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  • Muscs Koublai Khan

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  • Leather Oud

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  • Both are the same level of skanky and dirty

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    Default Which one smells more skanky and dirty? Muscs Koublai Khan or Leather Oud?

    Which one smells more skanky and dirty? Muscs Koublai Khan or Leather Oud? Both are pretty awesome!
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    Default Re: Which one smells more skanky and dirty? Muscs Koublai Khan or Leather Oud?

    Lol....... This thread is just what I need for that Xmas chuckle. It's leather Oud that's more skanky than MKK, I could wear MKK to church.
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    Default Re: Which one smells more skanky and dirty? Muscs Koublai Khan or Leather Oud?

    I didnt vote, as I havent smelled MKK. But I LOVE leather oud... Having a light trigger finger is key. It "can" be very pleasant.
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    Default Re: Which one smells more skanky and dirty? Muscs Koublai Khan or Leather Oud?

    Both are way exaggerated, especially MKK. I didn't find anything stanky about MKK.

    Leather Oud definitely has a civet note that is clear as crystal, but its nowhere near what some say about it.

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    Default Re: Which one smells more skanky and dirty? Muscs Koublai Khan or Leather Oud?

    I have smelt both and I own Leather Oud. My nose says LO is skankier.
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    Default Re: Which one smells more skanky and dirty? Muscs Koublai Khan or Leather Oud?

    Have and love both - MKK is probably a bit on the dirtier side than LO, in my opinion.

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    Default Re: Which one smells more skanky and dirty? Muscs Koublai Khan or Leather Oud?

    Mkk has a faint stink initially, but soon turns into a sweet musky skin scent. Try parfums d empire musc tonkin for some skank.

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    Default Re: Which one smells more skanky and dirty? Muscs Koublai Khan or Leather Oud?

    This is an interesting comparison! MKK tends to have very different effects on different people due to the nature of the musks used and anosmia, whereas almost everyone gets the civet in LO. So I'd say that LO wins out on consistency of skank, whereas MKK's can be flowers and sweetness for some, and full-on crotch for others.

    If you're curious about skanking it up, though, I'd invite you to seek out Brent Leonesio's No. 8 (which, IMO, should be called No. 2). When I tried it at Scent Bar, the manager handed it to me carefully and said "don't get it on your skin."

    Honestly though, it wasn't that bad. I swear.

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    Default Re: Which one smells more skanky and dirty? Muscs Koublai Khan or Leather Oud?

    ^^^^ Or as some swear, try Masque Montecristo.

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    Default Re: Which one smells more skanky and dirty? Muscs Koublai Khan or Leather Oud?

    Leather Oud would be my choice
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    Default Re: Which one smells more skanky and dirty? Muscs Koublai Khan or Leather Oud?

    MKK, in sort of a nursing home kind of way, but I don't think that they're comparable scents.
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    Default Re: Which one smells more skanky and dirty? Muscs Koublai Khan or Leather Oud?

    Quote Originally Posted by PalmBeach View Post
    ^^^^ Or as some swear, try Masque Montecristo.
    Best. Skank. Ever.

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    Default Re: Which one smells more skanky and dirty? Muscs Koublai Khan or Leather Oud?

    I must try Masque Montecristo lol but its unavailable in NA. It has hyrax!

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    Default Re: Which one smells more skanky and dirty? Muscs Koublai Khan or Leather Oud?

    Quote Originally Posted by vinramani09 View Post
    I must try Masque Montecristo lol but its unavailable in NA. It has hyrax!
    It'll be at Lucky Scent soon enough. The hyrax/hyraceum isn't too strong in it, to be honest. If you want a hyrax bomb, check out Olympic Orchids' Tropic of Capricorn!

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    Default Re: Which one smells more skanky and dirty? Muscs Koublai Khan or Leather Oud?

    As others have said, musk perceptions vary a lot, so what is superdirty to some could be superclean to others (I know people who find Le Labo oud clean soapy...). To my nose, MKK is dirtier, also because it's centered on musks, while Leather oud has woods and leather above the animalics.

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    Default Re: Which one smells more skanky and dirty? Muscs Koublai Khan or Leather Oud?

