Essential Parfums - The Musc - niche perfume

At once fresh, honeyed, and warm, The Musc is a subtle blend of captivating scents. It opens with red ginger from Laos and natural lavandin grosso from France. Natural and sustainable beeswax absolute brings a creamy sweetness to the heart, paired with a pure note of Nirvanolide musk. Australia’s natural sandalwood punctuates the blend with warm, woody tones.

Replanted 20 years ago, Australia’s Sandalwood Album provides Aboriginal communities with protection and sustainability for their land.

EDP 100 ml


EDP: concentrated at 17% – Alcohol made of Beetroot – Without Coloring – 88% Natural – Unisex / Cruelty free / not tested on animals – Vegan  / Phthalate free

Category: Niche perfumes

“I imagined this fragrance as a cloud of enveloping and comforting musk. A delicious musk blended with red ginger, lavender, a radiant floral heart and soft, woody tones of a sublime sandalwood album from Australia."


Top notes: Red Laotian ginger, lavandin

Heart notes: Musk, Laotian beeswax absolute

Base notesAustralian sandalwood, Nirvanolide creamy musk


About Calice Becker

As a child, Calice Becker once asked her mother how flowers get inside a bottle of eau de cologne. The liquid inside was transparent, but it smelled strongly of orange blossoms. Once she started studying perfumery, she discovered the answer to this mystery, and today she herself fills crystal bottles with flowers.

One of the most respected perfumer in the world, Calice  has created world renowned fragrances such as Dior J’adore and other “chef d’oeuvre” for YSL, Marc Jacobs and By Kilian. 

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The brand Essential Parfums was created by the founder Géraldine Archambault with the groundbreaking idea that it is possible to produce a high-quality and beautiful niche perfume at a decent price. Instead of investing heavily in advertising, the owner decided to invest more in the perfume formula.



The independent perfume house Essential Parfums represents nine niche fragrances, which are crafted with top quality, eco-friendly ingredients, yet available at an affordable price. They are luxurious and beautiful, yet non-conflicting. With their casually elegant style, they appeal to everyone, being neither provocative nor heavy; instead, they exude a very natural and airy aura.

Each fragrance proudly associates itself with highly renowned perfumers whose names you will find on the label and photograph on the box. These perfumers have utilized a wide range of natural materials, always mindful of environmental conservation, and resorting to synthetic components only where absolutely necessary.

Perfumers at Essential Parfums

Creativity, freedom, and expertise

Too often, they remain in the background, working solely behind the scenes for big brands, celebrities, and designers. Our mission is to celebrate the real artists behind the creations of our fragrances; they are our stars. Essential Parfums pays tribute to the talent, passion, and creativity of our perfumers. Our perfumers understand what truly makes a scent exceptional, from their ability to translate pure emotions into fragrance to their unsurpassed artistic abilities. Like other artists, we have asked them to sign their works on each bottle.

Fabrice Pellegrin - Patchouli Mania

Fabrice, son of a perfumer, is deeply connected to the epicenter of world perfumery, Grasse. His grandmother was a jasmine picker, and his grandfather supplied natural substances for perfumery.

Fabrice's expertise extends not only to his creative talent but also to his mastery of handling natural ingredients and passion for the perfumery heritage typical of the Grasse region. He enjoys creating fragrant compositions with strong personalities, and his signature is unmistakable.

Fabrice has created compositions for best-selling fragrances for brands like Diptyque, Réminiscence, l'Occitane, Hermès, By Kilian, Jo Malone, and L'Artisan Parfumeur.

Nathalie Lorson - Fig Infusion

Nathalie Lorson's precision is a challenge; she creates refined universes where every detail is perfect and without excess. This minimalism reflects her relentless pursuit of ever more precise formulas, where each ingredient is a necessity without any superfluity. She aims to purify and highlight the story without embellishments or noise, to build formulas where everything is precisely chosen for its quality and processed in the right proportion to convey the most accurate meaning.

