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    I was wandering what your top musk fragrances are? I would really like to veer into the world of musks yet know so little about them. I prefer anamalic musks as opposed to body odour musks.

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    Default Re: Best musk fragrance?

    I enjoy:

    Frederic Malle Musc Ravaguer
    Serge Lutens Muscs Kublai Khan
    Montale Musk to Musk
    Kiehls Musk
    Miller Harris L'Air de Rien
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    +1 on MKK and Musc Ravageur. I also like SMN Musk, though it's not particularly animalic.

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    A great, often underrated option is Muschio Bianco by Acca Kappa- extremely good value for money, a clean, soapy, almost "fresh out of the laundry"-smelling crisp fragrance, good unisex suitability too
    Currently wearing: Eau des Baux by L'Occitane

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    Musc Ravageur
    L'ombre Fauve
    Kiehl's Musk
    Muscs Koublai Khan

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    My favorites Musk are Oriental Musk Oil bledend with Rose

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    Default Re: Best musk fragrance?

    In addition to several already mentioned, Alyssa Ashley Musk and ck be are two more that I think are nice.

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    Musk Kublai Khan
    Musc Ravageur
    SMN Muschio Oro (not animalic but very nice)


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    Lorenzo Villoresi Musk

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    Profumum Thundra
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    Shalimar by Guerlain - FOREVER




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    Musc Ravageur (lavender then clove mixed with musc)
    Musc Koublai Khan - powdery musc animalic
    Kiehl's original musc - diet musc

    Musk by LV - typical Lorenzo take on musk.

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    Shalimar by Guerlain - FOREVER




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    Musc Ravageur
    Aoud Musk
    Black Musk
    Highness Musk
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    Muschio Bianco by Acca Kappa
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    Default Re: Best musk fragrance?

    I have bottles of:
    Kiehl's Musk
    Muscs Koublai Khan
    Musc Nomade
    Mure et Musc
    Various musk oils (including Ajmal's AA Musk Ghazelle which is by far the most animalic) and synthetics that I use to mix my own.

    If forced to pare down to but 1, I'd keep the Kiehls. No doubt.

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    Narcisso Rodriguez for him musc collection EDP

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    If you are looking for animalic musk and not "musk" check out Aluwwah.

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    thanks for all the suggestions. If anyone has further Arabian musk experience then feel free to add to the list above.
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    Default Re: Best musk fragrance?

    Quote Originally Posted by Aerandir4 View Post
    I was wandering what your top musk fragrances are? I would really like to veer into the world of musks yet know so little about them. I prefer anamalic musks as opposed to body odour musks.

    thanks
    I'm not sure what you mean by anamalic as opposed to body odors since we're animals, but here goes:

    MKK is my favorite musk, but it does have some human body odor aspect.
    Dzing! is not usually considered a musk, but it smells like animals to me, esp. puppies and elephants. (Who knows why?)

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    Try musks from the Indian Sub-continent, there are so many types of musks in soild and oil form, you should try to get the oil form if you know someone there, those scents are absolutely gorgeous

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    I never thought of Miller Harris' L'air de Rien as musky. All I smell is sweet neroli , vanilla and buttersoft leather in the base. Could it be that I am anosmic to the musk that it contains? Ive heard reviews of it where they liken it to the dirtiest thing they ever smelled in their life.


    Quote Originally Posted by petruccijc View Post
    I enjoy:

    Frederic Malle Musc Ravaguer
    Serge Lutens Muscs Kublai Khan
    Montale Musk to Musk
    Kiehls Musk
    Miller Harris L'Air de Rien
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    Narciso Rodriguez For Him Musc Collection EDP

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    I'm not a big musk fan, but I stumbled across Bond no 9 New York Musk and really like it. I've tried most of Bn9 stuff, and find most of it awful, artificial, but projection monsters...NY Musk and NY Amber rock, I have full bottles of both.

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    Eau de Guerlain
    Creed Cypres Musc

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    By Kilian's Musk Oud, because it is a musk I will wear.

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    Musc Tonkin.

    Mazzolari Lui.

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    Roja dove "MusK Oud"
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    It's an old school cheapie and its definitely 'masculine' (meaning its got a big set of swinging plums) but Monsieur Musk by Dana is a good one. If you can get an older formulation, go for it. It used to be called Monsieur Houbigant (and was made by Houbigant) The newer one is still good, imo. It only comes in edc and aftershave.
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    I enjoy

    L'Artisan Al Oudh and Frederic Malle Musc Ravageur.

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    Ramone Monegal Agar Musk. I'd also like to revisit Monsieur Musk.
    Is the juice worth the squeeze?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NeoXerxes View Post
    By Kilian's Musk Oud, because it is a musk I will wear.
    +1

    great musk with a bit of rose

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    Favorite Musk fragrances are:

    Muscs Khoublai Khan - "big dog daddy" musk
    Killian Musk Oud - mystic musk
    Zegna Peruvian Ambrette - strong silent musk
    Bruno Acampora Musk - almost Killian Musk

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    Roberto Cavalli Man is very mush heavy.
    Is the juice worth the squeeze?

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    The Kiehls and the Serge Lutens are the most concentrated, so you get the real thing and ONLY the real thing. Kiehls is very affordable, but you may want to sample the SL before you buy as it is around $120 for 50 ml. - though VERY worth the money.
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    Montale Aoud Musk, Roja Musk aoud, Kilian Musk Oud, Deer Musk ASAQ

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    Absolue Pour le Soir, Musc Ravageur and Helmut Lang EdP are favourites.

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    Just ordered a bunch of samples of musk or musky fragrances and will report back on them later. I do want to give a shout-out for Paul Smith Extreme for Men. Put it on over 12 hours ago and can still smell some of its nice muskiness--I mainly get the full, "medium" musk (leans toward a white musk, though not powdery at all), with lesser presence of what may be the rosewood, tonka and bergamot, possibly hesperidia (a minor presence of slight sweet citrus)--and yes the slightly jarring herbaceous rosemary note, though that helps to give it green life, and the contrast works. Such a great bottle too! I hadn't worn it in a couple years. I think it's underrated and not for everyone, but it works great for me. I recommend it for guys looking for a musky frag--the musk is that pronounced.
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    Roja Dove's Musk Aoud is also great. He used a wonderful musk in the fragrance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NeoXerxes View Post
    Roja Dove's Musk Aoud is also great. He used a wonderful musk in the fragrance.
    Not too long ago tried this. Very nice indeed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    Not too long tried this. Very nice indeed.
    At first the musk caught me by surprise - I had never before tried anything so animalic and musky. Now I love it. Fantastic fragrance!

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    Cartier Oud & Musc. Not a combo I'm usually drawn to but this one is pretty amazing.
    Currently wearing: Néroli by Annick Goutal

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    Montale Aoud Musk
    Montale Black Musk
    Kilian Musk Oud

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