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Russian Musk is the newest version of the formula used for their very popular, now sold out, Siberian Musk. With Russian Musk, they have used even higher quality ingredients and added a few choice elements.

Crisp, bright top notes of juicy citruses and foresty nuances take you to the virgin land of Siberia, Russia. Fir conveys an airy, uplifting sensation; bergamot adds a crisp freshness; lime boosts the aroma; mandarin delivers a touch of playful sweetness; and pine ushers in that unmistakable Russian signature to the opening.

The composition then flows smoothly into heart notes of hydro- and steam-distilled neroli (orange blossom) from four different countries, sandalwood sweetened by tonka bean, and spicy notes of rich nutmeg absolute, clove and cinnamon.

The base of this composition features fossil amber resin obtained through destructive distillation. Resinous, warm and slightly smoky, it provides the perfect platform for the additional base notes of oakmoss absolute, tree moss resinoid and galbanum resinoid. The depth is achieved with pure agarwood oil from Sri Lanka, Cambodia, Burma and Thailand, co-distilled by Russian Adam himself. Essential oil of patchouli from Bengal along with rare Indonesian green absolute brings an herbal, earthy essence to the base. It is further supported by green Indian vetiver, cooling fresh cypress and its rare blue absolute.

The entire structure of the base of this composition is sweetened by a fine rose absolute extracted by Russian Adam. Deer musk is noticeable throughout the entire composition but is never overwhelming. It gently whispers furry and slightly animalic accords complimenting the surrounding notes. According to Areej's website, the deer musk is a maceration derived from legally obtained, wild Siberian deer musk grains. These were sourced from a legal institution that buys only from registered hunters who have permission from the Russian government to hunt a regulated number of wild deer per season. Legal musk grains are available in very limited amounts and are typically used only for traditional medicines. 

Russian Musk is a tribute to the classical chypre style of perfumery, composed by Russian Adam using some of his own rare distillations and precious extracts. It features top notes of Russian fir and pine, lemon, bergamot and mandarin; middle notes of orange blossom from Tunisia, Morocco, Egypt and France, Indian sandalwood, tonka bean, nutmeg absolute, clove and cinnamon; and base notes of legally obtained, wild Siberian deer musk, agarwood oil from Sri Lanka, Cambodia, Burma and Thailand, co-distilled by Russian Adam, rose absolute, fossil amber, patchouli, vetiver, cypress, tree moss resinoid and oakmoss absolute.

It is an extrait de parfum and 300 bottles were produced.

 

Excerpt from a review by Kafkaesque

The old Siberian Musk, a fantastic fragrance, has been upgraded with richer, smoother, and more luxurious ingredients. Version 2.0 is called Russian Musk, not “Siberian Musk Intense” as had initially been speculated. The reason is because Russian Adam thought “Intense” would be misleading since this is not a more powerful scent or a “beast mode” version of the original.

After testing it, I can say that the two fragrances are extremely close in terms of aroma and overall scent. However, I found Russian Musk to be significantly smoother, both in individual notes and overall body. In addition, the individual notes are much crisper and better delineated in terms of clarity. Aromatically or scent-wise, many of them feel deeper, more well-rounded, and/or mellower. In the case of the lemon, though, it was much brighter, richer, and more beautifully vivid. I’m not a huge citrus lover, but this lemon note was utterly succulent, bright, and gorgeously sunny. 

In short, it’s milder, tamer, and quieter than the original in a number of ways. I shared my thoughts with Russian Adam and he said he “definitely agree[d] that Russian Musk is weaker… in term of strength, projection and sillage.” He explained that “Higher quality oils often tend to be weaker as the distillation must be done very gently to capture more delicate notes… So any high quality ingredients with complex, refined, well balanced notes can be quite weak in power…” But power and density aren’t everything. I think Russian Musk makes up for it by being more refined, smoother, and silkier, and so does he. Adam called it “more refined, more rich smelling” and a higher quality composition.

The deer musk is present, but nothing about it is animalic, dirty, skanky, or aggressive. It’s merely a soft earthiness and fuzziness which typically smells like a fur coat that has been sprayed with a vintage chypre parfum. And if you’ve never experienced the wonderful textural fluffiness, fuzziness, and velvetiness created by real deer musk, then I think you’re in for a treat.

