Listen, Perfume Skank and Smut lovers, this is for you! Areej Le Dore Siberian Musk is a small brand with unusual distillation techniques using rare materials. They have gotten legal Siberian deer musk and put it into an amazing perfume.
So let’s dig in. Notes of notes Italian bergamot, lime, Indian mandarin, Siberian smoky pine, freshly co-distilled hydrosol from exotic fruits and citruses, a maceration made from legally obtained, wild Siberian deer musk grains, Moroccan orange blossom, Australian sandalwood, galbanum, cypress, spices, agarwood oils from Papua New Guinea, blue cypress absolute, patchouli, amber resin, clean Indian vetiver and Indian herbal musk attar.
Pretty classic perfume, but underpinned with that musk along with the spices and oils makes this a whole other thing. I can’t say it better than Take One Thing Off – “think Muscs Khoublai Khan crossed with the decaying roses and adiposal wax of Rose de Nuit, backlit by the subtle glow of resin, orange blossom, and citrus peel. The contrast between the fresh notes and the fatty, un-fresh musk is perfectly pitched.”
This is luxurious, high-class smut. Think courtesan who doesn’t take “money.” Has a classic feel in the depth and sensuality, but not – yikes, I’m going to say it, not an old lady perfume. I adore this, but it’s not an everyday perfume. Perfume for the evening, a night out or any time you want to put on your feminine spurs.
Deer musk he uses is legally sourced. There is approved hunting in Russia, and those are primarily families who use it for food, and they do sell the musk after using everything else. So it’s not free of a deer dying. I know that may not work for everyone, and I just wanted to mention it.
You can buy Areej Le Dore Siberian Musk at their site for $300 for 50 mls, and it is a parfum extrait that lasts approximately until you shower next and beyond.
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