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Note Series #25 - MUSK


Notes Series #25 – MUSK

6 – 1 ml. decants for $25.00, regular $30.00


Musk, that warm salty sexy skin note, can be enjoyed and worn by anyone.

Musk is the “star” note in these first three fragrances:

Muscs Koublaï Khän – Serge Lutens – musk and leather and balsams and musk and peach and amber and musk and…..

MKK is the Serge Lutens - Chrisopher Sheldrake creation that is referred to in the perfume world as the grand-daddy of animalics, skanky and beastly because of the civet and musk notes. The opening notes are strange, in fact, perfume neophytes often recoil on first sniff. My nose, always attuned to the weird and wonderful, smells sweaty leather, layered underneath with smoky balsams, musky peach notes, beeswax, rockrose, warm vanilla and ambery facets, and those musks……but in spite of this long list MKK is a very quiet fragrances

As Muscs Koublaï Khän dries down into itself, the warmth of skin transforms it into a soft, intimate scent which works almost at a subliminal level. With low sillage, the scent stays very close to the skin, mysterious and sensual - a party for two.

Kiehl’s Original Musk – Kiehl’s Inc. – Silky, smooth, and sexy

Everyone should own a bottle of Kiehl’s Original Musk. It’s a classic, the original formula was a Musk Oil created Kiehl’s Apothecary in NYC in the 1920’s. Reintriduced as an EdP in th e1960’s, Kiehl’s ORoignal Musk is one of those fragrances that you reach for when you can’t make up your mind, and at the end of the day you’ll be happy you chose it. It makes you feel good. It’s not too sweet or floral, or too soapy or clean, or too strong or strange. It’s a musk for everyone that wears close to the skin like a good musk should, subtle, silky, and quietly sexy.

Monoscent G – What we Do is Secret – Light, warm, and sensual

Are you intrigued by the idea of a fragrance composed of a single ingredient, plus alcohol, that you could maybe smell, or not smell, depending on your ability of your brain to detect the notoriously elusive musk note? The single special ingredient in Monoscent G is Galixolide Super. Galixolide Super smells light, clean, and musky, too, but adds a soft floral sensual powdery dimension to the original musk note. Monoscent G is a very contemporary musk. It’s a scent that comes and goes through the day, a warm skin scent that is so subtle you’ll wonder what smells so good, and then realize “Oh, it’s ME!” Will YOU be able to smell it?


The next three fragrances are examples of “musk magic”, where the note pulls other base notes into warm sensual accords.

Mon Guerlain –  Guerlain – Feminine and modern and beautiful

The muse for Mon Guerlain was actress, director, film maker and humanitarian Angelina Jolie, and it was created by Guerlain Creative Director Thierry Wasser and perfumer Delphine Jelk. The simplicity of pure fresh French lavender, the beauty of jasmine Sambac, the power of Album sandalwood, the dark sweetness of vanilla Tahitensis represent the power, strength and balance of modern women. Rose, iris and tonka form a powdery floral waft over the four pillars, and the warm sensual musk in the base transforms all these strong elements into a fragrance with deep luminous feminine beauty.  

Dans tes Bras – Editions de Parfums Frédéric Malle – warm, earthy, and intimate

Dans tes Bras (In Your Arms) recalls a “movie memory” from a summer’s day in the south of France as I sniff this diaphanous scent…..I meet up with a friend and greet them with a hug and a kiss, and at that moment when I’m close up and my nose brushes their cheek and neck I smell their day on their skin – a hint of sweat, a waft of fragrance, the warmth from the sun. That moment of unspoken intimacy, of entre-nous, is what Dans tes Bras captures so beautifully. The musk effect.

Lovely – Sarah Jessica Parker – sparkling, floral, and musky

Lovely is still one of the very best celebrity scents money can buy! This silky white amber fragrance made for Sarah Jessica Parker creates a timeless allure with classic soft florals, sparkling aldehydic fruit notes, and the deep warmth of musky woods.  Balanced to perfection, feminine, refined and sensual, Lovely is a celebration of elegance, whimsy, and the joy of being alive. 

6 – 1 ml. decants for $25.00, regular $30.00

Price: $25.00