Edited by ivyandpeony, 28 August 2008 - 07:03 PM.
changed title when threads were split
The Musk Thread! Need to know what type is for you?
Posted 08 January 2005 - 04:06 AM
Edited by ivyandpeony, 28 August 2008 - 07:03 PM.
Posted 08 January 2005 - 04:20 AM
Dragon's Heart is another good resin/musk combination.
Forbidden Fruit might be another good one to try.
Posted 08 January 2005 - 05:11 AM
you like florals, and Mab is a really deep creamy orchid. "Chinese Musk" is a listed note, and i think that's what gives it such depth and the sweet milky quality.
From the lab desc:
Warrior, Trickster and Goddess of Magic and Poets, she is one of the Tuatha De Danaan and the Queen of the Faeries. A very complex scent, both shadowy and fierce: black orchid, sandalwood, night-blooming jasmine, osmanthus, Somalian rose, and Chinese musk.
i'm a "spice girl" myself, and thought i didn't like florals, so my total addiction to this one.. maybe it's the sandalwood, musk & orchid.. makes me want to mention it.
Posted 08 January 2005 - 06:24 AM
Posted 08 January 2005 - 06:45 PM
These seem to fit the criteria and they are ones I really like or love.
Posted 09 January 2005 - 08:05 PM
Also Fae, I love that one with its heavenly white musk, bergamot, heliotrope, peach and oakmoss.
Also maybe Old Morocco and Tushnamatay.
Posted 09 January 2005 - 08:30 PM
Posted 10 January 2005 - 01:21 AM
Katharina: the orange blossom ends up smelling a great deal like vanilla, and it's a love sweet, crisp musk.
Endymion: It's got white florals, white musk, and pear. A very lovely, elegant, yet sweet blend.
Dragon's Heart: For the darker musks, this is a favorite of mine.
Scherezade: You mentioned being dissapointed that Snake Oil smelled like incense, so I'd warn you that Scherezade has been compared to incense before. However that red musk (possibly the most sexy of all BPAL musks) really saves this scent for me, and makes it not only wearable but absolutely lovely.
Bewitched: A touch of green, a bunch of berries and sweetness, and a wonderfully dark musk. It's a pretty popular blend and has been compared with Republic of Tea's Blackberry Sage tea. I really love it.
Embalming Fluid: Another popular white musk blend, this one is a very clean, refreshing scent -- perfect for summers or days when you feel like smelling clean.
The Lady of Shalott: A watery musk scent. Absolutely lovely, and the ginger gives it just the right amount of spice.
Zephyr: If you like vanilla and citrus, this is for you.
Posted 10 January 2005 - 03:02 AM
Posted 10 January 2005 - 06:49 PM
Posted 10 January 2005 - 08:21 PM
hmmmmmmmm, I can be a little devilish too
To me, Red Devil smells very musky and spicy - no incense. I'd have to highly recommend that. It's not my favorite scent ever, but DH adores it, and the one time I wore it in public I got lots of attention from the males.
Posted 22 February 2005 - 02:01 PM
So I'm apprehensive about musk, and have so far shied away from ordering anything with it listed... but then again, some things sound SO good to me otherwise. I was wondering what scents you might recommend to the slightly musk-phobic? Something where it's present, but not overpowering?
Posted 22 February 2005 - 02:17 PM
Grandmother of Ghosts
Queen Mab is gorgeous with Chinese musk.
Other musk blends that aren't very "musky" on me are...
Black Forest (the dark musk is really soft and tempered by the woods)
Posted 22 February 2005 - 02:40 PM
Queen Mab is nice.
Posted 22 February 2005 - 04:52 PM
Posted 23 February 2005 - 05:45 AM
In contrast to Miggins, I really enjoy red musk, which I find to be sweeter and rounder than traditional musks. Some red musk blends that I adore are Scherezade, Spellbound and Fenris Wolf.
White musk smells kind of bubbly and effervescent to my nose. My favourite white musk BPALs are Fae, Black Pearl and Whitechapel.
I've tried a few BPALs containing black musk, but I couldn't really pick out how it was different from red and white musks. However, I can wholeheartedly recommend Haunted - if you can carry off amber and musk, it is stunning.
I'm not sure what kind of musk is in Morocco (description only specifies "warm musk"), but it's a wonderful scent.
I'm not as familiar with Egyptian, Arabian or Chinese musks since I've tried precisely one BPAL containing these musks - Bastet, Othello and Queen Mab, respectively - and they're all on the sweet side, which doesn't sit well with me.
My suggestion is to do a search for BPALs containing "musk" in the description (you'll get 76 hits) and then pick out the ones that contains notes (beside musk) that you'd like to try. If you spread your choices between the different types of musk, chances are you'll find a musk-containing BPAL that works for you.
Posted 26 February 2005 - 12:38 AM
Posted 26 February 2005 - 12:52 AM
Posted 25 April 2005 - 09:36 PM
That is all I have to say on the subject
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