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Almost impossible to get hold of this now. I do not believe it can surely still be in production.
I have it as 4711 Extase Moschus for Men (bought as a present for me by a German friend from the 4711 Factory Shop in Koeln whilst we were visiting there for a few days) but after researching, the item listed here IS the same product.
A subtle and lightweight fragrance with an opening that is deceptively uncomplex and unremarkable, somewhat reminiscent of Body Shop's white musk oil.
However as the day wears on and the sillage continues for hours (with a longevity of something like 5-6 hours which is surprising for such an unassuming fragrance), you can appreciate that there is some skill and refinement in the subtle blend of ingredients which don't blast your nose when you first apply it, but rather that you notice over the day as mere suggestions.
Top notes are slightly lemony citrus and flowery with a hint of Nivea cream. Dry down is a light musky smell with some powderiness, maybe ambergris.
A shame it is apparently discontinued as I have sought to replenish my nearly dwindled supply for years. It's nice enough to use several times a week at the office without offending anyone including yourself and yet romantic enough to use on a very personal night out.
A very good general use fragrance that is definitely missed by the few people who got to buy it for the short time it was available - judging by the price of the very sporadic miniature bottles that sell on ebay.
At the time, I don't recall it being terribly expensive, it was pretty much centre of the middle price bracket. It was never an expensive scent, and should never be purchased as such, but it was a scent that compliments a male in perhaps the same way as Moschino Uomo? Not totally in your face brash masculine, but undeniably masculine all the same.
26 March, 2010