Serge Lutens Clair de Musc is a treasured, go-to musk scent. If you never though you wanted or liked musk in a fragrance, Clair de Musc may be the scent that will change your mind. It is not a musk powerhouse like some of his other fragrances, but it is a beautifully built musk scent that is wearable at any time, which sometimes is the hardest thing to get exactly right and Clair de Musc is exactly right. It is in the Floral fragrance group.
Reviews of Serge Lutens Clair de Musc from noses that may or may not sniff like your nose.
from perfumesmellinthings - "Let me start by saying that I am not a musk lover; so far there have been only two musk scents that I wanted to own, both of them by Serge Lutens. The two could not be more different. The musk is usually regarded as one of the most sensual components in the perfumery; Muscs Koublai Khan, the first Lutens musk I adore, is the epitome of that sensuality. It is an incredibly dirty, animalic, breathtakingly erotic scent that makes my mouth dry and my knees weak. Now imagine the scent thst is the absolute opposite. Where Muscs Koublai Khan is corporeal, Clair de Musc, the second Lutens musk I love, is ethereal. Where Muscs Koublai Khan is grimy and soiled, Clair de Musc is luminous and transparent. Muscs Koublai Khan showcases musk’s earthy, sinful, very human aspect. Clair de Musc is purity and light that is out of this world."
from graindemusc - "Between the raunchy Muscs Koublaï Khan and the pristine Clair de Musc, it’s as though Serge Lutens had wanted to stretch the paradox of musk to its near-breaking point. And while Muscs Koublaï Khan epitomizes Lutens’ trademark baroque style, Clair de Musc veers into an unexpectedly serene, ethereal aesthetic. The first sniff is all soap – if seraphim ever wash their wings, their suds must surely smell of Clair de Musc… With its hairspray aldehydes churning powdery swirls of carnation and iris, this feels like a pared-down version of grand, classic florals like Chanel N°22. The orange blossom and jasmine have clearly been sent home to scrub off their heady notes. Sandalwood is only allowed to join the fun if it promises to sit in the sidelines. Then, just as you’d forgotten about it, the musk rises to the foreground with the soft, nutty-rosy tones of ambrette, the vegetal musk, and Clair de Musc slyly extends a scented tendril towards her feral sister. She may be, after all, an angel with dirty wings."
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||Serge Lutens Clair de Musc
||Collection Noire - Mohair
||Musk, bergamot, neroli and white iris
|Country of Origin