July 2, 2010

Musk Nouveau

Charna Ethier
Natural Perfumer

(W. T. Benda)


Perfumer's Notes: "Musk Nouveau is a nostalgic blend of aged patchouli, angelica and oud made new with the introduction of champaca, night blooming jasmine and a dash of coffee. Kissed with a boozy sherry top note and spicy black pepper.  It's sure to please dames and gents alike."

Since I'm not familiar with some of the components, my first impressions are thus: sophisticated, evening, sultry, unisex, musk, warm, wood, exotic, Mediterranean, figs and powder.

This is what I would call a power perfume.  Not for the faint of heart.  Nothing "girlie" about this one... its all femme and confidence...  I would even say unisex.  Its a fragrance that makes a statement...  It says: "You've come a long way, Baby!"  This one needs to be worn on a night out on the town, and will do the rest of its work when you come home later that night.

Its top is sweet and sexy.  The marriage of the jasmine, champaca and sherry give it a hint of ripe fruit.  As the night progresses, it evolves into it's spicy, grassy, woody notes of black pepper, coffee and patchouli.I absolutely love this fragrance! "It had me at hello!"


  1. Lovely pics Chris, esp the art nouveau woman at the top...and I totally agree with you about this fragnance!