Stora Skuggan Moonmilk

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Moonmilk was launched in 2017 and is a woody spicy unisex fragrance. It was inspired by the words written by famous Swiss naturalist Conrad Gessner (considered the founder of modern zoology) as he chronicled his climb to the summit of Mount Pilatus. "At night, the moon shines into the cave so brightly the light itself seems to take form, like a mist. It gathers in the ceiling and makes the limestone stalactites glitter and gleam, dripping tears of white liquid into puddles on the rock floor that never dries. Moonmilk."

This fragrance is a muguet scent that opens with notes of lime and black tea. When you first smell it, it is green, bright and floral but it settles into a milky, lactonic sandalwood that as LuckyScent says "sparks visions of molten crystals pooling in Swiss caves. It’s a sunny scent with a nighttime shadow. Unexpected, heady, and deeply intriguing."

Moonmilk features notes of black tea, lime, cardamom, lily of the valley, mandarin, black pepper, Mysore sandalwood and leather. It is an eau de parfum, edp.

Stora Skuggan Moonmilk Reviews

Fragrantica: Stora Skugan’s Moon Milk is the sea, but not the sea. Lemonade and tidepools, bright and brackish, toes digging into the wet sand, palms briefly cupping portions of the sun-warmed infinite and allowing it to sluice through your fingers to wash away because you can’t clutch at moments like that, you have to let the gravity of the tides and tears and the moon take their course. But it’s not the sea. It’s the reflection of the moon in a puddle, a changeling portal to someone else, somewhere else. Another you, another time. The enduring strangeness of where rock meets ocean, viewed through mirrorwater on a stone cavern floor, a finger fluting in soft white calcite and crystalline minerals, a cave painting of the aurora borealis on exposed bedrock, the ghostly carving of footprints that stop suddenly and disappear. There’s a duality in this scent, the soft fall of sunlight tempered by saltwater, earthy cardamom incense, and citrusy floral lime, the bitter chill of petrified moonlight, milky sandalwood, and waxen lily. It’s a strange fragrance that makes me think of encountering countless versions of me across time, and we somehow cross the same path, inevitably make the same choices, wish for the same things under ancient and future stars.
Fragrantica: I love this! Sandalwood is my favorite note and this has tons of it. Aside from the quick burst of lime at the beginning, it is very, very dry, which I love. There seems to be a fair bit of vetiver contributing to the arid quality, but it is otherwise sandalwood all the way. Sillage is not strong up close, but is very diffusive. People could smell me from another room, but no one was choked up close and I’ve gotten compliments on how I smell rather than on my perfume.
CaFleureBon: Stora Skuggan Moonmilk opens with an emerald-clear, crystalline citrus accord: lime, bergamot, mandarin and petitgrain land sharp and straight, awakening the self like a plunge in a cold underground lake. Your teeth screech, but the entry is rather precise- these notes are blending within each other so perfectly that freshness comes in (the lake, since we’re at it) not with a splash, but with the measured (albeit inhumane) elegance of an Olympic diver. And, at the exact moment of touching the water- lilies-of-the-valley, and a drop of myrtle. Under the surface are mixed in equal proportions soft spices and milky greens, a bit tannic but friendly and intimate like the sounds that carry underwater: cardamom and crocus, peppers and black tea, volcanic salts and burning sage. They are miraculously dry, all-enveloping, and full-body-experience as they bloom—just like the first sensation of warmth when your body gets used to the coolness of the swim. And, at the exact moment you stop shivering, vetiver. As your breath slows again to leave room for stillness, you descend in the water cave- a wooden layer is waiting deeper still, fusing with your skin; waves of hot cedar, drops of birch, and a massive vortex of sandalwood pull you in slowly and indubitably until, happily, your self goes back to whence it came. On the surface, tiny ripples widen circles.
Colognoisseur: The opening of Moonmilk is a grating lime and black tea accord which set my teeth on edge. It is made slightly worse as black pepper adds even more irritating screechiness. It is like having to squeeze into a very narrow crack scraping your skin along the wall. Once you get past it what is left is inspirational. This cave is an overdose of sandalwood. Then in what really makes Moonmilk stand out Mr. Hempel uses lily-of-the-valley as the predominant contrast to the creamy wood. All my previous annoyance is soothed by this combination. As we go deeper, leather provides the animalic sense of darkness. Because of the high concentration of sandalwood it never rises to equality it provides the same kind of detail as the lily-of-the-valley. Moonmilk has 12-14 hour longevity and average sillage. 

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