Laurie Erickson makes an extraordinary number of perfumes to feel at home in. Cuddly, soft, cozy and warm. Evoking crackling fires, cashmere shawls, downy beds and sleep-ins. Conjuring brisk walks in the woods, endless fields of grass or late afternoon sunshine.
Sienna Musc is a prime example for what I mean – a perfume to relax into with a sigh, to feel cared for, pampered and simply good in. A woody and spicy musk that welcomes you into its caring arms, the minute you apply it.
Opening with a warm bouquet of spices and a bit of sweet citrus, the wooden body of the perfume saunters in, relaxed, a smile on his lips. Cypress gives a fresh twist, cedar the necessary dryness and sandalwood adds a smooth creaminess that is further enhanced by musk, the star of the show that welds this perfume to your skin. On my skin cypress is very prominent and turns together with the spices into an almost pine-y note. It dares you not to breathe in deeply.
When we spend the weekend in “Our Little House on the Prairie” on a cold autumn weekend, this is how I smell. The freshness of the forest near the house, the dry wood we use for stoking the fire, fingers sticky with resins from handling the logs.
For a while now, SSS perfumes are, what I bring for the weekend. They fit in perfectly with my life in the countryside, making me happy, enhancing nature.