    I don't get any shanky/dirty accord from leather oud
    For MKK I get earthy smell but not dirty

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    Default Re: Which one smells more skanky and dirty? Muscs Koublai Khan or Leather Oud?

    Mkk

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    Default Re: Which one smells more skanky and dirty? Muscs Koublai Khan or Leather Oud?

    MKK is voluptuously fruity and floral at first but dries down to a flat, blunt civet in my experience.

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    Default Re: Which one smells more skanky and dirty? Muscs Koublai Khan or Leather Oud?

    Leather Oud is animalic in a nice way , MKK smells as if you had a one night stand with Marilyn Monroe wearing No 5 and MKK is the result in the morning.

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    Default Re: Which one smells more skanky and dirty? Muscs Koublai Khan or Leather Oud?

    Leather Oud.

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    Default Re: Which one smells more skanky and dirty? Muscs Koublai Khan or Leather Oud?

    Quote Originally Posted by deadidol View Post
    This is an interesting comparison! MKK tends to have very different effects on different people due to the nature of the musks used and anosmia, whereas almost everyone gets the civet in LO. So I'd say that LO wins out on consistency of skank, whereas MKK's can be flowers and sweetness for some, and full-on crotch for others.
    This. On me MKK is sometimes nice and dirty other times it is like a box of turkish delight; I much prefer the former. LO is just a very nice scent with a a strong (though not dirty to me) civet note.

    APLS is another.

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    Default Re: Which one smells more skanky and dirty? Muscs Koublai Khan or Leather Oud?

    I have and love both. While MKK's reputation precedes it with a larger-than-life image, Leather Oud is dirtier, stronger and longer lasting.
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    Default Re: Which one smells more skanky and dirty? Muscs Koublai Khan or Leather Oud?

    I would say that Leather Oud is the dirtier one here. MKK can be sweet and pleasantly musky, whereas even the smallest over-application of Leather Oud can leave you wondering whether you've stepped in something. (I prefer LO, for the record.)

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    Default Re: Which one smells more skanky and dirty? Muscs Koublai Khan or Leather Oud?

    Leather Oud more animalic to my nose ...
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    Default Re: Which one smells more skanky and dirty? Muscs Koublai Khan or Leather Oud?

    I adore and own both. I find MKK pretty dirty during the opening but after it settles down, what you're left with is an amazing musky-floral that's well behaved and enjoyable. Leather Oud, on the other hand, it's hardcore throughout. With that said, they now have a serious contender: Montecristo.


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    Default Re: Which one smells more skanky and dirty? Muscs Koublai Khan or Leather Oud?

    Leather Oud is one of the kings of Skank.
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    Default Re: Which one smells more skanky and dirty? Muscs Koublai Khan or Leather Oud?

    This is a pretty good heavy weight match.... very close vote
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    1. Amouage Homage Attar
    2. Serge Lutens - Muscs Koublai Khan
    3. YSL M7
    4. Serge Lutens - Ambre Sultan
    5. Chanel Egoiste
    6. 24 Gold by Scentstory
    7. Amouage Epic Man
    8. Amouage Jubilation XXV
    9. Bond No. 9 New York Oud
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    Default Re: Which one smells more skanky and dirty? Muscs Koublai Khan or Leather Oud?

    Leather Oud for sure...when I was just getting into this hobby a good Basenoter sent me a sample of this one and I honestly thought it was a joke...I thought that some how he had just liquified some straight up poo and stuck it in a vial. Yep, and I have smelled it quite a few times since then and it still smells that same way. I can't understand for the life of me why anyone would want to smell like that...let alone pay so much money to smell like that...don't wipe after you do your business and you can smell the same way, and it's free.

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    Default Re: Which one smells more skanky and dirty? Muscs Koublai Khan or Leather Oud?

    Quote Originally Posted by alfarom View Post
    ....With that said, they now have a serious contender: Montecristo.
    Wifey officially seized my LO last night, with any further sharing by me not really welcome. ^^ This looks like my way out.
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    Default Re: Which one smells more skanky and dirty? Muscs Koublai Khan or Leather Oud?

    Quote Originally Posted by perfaddict View Post
    Wifey officially seized my LO last night, with any further sharing by me not really welcome. ^^ This looks like my way out.
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