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    Default muscs kublai khan or musc ravageur?

    These guys are rivals and tend to fight head to head. Which one do you prefer and why?

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    I got none of the musk out of Musc Ravageur. The bing cinnamon roll opening and then...zero. I think it's some sort of anosmia on my part to that scent. I don't doubt that many find it fantastic.

    MKK, I wore a couple of times and it continued to provide a creamy musk, but lighter on me than on a friend of mine.

    Kind of hard for me to pass judgement on MR since I literally couldn't smell it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StylinLA View Post
    I got none of the musk out of Musc Ravageur. The bing cinnamon roll opening and then...zero. I think it's some sort of anosmia on my part to that scent. I don't doubt that many find it fantastic.

    MKK, I wore a couple of times and it continued to provide a creamy musk, but lighter on me than on a friend of mine.

    Kind of hard for me to pass judgement on MR since I literally couldn't smell it.
    Damn man I think those strong colognes did a number to your nose, mr is pretty dense.

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    well, I can only speak of Musc Ravageur. Honestly it's not very unique, it feels like Urban Musk by tom ford with a lot of sweet, creamy, powdery notes. Guess Urban Musk meets Armani Code or something? It is not very unique, but it's EXTREMELY well done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ekove View Post
    well, I can only speak of Musc Ravageur. Honestly it's not very unique, it feels like Urban Musk by tom ford with a lot of sweet, creamy, powdery notes. Guess Urban Musk meets Armani Code or something? It is not very unique, but it's EXTREMELY well done.
    Never thought of that before i smelled the musks by Tom Ford and never got the connection. To be honest I think a men's drydown with clove and cinnamon would smell nearly just like MR.

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    From what I've gathered, MR is the "cleaner" of the two. MKK is equally musky, but has an additional animalic component to it that is not present in MR.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidBond007 View Post
    Never thought of that before i smelled the musks by Tom Ford and never got the connection. To be honest I think a men's drydown with clove and cinnamon would smell nearly just like MR.
    Tom Ford's Urban Musk is much more masculine, medicinal and animalic. When it comes down to it though, I do think the musks smell similar in those two, but MR has a lot of sweet creaminess to cover it up.

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    Urban musk came out WAYYYYY later than MR so why say MR isnt unique ?
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    If this was a fight they'd stop it! Musc Ravageur is really great....MKK is pretty vile to my nose

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    Musc Ravaguer is safe, clean, rather modern-smelling, very gourmand - it really smells like a cinnamon bun. To my nose its musk note is kind of rubbery ( hard to find the right description ), but not to the degree of something like Bulgari Black.

    Muscs Koublai Khan is slightly dirty, rosy, and slightly powdery in an old-fashioned way. For me most of the dirtiness happens in conjunction with the patchouli =and musk in my opinion, and if you've tried some more starkly animalic things, MKK seems pretty tame. It's a little like My Sin or some other slightly skanky, powdery fragrance from yesteryear with a touch some hippie patchouli blend.

    MKK is by far the more interesting, but I don't enjoy wearing it. Musc Ravaguer on the other hand, is a little banale, but eminently wearable. Especially if you work at Cinnabon.

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    I wear both ,


    M Ravageur i like the chocolate notes
    M K K i like the spice notes
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    MR has very little animalic quality, and has a cocoa smell IMO. Gourmand instead of an animalic musk.
    MKK is more animalic, but is still quite civilized. I smell a powdery rose in MKK, and nothing that would qualify as vile.
    I've only got decants of these, but I've got to say that MR is a bit boring IMO, and MKK is nice, though would probably be pulled off better on a woman than a man due to the powdery rose smell.

    My choice would be MKK.

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    MKK is "dirtier" which kind of turns me off. MR is sexier and "yummier". MR, for me is better.

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    Both. Doesn't need to be an either/or question. They're both fine scents, and certainly different enough that you can easily find room in your collection for both.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ohhmygod View Post
    Urban musk came out WAYYYYY later than MR so why say MR isnt unique ?
    What does that have to do with anything? you seem to be bothered by my comment. I did not mean MR is not unique in the sense the musk notes are similar to Urban Musk, even then, being similar to one fragrance is not enough to make af ragrance not unique.

    MR is not unique because it's basically Animalic Musk, covered up with many gourmands notes, that gives it this buttery, creammy, sweet smell. Many fragrances do that, and I'll be honest with you, despite not being a musk expert, at least the dirty, sex smelling musk type. As much as I love Musc Ravageur, I'm tired of people bringing it up over and over when it comes to those dirty musk fragrances. Musc Ravageur is just a high quality gourmand, at least 80% of it is, it has been done before so many times. Taking any Musk dominated fragrance such as urban musk, layer it with one of the countles creamy, powdery sweet gourmands, and you got Musc Ravageur.

