Skin Touching Skin – Narciso Rodriguez Musc For Her Perfume Oil Review & Giveaway

Narciso Rodriguez Musc for Her

Narciso Rodriguez Musc For Her

When it comes to wearing perfume one would consider oneself as a traditionalist, preferring the tried and tested method of spraying (usually copiously) over dabbing or rolling. Concentrations too are a very non-experimental area for this perfume blogger who most definitely prefers Eau de Parfum to anything else.

Perfume oils are not something one would usually even try let alone wear, mainly due to the fact that they are designed to wear close to skin and for a lover of nuclear sillage that simply is not cricket. But one must try everything at least once and thanks to there may just be a musk oil that cuts the mustard – Musc for Her by Narciso Rodriguez. (Slightly NSFW pic below the jump)

“Dress your skin in a new form of Narciso Rodriguez elegance. The Narciso Rodriguez For Her Musc Oil is a precious way to wear the iconic For Her fragrance.

Back and even more luxurious than before, the Musc oil is inspired by the mysterious depths of Egyptian Musk, a scent that Narciso himself wears like a lucky charm. Truly sensuous, the fragrance holds itself close to the skin and invites others to come closer.

The Narciso Rodriguez For Her Musc Oil is to be worn alone for personal pleasure, or with the eau de parfum to elevate its musky notes to another level of seduction.”

© Herb Ritts

© Herb Ritts

The Notes

Egyptian Musk

How Does it Smell?

First things first, Musc for Her is not just a different way of wearing Narciso Rodriguez For Her, it’s also an entirely different fragrance. Another thing to bear in mind is the fact that it’s also completely linear, meaning that what one gets at first sniff is pretty much what you’re left with at the end of the oil’s life span.

For the most part Musc for Her is, rather unsurprisingly, a delicate floral musk but it does have a pleasing palette of complexities. There are small hints of sweet earth, mushrooms and mint throughout, and in harmony they create a textured musk that at once feels both rich and translucent.

The musk itself is skin-like in the sense that it smells like warm and salty skin. It is human without being at all funky or animalic, almost as if these naked bodies are seen as a work of art rather than an object of coitus. It calls to mind the black and white works of photographer Herb Ritts, where the naked form is presented in soft light with little fanfare – this isn’t a musk to shock, this is a musk to adore.

This musky veil gives of that wonderful ‘your skin but better vibe’ and whilst there is a suggestion that it should be layered with the original EDP, one recommends that one applies completely in isolation and enjoys the quiet hum of something that is completely and utterly sensual.


Narciso Rodriguez Musc For Her is available in 50ml Perfume Oil for £56.10. You can find further information on Narciso Rodriguez’s fragrances and their availability on

The Giveaway

Thanks to the lovely people over at I have a brand new 50ml bottle of Narciso Rodriguez to giveaway to one lucky reader in the UK. All you need to do to enter is leave a comment telling me that you live in the UK and what your favourite skin scent is. Good luck!

Terms & Conditions:

i) the draw will be closed at 10pm (UK time) on Monday 23 September 2013; ii) the winner will be selected at random via; iii) the winner will be announced on Tuesday 24 September 2013; iv) if the winner has not made contact with The Candy Perfume Boy by Monday 30 September 2013, an alternative winner may be selected; v) the winner will need to forward their address  to The Candy Perfume Boy and the winner’s details will not be shared with any other parties; vi) due to postal issue only readers from the UK can enter (sorry!); vii) The Candy Perfume Boy will take no responsibility for lost packages and the general naff-ness of Royal Mail or other postal services; viii) relatives of anyone associated with The Candy Perfume Boy are not allowed to enter; ix) only one entry per person.

Image 1 my own. Image 2 is by Herb Ritts. Sample, notes and quotes via Escentual. I write for Escentual as their Fragrance Expert/Blogger.


58 thoughts on “Skin Touching Skin – Narciso Rodriguez Musc For Her Perfume Oil Review & Giveaway

  1. Ah, now that’s an easy one to answer for me, as there’s really just THE one perfect ‘skinscent’ for me. And that is Les Nez’s magnificently gorgeous L’Antimatière … (Divine stuff IMO ! – No other’s come even close to surpassing it in my estimation – just LUV the stuff !)

