In the opening blast it displays quite a convincing musk: musky, some faecaloid undercurrent, and a tinge of a nigh-ambergris-like saltiness; the latter takes on an incense character over time.
The drydown adds an ambery woodsy twist, and towards the end it has morphed into a pleasant woody impression. For the second half the musk is hardly palplable.
I get moderate sillage, good projection and an excellent ten hours of longevity
An attempt to create a darker musk that is not bad at all, although only the first part does its name real justice. Good for wintery times, and with the god performance worthy of a positive score, albeit just. 3/5.
Being myself a musk-freak, I was so looking forward to this Alpha Musc but, with much of my surprise, I've to say I found it *meh* to say the least.
Yeah, the skank is there but it settles down pretty fast. After the initial blast, I suspect I'm anosmic to the musk here because I only smell a vague musky-woody thing of very little interest. Also, the skank part feels unnatural (as in contrived) and cold as opposed to the warm animalic musks I'm generally drawn into. Minimalistic and kind of inconsistent. I'm afraid this is going to be a pass for me...
Opens skanky and animalic and a little off. I just love it. Drydown smells like a temple in which incense was burnt recently and which was also recently full of people, some of whom hadn't bathed. Slightly smoky, but in a no longer on fire kind of way. Like incense that's gone out. I'd love to layer this with Miel de Bois, though I'd probably be chased by wild animals.
14th December, 2012 (last edited: 19th December, 2012)