I used to say, "I can't wear musk. It doesn't smell right on me. It's too heavy and suffocating...," etc. This is a wonderful, well-blended, clean musk. The fragrance is softly floral (I typically don't like delicate florals) and a little bit soapy (don't like soapy or powdery) and musky (see above), and I really like it! This scent is as "animalic" as a white fluffy kitten with blue eyes playing in a knitting basket on a southern veranda in the springtime.