Okay, I'll be different....I love this! The florals mesh nicely, the musk is clean and sweet, and the vanilla is lovely. I wish I smelled the powder the powder-haters get, because I love powder, but I don't. The longevity is strangely good on my skin, the sillage close to the skin. I could happily smell this all day and not tire of it, but can't afford a full bottle. A sweet and pretty floral for those days when you don't want to be mysterious, edgy, obscure or the center of attention. You just want to smell delightful and smile a lot.
truly revolting. there are no other words necessary here.
Cotton Musk, at least on me, starts off as a bit of a mess. There's a very honeyed rose, coconut, almond-hued heliotrope, and some sort of dirty floral all fighting it out and all the undertones sort of clash, while the whole thing remains strangely dull. It eventually sorts itself out, ending up as that papery musk that smells like tobacco leaf mixed with baby powder and coconut, with the other floral elements acting as subtle strokes of watercolor, adding hints of added dimension. Given time, the florals make way for vanilla, and Cotton Musk ends up as that papery tobacco smell on top of powdery vanilla, but with that tropical coconut sticking around.
To be fair, fans of this sort of light clean flowery "musk" perfume may really like this, but it's not a style I enjoy. I think the tropical coconut is actually a clever addition, but I can't help but feel that the topnotes could have been sorted better.
Opens with "clean sheets" and musk scent. Lots of gardenia. It is nice, but too quickly turns to a baby powder. It is baby powder from then on...a shame.