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What could be in here? About mere assumptions and uncertainties
Alessandro Gualtieri seems to like to do without the indication of the fragrances, so that the large rate is almost provoked. Well, the name "Silver Musk" betrays a fragrance - musk, silver musk. What exactly is that supposed to be? What can you imagine by it precisely?
In my still quite young perfume career, I learned that many fragrances don't have just one, two or three appearances. I used to associate musk only with sweet animalism, sweat and musty things. Many fragrances show that there is another way, but this one here, the "Silver Musk", stands out in its otherness.
It all begins with a more than discreetly fruity note, which I am not sure whether it is lemon or bergamot, which is all too popular for top notes. In any case, nothing here scratches or stings. That's not a lemon that would burn on your burst lips. If it is the bergamot again, it is not one that will jump on you loudly, as you know from many other scents.
Parallel to the gentle lemon - or bergamot? - the musk, that doesn't appear at all musty, sweaty or animalistic, joins itself. This silver musk - what a fitting name by the way - smells creamy and clean. The whole thing reminds me a little of freshly washed laundry. This is underlaid with a slightly creamy sweetness, which is not unusual for musk - this one too -. Furthermore, nothing can be felt or smelled of animalism. What luck.
Behind the silvery-clean cream and the lemon-bergamotte riddle, which cannot be broken down for me, hides another scent. It blends in perfectly with the composition, seems almost self-evident and is therefore unlikely to be actively perceived. However, in my eyes it provides the right amount of powderiness, which underlines the cream of the musk appropriately. What this is about can only be guessed at. I mean, we are dealing here with a very clean and therefore almost metallic iris, which appears very quiet and rather pulls the strings in the background. It seems to me that it functions as the link between the silver musk and the bergamot lemon puzzle. It is a link that provides the big stage for other components - such as the musk -, provides the atmosphere and the perfect performance in the background and only then gets the well-deserved applause when this is actively pointed out, similar to what one experiences in many theatrical performances.
At the end we get a silvery-clean scent veil, which shines with a minimal metallic note, but whose creaminess never causes irritated nasal mucous membranes. The only discreet lemon or bergamot chord complements all this suitably.
Actually, it is wrong that I wrote "At the end we get" at the beginning of this paragraph, because I can't make out a real course of fragrance. Everything starts at the same time, is there immediately, but has to be worked out step by step by the nose. Just because I needed a little longer with the iris I suspected, doesn't mean that it wasn't there right from the start.
With "Silver Musk", Alessandro Gualtieri has created something that is olfactory scarce in many respects. Fragrance notes are rhymed together, their interplay as well as the question regarding the sillage is difficult to answer. The silver veil comes and goes, sometimes strong, sometimes less strong, but never obtrusive or disturbing. I can't assess his need to communicate properly even after several tests and so I won't award any stars with regard to Sillage, because if I evaluate something, I want to do so correctly and with absolute certainty. Unfortunately, this does not seem possible to me here. But as far as the fragrance itself and its durability on the skin are concerned, I am less confronted with problems. But scroll up for this and see for yourself.