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    Default Can anyone reccomend a great musk?

    I am looking for a really forward but complex musk. Dirty, sexy, and warm. I love Muscs Koublai Khan but that fecal smell last too long on me. Any other suggestions? I am sick of all the light, powdery musks I have been trying.

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    Default Re: Can anyone reccomend a great musk?

    Kiehl's Original Musk is quite good. Most everyone around here recommends the oil over the EDT for "raunchiness", but I can still recommend it having only tried the EDT.

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    Default Re: Can anyone reccomend a great musk?

    Welcome to the forum. Have you tried the very popular Musc Ravageur?

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    Kiehl's, I heartily second that. I have some samples around here somewhere and every time I put it on, I have to laugh a little because I'm thinking, "I took a shower and got awfully clean to smell this dirty."

    I think you'll like it. We had a thread about it here started by a woman who said she was about to jump the guy she smelled wearing it on the train.

    Musc Ravageur had a lot of big sticky orchids in it to me. Some wet vanilla flower. I didn't find it particularly musky.

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    Default Re: Can anyone reccomend a great musk?

    I've been looking for a great musk myself lately and sampling a bunch. If you're not averse to spending money, I just tried Nasomotto's Silver Musk today and it was awesome. Also great are the two by Santa Maria Novella - Musk and Gold Musk (Muscio). For not a lot of money but high quality, try Sonoma Scent Studio's Sienna Musk.

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    Default Re: Can anyone reccomend a great musk?

    Quote Originally Posted by bbBD View Post
    I've been looking for a great musk myself lately and sampling a bunch. If you're not averse to spending money, I just tried Nasomotto's Silver Musk today and it was awesome. Also great are the two by Santa Maria Novella - Musk and Gold Musk (Muscio). For not a lot of money but high quality, try Sonoma Scent Studio's Sienna Musk.
    I'll second Silver Musc as very impressive, must note that it is not a "dirty" musc though.

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    Default Re: Can anyone reccomend a great musk?

    For my money, Royal Copenhagen Musk is the one. It was developed when the musk craze was strong and so, IMHO, smells like a musk should smell. Relatively simple, clearly well blended, but also enough complexity to maintain interest.
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    I'll third Kiehl's Musk! It was my SotD today, and I'm very fond of it.

    Also, T. Rex, if you'd like to smell dirty while getting clean, the Kiehl's Musk shower gel is great too.
    "I don't know what the different scents is. I just know what I like." -- Sephora SA

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    Default Re: Can anyone reccomend a great musk?

    Kiehl's is the reference Musk, in a good way.
    I also like the musk in Himalaya.
    Although it's not brash or forward, even though it's Creed's strongest Musk imho.

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    i love mure et musc extreme....i have 3 bottles....dont ask.....it kinda smells girlish but its one of those smells that when its on you...you cant stop smelling yourself.

    go with bbBDs examples.....silver musk is the best musk i have ever smelt. is smelt a word? or a fish? silver musk is incredible.
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    Default Re: Can anyone reccomend a great musk?

    Narciso Rodriguez - for Him is one of the best in my opinion. Though, it's not really warm.
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    Default Re: Can anyone reccomend a great musk?

    I am not sure about the dirtyness, but Helmut Lang edP is really warm, sexy and unique (to me). I haven´t tried the edC.
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    I'll fourth Kiehls too.

    It manages to be clean while dirty and sexy as hell.
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    Default Re: Can anyone reccomend a great musk?

    Kiehls seems to have great support in this thread. I find it not as sensual as Musc Ravageur or as raunchy as MKK. Still it's cheap, wears close to the skin and it's quite nice so why not try it?

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    Default Re: Can anyone reccomend a great musk?

    Quote Originally Posted by Justin Wüst View Post
    Narciso Rodriguez - for Him is one of the best in my opinion. Though, it's not really warm.
    Prefer the NR for Her (muskier - and without whatever that is in the top note of NR for Him...)

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    Default Re: Can anyone reccomend a great musk?

    Thanks for the feedback everyone! I have a few new ones to try!

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    Default Re: Can anyone reccomend a great musk?

    Can anyone recommend a good place to buy Kiehls from? Do not want to buy it from ebay.


    Quote Originally Posted by HDS1963 View Post
    I'll fourth Kiehls too.

    It manages to be clean while dirty and sexy as hell.

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    Default Re: Can anyone reccomend a great musk?

    Looks like Kiehl's by a mile.
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    I've heard good thing about those sold at:

    http://www.nematfragrances.com/

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    Default Re: Can anyone reccomend a great musk?

    Quote Originally Posted by argogos View Post
    Looks like Kiehl's by a mile.
    I'll just add one more (unneeded) voice to this chorus. I just bought a bottle of this the other day. I wouldn't wear it daily, but when I want a dirty, sexy frag, it's going to be this or Kouros I grab.

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    Default Re: Can anyone reccomend a great musk?

    I know ther are Kiels counters at Saks - they're probably at other department stores, too.

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    cK Be to me is all white musk (despite the 'black' bottle)
    I have: Davidoff Relax, Dior Homme Sport, Boss Selection, Azzaro Visit, and Creed MI (will provide # on bottle for verification) available.

    Looking for the following: DG The One, Himalaya, YSL L'Homme, John Varvatos (not vintage) Canali For Men or Paypal.

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    Default Re: Can anyone reccomend a great musk?

    I would skip Musc Ravageur EDP and either try Musc Ravageur oil or head straight for these:

    Kiehls Musk
    Lutens Musc Koublai Khan
    Lutens Claire de Musc (naked white musk)
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    Default Re: Can anyone reccomend a great musk?

    Eddie0--You can buy Kiehl's from their web site, and sometimes they have free shipping coupons.
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    Default Re: Can anyone reccomend a great musk?

    I don't know if this is what you had in mind, but, I tried the Amouage Lyric for Women and it is a rich complex fragrance heavy with dirty musk. I imagine the men's version would be similar.
    Also 'The Party in Manhattan' is a complex dirty musk. these are both quality scents that are too much musk for me. I do think they are well constructed, however.
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