A hint of freshness and moss
First of all, I got to know and appreciate this wonderful fragrance through Parfumo. First of all a big thank you. The family-run company Acca Kappa from Italy is generally very sympathetic to me. Basically yes a brush manufacturer with long tradition sometime also the production of smells, soaps etc. took place. After own research, probably very much attention is paid to natural ingredients and any kind of animal experiments is rejected. I think it's very sympathetic. Sooner or later I will test the other fragrances of this house as well. Now it's all about "Muschio Bianco/ White Moss" today, especially the Eau de Parfum version.
Compared to the Eau de Cologne, this is somewhat deeper and mossier. A glance into the fragrance pyramid reveals that moss is even listed in the Eau de Parfum, but not in Cologne. I like it very much, because it makes the scent a little bit greener.
But let's start with the first minutes after spraying on, because that's where the top notes have their big appearance. And it's phenomenal! Fresh, citric (no "toilet lemon") and quite something green herbaceous, which is probably owed to juniper and lavender. Unfortunately, I emphasize unfortunately this ingenious freshness does not last very long, after about 20-30 minutes the fragrance journey goes in a slightly soapy direction. Responsible for this is of course the listed white musk. At this point, at the latest, the detergent character of the fragrance, which has already been mentioned here several times, will become apparent. Very pure and soapy fresh. After one hour we are on the base level, which is of course still dominated by musk. In my opinion, however, it is the presence of moss that gives the fragrance a slightly moist coolness in the drydown, not to say a fresh mushness. However, this is not meant negatively please, I find straight this moss note makes the smell also with high temperatures very well wearable, since it exudes a certain coolness and one is a little like in a dark damp forest with a lot of moss
All this makes this fragrance so incredibly beautiful, if...well, if it weren't for this weak shelf life or Sillage. Basically the drydown described by me is often even durable for one day on the clothes (even if only very weakly), on the skin, at least on mine however no chance. In addition, it is very close to the body, which can be nice in certain moments.
All in all I will of course remain faithful to my Muschio Bianco and would like to point out briefly that a slight similarity to "CK Be" cannot be denied. This is most likely due to the juniper. Anyone who was/is positively open-minded to the Calvin Klein fragrance in the 90s (or even today) should definitely test Acca Kappa's MB, which is of a much higher quality, more natural and somewhat soapier and mossier
Thank you very much for your attention! :)