Milk Musk is an oriental fragrance that features top notes of pear and peach; middle notes of musk, ambroxan and vanilla; and base notes of white cedarwood and tonka bean. It is an eau de toilette, edt and is vegetarian, paraben-free, gluten-free and cruelty-free.
An excerpt of a review from Really Ree:
This really is my kind of fragrance. It is smooth, skin-like and subtly sexy – like an understated, super chic, ‘your skin but better’ scent. Love it. It’s like a sensual cuddle!
A tender floral-musky edt spun with notes of pear, musk and white cedarwood, Milk Musk is a pure and comforting scent. Ambroxan in the heart evokes skin-on-skin softness; a cashmere-soft embrace for the body and self.
An excerpt of a review from Colognoisseur:
Perfume can soothe the soul with warm styles of fragrance. They are generally referred to as comfort scents. These tend to have depth through different resins. I have often referred to them as “warm milk” fragrances for their ability to calm. Molton Brown Milk Musk wants to actually be a warm milk perfume.
The past eighteen months has seen a positive change in the way Molton Brown has approached their perfume offerings. The perfumers are being given some latitude to create more interesting types of fragrance which is laudable for a mass-market brand like Molton Brown.
Milk Musk also exemplifies another reason the recent releases have succeeded; keeping it simple. I have been trying to find out if there is a single person creatively directing this because if there is, they are doing a great job. Perfumer Maia Lernout puts together a simple warm comfort scent around warm milk.
It opens with the fresh scent of elemi resin. This gives a lemony shading without getting that brightness from using a citrus ingredient. It also has a pine-like undercurrent when the resin is used. This leads into a heart where the milk accord is waiting. Mme Lernout adds in just the right amount of the dry woody ambroxan along with a lot of vanilla. As one who has become bored of ambroxan’s ubiquity this is a notably different use. It adds a dry woodiness underneath the vanilla milk. It works much better than I ever expected it to. Tonka bean accentuates the vanilla while imparting the warmth. Benzoin is the final bit of resinous warmth to complete this warm milk perfume.
I continue to be impressed with these latest releases from Molton Brown. Milk Musk is as calming as a glass of the real thing.