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View Poll Results: Which one smells more skanky and dirty? Muscs Koublai Khan or Leather Oud?

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  • Muscs Koublai Khan

    16 35.56%
  • Leather Oud

    25 55.56%
  • Both are the same level of skanky and dirty

    4 8.89%
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  1. #31
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    Default Re: Which one smells more skanky and dirty? Muscs Koublai Khan or Leather Oud?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kybid View Post
    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.
    Testify brother!lol 100% agree! To each their own, but like you I just can't wrap my brain around this.
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    Default Re: Which one smells more skanky and dirty? Muscs Koublai Khan or Leather Oud?

    I agree with several others here that the skankiness of both of these is overstated. Very overstated. MKK does indeed settle out very quickly, and on me at least becomes a sort of spicy-soapy skin scent which I enjoy but isn't really me. Leather Oud, by contrast, doesn't reveal its "stink" until later (at least on me), but that stink is of the honey-as-urine variety, and only when smelled up-close. From a normal distance, Leather Oud smells very alluring -- warm and sexy. I wear it to work without any trouble. I used to fear it a little smelled up close, but these days I think it smells great that way too, and everyone I've had smell it up close, to test reactions, has said they like it. So much for dangerously stinky.

    That aside, I think Leather Oud is brilliant. It's sexy, evocative of real agarwood smoke, and perfect in cooler weather. Hits a lot of my own buttons perfectly (spice, wood, incense, and a sort of smooth masculinity).

  3. #33

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

    Quote Originally Posted by cacio View Post
    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.

    cacio
    I agree. Mkk is dirtier while LO is animalic.

    You want something dirty & animalic but beautiful at the same time?
    Wear Cambodian oud.
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  4. #34

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

    Agree...100% pure Cambodian Oud smells very filthy dirty skanky, but the same time beautiful...


    Quote Originally Posted by hedonist222 View Post
    I agree. Mkk is dirtier while LO is animalic.

    You want something dirty & animalic but beautiful at the same time?
    Wear Cambodian oud.
    My Top 10

    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
    10. Serge Lutens - Chergui



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

    Quote Originally Posted by change1 View Post
    Agree...100% pure Cambodian Oud smells very filthy dirty skanky, but the same time beautiful...
    I really don't mean this offensively, I just really don't get how something can be filthy dirty skanky yet beautiful? I can't wrap my head around this concept.
    Last edited by Kybid; 19th December 2013 at 10:54 PM.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Kybid View Post
    I really don't mean this offensively, I just really don't get how something can be filthy dirty swanky yet beautiful? I can't wrap my head around this concept.
    You need to get out more as they are out there to be enjoyed. lol
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    Default Re: Which one smells more skanky and dirty? Muscs Koublai Khan or Leather Oud?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kybid View Post
    I really don't mean this offensively, I just really don't get how something can be filthy dirty swanky yet beautiful? I can't wrap my head around this concept.
    For example: your wife has been out working in the garden on a hot summers day. She comes inside and gives you a hug and you notice a not so fresh, almost feral smell. Doesn't exactly smell good, but for some reason it's strangely enticing. The same concept applies for dirty and animalic perfumes.

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    My best anology... a beautiful sexy lady pornstar....


    Quote Originally Posted by Kybid View Post
    I really don't mean this offensively, I just really don't get how something can be filthy dirty skanky yet beautiful? I can't wrap my head around this concept.
    My Top 10

    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
    10. Serge Lutens - Chergui



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

    Quote Originally Posted by change1 View Post
    My best anology... a beautiful sexy lady pornstar....
    I like mine more.

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    I have smelled KK...but if anything gets skankier than LO I would be surprised. It smells like the elephants when they pass by at the circus. Just like a dirty skanky barnyard animal.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by change1 View Post
    This is a pretty good heavy weight match.... very close vote
    Agreed.
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  12. #42

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Kybid View Post
    I really don't mean this offensively, I just really don't get how something can be filthy dirty skanky yet beautiful? I can't wrap my head around this concept.
    Weird isn't it? As others have mentioned, there are certain scents that smell "lived in" -- but what they're doing is taking the strange, evocative, and alluring aspects of such scents and emphasizing them. Animalics and skanky scents aren't for everyone, and they tend to catch people off-guard who are used to "nice" or clean chemical flankery stuff, but it's been a huge part of perfumery for a long time. Arguably the best of scent of the year (in my book) is Montecristo which is insanely animalic but it's one of the most comforting and evocative scents I've smelled -- ever.

