Last month I purchased a new fragrance from The Body Shop; a bottle of Black Musk Eau De Toilette. As you may have seen in my Weekend In Pictures post I had a 20% off voucher and picked up a few other bits as well. I briefly talked about what I purchased in that post but this fragrance is definitely my favourite of the bunch. When I popped in store to spend my voucher, I didn’t know The Body Shop had come out with a Black Musk range and I certainly had no idea I would purchase a fragrance that day. Curiosity got the better of me and before I knew it I was reaching for the nearest bottle! It was love at first whiff!
The first thing that alerted me to the Black Musk stand in store was the simple and understated black and magenta packaging. This may not look like it contains a lot of fragrance but the bottle contains 30ml which is a standard amount. I actually like the size of the bottle because it’s not big and bulky and is small enough that it could easily be popped in your handbag for touch ups throughout the day or if you’re on the go. The black bottle is a point of difference, normally I’m used to seeing brightly coloured bottles or clear bottles with embellished lids. The lid that comes with this fragrance is nice and secure so I know it won’t slip off unlike some of my other perfumes.
- Our deepest, dark blend of musks
- Contains cruelty-free musk
- Scintillating, oriental perfume
- Long lasting fragrance
*As stated on The Body Shop’s website.
Funnily enough, the main thing that lured me into buying this fragrance was the scent. I enjoy musk scents and find them to be sensual and sexy and a bit more grown up. Don’t get me wrong, there’s nothing wrong with playful or fruity scents but sometimes it’s nice to feel more sophisticated. The Body Shop describes Black Musk as a dark and desirable fragrance which will have you seduced whilst allowing you to play up to your fierce inner and ever so sweet outer!
“Captivating, feminine notes of bambinella pear, intensified by pink pepper and bergamot. Embraced by heliotrope with an aphrodisiac lilt of luscious liquorice. Further deepened by black vanilla and black musk accords. Don’t be afraid to be naughty AND nice!” – The Body Shop.
Price/Value For Money
A 30ml bottle of this fragrance costs $43.75 (NZD). With the 20% off voucher, I paid $35 (NZD). That’s roughly $1 per ml which is not bad at all. The Body Shop also have a 50ml bottle of Eau De Parfum in the range which retails for $73.95 (NZD) but when I sprayed both the toilette and the parfum side by side I don’t notice much difference. I also figured if I get another voucher of similar value or there’s a sale in the future I can buy another bottle of the toilette and I would end up with more fragrance for less money than if I purchased one bottle of the parfum.
I would highly recommend testing this fragrance next time you’re in a Body Shop store! I would also encourage you to pick it up because I don’t know if Black Musk is a permanent range or if it’s only out for a limited time.
Are you a fan of musk fragrances? Does this sound like something you’d purchase?
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