Demeter White Musk Studio ~ new fragrances

Demeter White Musk Studio 2014

Demeter has launched White Musk Studio 2014, a collection of three fragrances: White Musk #7, White Musk #9 and White Musk #15.

White Musk is a clean, smooth and sweet synthetic musk scent that lacks the animal elements of natural musks. These musks form the foundation of many prestige and designer scents, but White Musk has become a category of its own, with different houses developing their own tangent from the basic approach.

At Demeter, we think of White Musk like a blank canvas, one that we can use to create different types of fragrance flights of fancy, all while staying true to the clean, sweet core. We have opened this Collection with three variations, with the intention of adding our experiments from time to time.

White Musk #7 ~ "Bergamot and lemon peel, with fresh herbs, amber and patchouli form the attitude of this fragrance, the first of our Musk’s to be declared commercial grade. White Musk # 7 is A fresh and delicate blend that speaks in whispers".

White Musk #9 ~ "A dry musk with top notes of lime and bergamot, a heart of jasmine with a powdery finish. We blended this fragrance with visions of Scheherazade and "1001 Arabian Night" dancing in our heads".

White Musk #15 ~ "This version of White Musk takes a warmer approach, with peach blossom, lemon and strawberry on top, lily of the valley, rose, geranium and jasmine at the center, with a tonka bean and moss base. This is a more classic approach to White Musk: just executed better".

Demeter White Musk #7, White Musk #9 and White Musk #15 are available in 15, 30 or 120 ml Cologne ($6 – $39.50) and in matching bath & body products; a set with 30 ml bottles of all three fragrances is $45.

(via demeterfragrance)

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  1. jonr951 says:

    Is it bad that I want to try #15 the most? I’m surprised it’s the “warmer approach”, what with the fruit salad top. Sounds good to me though. ; )

    • Robin says:

      I’m really not a white musk fan…not going to go out of my way for any of them!

  2. mals86 says:

    #15 actually sounds nice to me too, and I’m considering the bath products. I wonder if it would blend nicely with classic aldehydic florals.

    • Robin says:

      Do report back if you get some! I’ve never tried any of their bath products, but would love to get some Gingerale lotion — but worried it won’t be properly bubbly in a lotion form.

  3. C.H. says:

    Dry musk with lime, jasmine and bergamot sounds nice to me, but I suppose I’m not really picturing it in clean musk (…it really is an oxymoron isn’t it. Have there been proposals for an alternative term? I appreciate Demeter’s acknowledgement that it’s basically an unrelated entity, at least.)

    • Robin says:

      Well, but nearly all musk these days is an “unrelated entity” — it’s all synthetic, & nearly never smells like true animal-derived musk. So wonder if there’s a need for alternative term at this point; do you think people actually think of the musk deer when they see musk in fragrance notes? I have no idea if they do or not.

      • Marjorie Rose says:

        Whats natural musk smell like? Not sure I’d recognize it. . . never leaned over to sniff a musk deer, anyway!

        • Robin says:

          I’ve never smelled it on its own, but have smelled it in vintage fragrances, which really did smell “animalic” in a way that modern fragrances never do.

  4. kindcrow says:

    First to be declared commercial grade? I wonder what that means. Using “commercial grade” to describe a fragrance note kind off kills the magic.

    • Robin says:

      Yeah, that was strange wording!

    • Merlin says:

      Makes me think that someone said – about their previous formulations – ‘You can’t really sell that, you know!’

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