L'Artisan Fragrances • Mure et Musc Extreme • Fragrances
|Would buy this product again.||55%|
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Red Eyes: Hazel
Mure et Musc Exreme is very pleasant, very wearable, and still interesting enough to sustain my interest in the long run. The first couple of times I wore it, the blackcurrant was a bit off on me; it smellt almost too ripe or even boiled. This doesn’t happen any more (I spray less) and now I get airy, cool blackcurrants on a radiant musk base. The scent becomes a soft musk very quickly, and I have difficulty smelling it on myself, only catching pleasant wafts from time to time. However, my adult students and complete strangers continuously tell me how fabulous I smell:) Mure et Musc is a cooler weather fragrance for me, and I can see myself buying it again. Nowadays it’s my second favourite musk after my beloved Coty Vanilla Musk. It's not the most original thing, but it's very comfortable.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Blond, Curly Eyes: Green
I recently purchased this after running out of my bottle of the original (albeit reformulated) mure et musc. I bought this unsniffed thinking that it would be the same scent, just stronger. Not so. After wearing this for a couple of days I can say that they are both lovely, but that I prefet the simplicity of the original. This version replaces the resinous, piney component in the top notes with big berries--reminds me a little of the stewed fruit theme prevalent in Lutens creations. M et M naysayers typically don't like the resinous top notes as some have characterized it as "medicinal" or like "aftershave". I find myself missing that medicinal top note because it served as such a great foil to the soft, feminine fruit and musc--that duality is what makes the original so much sexier in my opinion. The drydown in the Extreme version is less soft musk, more cedar pencil shavings. It seems as if the Extreme version is like the original played in reverse--sexy and feminine at the top, dry and somewhat overly masculine at the finish. Please see my review of the original if you're contemplating which one to buy. Generally, perfumistas seem to prefer the Extreme version; however, I dearly wish I had stuck with the original.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Other Eyes: Blue
For me, this has been a wonderful find ! It's an original and elegant scent. Rich blackcurrant ,rich blackberrry top notes- really juicy ,clean and naturally sweet, followed by a great dry citrus accord and then it's all liquid blackberry and clean warm skin musk . This is a scent that melts into your skin beauitfully and you will not know where your skin ends and the scent begins. Thati s the art of it.It's finely constructed and I love it very much . The musk on my skin is very clean and dry.
Longevity is deceiving. It seems to come and go .But I know Mure Et Musc extreme lasts but after the 2 hour mark, it becomes a skin scent. Sillage is enveloping but subtle.
Top up time is 4 hours.
I never tire of Mure Et Musc extreme.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Kinky, Medium Eyes: Brown
I dont know if i have a crazy, unrefined nose or something but this scent literally made me want to vomit - i got a strong aroma of sweaty, dirty bum (seriously, i kid you not. Does no-one else get this?) laced with sickly sweetness. Literally like someone had poured some sweet, syrupy gloop down a sweaty, dirty bum-crack. Thats the mental picture i got with every sniff, and couldnt shake off (no wonder i wanted to vomit, right?). I think the musk notes in this must be the animaly, dirty type musk? (rather than the soapy, clean white musks im used to).
And the sweet notes.. i have no idea what they are, but for someone who loves vanilla, pink sugar etc theyre just way too synthetically nausiatingly sweet even for me.
So, for a scent i was dying to sample, and thought i would LOVE, this turned out to be a wholly unpleasant experience! I NEVER want to have to smell this odour again.
Actually, i tell you what else it reminded me of: when someone has been in the bathroom and, erm, stunk it out, and then sprayed a load of cheap sickly dewberry airfreshener to cover it up, but it just mingles into a sweet, poopy, dirty, gag-reflexing stench. Yup, thats Mure et Musc in a nutshell for me. :( *exits stage left to sounds of dry wretching*
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Dark, Neutral Hair: Black, Relaxed, Coarse Eyes: Brown
This version of mure et musc is much better than the re formulated original that's available this is definately rich with blackberry notes, and it's pefect for the winter and summer months. a great balance it's not too sweet or fruity which I don't like. The downside to this is the $$$ for a little e'xtreme!
I just don't agree with the price tag on this The original forumla that was originally created in 1978-1990 was definately worth the price tag...
Age: 30-35 Skin: Oily, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
Maybe my experience is limited, but I've never smelled anything else like this on the market. I first tried it on last summer, and have craved it on a regular basis ever since. It's one of those fragrances that comes to you out of nowhere. Mure et Musc Extreme made such an impact on me that I'll imagine I smell it at random times.
The initial blast is that of the plump, ripe blackberries I picked in my backyard as a child. I get nothing synthetic from this note- it smells like the real thing to me. This lasts a brief time, then settles into more of a pleasant blackberry tea skin scent. Like most L'Artisans, the sillage and lasting power of this fragrance are very poor. I like my fragrances to be big, and this is really a scent that begs to be big. That's the only reason it's not getting five lippies, despite the fact that it has haunted me for months.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Hazel
While the notes speak of blackberry and musk, at first I got musk with a vague, unidentifiable fruity overtone that just didn’t work for me. It had a marked resemblance to a fruity men's cologne. On drydown, the sweetness of the blackberries became distinct and noticeable. Unfortunately, I don’t like berries, and don’t like berry perfumes. If you do, this is a must, as it’s distinct and not the typical over-sweet/ fruity/teenybopper berry fragrance flooding the market now. Lasted about 3 hours, which is about average for most L'Artisans I've tried. It's always difficult to rank perfumes that have notes I'm not personally fond of, but I'd give this a 4 for quality of construction except for the poor lasting power.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
At first this is a lolly-sweet sugary blackberry scent, cannot smell musk or anything else.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Medium Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
This does not smell of blackberry to me at all, it smells like berry flavoured candies which never manage to re-create the aroma of the real fruit. Very off-putting.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
Lovely light, airy, sweet (but definitely not too sweet) musk. Problem is I think I prefer a skankier musk.
