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Muschio Oro / Gold Musk
by Santa Maria Novella


Muschio Oro / Gold Musk information

GenderShared / Unisex
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 21 votes)

People and companies

HouseSanta Maria Novella

About Muschio Oro / Gold Musk

Muschio Oro / Gold Musk is a shared / unisex perfume by Santa Maria Novella.

Reviews of Muschio Oro / Gold Musk

In my fever of musk trying and buying, I foolishly ignored the reviews that mentioned this scent's soapiness. Its extreme soapiness. But now that I've smelled Muscio Oro up close and personal, I can only add that this is one of the most radiantly, soapily clean scents I have ever experienced. It is not only soapy (did I mention its soapiness?), but it is dazzling and sun-bright in its approach and attitude. I had a root canal done while wearing this scent, and received a compliment from my endodontist, which was kind of an amalgam of my experience. I felt both beautifully and sharply, stingingly CLEAN.

A blinding beauty. Wear your eclipse glasses.
05th October, 2017 (last edited: 07th April, 2018)
Muschio Oro translates roughly to Gold Musk, which sounds rather Italian Gigolo-ish (or at least it does to me). It is an extremely soapy white musk with a bright, sharp edge to it, like a sheer wash of sulfates. I suspect the presence of aldehydes, although they are not listed.

It is not unpleasant, but there are far better white musks out there (including SMN’s own Muschio, the original) unless you are deliberately seeking to replicate a fond memory involving anti-bacterial soap. For people who want to smell aggressively clean and shower-fresh at all times, I suspect this fragrance (and Fresia) would be their idea of heaven.
21st May, 2016
One of the soapiest radiant musks ever inhaled in my life, a sort of clean hotel bathroom aroma, really far more soapy than properly musky/boise. Faint citrus at the beginning are the prelude to an extremely dazzling combination of balsams (myrrh, benzoin?), resins, honey/wax (probably the "golden side of the moon"), spices (cinnamon?), may be eliotrope and white musk. The aroma runs pretty lineal till the end in its neutral soapy nostalgic way. Faint structure and minimalism for this extremely ethereal mélange.
Ps. Extremely silky, mannered, romantic, i detect a subtle final spicy sophistication which is anyway too faint in the general bath of soap. Extremely refined and restrained. Really plunged in a disappeared era.
15th December, 2013
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United Kingdom
Bright, sweet smelling musk which lasts, unusally for SMN, a long time. The overall impression though is of a Hotel soap and is very linear.
04th October, 2012
I chose this after going through the range of possible male fragrances. Warm and seductive like a hot summer evening in Rome. Back in England it soon became too sweet and I gave it away eventually.

Perhaps not a fragrance for look warm climates, nevertheless thumbs up as I did love it back in Italy.
08th April, 2012
After ten minutes the soapiness disappears and it becomes quite a sensual, mysterious fragrance, reminiscent of renaissance Florence,or perhaps the far east.
I am not a musk person, but when my husband chose this for me I tried it and now love it. I get a lot of compliments too, sometimes from strangers
17th April, 2010

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