Helpful Review 2
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.