This is a light, skin scent of a musk thatís got a generous amount of woody notes and some lactonics to keep it afloat. Thereís a slight citric note tucked in there, but itís barely perceptible on its own, instead, lending the musky woods a bit more character and interest. But most notably, this is a tad gourmand, with balsamic notes that bring to mind milky, buttery shortbread. Itís more an impression os shortbread though rather than being one of those scents that literally smells like a dessert tray.
There are some spices present, but theyíre largely decorative, imprinting a subtle texture to the surface. My guess is that the spices are largely nutmeg and ginger, with nutmeg standing out as the most prominent of the two. I generally find culinary spices to be a problemóespecially notes like thyme and rosemaryóbut Iíve also had issues with sweeter nutmeg-heavy scents in the past, yet it doesnít bother me here at all. In fact the whole semi-foody, semi-spicy thing actually works very nicely. The closest thing I can think of thatís even remotely like this is Lutensí Jeux de Peux, but this far less direct and, frankly, better.
As a musk, itís an unusual approach as there's quite a bit happening that distracts from the scent as being an all-business musk. It really is more about woody notesóspecifically cypress and cedar, both of which sit on top of the a familiar sandalwood foundation that echoes several other scents from the line. Yet itís the citrus and the spices that really set it off as something distinctive.
This scent has alarming sillage. It doesnít feel that strong when on the skin, but with slight movement, it creates very powerful scent trails that stay close to the body. Itís a cozy kind of thing thatís super well-done and a killer price considering what went into making it. For fans of creamy skin scents that perform well, this is a worthwhile option.
Sienna Musk strikes as an extremely modern take on the woody-oriental theme. It opens with spices (mainly nutmeg and cloves) juxtaposed to something bright and fizzy, almost metallic that immediately made me think about a citrus-ginger combo. A sharp-ish woody musky base breaks in right away and drives the fragrance towards the modern and transparent spicy-oriental theme that Duchaufour played in several of his fragrances. Moderatley sweet, remarkably woody and unquestionably modern. It honestly would do great in any major niche range such as Eau D'Italie, Le Labo or, say, L'Artisan Parfumeur.
Tremendous lasting power.
Solid and very nice.
Sonoma Scent Studio SIENNA MUSK is another variation on this house's burnt cedar perfumes. This one is far more woody than musky and smells to me a bit like a campfire. Although I find SIENNA MUSK somewhat more appealing than some of the other SSS woody perfumes, that's actually pretty faint praise...
Oh My Word ,this is gorgeous stuff. Enigmatic ,bright, sniffable, ,sexy .Reaches into the subconcious and pulls out sensuality. Very clean , not very spicey to me- just a little zingy . If you love Silver Musk by Nasomatto - then you may well love this one. Very shiny clean smooth musk scent.
SIENNA MUSK opens warm and spicy, like opening a drawerful of kitchen spices. Think 'powdered masala' with a dry airy quality that recalls dusty plains and sandblown mountains of red earth. 'Sienna' indeed. Taking the edge off the spices with a touch of sweetness are balsamic nutmeg, mandarin and musk, while a gorgeous palette of woods completes the scent-scape.
Unisex in sillage with a skin scent component that women may find a tad masculine, Sienna Musk is yet another proof of Erickson's incredible talent as a perfumer, particularly in the selection of notes which complement each other so flawlessly.
musk, sandalwood, nutmeg, cardamom, ginger, clove, mandarin, cedar, cypress.
I'm really not much of a musk wearer, but when I do go for a musk Sienna Musk is one of my go-to favorites. It's a bit sharp and spicy, and reminiscent of Nasomatto's Silver Musk in that sense (but not THAT sharp), but there's also a hint of sweetness that balances the sharper notes (ginger?) brilliantly. Both on paper and skin the longevity is tremendous - 12+ hours the last time I wore it. On drydown the woody notes emerge, particularly a lightly sweetened sandalwood.
Excellent choice for those who want a 'cleaner' type musk scent - and at SSS' prices it's a tremendous value.
notes (per SSS website): mandarin, musk, sandalwood, cedar, cypress, nutmeg, cardamom, ginger, clove