Cyprès-Musc by Creed (1948)

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  1. odysseusm
    Time to post on one of my favorite scents!
    Notes: Spanish bergamot, woody cypress, oakmoss, ambergris, musk.

    BEAUTIFUL! The opening notes, a kind of lemony-resinous-conifer blends, are among the very best I have experienced in any scent. If the scent stayed there forever, I'd be happy. All good things come and go, and that brilliant note develops along other lines. But it is glorious while it lasts.

    The cypress is very well done. A bit lemony, fairly dusky, reminiscent of juniper but darker, greener and quite intriguing. At times there are rubbery notes (which are pleasant), at other times something like mint. Bright, invigorating, mood-elevating. Here, I can see how Juniper Ridge products are very true to the natural source material, since I get some of the same vibe here. But in Cyprès-Musc, there also the most gorgeous EdC sort of classy scent in the background.

    The scent settles into a nice nice woody musk, with a hint of conifer. But man alive, that opening phase is AWESOME!
  2. odysseusm
    One of my all-time favourites. The first five minutes of this are (for me) as good as any scent gets. It is dry, resinous, bright, coniferous, natural and very satisfying.
  3. awayalonealong
    I agree! While it did not work for me at first, I've come to hold it in high esteem, willing to pay a lot for this now-discontinued Creed (perhaps the only Creed I own). On a slightly damp day--such as one might find in a Pacific forest--it's magnificent.
  4. AnthonyDG
    Tim, please PM me for the Cypres-Musc! I agree with your description and hoped more would share my love of CM.. it is great for hiking and out at the lake, in Port Moody BC this summer! Cheers
  5. odysseusm
    Revived and awaiting a timely update. My general impression is that the opening is one of the most amazing, vibrant coniferous scents around. It is brief but glorious. The dry-down is a gentle musk of considerable longevity, different than the opening. Conifers are notoriously brief, but then as we know from Buddhism all moments are fleeting, and pain arises when we try to hang on to them. Let them go, and rejoice in the moment.
  6. odysseusm
    What a wonderful coniferous opening! It sparkles with energy! It is fresh, crisp, invigorating, sappy and resinous. It is everything I would want, and is simply the best.
    Rounded and supported by bergamot, but not overwhelmed by it. Turpentine and a kind of green, herbal note. Slightly salty as the oak moss begins to appear. Perhaps a further salty, marine, slightly animalic note can be detected, particularly if real (not synthetic) ambergris is used. Dry, very pleasing to wear. Dry down is a resinous, slightly woody musk.
  7. Scent Detective
    Scent Detective
    Okay, Odysseusm. Your enthusiasm for this fragrance has caused me to order a nice sample of it. I am intrigued by your descriptions, and I look forward to receiving it and giving it a try. I have been so disappointed by so many recent samples of fragrances that are supposed to be pine, or have pine in them, that I've started to realize what a Wil-O-the Wisp pine scents really are. They're down right elusive! I do know this one is not really a pine scent, but it is as you've described it, a coniferous scent, and that is close enough for me to try it, so here goes! I'll report back when I've given it a whirl and let you know how it hits me.
  8. odysseusm
    Best wishes, Scent Detective! I will be very interested to hear your take on it -- hope it is to your liking. Note: the brilliant coniferous part is short-lived, as I say in my review. But it is excellent.
  9. Scent Detective
    Scent Detective
    I've been wearing the Cypres Musc for about an hour now. I want to wait to make any comments until I give it some more time and apply more of this scent. It's definitely different than what I was least so far.
  10. odysseusm
    Interesting! We look forward to further comments.
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