Truth in advertising rules the day at Sonoma Scent Studio, whose ROSE MUSC is a rich rose perfume with an ambery feeling (that would be the labdanum...or does this really contain ambergris?!). The musk serves primarily to sustain the composition and is not all that noticeable—at least not compared to SSS EGYPTIAN MUSK, which is basically all musk all the time.
I like this rose perfume very much: a true rose with big sillage and great longevity but without being overwhelming at all. Definitely smoother than Tea Rose and some of the other green roses I've tried. ROSE MUSC is really about rose petals, yellow ones, I'd say. Nice. Smells great on my cat, too, on whose head I brushed a wrist and after which he was a richly labdanum-rose-scented divine feline for many, many hours...
Very pleasant dewy, natural rose with a slight hint of soapiness that holds its own for a few hours before slipping into a labdanum drydown. Like most from this house, great longevity and decent sillage.
Very nice, simple scent, but not revelatory.
ROSE MUSC is a deep and heady rose but seems a tad too linear and 'perfumey' for my taste, clearly a rose derivative. Through no real fault of its own, it is my least favorite rose from Sonoma's line-up as I tend to favor complexity in rose fragrances and prefer my soliflores lush and fresh.
rose petals, ambergris, labdanum absolute, skin musks.
This is one of my HG roses -- the labdanum is heavenly. This can be worn all year, but is mostly a fall/winter fragrance. It is beautiful, soft, warm woods with a deep, rich, fragrant rose. The lasting power is 7+ hours after aplication, and the labdanum grows richer & warmer as time passes. After the rose wears off many hours later - the next day/morning - the labdanum still clings to the skin with soft warmth.