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Musc EdP


The first scent introduced by Italian perfumer Bruno Acampora was Musc perfume oil, in 1974. It was re-launched in 2012 in the EdP and extrait format, and is described on the website as “A siren song that blooms in your own heat. Musc is seduction.” It’s the fragrance that initially drew me to the brand, and the one I purchased, an easy and predictable choice because we adore the musk note. 

Musc Eau de Bruno EdP opens with a vivid rush of earthy musk, dense and velvety, with a primal vegetal mushroom-y scent, I think of waft when slicing a perfect shiitake. The cool mushroom accord becomes greener and more forest-y with the addition of green violet and lavender and soon creates a spicy peppery sensation as notes of clove and rose float into the mix. This is where Musc Eau de Bruno EdP begins to seduce me, I’m not a die-hard mushroom lover but suddenly I love these spicy mushrooms. There is a mystery and a strange complexity developing and I feel myself falling in love. 

The back of the EdP box states: “The intense pure resins are muted with subtle hints of sweet tenderness. Color: Gold.” And that’s exactly what I start to experience as the Musc EdP heart develops: the spicy rose deepens and joins with a gentle white jasmine to form a floral waft, coloured with vanilla and amber. The heart takes on a golden glow, floating on the earthy musk accord, releasing a sensation of powdery sweetness, but a subdued sweetness, like the scent of warm salty perfumed skin. 

As Musc EdP dries down into the base, the musky accord becomes even more intimate as patchouli and creamy sandalwood add a layer of woody warmth. After a few hours Musc EdP has morphed into a sultry skin scent, with an hypnotic tantalizing waft that conjures leisurely nuzzling under the warmth of a goose-down duvet.  

Bruno Acampora Musc EdP smells beautiful. Dank, earthy, spicy, floral, sweet, golden, warm, woody, it’s not a fragrance that is experienced as notes but as sensations. It’s not a clean aldehydic musk, or a skanky animalic musk. It’s not a floral musk or a sweet musk, a light musk or a heavy musk. 

The allure of Musc EdP is in its subtlety. It does not announce your presence, but beckons others to come close. It’s a deeply intimate musk that really does bloom in the heat of your skin, and stays close, a come-hither musk which is equally powerful on a man or woman. 

Bruno Acampora says that their Musc is…”heralded as the best musk from here to Shanghai…” . Luckyscent says that Bruno Acampora Musc EdP is  “…a forever-love…a truly superlative musk scent…”. Other blogs, perfume reviews, and customer reviews echo these opinions. I’m adding my voice to the chorus.


Notes: Musk, cloves, rose, jasmine, violet, vanilla, amber, lavender, patchouli penang, sandalwood

Type: EdP

Parfumeur: Bruno Acampora

Price: $6.00