Being a huge fan of Mirato's Malizia Uomo Vetyver, I was looking forward to sampling Musk. Though it's not a bad fragrance by any stretch, Malizia Uomo Musk is disappointing.
First, I'll get to the negatives. Right off the bat, Musk has three strikes
against it: no originality, no longevity, and no musk. This is an aromatic fougere that smells like
a stripped down, watered down knockoff of Drakkar Noir. I smell juniper, lavender, some woody notes,
tonka bean and oakmoss, just like I do in Drakkar. I smell no musk whatsoever. I've read that most people can't smell some
varieties of musk, and it could just be that I'm anosmic to whatever musk may
be in this. Staying power is poor, which
is unusual for a musk scent, clocking in at only 2 or 3 hours for me.
I won't give this a bad rating, however, because I like the
way it smells; Drakkar Noir is one of my favorites, so obviously I'm enjoying
Malizia Musk's aroma. It's totally
masculine. In that sense, this fragrance
reminds me of Pierre Cardin's Musk, though that one's much more powerful than
this. They could have called this scent
"Macho Malizia" if the fragrance wasn't so weak. It doesn't project well either; after the
first half hour, it becomes barely noticeable.
It's a good thing Malizia Musk is so inexpensive, because
otherwise I'd say this represents poor value. However I wouldn't discourage anyone from
buying this blindly, since it's so cheap, and you might be able to smell the
musk. I probably won't be buying a
bottle. I'll be sticking with their
awesome Vetyver scent (review to come).
MY RATING: 6/10