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    Default Jovan Musk anybody used it ?

    Hi,

    Anybody got/used this ?
    I'm 32 years old would this be suitable for me.

    What sort of smell is it ,strong or mild ?
    Also is this Alcohol free,is it possible to post a picture and where is best place to buy from

    Thanks
    Ash
    Last edited by Ash111; 7th June 2012 at 10:14 PM.

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    Default Re: Jovan Musk anybody used it ?

    I don't care for it. Saw a bottle on clearance at a Walgreens store for about $2, sniffed it, and promptly put it back on the shelf.

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    Default Re: Jovan Musk anybody used it ?

    Jovan Musk was my first fragrance ever....and I still have a bottle, although I now prefer Jovan White Musk of Men, which I think is fantastic! Jovan musk can be strong...if you douse youself with it, but a normal application is enough to last for hours. It smells a little different on different people. Sometimes its sweet and pleasant, on others, it can be very animalic...kinda skanky. I used to work with a man who wore it everyday. It smelled somewhat civet-like, almost urine-ish on him. You really should go to a place that sells it and test it out, but it's so cheap that you won't be going for broke if you just go ahead and buy it. If you don't like it, it might make a good scent for the car

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    Default Re: Jovan Musk anybody used it ?

    Quote Originally Posted by stevolution View Post
    Jovan Musk was my first fragrance ever....and I still have a bottle, although I now prefer Jovan White Musk of Men, which I think is fantastic! Jovan musk can be strong...if you douse youself with it, but a normal application is enough to last for hours. It smells a little different on different people. Sometimes its sweet and pleasant, on others, it can be very animalic...kinda skanky. I used to work with a man who wore it everyday. It smelled somewhat civet-like, almost urine-ish on him. You really should go to a place that sells it and test it out, but it's so cheap that you won't be going for broke if you just go ahead and buy it. If you don't like it, it might make a good scent for the car
    I think it cost 10 so probably will buy it ,if not use for the car like you said lol

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    Default Re: Jovan Musk anybody used it ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tappio View Post
    I don't care for it. Saw a bottle on clearance at a Walgreens store for about $2, sniffed it, and promptly put it back on the shelf.
    lol

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    Default Re: Jovan Musk anybody used it ?

    http://www.basenotes.net/attachment....8&d=1339109127

    Here's a photo. Yes, I own it and use it. It has a classical structure and old school vibe. I've been wearing such items since high school so I never put age limits on fragrances. Jovan is available just about anywhere in the US. If you have a Kmart, Sears, Walgreens, Walmart or Target nearby, you can probably find it there. Alyssa Ashley Musk and Kiehl's Original Musk are similar, slightly stronger versions of a similar scent. If you are new to these types of perfumes, you may find them a bit too floral or even feminine but I love them personally.

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    Hi,

    Photo not showing up ?

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    Default Re: Jovan Musk anybody used it ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tappio View Post
    I don't care for it.
    Same here.

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    Default Re: Jovan Musk anybody used it ?

    Ash111, are you looking specifically for a musk scent? If so, I would pass on this one (as I said earlier in the thread, I don't like it) and look around for a better quality option. There are a lot of threads on here dealing with different opinions on musk scents, so you could search the archives a bit via google, but one I can recommend is Kiehl's. It's reasonably priced (around $40, I believe), and a good quality fragrance.

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    Default Re: Jovan Musk anybody used it ?

    I also recommend Kiehl's Original Musk. I have the Eau De Toilette spray, but I hear the Oil spray is better... More Musk, less rose/sweet.

    Other cheap options worth sampling are:

    Royall Muske Cologne (Royall Lyme (Bermuda) Limited)
    White Musk for Men EdT (The Body Shop)
    White Musk Sport EdT (The Body Shop)

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    Default Re: Jovan Musk anybody used it ?

    This stuff was ubiquitous during the '70s. As mentioned in previous posts, there are much better musk scents out there. And no, it is not alcohol-free.

