I'm looking forward to buying one or the other at SF Barney's someday soon...
Which of the two do you recommend over the other?
Or am I better off with my Kiehl's Original Musk?
Or are all three completely different/distinct/unique that I can settle with having all three?
Or do you know of a better Musk fragrance I can purchase from either Barneys/Neimans/Saks? As you can tell, I prefer in-store purchases...I get impatient waiting for shipments to arrive!
Please let me know.
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Last edited by eMCizzle; 14th October 2011 at 04:29 PM.
I love (and own) them both but you can have them for the price of one by simply buying Absolue Pour Le Soir. LOL
Last edited by alfarom; 14th October 2011 at 04:48 PM.
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Musc Ravageur looses its muskiness soon and becomes spicy instead (in this sense closer in style to things like l'artisan Al Oudh). I much prefer the more animalic, civety Muscs Koublai Khan.
I also second alfarom and, for a different feel, recommend Absolue pour le soir (it should be available at either saks or neiman, whoever carries the Kurkdjian line). It's deeply musky, but, in Kurkdjian's style (he of Le Male, Narciso Rodriguez and many more) it remains extremely elegant and rich, without really hinting at improper behaviors.
I think there is space in the wardrobe for both MKK and Absolue, together with the cheaper Kiehl's.
If you want to explore musks, you could also smell the NSFW, p*rnographic Oud 27.
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I have MR and love it. MKK is something I've sampled and I'm on the fence. I don't think I could ever wear it because the cumin is so powerful. It's very dirty, though I could also see how it could be a turn on for some people (and a turn off for others). At first I found some similarities between MKK and Kiehl's, but in the end they go in different directions.
I'm sure that at some point I'll probably get a bottle of MKK too, but at this point I prefer MR since it's something that I actually wear and feel comfortable in (it's still dirty, but in more of a sensual than sexual sense.)
Musk Koublai Khan
I prefer Musc Ravageur. M-K-K is a work of art, but I don`t want to smell like a perfumed anus..
Sans parfum, la peau est muette.
What I'm wearing:
1. Annick Goutal Sables
2. Parfums MDCI Invasion Barbare
3. Lagerfeld Cologne (vintage)
4. Abdul Samad al Qurashi Dahn al Oudh Anteeque
5. Jil Sander Background
6. Comme des Garcons Luxe Patchouli
7. Yohji Yamamato Yohji Homme
8. Histoire des Parfums 1725
What I admire and spend time pondering:
1. Fendi Theorema
2. Christian Dior Diorella
3. Ralph Lauren Polo
They're nothing alike.
Musc Ravageur is a thick, vanilla/cinnamon/clove oriental with an animalic kick that fades quickly to a background purr, tempering the spicy, golden sheen of the fragrance's heart.
Muscs Koublai Khan is a dark, delicate, sweet rose with a much more prominent and durable sweaty/animalic/fecal note, a naturalistic skin scent turned up to eleven.
Given a choice, I'd go with MR, but they're both beautiful and interesting fragrances.
My top 5: Sea Mist; Minnow; Crab, tiger, and almonds; Semprini; Rancid Polecat N° 2
MR is easier to understand and safer if you bind blindly. great scent, top level perfumery, i can wear it comfortably but i think it leans towards the feminine side somewhat...
MKK is much harder to figure out - like all lutens i have tried in general. MKK you must test few times before you decide if to buy.
Neither.. MR if you like smelling like an old man.
Never tried MKK but Musc Ravageur is my cold weather favorite along with Tobacco Vanille
I've owned MKK twice but ended up selling it both times. I really want to like it and I do appreciate its dirty, animalic nature but I just could never find a suitable situation for it especially since my wife hated it. Musc Ravageur is a much different fragrance and easier to wear. I also really like Tom Ford's Urban Musk.
I love both them, but for me is more wearable MR!!
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MKK for me. Musc Ravageur is more wearable around people though.
MKK, and I think it's much more wearable.
I love MKK but have never worn it outside of my room.
I have and enjoy MKK, and MR's on my wishlist, so I'd say get both.
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I think Musc Ravageur is a comfortable pecany musk frag and maybe more wearable, although I find it a bit sweet. MKK is more challenging but is, I think, the better composition.
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All four mentioned can easily exist in your wardrobe as they're quite different and all very good fragrances.
At the very least they're all worth trying to see which ones you find FBW.
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Ok! as others stated Absolue pour le Soir may be a better option. If I had to choose, Musc Ravageur.
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I will state that I like MKK and have not tried MR (on my "to try" list). But for the price, the Keihl's Original Musk oil is just fine for me. I love the stuff, especially given the price.
Most worn scents according to my haphazard use of the SOTD...so perhaps my favorites.
1. Epic Man by Amouage (24 wears)
2. Leather Oud by Christian Dior (22 wears)
3. M7 by Yves Saint Laurent (18 wears)
4. Oud Imperial (black) by Perris Monte Carlo (15 wears)
5. Russian Tea Ritual by Masque (14 wears)
6. Fate Man by Amouage (13 wears)
7. Interlude Man by Amouage (12 wears plus)
8. Journey Man by Amouage (12 wears)
9. Terré d'Hermés by Hermés (12 wears)
10. Sycomore by Channel (11 wears)
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