    So why is musk ravageur better than just combining any musk and gourmand fragrance? Simple: It's a high quality very well blended fragrance. But Not unique, unless you wanna argue it's the high quality that makes it unique. I love Musc Ravageur, but it's still a very safe fragrance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ekove View Post
    What does that have to do with anything? you seem to be bothered by my comment. I did not mean MR is not unique in the sense the musk notes are similar to Urban Musk, even then, being similar to one fragrance is not enough to make af ragrance not unique.

    MR is not unique because it's basically Animalic Musk, covered up with many gourmands notes, that gives it this buttery, creammy, sweet smell. Many fragrances do that, and I'll be honest with you, despite not being a musk expert, at least the dirty, sex smelling musk type. As much as I love Musc Ravageur, I'm tired of people bringing it up over and over when it comes to those dirty musk fragrances. Musc Ravageur is just a high quality gourmand, at least 80% of it is, it has been done before so many times. Taking any Musk dominated fragrance such as urban musk, layer it with one of the countles creamy, powdery sweet gourmands, and you got Musc Ravageur.

    So why is musk ravageur better than just combining any musk and gourmand fragrance? Simple: It's a high quality very well blended fragrance. But Not unique, unless you wanna argue it's the high quality that makes it unique. I love Musc Ravageur, but it's still a very safe fragrance.
    Im not bothered =] I never smelled anything like MR before (except Lolita Lempicka "L" by the same perfumer). I agree MR is not dirty, because it really doesnt contain musk(hence not dirty) and contain lots of gourmand notes (hence clean). IMHO, Musc Ravageur served it purpose well, to be a skin scent(safe) and sexy at the same time.

    On the other hand, for MKK, quite a lot of musk fragrances did this kind of musk before. Original Musk No.1 for example.

    I have both MKK and MR and enjoying both on different occassions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mrcologneguy View Post
    Both. Doesn't need to be an either/or question. They're both fine scents, and certainly different enough that you can easily find room in your collection for both.
    I agree.

    Also, I find the musk to be lighter in MR, and mostly prominent around the opening. Later, as the scent develops it shifts to some of the other, more gourmand notes. Whereas in MKK, the musk is there throughout and much more forceful

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    I would love to try MKK because of all the talk but i cannot get it in the US.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidBond007 View Post
    Damn man I think those strong colognes did a number to your nose, mr is pretty dense.
    No, this is something else. A scent blindness. I wore MR several times, and never got the musk out of it. My nose can be dense at times, but other lighter scents hang all day on me to my nose. Have similar problem with BdP and MpG Santal Noble.

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    Musc Ravageur smells like Nestles Quik on me. However, I tried the perfume oil and like it much better.

    Of the two I prefer MKK... it smells more "beautiful" to my nose. If that makes sense.
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    I like both.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidBond007 View Post
    I would love to try MKK because of all the talk but i cannot get it in the US.
    There are several sources for MKK in the US: Lucky Scents, Aedes, Serge Lutens directly...

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    Quote Originally Posted by StylinLA View Post
    No, this is something else. A scent blindness. I wore MR several times, and never got the musk out of it. My nose can be dense at times, but other lighter scents hang all day on me to my nose. Have similar problem with BdP and MpG Santal Noble.
    Interesting. I too love strong colognes but I notice the strength. Like kouros for example, i can smell the civet from a mile away I must hve a very sensitive nose or something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Furriner View Post
    Musc Ravageur smells like Nestles Quik on me. However, I tried the perfume oil and like it much better.

    Of the two I prefer MKK... it smells more "beautiful" to my nose. If that makes sense.
    I heard the oil is more musky and just goes to the basenotes instead of the edp.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidBond007 View Post
    I heard the oil is more musky and just goes to the basenotes instead of the edp.
    Perhaps.... I've only tried it once. I wish I could get a sample of it. It was less sweet on me than the edp, which I preferred, and reacted much more positively to. I'll have to annoy some SAs for a while, I guess!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Furriner View Post
    Perhaps.... I've only tried it once. I wish I could get a sample of it. It was less sweet on me than the edp, which I preferred, and reacted much more positively to. I'll have to annoy some SAs for a while, I guess!
    if you get in touch with barneys via email they should be cool with it.

    Quote Originally Posted by dukecity View Post
    There are several sources for MKK in the US: Lucky Scents, Aedes, Serge Lutens directly...
    I do not pay for samples, at least not yet. Not to brag but I am just do not do it, I would rather swap or inquire. I will buy bottles if I love it but I do not see the point in paying for samples. Even though Aedes has a great site I might make exception but it has to be something that is impossible or nearly impossible to obtain like feuille verte by creed, but I digress.

