Of all the Villoresi fragrances, Musk is by far my favorite. Perhaps the least astringent, and one of the easier to wear fragrances, Musk by Lorenzo Villoresi has notes of galbanum, flowers, cardamom, geranium, rose, musk, amber, sandalwood, rosewood and oakmoss.
Musk begins with nearly all of its key players present — I can immediately detect the floral notes juxtaposed against a warm woody base, highlighted by the sandalwood and musk, and sweetened by a touch of amber. What sets this scent apart from other musk fragrances is the following: 1) I don’t get that hairspray effect as I do with many other musk scents, 2) this is not an animalic musk — no fecal, cumin or civet notes, and 3) the floral notes (especially the rose) create a rather bright and soft top bouquet that is quite unusual in a musk composition.
Some have called this a floral fragrance anchored by powdery musk and wood notes, and though I’d agree, I’d say it is also safely unisex. What I like best about the scent is the creamy effect as the scent develops on the skin. The lasting power is excellent, and the sillage is just right. The sandalwood in the base is an added bonus and I loved this scent on first wearing and still adore it every bit as much today.
The imagery this scent evokes is again, one of fabric. I have a blanket that has that luxuriously soft cotton-almost-faux-fur feel about it. Silky to the touch, warm and dare I say it, cuddly. I’d say this scent could find an audience with those who love warm darker floral scents, musk scents or sandalwood scents. As I love all three, Musk is pretty darn perfect in my opinion!
Lorenzo Villoresi Musk is an Eau de Toilette, and is available in 50 and 100 ml bottles. For buying information, see the listing for Lorenzo Villoresi under Perfume Houses.