Acca Kappa • White Moss EDT • Fragrances
|Would buy this product again.||75%|
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Black
One of my favorites. I wear this when I want to feel simple but beatiful. The scent is not cloying at all but stays in your skin. Not very long lasting though. Among all my scents, this is the one I spray most often. The bottle is very simple which just matches the simplicity of this scent. Love it.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
My friend and I were browsing some stores a few weeks ago and came across an Acca Kappa. I tried on some of their perfumes and fell in love with this one. The salesgirl told us that the secret to the scent is whether or not it goes with your natural scent. It can either enhance or clash with your own scent so you can either love it or hate it on yourself. It just so happened to enhance my natural smell and it smells almost like a light floral soap on me. My significant other doesn't like strong scents on me so it was perfect. It lasts a few hours, which is just enough for an evening out on the town and I like that it's made from essential oils. Brilliant!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
This is the one and only perfume I have ever truly fallen head-over-heels in love with. My boss came back from a trip to Vegas with his family. At the Venetian he bought a variety of Acca Kappa colognes for the women in the office. He presented me with Muschio Bianco saying since it was unisex, I might like it. How well he knows me! I don't like flowery, cloying scents and am, in fact, allergic to many of the noisome bucketfulls so many women (and now men) like to inflict on the general populace. I was shocked to later read - well after my love affair with the scent commenced - that it is based on lavendar as well as juniper. I have never liked lavendar in anything else but the balance of these ingedients is comforting, energizing and simply beautiful. I don't get the "musk" effect about which so many write, but I do experience the woodsy, rainforest-after-a-thunderstorm, very slightly peppery warmth. It seems to have staying power from the delighted hugs I've received hours after applying it even though I am no longer consciously aware of it myself. I've even had strangers who caught a slight whiff as I passed very close to them follow me to ask the name of the scent. I wear it year round, day and evening. I suppose it could work on a man, who knows with individual chemistry? However I feel very feminine when wearing it. Whether I am hiking in the Sigh Sierras or ballroom dancing it is a glorious scent. I do believe it would smell very differently on different people so would recommend a trial before buying. Also, be aware that the scent does change as it settles into the skin so give it a chance beyond the initial spritz. I've even gotten my mother hooked on it now as well.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue
I smell like air! nice fresh air like when I'm hiking, novel to me but no reason for me to wear it. I like more scent to my scents! to each her own
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
I think the reviewers below are correct; I thought "muschio" was "musk" as well, not "moss".
This is very much like rubbing alcohol upon initial application. That goes away after a few seconds and I get a really soapy (like professional laundry detergent, which has a sharp, unmistakable scent that is not too strong or unpleasant, actually) fragrance with something that's a little foresty--like an icy brook running over pine boughs, fresh mountain air, a touch of cool lavender.
Not really musk on me, despite the name--much, much lighter than Kiehl's Original Musk Oil (which was a little old lady to me), not as sweet and damp as Egyptian Musk and not as light + floral as Philosophy's Amazing Grace. It is closer in spirit to Pure Grace, but more complex and mature. Pure Grace is Ivory Soap and Muschio Bianco is an adult male, freshly showered and shaved, rolling up the sleeves of a crisply starched oxford shirt. So to me, this is a bit masculine, but it's not cologne-y. Instead, it's just the right combination of cleanly fresh soapiness and cool, herbal citrus with the faintest suggestion of powder (similar to Burt's Bees lettuce complexion soap for me). It also doesn't have that nauseating aquatic note that is so common in unisex/male fragrances. It's pure and subtle and not headache-inducing at all (well, at least if you dab it on--I have a decant in a rollerball vial).
I sniffed and sniffed my sample; I couldn't stop sniffing--it's lovely. I think if a man were wearing this, I would follow him off of a cliff.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
I don't get folks' references to a "skin scent." To me this smells more aquatic than anything which is fine--I love good aquatic scents. The beginning is lovely and is definitely juniper, lavender and maybe a little sage--all good. Then it goes kind of in the same vein as Bath and Body works frag from a couple of years ago that was aqua and supposed to be energizing blah, blah(name escapes me). It was aquatic in nature and very summery. This is nearly the same. After this is on for awhile, I then get the faintest hint of musk which I guess is the skin scent folks are referring to but on me this is full blown for hours and it's pretty powerful. I find it's very long lasting. It's pretty but if you're expecting an Amazing Grace spin-off or Carriere you're going to be disappointed. But it's fine for what it is. If you're looking for more of an aquatic summer scent then go for it.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Medium Eyes: Brown
Let me preface this review with my sister wears White Moss and on her skin, it's pleasant and lovely. On me -- well -- it smells like Ogilvie home perm! If you are old enough to remember those home perm kits -- the instructions specifically prohibited washing your hair for 48 hours after perming. So you had to live with that wretched smell for days! I remember the stench on my sheets at night that prevented me from sleeping. I actually stayed home from high school for two days as to not scare away any perspective prom dates with my odiferous poodle doo! One spritz of White Moss on my skin produced a vile chemical inducing nightmare of a flashback smell that just made my head spin back to the late 70's; my gag reflex sputter and my eyes well up and tear; 'twas a bad trip of those home perming days! Alas, let me remind you -- on my sister it's lovely and soft. Just goes to show you -- it's chemistry, chemistry, chemistry. ALWAYS, try before you buy!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Hazel
