Musc 25 is Le Labo’s Los Angeles exclusive, available at all Le Labo stores and online, as well as at Luckyscent, throughout the month of November.
Musc 25 is one of those perfumes that leave me really, really cold.
Squeaky clean and laundry fresh, blindingly white and painfully soapy, Musc 25 is touted as being angelic (and therefore suited for the City of Angels) with a devilish twist. All I can say is that after three wearings (that tested my patience to its very limits), I am still waiting for the devil to appear. I would have welcomed him with open arms and by now would have willingly sold my soul, just to be rid of the “angelic” Musc 25.
Musk and aldehydes combine to create a screechy super-white scent that adds lily of the valley to the fray and thereby alienates me completely. To me, Musc 25 smells as synthetic as possible, and not in a good way. The supposed dark side, the dirty, skanky, wild part is totally lost on me. Not that I crave a dirty musk so much (me and MKK will never be close), but I would have liked some relief from the relentless cleanliness and superior whiteness Musc 25 exudes. But the devil was a no show…
There is also some PR talk about a “a synthesized representation of human semen” – yeah, whatever, is all I can say to that extremely necessary piece of information. Maybe I’m anosmic to that.
Well, no matter, moving on.