A bottle of Annick Goutal’s Musc Nomade just landed in my hands… and!
Created by Isabelle Doyen with Camille Goutal, it has notes of white musks (muscone, angelica, ambrette), tonka bean, almond accents, labdanum, and Bombay wood (a papyrus derivative) *taken from Now Smell This.
Some musks, like Frederic Malle Musc Ravageur, are too sweet or oily. I like MR, but after a couple of hours, it wears on my nerves. Some musks like CB Musk Reinvention may be too harsh for most people or too not sweet, relying more on the musk without a lot of varnish.
Musc Nomade is the perfect musk for me. It has just a little foody input from the ambrette, tonka and almond, laying on a wood, incense and musk base. It doesn’t shout, but it whispers of sexuality, it shows a little bit of white lace instead of the top of the thong sticking out of the jeans. There is a softness to it, but with enough musk to not make it dainty or feminine. It stays close to the skin and smells just like the sun on your skin — wait, not your skin, someone you love’s skin.
It’s very much a Goutal scent, understated and finished.
Sorry for the short post today, but work, going out for some fun and some insomnia has taken its toll here at the end of the week. So let’s do a giveaway of three samples of the Musc Nomade. Just drop a note in the comments to be entered!