Comfy vanilla musk adds a layer of softness and warmth; a “my skin but better” scent
I’ve never been big on single note scents. I feel like they’re often rather boring. But Poesie’s layering notes and single notes have been getting rave reviews, so I thought I’d give one a shot.
In the bottle: I’m smelling a creamy, almost buttermilk frosting-like vanilla musk with just a touch of powderiness. The name is really perfect for this scent; it’s like the olfactory equivalent of a big, cream colored, faux fur blanket.
On the skin: Oh no. Suddenly I’m getting a very strong oud-like smell, and I really dislike oud. Not to mention the fact that oud isn’t even a note in here! I’m still smelling a powdery, almost amber-like vanilla musk in the back, but I can’t get past that weird oud scent. I can see this being lovely on someone, but that someone is not me.
TL;DR: Oud and powdery vanilla musk. Oud isn’t even a note, so I’m confused. Destash. 2/5.