Musc Bleu • Il Profumo
House Il Profumo
Perfumer Silvana Casoli
Fragrance Family Soft Floral
Notes Neroli, ylang-ylang, geranium, sandalwood, musk, oakmoss
Description Musk is a mysterious and enigmatic ingredient with a long history of use in fragrance. Originally, musk was obtained from the musk deer but in this age of reason and compassion, perfumers have turned to synthetic alternatives. As a raw material, musk is a bit of a shape shifter: it can be raunchy and animalic, clean and fresh, soft and powdery or dark and dramatic. Musk also has the distinction of being one of the most widely-used raw materials. The enduring appeal of clean musks has even led to their widespread use in functional perfumery—the smell that we associate with clean laundry fresh out of the dryer: it's musk.
Musc Bleu by Il Profumo finds perfumer Silvana Casoli exploring clean musks. The composition opens with a touch of verdant neroli and the enveloping solar radiance of ylang-ylang. A delicate musk soon makes its presence known—soft, powdery, fresh and clean. A hint of earthy geranium provides an almost minty freshness as warm sandalwood and inky oakmoss slowly come into focus. A creamy, cozy, intimate musk as soft as downy snowfall.
100 ml eau de parfum spray
1 ml eau de parfum sample