Continuing my exploratory ride this week, courtesy of the sweet Maisonstinky. Today's selection: Montale Fruits of the Musk
Upon application, I had an unsweetened fruit salad. No citrus. I think strawberries and maybe some stone fruits--plums? Okay. Wearable, but not particularly compelling. But just a few minutes in ... and the musk is taming the fruits' acid. This is turning very nice. I don't have any Mure et Musk around for comparison, but I think this is different and less sweet from that well-known L'Artisan. As with other various samples of late, I don't know that this is pushing any of my "love" buttons at this stage, but it's imminently wearable and I recommend your trying it if this is your category of scent.
Now to look up the official description (yay! I wasn't far off in my assessment!): strawberry leaves, mandarin, bergamot of Italy, blackberry, rose essence of Bulgaria, white musk, raspberry, grey amber.
If the rose and amber can rise up over the course of the day, this may get quite entertaining