Do you like musk as a note?
What is your favorite perfume prominently featuring the note?
Do you like your musk clean or are going for the dirtier variety?
What is the most perfect musk scent for you on the market right now?
I have musk phases, like I have phases when I crave other notes. The one perfume that reliably hits the spot in such a phase is Frederic Malle Musc Ravageur, although our history is complicated, I have learned to adore it.
Serge Lutens has two famous musks, Muscs Kublai Khan and Clair de Musc. The latter is sophisticated and pretty, with touches of Chanel N°5 devolving to a cuddly and warm skin scent. The former is just too indecent for me to wear in real life, although I find it way less threatening than I used to.
Annick Goutal Musc Nomade is lovely, soft, cuddly and unthreatening, but still a far cry from clean musk. I used to have anosmic issues with this, interestingly enough that hasn’t happened for a while now. It is all there, all the time for me now.
Calamity J by Juliette Has A Gun is a great choice for everyday and my newest musk discovery Ramon Monegal’s Cotton Musk (formerly known as White Musk, but they had to rename it for copyright reasons. Hey there, The Body Shop!) works beautifully in warm weather.
Patricia de Nicolai makes a lovely rose-centric musk, Musc Intense I’m getting to know and love since last week. It’s my newest obsession.
I’m looking for more musks to love. What are your favorites?