Notes: Bergamot Nectar, Orange Blossom, Rose, Lily, Ylang-Ylang, Neroli, Tonka Nut, White Patchouli and, Musk.
Pros: Doesn't smell like Aqua Net hairspray; a warm powdery musk with a floral heart and somewhat animalic basenotes.
Cons: May smell slightly medicinal to some.
Reminds me of: Novaya Zarya Arome Musc; The Body Shop Musk oil; Keiko Mecheri Musc
Development: The scent doesn't really develop as much as it relaxes.
Longevity: Not bad: Lasted a few hours and then left a soft second-skin aroma.
Sillage: I'm still not sure about this one. It seemed quieter than I had expected, but with a musk scent, that might be a good thing.
Where can I buy it? $27.90 for a 3.4 oz edt spray at PerfumeBay.com.
Bottleworthy? Try this one before you buy - the basenotes may be a little too harsh for some tastes. If you're a musk freak, like I am, go for it!
The Bottom Line: I've long been wanting a bottle of Kiehls Musk, having been a fan of the musk oil since my days working at Nieman Marcus. Though not my favorite musk, this is an easy-to-wear, everyday scent that won't break the bank. It's not so sweet so as to be cloying, and has an animalic tinge in the basenotes which I personally like, but might be unpleasant to some. Overall, warm, comforting, and soothing, Kiehls is light enough for me to wear a spray or two during the warmer summer months...and I think I will.
Rating (out of 10): 7
What's your favorite musk scent?
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