Monday, 13 April 2015

The Body Shop Red Musk Eau De Parfum - Review & Photos

Sensual, Intense, Alluring, Sexy, Smoldering, Unusual...
These words came into my mind when I smelled The Body Shop's Red Musk Eau De Parfum for the first time!!It's a unisex fragrance with very interesting notes. Did it manage to impress me? Keep reading to know..

Product Description:
Can you handle the scandal?
Discover the hot NEW Red Musk collection, an intensely different feminine fragrance that is scandalising the perfume establishment with its smouldering blend of spiced musk with hot notes of pepper, cinnamon and tobacco – and no flowers!
- Pepper : Gathered from Pepper plants, the sun-dried pepper fruits are steam-distilled to preserve their biting scent. The addictive top note adds a sparkling dimension to the fragrance
- Cinnamon : A known aphrodisiac, cinnamon is used in perfumerie for its versatile depth. It’s sweet yet savoury scent form the heart notes and is intriguingly irresistible.
- Tobacco : Almost exclusively used in male fragrances, the tobacco accord is a contemporary classic. It gives the base a mysterious allure that is impossible to resist.
Packaging: The Body Shop Red Musk Eau De Parfum comes in a simple but exotic packaging. It’s a gradient glass bottle with a black cap. I love how the gradient colours blend into each other.It seems like the colors are chosen to depict the fragrance notes, with the red on top for the red pepper top notes, the brownish center layer standing for the cinnamon notes and the yellow for the dried tobacco leaves. I like it!

My Views: The Body Shop's Red Musk Eau De Parfum is a very unique, one of its kind earthy, smokey, woody and musky perfume. It smells warm and sensuous. With a soft tobacco going on in the background and overpowering notes of cinnamon and pepper, It is totally mesmerising.Within half an hour of application, it dries down and the sweetness subsides to become slightly more mature and musky.If you are a person who is into woody/musky fragrances, this is your thing. However, if you are someone too much into extra feminine strict floral scents like me, this may not be the best choice for you because this perfume has absolutely no floral notes to it. 
Although pepper, cinnamon, specially tobacco are used commonly in masculine fragrances, the body shop has approached femininity with a completely different perspective putting in a rather spectacular blend of spices. This smell has a very hot feminine charm to it. The different notes make it a lovely fragrance for men too, not overly masculine and not sweetly feminine, just perfectly sensual and musky which can be used by both genders.
 Speaking of lasting power,I would say this lasted on me for good 4-5 hours after which I could smell it only when I got my wrist close to my nose. Sillage is pretty decent, nothing which would draw a mob around you .The unique scent however, is going to have a lasting impression on the minds of people who smell this baby. 
My Recommendation: If you are someone who loves musky, woody, spicy scents you are going to love this. With no floral notes, this is going to be a total hit among ladies who are not very specific to floral fragrances but If you are totally inclined to mild floral / sweet fragrances like me then you might feel it a little too strong and intense.
 Price & Availability: 7000/- PKR for 60 ml bottle and it’s available at all the Body Shops outlets all over Pakistan. For more details please visit The Body Shop Facebook page and Official website.

Rating: 3.5 /5
Have you tried The Body Shop Red Musk? What do you think of it? Do let me know in the comments.
Disclaimer: This is a PR sample provided to me by a PR company for review purpose.I was not paid for this review.
         I am not affiliated with this company and the fact that the product(s) was free does not influence
 my opinion at all. My opinion is 100% genuine and honest


  1. I am a floral lover..and this is definitely not for me!

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  2. Never heard about this - but I absolut love the pics!!!
    Greets from the EDELFABRIK

  3. I know this perfum, quite heavy for summer, like it more in the wintertime!

    xoxo Colli // My beautyblog tobeyoutiful

  4. You are right Coli. It's a winter fragrance, too intense for summers :)

  5. Nah that's not for me. I'm a sweet smelling floral perfume lover. I would love it, if you will review a floral sweet perfume with an affordable price tag:)

  6. Its very strong perfume,not for people who love light airy florals.Really nice review dear:)

  7. This is definitely not my kind of scent. Am more of a floral fragrance kinda girl. Nice review :)

  8. I have yet to try tbs fragrances. This one is quite pricey though.

  9. Great review, but i really like my Indian Jasmine perfume by The body shop. Love it! Will try this one too :)

  10. Great review, just subscribed to ur blog bcus it is awesome. Already using and living my Indian jasmine perfume but i will give it a try :)

  11. Not tried yet. Nice review. I always prefer floral perfumes.

  12. no not my type .......just thinking who would like to smell like spices just go into the kitchen lol.......:-)

  13. it's a little strong for me but your review nonetheless was awesome! :D

  14. Great review - I love floral perfumes so this sounds perfect for me.

    Lizzie Dripping


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