  13. #43

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Kybid View Post
    I really don't mean this offensively, I just really don't get how something can be filthy dirty skanky yet beautiful? I can't wrap my head around this concept.
    I using dirty & animalic for lack of a proper word but they're not dirty & animalic like feces & vomit or rotting garbage.

    It's one of those things you need to try.
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    Default Re: Which one smells more skanky and dirty? Muscs Koublai Khan or Leather Oud?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kybid View Post
    I really don't mean this offensively, I just really don't get how something can be filthy dirty skanky yet beautiful? I can't wrap my head around this concept.
    Sex is lol. Now its easy to conceptualize

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    I tried LO and mkk side to side to side after understanding both now... and i have to say mkk is more skankier for sure..
    My Top 10

    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
    10. Serge Lutens - Chergui



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

    On my skin - MY SKIN:

    MKK - I get a lovely aroma of mixed fecals, freshly manured shit from the farmer next door (if I lived in the country side) & sweatty stinking crouch of someone who has trained and worked out for 6-8 hours straight and has not taken a shower since Monday - and today it's Sunday, AND to top it off, this person has not changed his underwear since last time he took the shower - and the person has eaten A LOT of overvcooked baked beans and broccoli each day of the week, 3 times a day

    Leather Oud - This scent is far less complex. I simply get a divine smell of an old worn out public lavatory used for 24 hours by people working at the nearby Mcdonalds and KFC - and the toilet does not work. It doesn't flush properly

    Pick your winner - then take a 1 hour hot bath
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    Default Re: Which one smells more skanky and dirty? Muscs Koublai Khan or Leather Oud?

    Interesting analogy...



    Quote Originally Posted by CHSeifert View Post
    On my skin - MY SKIN:

    MKK - I get a lovely aroma of mixed fecals, freshly manured shit from the farmer next door (if I lived in the country side) & sweatty stinking crouch of someone who has trained and worked out for 6-8 hours straight and has not taken a shower since Monday - and today it's Sunday, AND to top it off, this person has not changed his underwear since last time he took the shower - and the person has eaten A LOT of overvcooked baked beans and broccoli each day of the week, 3 times a day

    Leather Oud - This scent is far less complex. I simply get a divine smell of an old worn out public lavatory used for 24 hours by people working at the nearby Mcdonalds and KFC - and the toilet does not work. It doesn't flush properly

    Pick your winner - then take a 1 hour hot bath
    My Top 10

    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
    10. Serge Lutens - Chergui



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

    MKK is childs play compared to LO. Montecristo is by far the smoothest. He keeps the skank at just the right level.....it's never overbearing. Even in the opening where your in a cloud of civet, it's very calming. Leather oud is very skanky, but not done as good (maybe this is wear blending comes in). From beginig to end montecristo stays smooth (I get this cinamon accord throughout), but by the time leather oud gets to the base it's a linear skank. I still like LO and need to test it more. I'm seriously thinking about buying a full bottle of montecristo though....it's that good. And I can only see it growing on me more.

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

    Montecristo and MFK Absolue Pour le Soir got together, played cards , smoked cigars and pointed and LO and MKK and laughed at them, until they cried and left , tails between their legs. I love LO and MKK, I enjoy them when I need a nice scent for church, date with wife, etc.. Rough and brutal they are not.
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    Default Re: Which one smells more skanky and dirty? Muscs Koublai Khan or Leather Oud?

    Didn't vote because I haven't tried MKK, but Leather Oud is rough stuff. It came highly recommended by a friend here, so I got a 1ml sample, and it was horrible. Just my opinion.
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    Default Re: Which one smells more skanky and dirty? Muscs Koublai Khan or Leather Oud?

    Quote Originally Posted by bigsteve View Post
    Didn't vote because I haven't tried MKK, but Leather Oud is rough stuff. It came highly recommended by a friend here, so I got a 1ml sample, and it was horrible. Just my opinion.
    Steve, I can't imagine you liking Leather Oud, but I do think you might be okay with Montecristo. I wouldn't seek it out, but if you run across it, give it a sniff. Knowing your taste, I think you might dig that one.

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