I tried The Body Shop White Musk Smoky Rosetoday on my travels and was so attracted to the idea of the name that I asked the staff to open a new tester, since the existing one was empty: a sure sign of the interest surrounding it.
When I first sprayed it, and when it was still wet, I could smell nothing at all. When it dried, I could smell a faint hint of Musk, and , would you believe it? Caramel. If there are Roses I can’t smell them. If they is a smokiness, it manifests itself as the smokiness you get from burnt sugar, or the bottom of a crème caramel.
This is pretty popular and has a good fanbase, but I think that’s because vanilla based gourmands seems to soar in popularity around Wintertime. I love the idea of Smoky Rose, and I’ve always been a fan of TBS White Musk, so you would think this would be a winner. A smoked rose sounds so delicious in winter, but it wasn’t to be. Sillage is very faint: close to skin straight away. Longevity is so far two hours, but faint.
I would love to get the Tobacco Flower, Roses, Frankincense and Blackcurrant that I was promised, but for some reason this smells like heavily diluted White Musk with a Caramac bar rubbed over the top.
A great idea, poorly executed. Worth a try though, it might smell different on you. Incidentally, The Body Shop online works out much cheaper than buying instore. Sniff instore, buy online.