L'Artisan Fragrances • Mure et Musc • Fragrances
|Would buy this product again.||42%|
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I found Mure et Musc harsh. Musc is very pronounced, whereas blackberry note is pungent and earthy. It smells more like expensive soap.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Medium Eyes: Blue
I adore this scent (the EDT). On me, it's berries (blackberries, to be exact) and musk--I get none of the citrus, oakmoss, or basil notes. The berry scent is dry--less juicy than, say, Trish #9--and the musk is a wonderful complement. It's very elegant, wears close to the skin (which I prefer), and isn't too light for winter or heavy for summer. If you hate florals and are looking for a subdued, unique scent, give this a try. It's well worth the (high) price.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I read the reviews and was looking for a berry fragrance but this is not good. I don't get any berry from this it is some kind of soapy musky smell that really lasts. Why do the ones I don't like seem to last and last? It is really making me ill while I write this review. It is very expensive, but not worth it. I'd rather go to B&BW and get the Black Raspberry Vanilla.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
I have to confess from the start that I adore L'Artisan. Just adore this line. And a bit of history is warranted. Back in "the day" when gourmand fragrances were few and far between, L'Artisan came out with this one, and with Vanilia-- the latter giving birth to the vanilla craze. And Mure et Musc does smell fruity. Not fruity like some modern gourmands or fruity florals. There are no mystery fruits in here, no red licorice smelling notes, no cloying guava or passion fruit notes. I have picked many a blackberry in my life, and they have really little scent to them, unlike some other fruits. But the blackberry note in this fragrance evokes fresh blackberries. It just does. The musk is not animalic or raunchy, and really just grounds this in a soft shawl sense, and makes it smell alive. This is the scent of Michaelmas, when wild berries are very ripe, the leaves are thinking about starting to change color, and the mornings are crisp and softly golden. This is soft. It will not walk in the room ahead of you. It will not leave a cloud in the elevator once you exit. It smells organic and melds easily with skin.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal Hair: Black Eyes: Black
I met the acquaintance of Mure et Musc tonight after a lackadaisical stroll into a fragrance shop. [Imagine how wide my eyes grew when I saw rows of niche perfumes! And to think, I had walked by this store countless times on my way to work with nary a gaze askance!] I didn't have high hopes for this one, as I have been generally unimpressed by the predictably saccharine, flat quality common to Falling In Love, Trish McEvoy, Blackberry Musk (by various etailers), and etc.
Mure et Musc is in a league all of its own, however. I am downright incredulous how the notion of a blackberry can be distilled, captured, and crystallized with such clarity and candour. There is nothing cloying in countenance nor wake, this is something I can imagine trailing behind an elegant black dress.
I am a full-blown gourmand scentlover, but Mure et Musc is a far cry from anything I would eat or drink, and it won me over.
Most enigmatic of all however, is the manner in which the Mure and the Musc fold into one another to become one single, unified note. Hours later, as I raise my left forearm to my nose to assess which would be the victor, I observe the two do not seem to take turns somersaulting upon one another as much as they rear heads in unison. In fact, through this interpretation, one is pressed to believe the two were meant to be.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Other, Straight, Fine Eyes: Grey
Now it usually comes as no surprise to me that people will have a wide range of opinions about a given scent, but I fell so hard, so dizzyingly, so instantly in love with Mure et Musc that I was honestly shocked to see how mixed and mediocre the reviews were.
On me, Mure et Musc opens with a blast of true blackberry. Growing up in the PNW, blackberries mean late summer, and this is the scent of actual blackberries on the vine -- not as sweet smelling as they taste, a bit tart, the olfactory equivalent of the odd berry in your handful that wasn't completely ripe (which you only found out after you popped it in your mouth). It's not jam or crushed blackberries or a blackberry dessert, just the odor of blackberries on a warm afternoon.
The musk comes in after that and it's anything but soapy on my skin. It's closer to the clean end of the spectrum than the skanky end, to be sure, but it's warm and slightly golden. It grows from a subtle presence like an invisible friend tapping on my shoulder into a delicate but prominent blend of musk and berry that's more than the sum of it's parts; not "blackberries and musk" but simply a musky berry, a fantastic olfactory illusion that's a delight to be tricked into.
This is just beautiful. Right now I feel like I want to smell like it for the rest of my life.
