For me it's Creeds Himalaya.
Thread: White Musk Fragrance
What is the best white musk fragrance according to you?
It's not necessary to spent a fortune on white musk scent. Try body shop white musk - it's cheap and excellent. Try Bulgari pour homme and marks & spencer autograph intense.
The Body Shop's White Musk for Men
L'eau par Kenzo is nice but lacks longevity. Himalaya is one of the nice Creeds.
BodyShop White Musk for Men is a great Scent - if it was by somebody else it would have huge acclaim!
Montale White Musk
My two favorites:
Profumum Thundra - "earthy" white musk with patchouli - very long lasting and one of my favorite fragrances.
Body Shop White Musk - clean, smooth, and mellow white musk, very nice stuff, lower longevity.
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I like the clean musky dry-down noticeable but not domineering of Penhaligon Sartorial; there are, however, a couple dozen other notes in its pyramid.
Simplex Sigillum Veri
Body shop or Kiehl's. Tom Ford Urban musk would be good if not for the price tag... its quality is slightly above the two aforementioned musk frags, its composition comparable, and yet it costs almost 10x as much.
My top 5: Sea Mist; Minnow; Crab, tiger, and almonds; Semprini; Rancid Polecat N° 2
A mixture of Habanolide and Ambroxan. Mmmmmmmmmm
Etro - Musk.
Himalaya is my favorite. Icy, peppery white musk
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CK Be would be another good choice for a cheaper fragrance that is dominated by white musk.
Nasomatto Silver Musk is very sublime.
I purchased The Body Shop White Musk oil recently. It's nice, but it's a little too much like Jovan White Musk for Women. It smells like candle wax in the beginning: like hot musk scented paraffin. When it dries, it not as loud as Jovan.
My favorite white musks are:
Jovan White Musk for Men
Claire de Musc
Mure et Musc .....if you consider it white musk.
....and Al haramain Mukhallat 2001, which is a somewhat dirtier white musk.
Muschio Bianco by Acca Kappa
Jack Hunter brings in a composition that has a very nice white musk note, but for a pure "White Musk Scent" (bottled as such) - The Body Shop White Musk is actually very good, especially for the price. Arlecchino's brief notes cover it fairly well. I like to layer it with a nice "Fresh Fougere", like Revillon R in the dry down. It is pure enough to add to most fragrances where you want more of the linear note of white musk.
Jovan White Musk for Men is an interesting, fresh composition with a clean white musk, but not as linear. Good scent though - fresh, a bit fruity with some nice aromatic notes. Splash it on and give it a try. The white musk note comes in at the end and gives you about 4-5 hours in a nice wearing. Surprising how many compliments you get with this mellow scent. It is one of those that others smell on you more than you typically smell on yourself.
“Some perfumes are as fragrant as an infant’s flesh, sweet as an oboe’s cry, and greener than the spring; While others are triumphant, decadent or rich; Having the expansion of infinite things, like ambergris and musk, benzoin and frankincense, which sing the transports of the mind and every sense.”
― Charles Baudelaire, The Flowers of Evil & Paris Spleen