ok, before I begin apologies for the novel. I also need to mention that I am not experienced at all in the world of fragrance and I don't think I have a very refined sense of smell. I have never sampled any niche fragrances, in fact I wasn't even aware of them until joining this site!
So the only scent I have really liked so far in my life has been the Essential Faith oil. Google it or check out this thread: http://www.basenotes.net/t/266911/essential-faith-musk-oil
(On some other sites I have visited, Essential Faith has been described as "pure musk".. do you agree, or do you side with the more complex description Roman made in the thread I mentioned?)
I was hoping to take small steps toward expanding my fragrance collection... first my finding something that was similar to Essential Faith but with a bit of sweetness to it.
The only perfume I have tested so far in my search has been CLEAN Skin. The review that had me was the one that said it reminded someone of the way a newborn smells - really, really good with no discernible smell. THAT is my all time dream fragrance, but I don't think anyone could recreate it...
Back to CLEAN Skin.
It was ok. I don't think it smells terrible, but I certainly don't looove it. Far too sweet. It was also powdery, which I did not like at all. In comparison, Essential Faith smells a lot more fresh and clean to me... but perhaps these are not the correct adjectives.
So I have continued my search, but anytime I look at a fragrance that lists sweet notes and musky ones, there is always plenty of reviews that mention that it smells powdery.
Any suggestions? Or any suggestions of fragrances that I could layer with Essential Faith to create what I am looking for? Perhaps what I don't need is a musky/sweet combo, just a musk based scent that leans more feminine and less unisex?