Musc Intense 2012

Musc Intense by Parfums de Nicolaï
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7.2 / 10 75 Ratings
Musc Intense is a perfume by Parfums de Nicolaï for women and was released in 2012. The scent is floral-sweet. The longevity is above-average. It is still in production.
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Main accords


Fragrance Pyramid

Top Notes Top Notes
Heart Notes Heart Notes
Jasmine absoluteJasmine absolute CarnationCarnation Turkish roseTurkish rose Turkish rose absoluteTurkish rose absolute
Base Notes Base Notes
MuskMusk AmberAmber SandalwoodSandalwood


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Submitted by DonVanVliet, last update on 04.09.2023.


2 in-depth fragrance descriptions

516 Reviews
Helpful Review 2  
Chic bubblegum
The very opening of Musc Intense is closer to a pear & peach ice cream than to musk, but it is not bad: it is as slightly tacky as quite vibrant, uplifting and rich. There is some really sophisticated whiff of tea-infused rose that tames down the sugary-fruity core blend and brings Musc Intense far enough from a “teen gourmand”, and more closer to a “classy delicate rose with fruits and vanillic musk unnecessarily acting as a teen gourmand”. Still quite sweet, mostly because of pear (and/or peach?) and just this close to a bubblegum, but also fresh, tart and elegant. It smells like an odd combination of a vintage floral like L’arte di Gucci, with a shabby fruity-lollipop gourmand. As for musk, well, I wouldn’t consider this a musky scent for sure, as musk seems here just providing a generic smooth soapy base accord emerging better on the drydown (which is finally drier, dustier, “muskier” indeed – but also lighter). Pear, violet and rose seem way more prominent to me. Still a bit juvenile especially for the fruity notes, but fun, decent and even somehow refined overall.

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Top Review 6  
low aspirations?
I wasn’t expecting armpit musk from Patricia de Nicolai. For that I look elsewhere. I might have been expecting boozy-berry-sweet. As it turns out I got neither. Musc Intense is as much a white floral as it is a musk. It starts with snappy florals, starched rather than lush. Rosey, yet white. There’s a feel of alcohol, but not booze, if you catch my meaning. More like slivovitz than creme de cassis.

Musc Intense grows drier and crisper. Then it ignites. The heartnotes and drydown have the feel of flowers drying before your eyes. The crispness becomes brightness, the brightness grows glaring and in the end, Musc Intense has a cold-flame feel akin to Lauder’s White Linen. Where White Linen’s drydown reveals a warmed cheek of musky rose, Musc Intense stays blue-flame cold. This glaring tone suggests the corrosive feel of powdered laundry soap, but it does so with a wink. The implication of the cheap side of musk along with double-distilled flowers shows the humor of Musc Intense. It is simultaneously chic and cheeky.

Patricia de Nicolai is recognized for her taste and refinement. Kudos to her for spending her style-capital on a cocky and sassy yet modish little number like Musc Intense.
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1 short view on the fragrance
RisingChaosRisingChaos 1 year ago
Powdery-musky green rose with a sweet, watery pear. That's about it. Somewhat fresh, nothing complicated, linear drydown.
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