L’Artisan Parfumeur Mure et Musc: Blackberries All Year Round

mure et musc

L’Artisan Parfumeur Mure et Musc has been floating around my radar for a while saying “try me! try me!” but it wasn’t until I received my sample in my Perfume Society Scent With Love Discovery Box that I decided we should meet.

I’m not a huge fan of fruit in perfume, although my mind has been broadened of late and I’m open to change. Mure is blackberry and used here, it has a lovely almost bitter edge that avoids the cat pee of blackcurrant and the sweetness of red berries. When I first sprayed this I thought it was very similar to that most classic of colognes, 4711. It’s bursting with fresh feel good citrus and is immediately uplifting and refreshing. Within about ten minutes, there is a tender white musk background and the combination of that and blackberries is basically what this is built on.  There are other notes too: green fresh basil, (which borders on the minty), two types of sharp orange and Amalfi lemon. There is an almost negligible presence of the aforementioned red berries, but they don’t crowd this so that’s fine by me.

The base notes are a combination of blackberry, musk and oak moss: yet the citruses, seamlessly blended with the more grown up finishing notes, make this an absolute treat to wear at any time of the year. It’s easy to see why L’Artisan Parfumeur Mure et Musc is one of their best sellers.


You can buy Mure et Musc from allbeauty.com or Sephora, as well as House of Fraser. My sample was from the Perfume Society Scent With Love Discovery Box, which is £17.50 or £12.50 to subscribers and comes with ten other fragrance treats and samples.

4 thoughts on “L’Artisan Parfumeur Mure et Musc: Blackberries All Year Round”

  1. Evening Sam – i have been trying a few L’Artisan’s lately and liking most of them. I resisted a shed load of them in TKMaxx before xmas – no money left and thankfully they were ones which just didn’t appeal to me. The Mure et Musc does appeal – and of course i never knew it was based on blackberry until i read your blog – thank you! I shall add it to the ever growing list of scents to test, I’m trying to avoid blind buys unless they are under a tenner! 🙂

    1. Hi Patsi, sorry for the late reply. This one is gorgeous and was a nice surprise to me. I may have a spare sample actually that I can send you. I seriously have to avoid TK Maxx at the moment, there is way too much really good stuff in there right now and it’s great to be able to access brands you can’t always get outside a big city. As for blind buys under £10- try allbeauty.com. They have hundreds under a tenner and many of them are very good indeed. It’s ruinous! You have been warned!

      warmest wishes as always

      Sam xx

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