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    If you like to hang around in the trashiest pick-up bar in town, then yes, Jovan Musk is quite appropriate. If you merely like to fantasize about being the kind of guy who hangs around in the trashiest pick-up bar in town, it'll work for you, too, but don't wear it public, or people will think you've lost your mind.

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    Default Re: Jovan Musk anybody used it ?

    I think it's pretty good. A nice floral fragrance for men. I'd still choose Tabac or Stetson over it, though.
    My Top Ten:

    1: Guerlain - Habit Rouge
    2: Guerlain - Jicky
    3: Guerlain - Mouchoir de Monsieur
    4: Guerlain - Shalimar
    5: Knize - Knize Ten
    6: Caron - Yatagan
    7: Caron - Pour Un Homme
    8: Jean Desprez - Bal a Versailles
    9: Yves Saint Laurent - M7
    10: Salvador Dali - Dali Pour Homme

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    Default Re: Jovan Musk anybody used it ?

    I remember there used to be Jovan musk oil for men. It was way better than the cologne. I had a little .5 oz bottle that I cherished, as it was my very first scent, but sadly, it ain't available anymore. I think Kiehl's is a better as well, compared to Jovan. I had the musk oil, edt and the lotion (talk about fragrance layering!) I still think you should try the Jovan. You never know....you may love it. Try out Kiehl's, too, if you can. Musk scents can be addictive for some folks.

    A musk scent that I'm currently in love with this summer, is Narcisco Rodriguez Musc Collection. I get so many compliments on it. It's a shame that it's getting so difficult to find.

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    Default Re: Jovan Musk anybody used it ?

    To answer your questions:

    I think it's great, but think you should try for yourself. It's only very cheap, so not much of a loss if you don't like it.

    It's a relatively mild smell. And related to your third question, you can find it in oil form (without alcohol), and that will be milder than a spray, as it won't project as much.
    Currently wearing: Baghari by Robert Piguet

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    I remember this scent being rather powdery and cloying to my nose, also a bit too linear, yet again, its extreme simplicity may actually work out if worn in the right quantities.
    Currently wearing: Flod by Flod

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ash111 View Post
    Hi,

    Photo not showing up ?
    If you click the link, what happens?
    It shows up on my end.

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    Default Re: Jovan Musk anybody used it ?

    Just bought a vintage gift set of this and it smells absolutely wonderful, lightly refreshing at first, and at the same time, soft and sensuous.
    I've tried the latest formula by Coty, which really pales in comparison. I would highly recommend for the folks that would really like to experience
    the magic of this classic musk, do yourself a favor and seek out a vintage bottle - the ingredients are so much finer! By the way, ladies love this juice!
    If you find on the bottle that it says either Jovan Inc. or Quintessence (both with Chicago address) you're good to go. If it says Coty N.Y. you might want to give it a pass - just not
    the same quality ingredients...

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    Default Re: Jovan Musk anybody used it ?

    gave it away since it gave me an headache each time I wore it.....

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    Default Re: Jovan Musk anybody used it ?

    in the 80's my grandfather used it a lot unlike the younger side of my family who thought it was dated even back then lol

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    Default Re: Jovan Musk anybody used it ?

    It's "ok" definitely not fantastic - the Jovan White Musk however is quite nice indeed. The "regular" Jovan Musk is ok for a just throw something on sort of thing

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    Smells too dated & cheap...
    Currently wearing: Dia Man by Amouage

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    Default Re: Jovan Musk anybody used it ?

    I like "Jovan White Musk for men" and "satisfaction"

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    Default Re: Jovan Musk anybody used it ?

    Quote Originally Posted by hitman View Post
    I like "Jovan White Musk for men" and "satisfaction"
    I like Satisfaction too - found it the other day in "The Basket of Forgotten Scents" that sits in a corner of my bathroom counter (it's like the island of forgotten toys) and thought the only thing bad about it was it's longevity, which is dismal at least on me - it could have been a minor fave of mine had it lasted more than about 1-2 hours

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