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    Default What is your favorite Musk fragrance?

    After collecting enough Oud , leather and patchouli fragrances, I am planning on purchasing few musk-based ones. Please advise. Thank you in advance .
    Current top choices:
    1- Portrait of A Lady
    2-Guerlain Heritage
    3- Chez Bond
    4- Amouage Dia
    5- New York oud
    6 34 st Germaine boulevard by Diptyque
    7- by killian Pure Oud
    8- coromandel by Chanel
    9- MFK lumiere Noir
    10- Clive Christian X

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    Muscs Koublai Khan
    Musc Ravaguer
    Kouros
    Musc for him EDP

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    Dirty musks or white musks?

    I think Muscs Koublai Khan is still the reference for dirty musks. Dirtyish, warm, enveloping.
    Another quite dirty one is Le Labo oud, which to my nose is more a musk than an oud (the wood comes out only in the drydown). Cheaper, Kiehl's original musk is simple but satisfying (although we had a recent discussion, it seems sensitivity to this one varies a bit). These last two also come in shower gel, which is a bit of an oxymoron, I must say, though a delicious one.

    Vintage provides another way of enjoying musks. A notorious example being Kouros.

    Less of a fan of white (ie laundry) musks - I couldn't really think of one I really like to wear. Le labo musk does what it's supposed to do, but it is wildly overpriced, as were the (now discontinued) Tom Ford white musks.

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    Black musk by Montale
    Seasonal rotation:

    Original Santal
    Dior Homme
    Tuscan Leather
    Silver Mountain Water
    Lyric Man

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    Kiehls musk oil is a must because it is so cheap. Don’t get the edt.

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    Musc nomade for me
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    Amouage Musk Abyadh. Not big on musks but that's the best one.

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    MKK.
    However, the formulation I smelt in Paris in June was disappointing in comparison with my bottle from 5+ years ago.

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    MKK, it seem the newer bottles are reformulated.


    I think nothing tops MKK. After MKK, vintage Kouros is another great musky fragrance.

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    Jovan from the Quintessence years, 88-93. Kind of oily-dirty with some spice and good strength. Really just because it's the only one I have outside of white/laundry musk in others, which I smell easily and makes all sorts of cheap stuff last forever to my nose. That's good and bad, as longevity in an absolute sense stays pretty good for me, but things get rather samey. Almost bought NR for him today, but the shop was out of the 25ml bottles I saw there last time, arrrr. I have Kouros EdS, all I get is powdery civet, top to bottom, but that's another note that sticks out to my nose. Thankfully I love the smell there and in Monsieur Lanvin.

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    If you're talking *drity* musks here are a bunch of my favorites…

    Serge Lutens Muscs Koublai Khan
    Abdul Samad Al Qurashi Deer Musk / Musk Gazelle
    Masque Montecristo (I know many refer to this as a woody fragrance but I still get a massive amount of musk out of it.)
    Kouros


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    Aloes Of Ish Pheromone Musk - Deer Musk, Ambergris, Oud, Civet and Castoreum.

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    (1.) Siberian Musk Gazelle Grains by Feeloud, profumo.it and various other vendors.....the grains are expensive but worth trying as the reference real musk note.
    (2.) Black Musk Gazelle by Abdul Samad Al Qurashi.
    (3.) Musk Gazelle Grade 1 by Majid Itterji
    (4.) AA Musk Gazelle by Ajmal
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    Thank you for all the suggestions . I am looking mostly for dirty musk. I will order some samples , depending on your suggestions .I do have an older Korous bottle that I will have to revisit. I have ordered a sample for the Serge Lutens MKK one year ago , but for some reason, I was expecting it to be a little dirtier . It must be after reformulation.
    Current top choices:
    1- Portrait of A Lady
    2-Guerlain Heritage
    3- Chez Bond
    4- Amouage Dia
    5- New York oud
    6 34 st Germaine boulevard by Diptyque
    7- by killian Pure Oud
    8- coromandel by Chanel
    9- MFK lumiere Noir
    10- Clive Christian X

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    Default Re: What is your favorite Musk fragrance?