It's light and airy juniper leaves and berries with a mossy drydown. It's lovely and unobtrusive and very refreshing during the dog days of summer. In response to a reviewer down the page, I am fluent in Italian and you are correct, muschio is musk. It is also the word for moss. I think the fragrance was in fact translated correctly because it is clearly not an animalic musk. There is also a musky-smelling moss called Muscari moschatum. Musky moss. :)
Age: 36-43 Skin: Oily, Olive Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I really like this fragrance a lot especially when it's first sprayed. I only gave it 4 lippies because it doesn't have much staying power. I'm surprised to see this fragrance marketed a lot towards a man because I find it more on the feminine side. But it is not at all powdery like The Body Shop's White Musk which I can't stand. It's just simply very fresh and clean smelling, but as others mentioned, it does not smell like laundry detergent. Maybe it smells more like an herbal shampoo instead. Anyway, it's so unobtrusive that it's a great fragrance to wear at the office.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
This is a very pleasant clean soapy scent which could be worn by a man or a woman. While is is musky it's not musky in a bad way at all, it's light and refreshing. This is a perfect scent to wear in very hot weather. I can't imagine anyone really hating this. It may not be your style but in the realm of clean scents this is top notch.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
This is not me, but it's still nice. First spray reminded me of soap. Herbaceous, natural soap though, not detergent. I've been wearing it for ~5 hours and can still smell it faintly on my skin. It's like a clean soft musk with a sprinkling of herbs maybe. Somewhere in the middle it actually reminded me of a balm or salve, but it's more of a skin musk now.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Very Dry Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
so clean..like not wearing fragrance at all..or so they think.. This isn't a 'laundry' clean scent like Philosophy pure grace, there are no whiffs of TIDE (not that that is a bad thing on some days :) This one is more like fresh air outside. Not overwhelming at all. I am not sure if it was habituation or not, but it did not seem to stay on, but others still complemented me after I thought it had faded. I spritz this one on my clothes as well as my skin. good bottle for travel.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Black
i am dying to get ahold of the bottle. a wonderful swapper included a white moss soap in her package and i tidily put it away in a little corner along with my other swap packages. when i woke up in the morning my bedroom smelled wonderfully fresh and clean that i had to hunt down the culprit and it was none other than this little gem of a soap. i will update my review when i have successfully acquired the EDT/EDC. UPDATE : Yup, got myself the EDT! Still liking this, though it does smell a little different from the soap. Probably due to the alcohol. Would have preferred the musk to be more dominant, but all in all, still a staple.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination Hair: Black Eyes: Black
This is exactly like Gendarme in that you spray it on, sniff and wonder, Where did it go? I've read that this phenomenon is called olfactory habituation. The wearer can't smell himself at all, though the people around him can once the fragrance has melded with the wearer's own musk and chemistry. I was turned onto this by a friend at the office. White Moss worked so wonderfully with HER chemistry I had to ask what she was wearing. I can only hope, since I can't smell myself with this on, that people feel the same about me. WM is my perfect gym & office fragrance, or for those times when I can't bear something heavy or sweet like vanilla. Another thing: this is always sold out in the Philippines, a humid tropical country where we just luuurve our colognes.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I was in a fancy botique when I smelled this for the first time. I sprayed it on and didn't really care for it. I ended up smelling my sleeve and wrist all afternoon...once the scent blended with my natural scent it was irrestible...I couldn't stop smelling it! I went back and bought it the next day. I absolutely love this scent. I agree with everyone that the staying power is just not there. But it is sooo worth it. It's such a light musk. I will definately buy this again when my bottle runs out.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I bought it after reading all the good reviews...what a disapointment! It smells like alcohol with air freshener.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Well, I am definitely a musk kind of girl but White Moss/Muschio Bianco did not work for me. It's a good fragrance, the composition is well balanced and nothing about this is too harsh or mothball-ish, IMO. But I prefer sensual musks to clean ones and this, thanks to dominant notes of lavender and juniper, falls into the latter category. The fragrance has a mossy quality to it and it's on the green side, but it's very unobtrusive and perfect for everyday use. The packaging is simple yet elegant, also. One downside: poor lasting power. I really can see why WM has so many fans. I personally don't do 'green' and 'clean', so this is not for me. My current white musk of choice is Les Bains du Marais' Musc Blanc, a soft, sensual fragrance with a fresh rose top note. Description: "Created with essential oils of lavender and juniper, Acca Kappa's exclusive White Moss fragrance evokes sweet, warm and sensual notes of wood, amber and moss."
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I am just not a musk kinda girl I guess. When people said it smelled clean and mild, I expected something in the line of CLEAN or Philosophy's amazing grace. This had an old musty/musky moth balls type aroma in my opinion. When I wore it people asked me if my shirt was kept in a trunk a long time.
Age: Unknown Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
Arghhhh, just when I make up my mind that my fragrance collection is large enough, something wonderful comes along! White Moss is crisp, clean and absolutely fabulous. On those days when you don't feel like anything gourmand, floral or heavy, this is the perfect solution. Good stuff.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I was browsing through the range of Acca Kappa fragrances (all of which are divine) and picked this up. The moment I caught a whiff I thought "this is what a man should smell like" - not those feminine sickly scents they all seem to wear nowadays. I find it really strange that everyone else who has reviewed it is female, I found it to be a very definite male scent - sharp and clean.