UPDATE: I've fallen under this one's spell. It's a great frag for days you don't want to have to think too much about what you're wearing. I've purchased the small bottle.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Kinky, Medium Eyes: Blue
Mure et Musc Extreme is a studious, thoughtful fragrance for me. I wear it when I want to contemplate, but contemplate with direction and ambition. First I get a blast of blackberry and blackberry leaves, and there’s a definite blackcurrant throat sweet in there too – a sticky one that’s been melting on the dashboard of a car. For me, these berry notes sit amidst masculine cologne – bergamot, soap, juniper, lemon rind and pepper. These are the notes I detect and are not ‘official’. Officially L’Artisan just speaks of blackberry and musk, and a ‘sweet, fruity, irresistible aura – deep and unique’ etc. I fancy there is a tiny bit of mint leaf in Mure et Musc Extreme, and I can even envisage the slightly furry texture of it.
Sometimes I hear of this fragrance being an alternative to Trish #9 or Philosophy Falling in Love, both of which are so spun with sugar you can see the sparkles of the moist floss dancing in front of your eyes. Though this is an interpretation of the same theme, it’s as different as a pair of Doc Martins beside two pairs of fluffy kitten heels.
I love Mure et Musc, but it’s a fragrance I wear for myself. Somehow it reminds me of my mum’s native Finland, and my uncle Veke, though I can’t really be sure why. I suspect it has something to do with the aroma of men in the 80s – polo shirts, chewing gum, Brut, a cigarette in hand, white slacks, aviator sunglasses. I suppose most people would think me mad for smelling a bit of Miami Vice in this fragrance, but I do.
Funny, because on a woman this is all university lecturer. I had one it would have suited – a handsome lesbian who wore gold jewellery from the Africas and taught ‘Sex and Sexuality in Writing’. She sported tunics and had long legs that swished past each other like curtains opening and closing.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brown, Curly, Fine Eyes: Blue
Hoo-Ah! Terrible opening of this fragrance! Like a dusty and sweetening agent-sweetened blackberry juice larded with cheap musc, it eats its way through my nostrils, and I don't like it one bit. I also sense a citrusy bergamot note somewhere, which destroys this scent even more.
After an hour, a juicy, full-bodied blackberry is left, with soft musc in the background which makes the scent drier. The staying power is surprisingly good for being a L'Artisan, maybe is has to do with my not liking Mure et Musc Extreme at all (the not-likable scents always have a tendency to cling onto skin a bit harder, do they not?). Nope, this isn't for me!
I also feel an unusual lack of associations when sniffing on this one (my head screaming "get away" might be one of the causes), the perfume isn't very complex or interesting and I find the blend very disturbing. Picking blackberries down by the railroad tracks while dry dust suddenly swirls up into my face, that's the only thing I can come up with here. I know many like this, but I don't. I don't think the price can be justified at all; it smells very synthetic to my nose.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
really nothing over your average synthetic drugstore musc. not bad, but nothing special and especially not worth the artisan price tag.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
A teenage fruit fragrance at first. Thankfully, it changes in the long drydown to something gorgeous. Not overly musky or fruit, just wonderful.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Another mis-named perfume. I really have to stop buying perfumes because I like the way the name sounds. All I get from this is blueberry chewing gum and images of Barbie doll makeup kits. Absolutely nothing extreme or even musky about it.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Medium Brown, Warm Hair: Brown, Relaxed, Medium Eyes: Brown
I have mixed emotions about this one. On the one hand, I like blackberry and/or mulberry in a fragrance and I love musk, so the two together should be an instant hit for me. But, this one is just so-so to me. It's kind of masculine. Don't get me wrong, I like many scents that are masculine, but this one not so much.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
i love this fragrance. contrary to other reviews, i find there to be nothing floral about it, and to me that is a good thing. the citrus is only present in the first 10-15 minutes, then semi-sweet musky hottness. the berries and musk compliment each ther perfectly. i've tried other musk/blackberry fragrances from some other lines (trish mcevoy and les neriedes), but this is the best. as with other l'artisan fragrances it has minimal sillage and does not last as long as i'd like. but i love it so much i just don't care.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I LOVE THIS FRAGRANCE!!! My DF always gets this for me when I run out. It's the perfect combination of floral and musk, very chic and elegant.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
a classic for either sex! I don't know whether l'artisan actually invented this combination back in 1978?
am really surprised to read so many (read: any) bad reviews of this stuff, it seems to irresistable to me. I have given it as a gift a few times and the recipients have been very happy. it's the only scent I feel confident giving as a gift to anybody, but maybe I shouldn't!
Age: 44-55 Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Hazel
As I suspected, I like this better than original MeM, because I can actually detect blackberry. But it mainly made me realize how much better Ava Luxe Wild Blackberry Musk is than either L'Artisan version. Much cheaper, too. Interesting...