I find it light, not shortlived mind you but so light that the subtler the musk gets the harder it is to pick up, which is the only reason I gave it a 4 instead of a 5.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Fair, Neutral Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Hazel
I'm wearing this right now and it blends so well with my chemistry that I smell like me, only cleaner and sweeter. I can't say if I would buy a full bottle but I may purchase a decant.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Blond, Curly Eyes: Green
When I first considered trying this scent, I was put off by the increasing number of lukewarm to just plain bad reviews. I thought that maybe the rumored reformulation was to blame. I now think that the subjective experience of the wearer is the reason for MetMs recent lukewarm reception. I'm glad I didn't heed the naysayers because Ihave entered into a long term relationship with this scent. It is fantastic. Bear in mind, my other l'artisan favorite and first perfume love is Dzing, so I enjoy the interplay between softly sweet and slightly funky. MetM is sweet and funky for sure. At first spray, I get a whiff of something sharp and resinous like pine almost. I can definitley understand the aftershave comparison at this point. Within five minutes however, the heart notes start to emerge and it's dark, purple berries balanced by soft, funky musk. The musk in MetM is certainly on the lightest end of the musk spectrum, and the berries are not at all fruity to my nose. The overall composition is so well balanced that it smells like sweet, warm skin. I imagine summer sunsets, cassis, woods, and sex, but not the kinky kind. Innocent and dark at the same time. This is first
summer love in a bottle. The perfect scent to try in this bleak winter weather. I wish I could give it 4.5 stars. I'm only taking a little off because I have to reapply at least once. I don't mind because this scent is an attitude adjustment in a bottle for me. Cheaper than therapy.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Love this one! A very clean musk, very wearable for daytime. I find lasting power is average on this, but it does change slightly and doesn't have much silage, so that may be why people can't smell it after a couple of hours. I like that it's not too sweet.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
Nice clean, soapy smell. Perfect for a shower gel but not for a fragrance. It disappears within 2 hours from my skin. Perhaps if it were stronger it would be more interesting.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Dark, Neutral Hair: Black, Relaxed, Coarse Eyes: Brown
After basking in the nostaliglia of the history of this fragrance created in 1978, by jean Laporte the original founder, incorporating a blackberry note, Mūre et Musc creates a perfect natural harmony, which hardly needs any other embellishments. the cool aldehydic mist is distinct in the top notes and soft woods in the base note; I was very dissapointed. L'artsian changed the formula to mure et musc in the early 90s so this definately didn't represent the mure et musc that I knew and love,this didn't last very long on me at all, very much a watered down version of the original. I will not buy this again.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Other Eyes: Brown
Got a sample of this and it was just gross...not at all like I imagined. To my nose, it was all soapy musk - no blackberry at all, and very strong on me. I'd classify it as a scrubber, but of course it doesn't wash off well either!
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Dry, Fair, Warm Hair: Red, Fine Eyes: Green
Got a sample along with samples of several L'Artisan fragrances. I do not have a sophisticated nose and tend not to like a variety of fragrances. This is so light and innocuous. Plus it had no lasting power for me. I think it might be suitable for a very young girl for her first perfume or a least her first not entirely floral one.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium Eyes: Green
hideous. powdery, powdery "clean musk" and not even a hint of blackberry to my nose. if anything, all i can smell through the musk is lemon verbena. this has no appeal for me whatsoever.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Three Days in Mure et Musc
This is a lovely scent. Really. It's clean but not squeaky, fresh but not ozoney, simple but not juvenile. (I imagine French ladies of a certain class to smell of this while shopping for the ingredients for a lovely farmhouse lunch with friends.) It's also somewhat lacking in the tenacity and originality departments, and very pricy for the amount you'll need to use to smell it upon your person. It's high summer now, with moderate humidity- fresh and clean and light sounded good. Plus, I thought it'd give the scent the maximum chance to show me what it's got. Many sprays later, I could smell me. I smelled good. By lunch time, I had to respray. Again, many sprays later, I smelled good. When DH came home he couldn't smell me. Alas. Three applications a day is more than I am prepared to do, especially when the level in the decant would indicate I used about 3 mls worth during the day. At over a dollar a ml, even for the 100 ml bottle, I'd rather have a latte. Then I could walk to the beauty supply next door and get a 100ml bottle of Mure et Musc by some other maker (with cute Frenchy label) for $30, and not feel badly about needing to bathe in it. All that said, it's nice. Pretty. If it had a color it would be a very, very sheer purple. If you gave it to me, I'd wear it. (But if the decant is any indication, not often.)
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Hazel
I made this review under Mure at Musc Extreme by mistake.
Actually, I had samples of regular Mure and Musc.
So, it is young and light, clean, fruity-musky, turns soapy after a while. In spite of its lightness something in it tends to turn slightly cloying, that is why I can't wear it.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Dark Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I got a sample of this..I just smelled pure, masculine musk. My uncle said it "smells like a brothel!". I'm not a musk person, but Trish McEvoy's #9 is much better.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Other Eyes: Blue
This is not to my liking ,much to my disappointment. It was a bit metallic on me. Not long lasting. I'm giving this a miss.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
This is a fresh cool, clean and light fragrance. Its very subtle and stays very close to the skin. There is a little lemon, a little blackberry but I'm not getting much musk. It starts to smell a little like expensive hotel soap in the drydown but that seems to happen with all the l'artisan fragrances I sample. Its a great light fragrance for work or a summer day. Will i buy a big bottle, not sure the staying power is pretty poor its very fleeting!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Wow. This is beautiful! I am really impressed by this fragrance. The blackberry note almost translates to a tea note to my nose and the musk makes it very soft and wearable and I just love how understated, feminine and beautiful it is.