are you describing Envy by Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab ?
Thread: would you classify envy as musk?
I sprayed this on because my buddys wife gave it to him for Christmas...at first i thought it was too much then later i couldnt stop smelling myself...it had a really pungent musk smell and i liked it...are there others like this, without civet or dog doo smell?
no by gucci
envy's low on the scale of fragrances with a lot of musk. i don't wear it much but don't recall ever smelling much musk in it. the drydown is far more about opopanax than the smell of musk. envy does have a quality, long lasting drydown. for whatever reason, an abundance of musk doesn't seem appropriate for envy.
Last edited by pluran; 6th September 2007 at 08:02 AM.
Envy is all about cedarwood and ylang ylang (yep fredricktoo, add this to the notes too cuz it's definitely empowered by a good dose of it )
having the thick sensual character of ilang ylang and the green woodyness of cedarwood. A very popular and good one, probably still the best among the latest gucci releases.
Not much about musk is running there, aside maybe a small hint as a fixative.
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I would not classify Envy as a musk.
I don't necessarily like Envy that much (probably due to the fact that it's my boss's signature scent...I smell it all the time). On my skin, its suprisingly 'incense-y' and reminds me slightly of Rush by Gucci (which I prefer). But musk? I have to say no.
I don't get musk from it either...or anything that remotely resembles "dog doo". Definitely more spices for me. I wouldn't even really classify it as sweet, as most musks are.
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More spicey and sweet than musky. I really did not like it. I am tempted to say my bottle had spoiled, but I think the scent may just not have stood the test of time well.