Nathalie is the author of world-famous perfumes like Black Opium and other masterpieces for Givenchy, Burberry, or Mugler.

Natalie Gracia-Cetto - Orange x Santal

Natalie, a native of Grasse, France, first earned a Ph.D. in pharmacology but soon decided to pursue her passion for fragrances and enrolled in the Givaudan perfumery school.

Her exploration of music, literature, and photography, as well as impressions of scents, influence every fragrance she creates.

Her fragrances are examples of "le partipris," motivated by a desire to create striking scents with purity and finesse.

Natalie is behind the creation of highly successful fragrances for brands like Dior, Chloe, Jean Paul Gaultier, Boucheron, Dolce Gabanna, Burberry, Coach, and others.

Quentin Bisch - Bois Impérial

When Quentin Bisch talks about fragrances, the air around him is charged with energy. This all-encompassing passion led a music student and artistic director of a theater troupe to perfumery. A month-long internship in Grasse was enough for him to find his true calling, and he spent several more years studying fragrance composition. Quentin's artistry continues to inspire. He creates perfumes the same way he might direct a theatrical performance, using leading ideas and surprising effects.

Quentin is the recipient of the Best Perfumer of the Year 2020 award. He has created fragrances for brands like Jean Paul Gaultier, Paco Rabanne, Saint Laurent, Azzaro, Mugler, Chloe, Ex Nihilo, or Etat Libre d'Orange.

Olivier Pescheux - Divine Vanille

Olivier Pescheux is as passionate as he is pragmatic. His portfolio spanning various genres and styles is evidence of his constant exploration and research. He appreciates the beauty of sculpting raw materials. Olivier has a keen understanding of the fragrance market, and his compositions have a modern, unconventional tone.

He belongs to the very exclusive clan of master perfumers and has created significant perfumes for brands like Dior, Montblanc, Armani, Valentino, Paco Rabanne, and the perfume house Dyptique.

Sophie Labbé - Rose Magnetic

It was the creator of Parfums Patou who revealed all his treasures to her. This unforgettable encounter determined Sophie's future.

And what influences her when selecting individual perfume ingredients? Simply: adventure. How that particular perfume carries her away with emotions and sensations it evokes in her...

Sophie is the author of masterful perfumes for Bvlgari, Calvin Klein, Estee Lauder, Givenchy, YSL, Hugo Boss, Armani, or Penhaligon's.

Antoine Maisondieu - Nice Bergamote

Antoine Maisondieu was born in Grasse, hailing from a family with deep roots in perfumery. Although he had no intention of immediately entering this field, years of studying law and art history eventually captivated him.

As he puts it: "There is so much to love about perfumes: creativity, poetry, elegance." His approach is instinctive, creating refined compositions based on strong ideas.

Antoine has contributed to the creation of best-selling fragrances for brands like Burberry, Armani, Gucci, Montblanc, Valentino, or Acqua di Parma.

Calice Becker - The Musc

As a child, Calice Becker once asked her mother how flowers got into the bottles of cologne. The liquid inside was transparent, but it smelled strongly of orange blossoms. Once she started studying perfumery, she soon unraveled this mystery, and today, she is the one filling crystal bottles with flowers.

Calice, one of the most respected perfumers in the world, has created world-famous fragrances like Dior J'adore and other "chef d'oeuvres" for YSL, Marc Jacobs, and By Kilian.

Bruno Jovanovic - Mon Vetiver

With the same passion with which Bruno, as a little bud, used to jump over the neighbor's fences to steal roses for making his own fragrant elixirs, he overcomes any obstacle in the future. Bruno Jovanovic is not in the least conceited; he sees his profession as a mission, in which every creation embodies both the expression of art and his own sensitivity.

Bruno is considered one of the most talented perfumers of his generation, and his impressive body of work already includes classics for brands like Hugo Boss, Coach, Paco Rabanne, Calvin Klein, Armani, Ralf Lauren, or Frederic Malle.

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