Remember sometime back I had shared one of my favourtie perfumes : The Body Shop's Cherry Blossom EDT? And how I was so confused between 2 fragrances? (Here's a summary... I was so so confused. I was in the store for over an hour. There must have been 6- 7 frangrances easily on various areas of both my arms and I am sure I was behaving like a dog with all the frantic sniffing and pacing around:P)
In the end you've gotta do what you have to do and I had to finally pick up both that I liked (I got greedy yes) :D ;) Well, the fragrance responsible for that over an hour confusion was none other than the White Musk EDT. While Cherry Blossom is the one I reach out to during spring and summer, I cannot go through these winter months without the White Musk!
"A soft and velvety signature scent for every woman, for every moment. Forever sensual".
Here is the breakdown of the fragnance -
Top notes: Ylang-ylang, Galbanum and Basil
Middle Notes: Jasmine, Rose, Musk and Lily
Base Notes: Musk along with Jasmine, Rose, Iris, Amber, Patchouli, Vetiver, Peach, Oakmoss and Vanilla
Launched in 1981, White Musk is the first fragrance ever to pioneer the use of synthetic musk in replacement to real musk which is extracted from the civet deer using cruel and painful method. That's why we love The Body Shop :) And the White Musk EDT is one of their bestselling fragrances!
It comes in a relatively plain bottle with hints of purple on the glass and a silver cap. It's nothing showy I know, just simple and to the point and I like it. Do I wish that the bottle was prettier? Yes, I do. But the fragrance is great so I am not bothered about the bottle much. It does not come with an outer box of any sort. I so wish it did.
For all those of you who think that Musk is would be something heavy and generally used by older mature women, TBS White Musk will change your view definitely.
The first spritz will give you a sharp alcohol smell intially but give it sometime to settle down and it develops into a soft feminine fragrance. It is a beautiful mix of musk with floral scents and not overpowering. The floral notes are more evident first and it wears down to a more sensuous musk (not very velvety..more like a clean somewhat powdery musk) gradually. Many people say it smells a bit soapy but it hasn't on me yet. I really like it overall. And it lasts longer than the other TBS perfumes, around 6 hours or so with a faint soft hint still remaining after that.
The musk fragrance isn't as sophisticated as the ones you would get in other luxurious perfumes but this one is much more affordable and I have nothing to complain about. White Musk is clean, classic and feminine.
Of course, fragrances are such a personal thing and what works for someone might not work for all. They smell a bit different on everyone, but I would definitely recommend you to give this a try at the store! :)
(The EDT is available in 60ml and 30 ml bottles, there is a White Musk perfume oil too and White Musk for men as well).
Price: 1195 INR for 30 ml
1495 INR for 60 ml