A beautiful non-animalic Musk perfume can be hard to find; Parfums de NicolaïMusc Intense is one of my favorites. In my interview with Mme Patricia de Nicolai it was one of the most challenging fragrances for her to create. I am looking forward to the June 4th launch of Musc Monoï, a new ‘Eau de Toilette’.
‘For many years I have been in love with the famous Ambre Solaire oil’ explains Patricia. ‘I always wanted to create a fragrance from which I can evoke the wonderful smell of sunny tropical beaches’ continues the perfumer who is celebrating this year the 25th anniversary of her brand. ‘A fragrance with a powerful sensuality that smells on your skin like a hot summer day was my main obsession!’
For Musc Monoï, the amber note of Ambre Solaire has been softened with a more modern musk facet. Combined with the benzyl salicylate molecule associated with ylang flower, Musc monoï combines soft white flowers of jasmine, magnolia and neroli with the sensuality of coconut, which gives Monoï perfumes their characteristic exotic aroma. Mme. de Nicolaï balances the composition with a salty marine note and creamy sandalwood.
via Parfums de Nicolaï
–Michelyn Camen, Editor-In-Chief
100ml/ 108 Euros and 30 ml 36 Euros
Available in June on the Parfums de Nicolai site and worldwide at select stockists