SOTD/SOTE Tibetan Musk
My thoughts on Tibetan Musk for first two wearings. I am quite sure there is a lot to explore in this beautiful composition but could not hold myself back. So, here we are.
I picture a monastery nestled in the middle of Kangra valley, mini Lhasa. Hills lined with Deodar trees. Surrounded by clouds. Wildflowers adorn the valley like stars on a new moon night.
It has just stopped raining. Fog is coming down. Raindrops cuddle with fuzzy eucalyptus flowers and the air is full of sweet comforting aroma of Eucalyptus. As I walk through, I see Monks offering incenses doused with Spikenard, Clove, Cinnamon, Frankincense, Sandalwood and what not. Wafts of labdanum and benzoin laden dhoop from the nearby temple pervades through.
The more I think about it, more my heart fills with moonstruck euphoria. I yearn for this place.
It is a gorgeous composition. The texture of this perfume is like a dark gooey ball of majoun laced with honey, vanilla, and dried fruits. So sweet and intoxicating that you want to bite into it.
As the perfume settles, it gives you a warm hug. My Musc Ravageur stares at us with envious side eyes. I do not love her as much as I did till yesterday.
There is something mythical about Tibetan Musk. In the heart, it’s an ambery, sweet, warm-coumarin gourmand. A couple hours in, I also get this fresh spicy vintage cologne vibe. Reminds me of musky ambers. I found the late drydown to be reminiscent of my vintage bois du Portugal for some reason. There is no pissy element in here. There is just divinely dark and chocolaty Sultan Qaboos musk.
Something in my heart said, this would be something I would love when it was first announced and at that very moment, I decided to get it. Although, this is a 360 from what I expected but a surprise that I would like to experience again and again.
I love the new bottles. I absolutely love Oud Yusuf and feel bad that I did not try Iris Ghaliya. If this is the direction respected Ensar is going, I’ll make it a point to try every offering.