I’ve done little to deserve the possession of this perfect ambrosial maceration other than my love of scented history and the evolution of rare things sold in the apothecary. I take the archiving and selling of these treasures seriously: to write about them in exquisite terms, capture their photographic essence and offer to other similar hearted souls. To me, these are the ultimate expressions of perfumery.
Musk tincture is part of the trinity of animalic tinctures, crafted to perfection by a master who understood Charles Lillie, Naves and Mazuyer and perhaps earlier works during the Middle Ages when perfumed oils were primarily remedies. The profile is fatty and perfect soft muskiness which can only be achieved with a recklessness to the cost of raw materials as 16th century Montaigne called perfumers to create; “ the art of the perfumer should be practiced … more for pleasure than profit.” Macerated with Tonquin, Siberian musk grains and White Gold Ambergris, this tincture is primarily meant as an addition to round off high class perfume compositions but I could easily wear it alone as a personal fragrance until my last breath. I expect I will.
Suggested use: Musk tincture was created with Tonquin Musk 45%, Siberian Musk 55% and White/Gold Ambergris added in the traditions of antique perfumer making in a base of food grade perfumer’s alcohol at 4%. As such, it may be used solo as a delicate and rare authentic amber perfume. The tincture is also well suited to fresh and floral accords as well as heavy notes.