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Musk amplifies every other fragrance put on it which makes it fantastic for layering. Most long lasting fragrances have musk as part of the base notes. Musks like other fragrances smell different on different people. Some musks smell clean and breezy while others smell ‘dirty’ or ‘skanky’.

These Musk based perfumes are highly rated in the perfume community. Fragrance lovers on Fragrantica, Basenotes and other fragrance review sites rave about these Musk beauties and depending on your taste, you just might love them too.


No.5 >> The Body Shop White Musk
Description: White Musk is a comfortable and velvety female fragrance, dedicated to every woman and perfect for every moment and occasion. It opens with notes of ylang-ylang, galbanum and basil, followed by the heart of jasmine, rose, musk and lily,and settling at the base dominated by musk along with jasmine, rose, iris, amber, patchouli, vetiver, peach, oakmoss and vanilla. Besides an intensive 30 ml eau de perfume, White Musk is available as 15 and 30 ml White Musk Perfume Oil and 30 and 60 ml eau de toilette
There’s also a White Musk® For Men and White Musk® Sport range with zesty and seductive undertones so your man can smell just as good as you

Many fragrance lovers swear by this Musk beauty as it is quite dated and trusted.

A review of The Body Shop White Musk culled from

I am quite surprised I have not reviewed this fragrance yet. The Body Shop White Musk is pretty much a classic. Most people know the smell of it and its easy to attain because of the nice price point. I truly enjoy their variation of a white musk.

This fragrance rather than a certain smell I get a feeling. Its soft, cuddly, powdery, fresh, and lovely. Of course it is a clean musk fragrance with light floral undertones. Its a pretty scent and I like it. It’s a good staple musk to have in ones collection.

If you are looking for a classic white musk scent this is a great option to have. Though I feel like you only need one or the other in your collection not both. Let your nose decide for you which one you enjoy more.

What’s really good? The price. It is quite affordable. Comes in a couple of sizes and you can enjoy this fragrance in eau de toilette and lotions.

Any bad reviews? People are saying it doesn’t smell the same as the original fomular these days and it literally lasts for just 30 mins. Lacks projection too.


No. 4 >> Jovan White Musk
Description: This is clear, a warm and purely feminine fragrance. Jasmine, ylang-ylang, and honeysuckle blend with sensual musk and amber.
It is available as 10 ml Musk Oil with Touch Stick, 25 and 60 ml Cologne Concentrate Spray, 100 ml Cologne Spray and 70 ml All-Over Body Spray.

A review from an avid user

Soft, romantic, unpretentious, clean and joyful. Decent silage and longevity, which makes it perfect for office environment and formal meetings. Can’t imagine anyone being offended by this sweet smell. And you know, some days asks for a perfume like this. Sunday shopping, park strolls by myself, any carefree time with no special plans, just to enjoy my being alive.

What’s really good?  It is affordable and available in stores. A good Musk fragrance. Has a Musk fragrance line for Men.

Any bad rap? Smells too close to The Body Shop White Musk. Though it might last a bit longer than it, it lacks any form of projection.


No 3 >> Kiehl’s Original Musk
Description: Original Musk by Kiehl`s is a Floral Woody Musk fragrance for women and men.Top notes are orange blossom and bergamot; middle notes are lily, neroli, ylang-ylang and rose; base notes are tonka bean, musk and patchouli.

A review of Kiehl’s Original Musk

It feels like a very dirty, but sensual, beautiful and unattainable person is in the room with you. Let’s just say that this perfume will not be worn greatly by me. It feels like I have stolen someone else’s signature and try too pull it off with sure failure ahead.

This is a flower, earth and musk- fume with BIG sillage and longevity. Starts of like a relatively powdery and flowery musk scent, but will become a lot more hot, humid, sweet and naked. And it will stay like that throughout the day.

As i said it is super sensual. And quite suitable for a classy and confident (and naked?) person. Someone with the class and bravery to walk around with this wonderful aroma around them among people. You WILL get noticed. ALL day. Thumbs up for Kheil’s original musk. A must try!

What’s really good? Beautiful sillage and longevity. Will get you noticed. Very sexy.

Any bad rap? People do say they find the Jasmine in this fragrance too indolic and overwhelming. Some women find it too animalic and should smell better on a man. You hear reviews like ‘It smells like urine on me’ ‘It smells like dirty panties’


No. 2 >>  Musc Ravageur
Description: Musc Ravageur by Frederic Malle is a Oriental fragrance for women and men.Top notes are lavender and bergamot; middle notes are cinnamon and cloves; base notes are sandalwood, tonka bean, vanilla, guaiac wood and cedar.

A review by @aquila_2009 at

Deliciously weird stuff! MUSC RAVAGEUR is definitely one of the sexiest unisex perfume I’ve ever experienced.A unique,oriental and mysterious scent will grab your attention might miss its mark for unisex appeal,this is a winner. It makes for a sensual experience that tingles your intelligence as much as your sweet tooth.sensual and sexy in a classy way. more than two sprays of this will land you in trouble,so be very careful when applying. Sweet, Hot, Provocative, Irresistible,Sophisticated,Rich, Strong and Attractive.

This should definitely give you a shock when you first try the fragrance,after marveling at how unusual this opening is, you’ll soon notice cinnamon in the heart. The notes turn sweeter and warm by vanilla and amber. The result for men is a very good evening getter for the ladies. Intrigues the woman that walks near you and leaves a unique lasting impression. And the result for women is a sexy smell that just makes she want to bury her head in his neck and take a deep breath.Yes an absolutely winner in both the men and ladies.perfect for a hot winter night.


Longevity?Lasts and lasts.

What’s good? This has been described as very sexy. A power statement fragrance especially for men. Lasts and lasts with decent projection and sillage.

Any bad rap? Some people think it is a bit too much. People that like musks like Jovan and TBS mostly don’t like this. A number of people hate cinnamon notes in fragrances so they don’t enjoy this. It is quite expensive.


No 1 >> Musc Koublai Khan
Description: Muscs Koublai Khan by Serge Lutens is a chypre fragrance for women and men. The fragrance features civet, castroneum, cistus labdanum, ambergris, Morrocan rose, cumin, ambrette seed (musk mallow), costus root and patchouli.

A reviewer on basenotes had this to say about this rather controversial fragrance.

Starts off from first spray of Florals and a lil bit of animalic Musk. Then evolves to a full blown Dirty Musck, sexy and “sex” like.

I’ve been reading the reviews on many sites from smelling like ass to dirty nutts to rose smelling HOBOS. None of these is true. But I will tell you this, this fragrance is not for the faint at heart. I can’t see a woman wearing this. Sorry Ladies. It would be a total turn off. But it also takes a Manly-type of man, powerful and confident to pull this off.

Longevity is a monster, but sillage is moderate, which it should be, because more than one or two sprays and you are asking for it.

I would wear this fragrance more on a third or fourth date out, or cozing up with a significant other.

What’s really good? Different. Bold. Has been dubbed ‘The King of Muscs’, massive sillage on the right chemistry. Long lasting and strong.

Any bad rap? Most men don’t find it sexy on women. Many women don’t either. You hear reviews like ‘It smells like urinal cake’ ‘This is the worst smell ever’ Very expensive.

Musk fragrances perform better when they are in Perfume oil form as it will last longer and stay close to the skin especially if it is a ‘skanky’ Musk. However if applied liberally, it would project as much as the wearer wants depending on their skin.

Stay fabulous!