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    MKK in terms of concept is interesting, I consider it "liquid art" but it's not very wearable. Overall as a perfume, I'm steering closer to Musc Ravageur between the two.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidBond007 View Post
    I would love to try MKK because of all the talk but i cannot get it in the US.
    Hey David,
    Just FYI - if there is a Bluemercury Spa near you, they might have it. That's where I tested it at.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sugandaraja View Post
    Musc Ravaguer on the other hand, is a little banale, but eminently wearable. Especially if you work at Cinnabon.
    You are f*cking brilliant!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Force of One View Post
    Hey David,
    Just FYI - if there is a Bluemercury Spa near you, they might have it. That's where I tested it at.
    there is not

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    Default Re: muscs kublai khan or musc ravageur?

    I have and like both. Each does its distinct thing brilliantly with lots of musk. MKK if you want animalic and sensual. MR if you want gourmand spicy.
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    I have not tried M-K-K, but Musc Ravageur is great stuff! I can`t think of enyone who don`t like the smell of chocolate-milk. It`s just yummi!

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    Off topic perhaps, but I'm just curious and have to ask: What's the problem with the letter O in this specific fragrance??? So many times I see this silly misspelling around here. C'mon, it's not that serious, but please try to get that name correct next time! This outstanding stuff deserves it.

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    For me, it's neither.

    I believe Sugandaraja was spot on with his comparison. I too find MR not musky enough to justify its name though I get a little more from the oil version. MKK is indeed dirtier but doesn't suit my style. Btw, has anyone tried layering these two?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diamondflame View Post
    For me, it's neither.

    I believe Sugandaraja was spot on with his comparison. I too find MR not musky enough to justify its name though I get a little more from the oil version. MKK is indeed dirtier but doesn't suit my style. Btw, has anyone tried layering these two?
    Good idea mate. I'll try tomorrow. Hopefully its not gonna be a hot day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PigeonMurderer View Post
    Off topic perhaps, but I'm just curious and have to ask: What's the problem with the letter O in this specific fragrance??? So many times I see this silly misspelling around here. C'mon, it's not that serious, but please try to get that name correct next time! This outstanding stuff deserves it.

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    MKK would be my choice between the two.

    PM - I had to go check my bottle for spelling and you are correct! I have been mispelling this for years now. Why does almost everyone mispell this? I also have trouble with using a "c" instead of "k" in the muscs part. But I would have argued the ou vs u in Koublai until you pointed it out. Thanks for the edit! Muscs Koublai Khan kicks it!

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    The character of MR and MKK are both very different. The former is a really sophisticated, classy scent covering undertones of fiery spice. MKK lets its animal all hang out, but unlike MR, beneath it all is a warm, beautiful rose. I like them both and I would choose the fragrance depending on the situation. If I'm after an intelligent, classy lady, I'd go with MR. If I'm after a fireball of a woman, I'll be MKK!

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    If before you try it you read many/most reviews you will be very disappointed. Some reviews lead you to think that both fragrances are animalic to pornographic levels, fecal and dirty.. well they are not. They are indeed not your everyday fragrance and both are musky but wearable. I find MKK more potent and in your face and MR prettier. The truth is that all the fuzz fades away rapidly leaving you an floral, vanillic amberish dry down.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidBond007 View Post
    if you get in touch with barneys via email they should be cool with it.



    I do not pay for samples, at least not yet. Not to brag but I am just do not do it, I would rather swap or inquire. I will buy bottles if I love it but I do not see the point in paying for samples. Even though Aedes has a great site I might make exception but it has to be something that is impossible or nearly impossible to obtain like feuille verte by creed, but I digress.
    Go to the Serge Luten website http://208.118.244.190/ and request a sample. Or call them and make the request.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dukecity View Post
    Go to the Serge Luten website http://208.118.244.190/ and request a sample. Or call them and make the request.
    I did but they gave me their new one only, which I will not complain about but I will not bother them anymore. Thanks Basteri, I am not a floral guy so I guess i will stick with mr.

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    MKK hands down for me. Sampled both, bought full bottle of MKK. Having seen the general praise for MR I must dig my sample back out and try again (remember it as being a bit of a disappointment at the time).

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    Quote Originally Posted by dnc View Post
    MKK hands down for me. Sampled both, bought full bottle of MKK. Having seen the general praise for MR I must dig my sample back out and try again (remember it as being a bit of a disappointment at the time).
    This is exactly what I was just going to write, with the added note that I also have a back-up bottle of MKK, even though I rarely wear it. I just want to always have it. Even if I come around to appreciating MR, I doubt it will ever inspire that level of response in me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tonyprince View Post
    This is exactly what I was just going to write, with the added note that I also have a back-up bottle of MKK, even though I rarely wear it. I just want to always have it. Even if I come around to appreciating MR, I doubt it will ever inspire that level of response in me.
    Those are some strong words, I hope when I experience it that I get the same results.

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    i like bot hof em.. but if pressed to choose one, it'd be MKK anytime of the day.

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    Tried MR again last night.........concur with my original assessment that MKK is in a different league. I too, do not wear it often, but it is one I would always want a bottle of kicking around.

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    MKK. I don't have a bottle, but it's on my wishlist. Personally I fail to see what all the fuss is about with MR.

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