Tuesday, 19 July 2011

L'Artisan Parfumeur Mûre et Musc




I saw my first blackberries of the year at the weekend and was immediately inspired to reach for L'Artisan Parfumeur's Mûre et Musc, a perfume concoction of equal parts blackberry, musc and magic.

In all truth blackberry musc sounds like something you might buy in a pharmacy/ chemist, a cheaper body spray that would be beloved of teen girls on their first independent foray into picking a scent for themselves.

This scent couldn't be further from that fragrance you imagine. There is blackberry yes, but it is blackberry from the branch not the sugared kind from a pie a body spray might contain. There is still dew on these fruits and a hint of the forest they came from. There is musc here too but not the very shouty, so synthetic your teeth stand on end kind. This musc is the cleaner, sophisticated smell of a grown up.

So when I spray the enticingly named Mûre et Musc I always smile a grown ups smile. I can wear a really good musc, a chic one, one that makes me check my posture, straighten my back a little and I can still have a little fun with a dash of blackberry. Perhaps the little girl can grow into a woman without forgetting where she started.

Disclosure: I received a bottle of Mûre et Musc as a press gift

6 comments:

Ines said...

Lucky you for receiving that bottle. :)
Mure et Musc was the first perfume that made me realize I don't actually have a problem with all musks, only some very badly done. I love this perfume.

Lobster and swan said...

yay for you, sounds like a wonderful scent, I went in to the L'Artisan Parfumeur shop at 34 Rue des Francs Bourgeois when I was in paris and it was such a pretty little room.

Have you ever smelled their L'EAU D'AMBRE? I am totally obsessed with amber scents at the moment x

Jayne said...

Oh I love your write up of this perfume. I want to wear a scent that smells like dewy blackberries, musc and magic, especially magic. Will make a foray to a perfume department during lunch this week and see if I can spot it.

I have actually made a few forays into that department recently, waving little paper wands, sniffing different bottles. This is your influence, you know. And I am very grateful!

The Daily Connoisseur said...

I think I've tried this before and the result was very unexpected... L'artisan has such beautiful perfumes...

beautiful mind said...

I used this perfume for quite a while. I think there was also M&M extreme which was much more intense.

beautywoome said...

Love this stuff. It's such a brilliant scent and it's so hard to describe! Would happily wear this for the rest of my days.