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    Default Montale Sandalsliver/Skin vs. Frederic Malle Musc Ravageur

    Sandalsliver notes: Bergamot, the citrus fruit of Sicily, Mysore sandalwood, Florals, Vanilla

    Musc Ravageur notes: Lavender, Bergamot, Clove, Cinnamon, Gaiac wood, Cedar, Sandalwood, Vanilla, Tonka,

    I have been playing with a sample of Sandalsliver for some time now, and its hardly what I would call a sandalwood fragrance. However, it does smell very much like Musc Ravageur to me, with a similar citrus-musky accord. Sandalsliver seems to have sharper citrus notes, while Musc Ravageurs' musky vanilla drydown smells richer.

    Anyone else notice similaries between the two ?
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    Default Re: Montale Sandalsliver vs. Frederic Malle Musc Ravageur

    No one finds any similarities between the two ?
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    Default Re: Montale Sandalsliver vs. Frederic Malle Musc Ravageur

    ZZ I would love to answer your question, problem is I have not tried or smelled the FM MR.

    Anybody out there that has smelled both zz had a question about ?
    Vijay"Maisonstinky"

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    Default Re: Montale Sandalsliver vs. Frederic Malle Musc Ravageur

    Is that the Montale that used to be known as "Skin"?

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    Default Re: Montale Sandalsliver vs. Frederic Malle Musc Ravageur

    Quote Originally Posted by Paisley
    Is that the Montale that used to be known as "Skin"?
    Yes thats the one.
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    Default Re: Montale Sandalsliver/Skin vs. Frederic Malle Musc Ravageur

    Thanks, ZZTOPP. I had a sample of the old Skin, a scent I understood was not terribly popular in the Montale line. I liked it quite well, but on me MR is quite different. MR takes on a cocoa accord that Skin did not, and isn't nearly as musky. I also find that MR, because of the lavender, is a bit metallic or "tinny" at times, before settling into that rich dankness.

    Skin seemed brighter at first, nuder if you will, with more clarity. Perhaps more iridescent, while MR is opaque. I found that Skin wore truer to its notes than MR. MR sometimes leaves itself off at the top with me and then fades away into nothingness, whereas Skin was just that, a skin scent that stayed consistent throughout.

    MR is also funkier, or having a tendency to funk itself up in the drydown, where it smells like a combination of cocoa powder and body secretions (to put it nicely). Skin didn't do that on me, but it also lacked the presence of the Malle.

    You're right, Sandalsliver/Skin is certainly not a sandalwood scent.

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