose skin scent. Gentle in all of its phases, very ladylike. And beautiful during every phase. I could see muskissme being an ideal wedding day scent, following its innocent beginning to its demure sensuality in the dry down. Muskissme is a very beautiful rose that unfolds many personalities. This fragrance sticks to clothing a little better, and stays longer in the bright first phase. I enjoyed layering it on my skin, & clothing to get both sides of this scent at once. Enjoy this beauty, i will love muskissme all summer long, during the hot days & nights!

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