    Probably Kouros for me too.
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    Kiehl's Original Musk. Nice and simple

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    Kouros, MKK, Mazzolari Lui
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    Another for Kouros.

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    Musk Aoud by RD
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    Kiehl's, MKK & Musc Ravageur, nuff said.

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    At the moment, for me it is Lorenzo Villoresi Musk

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    a&f fierce

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    I'm really loving Bruno Acampora Musc EdP

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    Kilian Musk Oud and Bruno Acampora Musk are my two favorites currently.

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    MKK and Musc Ravageur are both sensational - I'd rank both of them among my all-time favorite fragrances.

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    Musc Ravaguer

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    Quote Originally Posted by alfarom View Post
    If you're talking *drity* musks here are a bunch of my favorites…

    Serge Lutens Muscs Koublai Khan
    Abdul Samad Al Qurashi Deer Musk / Musk Gazelle
    Masque Montecristo (I know many refer to this as a woody fragrance but I still get a massive amount of musk out of it.)
    Kouros
    Great suggestions. I had to comment on this one because of the inclusion of Montecristo. Great stuff. I'm so excited the weather is getting colder so I can start wearing this one more.

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    Default Re: What is your favorite Musk fragrance?

    (in no order)
    Montale - Aoud Musk
    Rodriguez - Musc
    Musc Ravageur
    Montale - Black Musk
    I'm not sure if I tried the pre-reforumlated MKK, but I think it's at least worth sampling for it's "uniqueness".
    I also like Kouros and have never understood the controversy for that one. Even if it does resemble "urinal cake"
    a little bit, technically, those are supposed to have a pleasant smell & not something that's shocking.
    Bath & Body Works has White Musk for Men which is also very good, albeit a tad boring.
    Kiehl's does Musk very well too. I have the oil.
    I can't remember a musk scent I didn't at least like a little actually.
    They can range from dirty to clean, to shocking or boring, probably best to get a wide variety of samples

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdwctdwc View Post
    +1 I can't wait to wear it this fall/winter season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdwctdwc View Post
    This is another very good musk scent.
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    Would Absolue Pour le Sois fit here? Musk isn't a listed note but the opening is unmistakable skank. I called it "sweaty butt crack" in another thread, and I mean that in a good way. Oddly mesmerizing. Also agree with the Musc Ravageur recommendations. Great stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chili_willi View Post
    Would Absolue Pour le Sois Oddly mesmerizing.
    Mesmerizing indeed. I consider it more of a honeyed benzoin powerhouse with some smokey incense, as opposed to being a musky scent. But i get the association.



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    The original Bonne Belle Skin Musk. Where msuk began for me in the early 80s.
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    I guess if i had to pick a favorite it would be Kilian Musk Oud or Montale Aoud Musk. But i don't really get musk out of either of those two.

    The Narciso Musc is excellent! I wear it in the heat sometimes, no need to wait for winter.

    Also, i love Urban Musk by Tom Ford.

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    Dior homme cologne!

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    Kiehl's Original Musk
    Musc Ragaveur
    Narciso Rodriguez for him
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    +1 Muscs Koublai Khan by Lutens
    +1 Musc Ravageur by Malle

    In white musk:
    - Bulgari PH
    - Passage d'Enfer by L'Artisan

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    Amouage Tribute with a dab of ASAQ Black Musk Gazelle.

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    Default Re: What is your favorite Musk fragrance?

    Quote Originally Posted by sjg3839 View Post
    Kiehl's Original Musk. Nice and simple
    + 1

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    Quote Originally Posted by cazaubon View Post
    Kilian Musk Oud and Bruno Acampora Musk are my two favorites currently.
    +1 - Also my favorites.

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    Mazzorali Lui and L'Erbolario Lodi Meharees are my favorites

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    Bruno Acampora. Have to try this. Impossible to get where I am but I'll fly the big white bird sometime soon
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