    & Thanx T’ (+ Escentual of course !) for the fab giveaway 🙂

      • U really should as every one of their scents are indeed worthy. There’s actually not a single one I’d not gladly wear. Plus I think u’d appreciate them. (Tho’ my guess is u’d probably gravitate most to the killer tropical blooms of Manoumalia.) …
        L’Antimatière is IMO the unadorned true ambergris approximations available. ( a ‘soliambregris’ ?) 🙂

  2. I have been looking at this one for a while but have not had the chance to try it yet, I have got to a point of stalemate with my perfumes atm where nothing seems to be ‘me’ so instead I have been using the frederic malle body butters for a more subtle fragrance (I know I can’t believe it either but its happening and I am gutted)
    Thank you again for hosting another competition and to the wonderful people at escentual.
    My favourite skin scent is my boyfriends skin when his aventus has calmed down a bit and he has just smoked a cigar (I know its a disgusting habit but they do smell good) I am in the UK.

  3. I’m not in the UK so, I can’t enter but, I just wanted to say that I have high hopes for this. I keep wanting to find one of these N.R. scents that work with my skin chemistry but, so far nothing (I can barely smell them). Maybe I just need an oil to work with my other scents. I like the concept.

  4. Lovely giveaway. This sounds just my sort of thing.

    I live in the UK and my favourite skin scent of the moment is Poivre Piquant by L’Artisan Parfumeur.

    Many thanks to you and Escentual.

  5. This has been on my list for a while and your review has nudged it up a bit further up, thank you.

    My favourite skinscent has for a while been Vanille Insensée by Atelier Cologne. I never used to like vanilla much but I’ve just really liked this on my skin, especially on rainy miserable days when I need some comfort. But I have recently sampled Etat Libre d’Orange Archives 69 and after the first spray I hated it BUT then came the dry down and now all I can say is I am hooked! I adore how it smells on my skin, it is sensual and erotic and perhaps I really should stop there.
    I do live in the Uk.

  6. I’m in the UK.
    Hmmm… skin scents…not usually my genre being with you in my love of nuclear sillage but I sampled Uncle Serge’s Clair de Musc which was lovely and very different from my usual Lutens of MKK, AS & Arabie.
    Also, whilst not everyone’s idea of a skin scent I’d also go for PG L’Ombre Fauve. Delicious warm fur….mmmmmm

  7. I’m in the UK- so pleased to have just discovered your blog! My favourite scent is Angel by Thierry Mugler- largely for the memories it evokes 🙂

  8. First – I live in the UK and would love to be entered into this draw!
    Second – my favourite scent is currently Czech & Speake’s Neroli but I am in need of new inspiration and this NR Musc sounds fantastic… 🙂

    • I’m amazed at the amount of people misreading & wrongly answering your question. – And seeing as I’m pretty sure T’ is just far too gracious to make a fuss (by pointing this out to the third or so ‘slack readers’ in the bunch), I thought I’d volunteer to be the rude fck to do so on his behalf. 😉 …

      So c’mon people, ‘listen’ up, the question was/is : “which is your favourite SKIN SCENT”, & not just any ol’ fave scent. – There IS a difference ! 😀

      • WTF ?? … And ze ‘attention deficit’ just keeps on keepin’ on … (*slaps-forehead-in-frustration*) So I say just disqualify ze whole ‘skinscentless’ lot ov ’em ! 😉 -> Dat should perk ’em up 😀 (*wicked-grin*)

        Orrrrr, … is it really possible that there’s still just so many of ’em (certainly waaaay more than I expected at least) that still just don’t have a clue wot a ‘skin-scent’ actually is ?? …
        (This must be it, I suppose. … And if we extrapolate from the above into junk-statistics it would mean roughly well over three-quarters are still just ignorant of the term. – Which I think is a rather surprisingly large % from a bunch of supposed ‘fume heads’.

        As to why this is bugging me whilst u not at all, or so it seems – is more so something I should probably analyse … (but I’m not gonna !) 😛

      • 🙂 … That however is kinda part of my problem – as I’m still ALSO worrying bout ALL those damned other tings as well !!

        ( … Can u hear that sizzling ? … Tis I’m sure my worryometer obsessobrain components reachin overmelt ) :/

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