sweet musks that aren't powdery...? Essential Faith musk oil....

    sweet musks that aren't powdery...? Essential Faith musk oil....

    post #1 of 8
    Thread Starter 

    ok, before I begin apologies for the novel. I also need to mention that I am not experienced at all in the world of fragrance and I don't think I have a very refined sense of smell. I have never sampled any niche fragrances, in fact I wasn't even aware of them until joining this site!

    ANYWAYS,

    So the only scent I have really liked so far in my life has been the Essential Faith oil. Google it or check out this thread:http://www.basenotes.net/t/266911/essential-faith-musk-oil

    (On some other sites I have visited, Essential Faith has been described as "pure musk".. do you agree, or do you side with the more complex description Roman made in the thread I mentioned?)

    I was hoping to take small steps toward expanding my fragrance collection... first my finding something that was similar to Essential Faith but with a bit of sweetness to it.

    The only perfume I have tested so far in my search has been CLEAN Skin. The review that had me was the one that said it reminded someone of the way a newborn smells - really, really good with no discernible smell. THAT is my all time dream fragrance, but I don't think anyone could recreate it...

    Back to CLEAN Skin.

    It was ok. I don't think it smells terrible, but I certainly don't looove it. Far too sweet. It was also powdery, which I did not like at all. In comparison, Essential Faith smells a lot more fresh and clean to me... but perhaps these are not the correct adjectives.

    So I have continued my search, but anytime I look at a fragrance that lists sweet notes and musky ones, there is always plenty of reviews that mention that it smells powdery.

    Any suggestions? Or any suggestions of fragrances that I could layer with Essential Faith to create what I am looking for? Perhaps what I don't need is a musky/sweet combo, just a musk based scent that leans more feminine and less unisex?

    post #2 of 8

    Quite honestly, try Aqua Velva Musk aftershave. It is strong enough to be an EDT, lasts a very long time and seems like it might be what you're looking for, sweet and musky. Most importantly it actually is a quality scent. For $5 at Walmart it is worth trying (and you can smell it in the store)

    post #3 of 8
    Perhaps Musk to Musk by Montale. I personally don't find this powdery.
    post #4 of 8
    Maybe Kiehl's Musk?
    post #5 of 8

    Perhaps Acca Kappa Muschio Bianco, also, in the economy segment, the now discontinued (but possibly still to be found among clearance sales of fragrance retailers) Extase Musk.

    post #6 of 8
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by BemillerView Post

    Quite honestly, try Aqua Velva Musk aftershave. It is strong enough to be an EDT, lasts a very long time and seems like it might be what you're looking for, sweet and musky. Most importantly it actually is a quality scent. For $5 at Walmart it is worth trying (and you can smell it in the store)

    I'll second this it really is a decent scent and lasts a decent time no real "development" or anything like that just a plain old decent musky scent with no powdery dry down, for about 5-6 bucks you really can't go wrong and since it is WAY simple there is little chance of it "not working" for you

    post #7 of 8

    I think "Egyptian" musk is what you are looking for. It is a sweet unisex classic, usually sold in oil form by many independent (aka street) vendors.

    Also, you might want to try the Body Shop White Musk for Men....nothing really masculine about this sweet, clean musk.

    My favorite white musk is Serge Luten's Musc Koublai Kahn. Most say this is a scary animalic musk(based on the topnotes), but I find it quite harmless.

    post #8 of 8
    I second Kiehls musk. No powder at all.
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    7/6/13 at 2:42am

    darlin said:



    ok, before I begin apologies for the novel. I also need to mention that I am not experienced at all in the world of fragrance and I don't think I have a very refined sense of smell. I have never sampled any niche fragrances, in fact I wasn't even aware of them until joining this site!

    ANYWAYS,

    So the only scent I have really liked so far in my life has been the Essential Faith oil. Google it or check out this thread:http://www.basenotes.net/t/266911/essential-faith-musk-oil

    (On some other sites I have visited, Essential Faith has been described as "pure musk".. do you agree, or do you side with the more complex description Roman made in the thread I mentioned?)

    I was hoping to take small steps toward expanding my fragrance collection... first my finding something that was similar to Essential Faith but with a bit of sweetness to it.

    The only perfume I have tested so far in my search has been CLEAN Skin. The review that had me was the one that said it reminded someone of the way a newborn smells - really, really good with no discernible smell. THAT is my all time dream fragrance, but I don't think anyone could recreate it...

    Back to CLEAN Skin.

    It was ok. I don't think it smells terrible, but I certainly don't looove it. Far too sweet. It was also powdery, which I did not like at all. In comparison, Essential Faith smells a lot more fresh and clean to me... but perhaps these are not the correct adjectives.

    So I have continued my search, but anytime I look at a fragrance that lists sweet notes and musky ones, there is always plenty of reviews that mention that it smells powdery.

    Any suggestions? Or any suggestions of fragrances that I could layer with Essential Faith to create what I am looking for? Perhaps what I don't need is a musky/sweet combo, just a musk based scent that leans more feminine and less unisex?

    8/1/13 at 8:41pm

    Bemiller said:



    Quite honestly, try Aqua Velva Musk aftershave. It is strong enough to be an EDT, lasts a very long time and seems like it might be what you're looking for, sweet and musky. Most importantly it actually is a quality scent. For $5 at Walmart it is worth trying (and you can smell it in the store)

    8/1/13 at 9:04pm

    hednic said:



    Perhaps Musk to Musk by Montale. I personally don't find this powdery.

    8/2/13 at 10:35pm

    chili_willi said:



    Maybe Kiehl's Musk?

    8/3/13 at 5:39am

    Ken_Russell said:



    Perhaps Acca Kappa Muschio Bianco, also, in the economy segment, the now discontinued (but possibly still to be found among clearance sales of fragrance retailers) Extase Musk.

    8/3/13 at 5:42am

    Katana said:



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by BemillerView Post

    Quite honestly, try Aqua Velva Musk aftershave. It is strong enough to be an EDT, lasts a very long time and seems like it might be what you're looking for, sweet and musky. Most importantly it actually is a quality scent. For $5 at Walmart it is worth trying (and you can smell it in the store)

    I'll second this it really is a decent scent and lasts a decent time no real "development" or anything like that just a plain old decent musky scent with no powdery dry down, for about 5-6 bucks you really can't go wrong and since it is WAY simple there is little chance of it "not working" for you

    8/3/13 at 5:56am

    SirNosebleed said:



    I think "Egyptian" musk is what you are looking for. It is a sweet unisex classic, usually sold in oil form by many independent (aka street) vendors.

    Also, you might want to try the Body Shop White Musk for Men....nothing really masculine about this sweet, clean musk.

    My favorite white musk is Serge Luten's Musc Koublai Kahn. Most say this is a scary animalic musk(based on the topnotes), but I find it quite harmless.

    8/3/13 at 7:12am

    williampaul1969 said:



    I second Kiehls musk. No powder at all.





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