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It's amazing how Rose and musk notes can create such wildly different fragrances between different designers. I LOVE Rose scents, and I particularly love rose and musk scents. My favorites include Chloé by Chloé, Roses de Chloé, Chloé Rose Edition, Stella by Stell McCartney, Nirvana White by Elizabeth & James, and Miss Charming by Juliette Has a Gun. Somehow everyone's interpretation is wildly unique, and Montale's Roses Musk is a worthy competitor with those other special perfumes.
It's a bit greener than most, and less powdery, so if you don't like powdery scents, you might like this. However, there is something unpleasant in the drydown after-scent, at least for me; the part that you continue to breathe after the first impression of the first whiff. It's a bit chemical-like, or plastic. I've tried wearing a Concrete & Canvas's perfume primer to keep my chemistry from affecting the scent, but it hasn't really helped.
I have to mention that this is a great VALUE! Roses Musk is a very pricey perfume I wouldn't be able to buy by the bottle, so having access to it through Scentbird is terrific. I will always buy another vial when I run out. Though ultimately I don't find this scent as romantic and charming as its rosey-musky relatives, it's still a beautiful fragrance I'm happy to have.