M.O.U.S.S.E by Avant-Garden Lab / Oliver & Co.
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M.O.U.S.S.E is a perfume by Avant-Garden Lab / Oliver & Co. for women and men and was released in 2011. The scent is spicy-woody. The production was apparently discontinued.
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Perfumer

Oliver Valverde

Fragrance Notes

AldehydesAldehydes OakmossOakmoss ISO-E-SuperISO-E-Super Lavender absoluteLavender absolute Key lime zestKey lime zest Madagascan cloveMadagascan clove Mysore sandalwoodMysore sandalwood White muskWhite musk

Ratings

Scent

7.237 Ratings

Longevity

7.232 Ratings

Sillage

6.334 Ratings

Bottle

7.035 Ratings
Submitted by DonVanVliet, last update on 24.05.2021.

Interesting Facts

M.O.U.S.S.E was a limited edition when first released. In 2012 it became part of the permanent collection.
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Darkbeat

192 Reviews
Darkbeat
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Bottle of Cloves
It's not bad perfume, but I find it very expensive for what it is.

In my skin the development is very linear and monotonous, it literally smells like cloves on a fresh and green background, some translucent woods that do not contribute anything, and little else. In general, they are cloves and more cloves, yes, very refreshed or diluted, and not as powerful as the essential oil of cloves, thank goodness, because otherwise it would be a bomb, but, personally it is not something that has pleased me very much, It smells like a jar of spices.

The performance is very moderate, both in longevity and wake, does not have a performance that exceeds the current average, and thanks to this aspect, it is a perfume suitable for any hour or time.

I personally, is not a perfume that I dare to recommend, its aroma is very personal and fits in very specific tastes, and I would not recommend a blind purchase without a test before.

It is true that it bears a certain resemblance to Massimo Dutti, although the clove of Mousse is much more pronounced, they have many similarities, and existing, at present, this proposal of Massimo Dutti at a ridiculous price, I do not see any logic in buying this, since that Dutti's has even a similar performance.
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DonJuanDeCat
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DonJuanDeCat
DonJuanDeCat
Helpful Review    6  
Not every mousse is a chocolate mousse *sigh*
Hello, sweet tooth cats!
Today I am writing about a fragrance that bears the name of a dessert that makes everyone's mouth water: Mousse!

Actually, a mousse is only the term for something that has a loosely flaked and foamy consistency and is therefore not only a term for desserts, which means that the term mousse can also be used for pureed meat or fruit. Nevertheless, we think here of the chocolate dessert "mousse au chocolat", where one has the feeling to eat a little piece of paradise, because the delicious dessert feels like a small, airy piece of cloud of chocolate and melts even looser on the tongue, with whose taste one gets a boost of happiness, which disintegrates as soon as one has finished eating the dessert :D

Well, now Oliver & Co. has a fragrance called Mousse. Actually, there are two fragrances, Mousse (the other one is simply called Mousse II), because the first fragrance was still limited and then a few years later it was released again, but this time it was part of the normal assortment. It seems as if there are only slight differences between the two fragrances. But so that I don't write two different commissions to the two quite similar scents (yes, I'm a bit lazy too), I describe both scents in one commi here and notice the other (Mousse II) by statement only briefly that you find the complete description of the scent here in this commi :)

Here we go!

The scent of M.O.U.S.S.E:
The fragrance begins with cloves, which smell bitter-floral. In addition there is a light, gently sweet note of musk, which also smells a little clean. Oak moss makes for a somewhat old-fashioned or let's say a classic touch. Lavender is only weakly present, so that one can only smell it a little bit at the sprayed place. A light, citrus-fresh fragrance comes from the lime.
Over time, the oak moss becomes much stronger, as do the carnations. Later, woody fragrances are added and make the fragrance slightly warmer. And that's how it stays until the end.