 


Areej Le Doré Russian Musk

Russian Musk is the newest version of the formula used for their very popular, now sold out, Siberian Musk. With Russian Musk, they have used even higher quality ingredients and added a few choice elements.

Crisp, bright top notes of juicy citruses and foresty nuances take you to the virgin land of Siberia, Russia. Fir conveys an airy, uplifting sensation; bergamot adds a crisp freshness; lime boosts the aroma; mandarin delivers a touch of playful sweetness; and pine ushers in that unmistakable Russian signature to the opening.

The composition then flows smoothly into heart notes of hydro- and steam-distilled neroli (orange blossom) from four different countries, sandalwood sweetened by tonka bean, and spicy notes of rich nutmeg absolute, clove and cinnamon.

The base of this composition features fossil amber resin obtained through destructive distillation. Resinous, warm and slightly smoky, it provides the perfect platform for the additional base notes of oakmoss absolute, tree moss resinoid and galbanum resinoid. The depth is achieved with pure agarwood oil from Sri Lanka, Cambodia, Burma and Thailand, co-distilled by Russian Adam himself. Essential oil of patchouli from Bengal along with rare Indonesian green absolute brings an herbal, earthy essence to the base. It is further supported by green Indian vetiver, cooling fresh cypress and its rare blue absolute.

The entire structure of the base of this composition is sweetened by a fine rose absolute extracted by Russian Adam. Deer musk is noticeable throughout the entire composition but is never overwhelming. It gently whispers furry and slightly animalic accords complimenting the surrounding notes. According to Areej's website, the deer musk is a maceration derived from legally obtained, wild Siberian deer musk grains. These were sourced from a legal institution that buys only from registered hunters who have permission from the Russian government to hunt a regulated number of wild deer per season. Legal musk grains are available in very limited amounts and are typically used only for traditional medicines. 

Russian Musk is a tribute to the classical chypre style of perfumery, composed by Russian Adam using some of his own rare distillations and precious extracts. It features top notes of Russian fir and pine, lemon, bergamot and mandarin; middle notes of orange blossom from Tunisia, Morocco, Egypt and France, Indian sandalwood, tonka bean, nutmeg absolute, clove and cinnamon; and base notes of legally obtained, wild Siberian deer musk, agarwood oil from Sri Lanka, Cambodia, Burma and Thailand, co-distilled by Russian Adam, rose absolute, fossil amber, patchouli, vetiver, cypress, tree moss resinoid and oakmoss absolute.

It is an extrait de parfum and 300 bottles were produced.

 

Excerpt from a review by Kafkaesque

The old Siberian Musk, a fantastic fragrance, has been upgraded with richer, smoother, and more luxurious ingredients. Version 2.0 is called Russian Musk, not “Siberian Musk Intense” as had initially been speculated. The reason is because Russian Adam thought “Intense” would be misleading since this is not a more powerful scent or a “beast mode” version of the original.

After testing it, I can say that the two fragrances are extremely close in terms of aroma and overall scent. However, I found Russian Musk to be significantly smoother, both in individual notes and overall body. In addition, the individual notes are much crisper and better delineated in terms of clarity. Aromatically or scent-wise, many of them feel deeper, more well-rounded, and/or mellower. In the case of the lemon, though, it was much brighter, richer, and more beautifully vivid. I’m not a huge citrus lover, but this lemon note was utterly succulent, bright, and gorgeously sunny. 

In short, it’s milder, tamer, and quieter than the original in a number of ways. I shared my thoughts with Russian Adam and he said he “definitely agree[d] that Russian Musk is weaker… in term of strength, projection and sillage.” He explained that “Higher quality oils often tend to be weaker as the distillation must be done very gently to capture more delicate notes… So any high quality ingredients with complex, refined, well balanced notes can be quite weak in power…” But power and density aren’t everything. I think Russian Musk makes up for it by being more refined, smoother, and silkier, and so does he. Adam called it “more refined, more rich smelling” and a higher quality composition.

The deer musk is present, but nothing about it is animalic, dirty, skanky, or aggressive. It’s merely a soft earthiness and fuzziness which typically smells like a fur coat that has been sprayed with a vintage chypre parfum. And if you’ve never experienced the wonderful textural fluffiness, fuzziness, and velvetiness created by real deer musk, then I think you’re in for a treat.

 

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