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    Default Ferrari Essence Musk.

    I wrote this review a while back when I started my blog, just thought of sharing it with all the people here.
    Hope this review helps you out,

    Regards.





    Hello,

    Today’s update is a first impression of a fragrance from the house of “Ferrari”
    The fragrance is called “Essence Musk” and the note’s issued by the company are :

    Top notes : White Grapefruit, sea notes, green mandarin leaves.

    Heart notes : Nutmeg, white mint, water melon and lavender.

    Base Notes : Vetiver bourbon, amber, cedar and fresh, sensual white musk.

    To be honest, I always have an issue with the notes the marketing team of a brand
    provides us with, somehow I feel either I can’t detect some of the notes, or maybe
    “Tahitian Vetiver” is just plain old vetiver, exaggerated.

    So in every review or first impression of a fragrance, I’m going to be also providing
    notes that I detect, this is purely my personal opinion, some of you may detect more
    notes or less depending on various factors.

    The technique I use for a first impression is blind testing, In which I don’t look up
    the notes and try to guess them out myself before checking with the note’s provided.

    So, here we go :

    As soon as “Essence Musk” touches my skin, a bright, almost sparkling citrus open’s up,
    sour in the beginning but in a few seconds it morphs into something much more rounded &
    smooth, now this refinement occurs because the citrus element clearly branches out into
    two distinct note’s of grapefruit mashed with a little orange rind (sweetness mixed with
    the almost bitter/pungent rind.) & a peppered ozonic note (the fragrance of waves crashing
    mixed with just a little aroma of pepper.)

    The overall effect achieved is due to a synthetic aromachemical known as “SymFresh”.
    It is in the same vein as the synthetic molecules used in Acqua Di Gio/Bvlgari Aqva/
    Insert an aquatic fragrance/

    As soon as you feel that this is going to be a linear fragrance, a very different note enters
    the composition.
    This note almost feels crisp, warm, imagine sniffing a freshly laundered clothes, almost like
    a very clean note, which I’m assuming is the musk.
    This fits hand in glove with the already clean top notes and enhances that appeal, further.

    It again after a while changes, but so gradually, just like the setting sun, you will miss it no
    matter how hard you try.
    This change is a further enhancement to the initial notes adding just the slightest bit of a smokey
    wafting quality to the composition, this effect is caused by a combined note of vetiver and woods.

    The fragrance ends leaving a fleeting trail which somehow manages to combine all the notes and also
    separate them at the same time.

    All in all, a good effort by Ferrari.
    An excellent pleasing effort which may please quite a few, especially due to the ‘Clean & Crisp” aura
    it envelops the wearer in.

    Analogy : Your Opening the package delivered by your laundry man, while eating some grapefruit.
    As soon as the brown paper is unwrapped you see your sparkling white shirt and a smile comes around &
    before you realize, drops of grapefruit juice fall down on the shirt & a table fan blows the aroma of
    the shirt stained with the grapefruit juice along with the slightly warm brown packing paper.

    Your smile quickly disappears as you realize, a visit to the laundry is on the agenda once more.

    Performance was very good for a scent of this genre, giving me about 8-10 hours on skin and the fragrance
    was still noticeable on fabric a day later.

    A good scent to add to your arsenal if your looking for a people pleaser, it does get you noticed.

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    Default Re: Ferrari Essence Musk.

    Quote Originally Posted by fraghead93 View Post
    Analogy : Your Opening the package delivered by your laundry man, while eating some grapefruit.
    As soon as the brown paper is unwrapped you see your sparkling white shirt and a smile comes around &
    before you realize, drops of grapefruit juice fall down on the shirt & a table fan blows the aroma of
    the shirt stained with the grapefruit juice along with the slightly warm brown packing paper.

    Your smile quickly disappears as you realize, a visit to the laundry is on the agenda once more.
    This is an excellent way to review frags, keep it up.

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    Default Re: Ferrari Essence Musk.

    Thanks for sharing your observations on this scent.
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    Thanks for the review.
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    Default Re: Ferrari Essence Musk.

    wow....but it is worthy of purchase? Longevity? sillage? uniqueness? some of the ferrari essence line seem to be hit or miss.




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