Musc Encensé


Musc Encensé, the name is not just a play on the French encens (incense) and insensé (crazy). Encenser means both to scent with incense and to praise to the skies. And Musc Encensé does exactly what it says on the bottle. Suede-smooth, slightly feral, subtly sexy, perfumer Ralf Schwieger’s tribute to Tonkin musk takes on AEDES DE VENUSTAS’ signature incense in a bold blend of the mystic and the animal. 

To couple smoke and flesh, the perfumer adds an ambery accord that runs through the fragrance. Clary sage shoots aromatic accents through the top notes. The skin, sand and driftwood facets of cashmeran fuses the cool, mineral scent of incense with the animalic warmth of musk. A lick of tonka clouds the blend with almond-milk creaminess… 

A yin yang balance of extremes, Musc Encensé will feel madly musky one day, insanely incensy the next. And smell divine, anytime.

The Perfumer: Ralf Schwieger

Born in Westphalia (Germany), Ralf Schwieger considered studying medicine or art but finally specialized in fragrance chemistry, which he studied in Berlin. He shifted to the creative side of the industry after training at the Roure (now Givaudan) school of perfumery. He worked twelve years for Givaudan before joining Mane, a private, family-owned business based in Grasse. A keen follower of contemporary architecture and dance, Ralf envisions perfumery as “an expression of primary emotion, albeit in an industrial setting”. He has composed, among otherfragrances, Eau des Merveilles (Hermès), Lipstick Rose (Frédéric Malle), Marc Jacobs Men (Marc Jacobs), and Orange Sanguine (Atelier Cologne), the winner ofthe Fragrance Foundation France’s Prix des Experts in 2012.

Brand Aedes de Venustas
Size 100ml