The scent of M.O.U.S.S.E II:
Also here the smell begins with carnations, which smell however somewhat more intensively than with Mousse 1. The musk seems here on the other hand almost not noticeably weaker. The oak moss is also present, as is the lavender, which is also quite weak here. There seems to be a difference in the fresh notes. While Mousse 1 smells the lime more, here you smell mint instead.
Also with Mousse II the oak moss becomes stronger and stronger, but remains a little weaker compared to Mousse 1, as do the carnations, which were stronger in the beginning, but now radiate weaker than in Mousse 1. Therefore Mousse II also appears a little softer and warmer. The woody is equally present in both fragrances. Otherwise both scents run (and end) almost the same.

The Sillage and the shelf life:
The Sillage is mediocre and can therefore only be smelled by others over shorter distances. With Mousse II the Sillage is slightly better, but still the differences are too small to give a higher rating for Mousse II. The shelf life of both fragrances is basically the same and is therefore six hours.

The bottle:
The bottle is cylindrical and surrounded by a large white label with the logo and the name of the fragrance. The lid is black and also cylindrical. The flacons are quite simple, but still nice, and also remind of the Heeley flacons.

So... well... frankly, this smell doesn't exactly make my mouth water. By the way, when I write "Fragrance" I mean both fragrances, Mousse and Mousse II. Anyway, the smell doesn't smell like mousse to me. Not chocolate mousse, anyway. Or some dessert. Instead, the fragrance is spicy, herbaceous and woody. And due to the oak moss it also seems quite mature and classic, actually even quite old-fashioned. But that's what's wanted, because the name of the fragrance has absolutely nothing to do with desserts, but rather with "mousse de chene", which is nothing but... oakmoss! D

Apart from the differences written in the fragrance descriptions, the two fragrances do not differ too much from each other, roughly speaking Mousse II is a little less spicy towards the end and therefore softer and warmer than Mousse I. Both fragrances are in the mediocre range for me and could be tested, but this is not a must. He could be worn as an all-rounder, perhaps one could tend more towards autumn. As a simple office fragrance it is okay, for everything else rather unspectacular.

Well, that's about it, then. I hope I didn't make you drool too much with my description of what a mousse usually is, and I've awakened your cravings :D
On the other hand it is still quite cold outside, what could be more beautiful than a nice warm cup of tea or coffee with tasty biscuits or a piece of soft fluffy cake, no matter whether a tasty colorful fruit cake, best generously topped with strawberries, bananas and mandarins, or whether chocolate cake or coffee-containing tiramisu? :DD

Well then, have a nice evening and a good appetite, if you can't resist eating something sweet, otherwise just remember that mousse is oakmoss here :D
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hedonist222

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hedonist222
hedonist222
Helpful Review    6  
Modern approach on classic theme - drydown unenthusiastic
If you enjoy the classic aromatic and herbal composition with a healthy dollop of synthetics (aldehydes and ISO E SUPER) then you'll enjoy M.O.U.S.S.E.

It starts out fizzy from the aldehydes and citrus.

Soon after that the clove becomes more prominent alongside the aldehydes. This accord sits on a slightly bitter base of moss and what feels like the ISO E SUPER waiting to burst forward.

Much later on its when, I feel, the composition looses its thrust and dwindles down into a tandem of lavender and ISO E SUPER.

Since this is Oliver's first perfume, I can see the need to further tweak the drydown.

Otherwise it's a highly modern take on a classic genre - herbal aromatic.
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Boszka79

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Mulled wine and gingerbread.
M.O.U.S.S.E. by Oliver & Co. is a soft aromatic perfume. It has a kind of gourmand quality, on my skin it's definitely smells like spiced mulled wine.It has a strange Christmas mood,the blend of the notes evokes the image of Christmas market with its feeling and scents.

The clove and lime with the lavender firmly shines through on the soft musky-sandal base, the composition is twisted by piquancy and sensuality.MOUSSE is a warm and comforting fragrance with rounded edges and solid,sheer crispness.

Mousse by Oliver & Co. is a memory of a winter holiday with soul-warming feelings.:)
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MRothMRoth 4 years ago
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Fresh, fizzy aromatic over an inoffensive synthetic musk base. Only clove lovers need apply.
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