musky perfumes

Do you remember musk perfumes from the 1970s?

Nov 22, 2022

If not, you're in for a treat. Searches for musk perfumes were up 109 percent at the end of last year, and the latest versions are a new breed. These scents have a skin-like quality that's been in the background of great fragrances as a base note for the last 50 years, but now niche brands are turning it into their own thing with perfumes that smell like musk. Here you will find a collection of 6 most interesting musk perfumes.

Not to worry, though -- musk today isn't the musk of the past. Thanks to modern technology and advances in isolating and purifying musk molecules, the musks of today are much cleaner, modern, and vivid.

The musk smell is unlike any other fragrance out there. It's pungent, sexy, and sensual. musk is derived from the musk deer, and has been used in perfumes for centuries, nowadays no one uses animal musk though. The musk smell is said to be an aphrodisiac, and has been used in perfumes to create a sensual, sexy scent. musk perfumes are often associated with luxury and sophistication. When choosing a musk perfume, it's important to choose one that smells good on your skin. Musk perfumes are available in a variety of scents, so you can find one that's perfect for you.

Whether you're new to musk or an old pro, musk's resurgence means there are plenty of scents for everyone. So why not give musk a try? You might just find your perfect musky scent.

Musk Kashmir Attar Collection

musk Kashmir attar collection perfume

  • Top notes: White musk, Sandalwood
  • Heart notes: Gardenia, Carnation
  • Soul notes: White pepper


Musk Kashmir by Attar Collection is an extremely lovely and feminine scent! Clean, creamy and cozy, like a white cashmere sweater. So delicate it could easily be worn anywhere anytime (except for extreme heat). One could definitely make it a signature fragrance. Perfect for "fragrance free" workings policy. Longevity is incredible. Has a good sillage as well. Compliments getter and etalon of signature scent.

So if you're looking for a musky scent that will make you feel loved, special, and all around fabulous, try Musk Kashmir from the Attar Collection. Trust us -- you won't be disappointed.

Erba Pura by Xerjoff

erba pura xerjoff perfume

  • Top notes: Sicilian Orange, Calabrian bergamot and Sicilian Lemon;
  • Middle note: Fruits;
  • Base notes: White Musk, Madagascar Vanilla and Amber.


Erba Pura is a stunning fragrance that perfectly captures the essence of summer. The top notes are a tantalizing mix of orange, bergamot and lemon, which whets the appetite for the main event - a luscious fruit cocktail. I get hints of berries and melons alongside tropical fruits such as pineapple and mango, all blended together to create a cotton candy sensation that's sweet and sensual without ever getting too cloying.

All this rests atop a pillowy bed of musk that is sweetened by vanilla and amber. It adds a delicate, cloud-like effect to the fragrance, akin to whipped cream accompanying a fruit platter.

One of the most impressive things about Erba Pura is its performance; this may feel like a flighty fragrance that easily flits away but it truly lasts and lasts, with great projection and sillage. I get well over eight hours of wear from this perfume, making it perfect for those hot summer days (or nights). Whether you're looking for a beach-worthy scent or simply want to add a touch of summer to your everyday life, Erba Pura is definitely worth checking out.

The Musc by Essential Parfums

the musc essential perfume

Notes: Ginger, Lavender, Beeswax, Sandalwood

The Musc perfume by Calice Becker is one of those unique unisex scents that can be perfect for anyone. The combination of musk with red ginger, lavender, and a floral heart make for a scent that fresh and clean but also enveloping and comforting. The woody tones of sandalwood from Australia add an extra level of depth and sophistication. The perfume is concentrated at 17% and 88% natural, making it a good value for the quality. The downside is that it doesn't last as long as some other perfumes, but it is still a great option for those looking for a versatile, everyday scent.

The Musc perfume would make a great gift for anyone who loving second skin scents. I would categorize this perfumes for women and men, absolutely neutral.

Stairway to Heaven by Jul et Mad

stairway to heaven jul et mad

  • Head: Aldehydes, Bergamot, Sweet Orange
  • Heart: Bulgarian Rose, Orris Butter, Red Berries, Heliotrope
  • Bottom: 8 White Musks, Vanilla, Patchouli, Ambroxan, Cashmeran, Incense, Gunpowder


Stairway to Heaven is a perfume that captures the feeling of triumph and success. It is a fresh and light scent, with a hint of sweetness, that is perfect for those who have achieved their goals, and the note of gunpowder will definitely add extra spiciness to the composition. The drydown is particularly beautiful, leaving a very light and fresh sweet scent. This perfume is not for everyone, but those who appreciate its uniqueness will find it to be a challenging and rewarding scent. Extra plus it comes with Extrait de Parfum concentration.

Another 13 by Le Labo

another 13 le labo

  • Top notes: Ambroxan, Amyl salicylate
  • Heart notes: Pear, Musk
  • Base notes: Ambergris

I'm a big fan of 13 Le labo and I have to say that their musky, sexy scent is my favorite. I can't really smell it on myself after a while, but I get compliments all the time from people who say it's the best "clean" scent they've ever experienced. It's perfect for any age or gender and it has a certain je ne sais quoi that makes it irresistible. Another thing I love about it is that because it's so natural and musky, I can layer it with other scents that compliment it. I love combining this with other perfumes or lotions which contain fruits like pear or pomegranate. If you're looking for the ultimate clean scent, 13 Le labo is definitely the way to go.

Apres l'Amour by Tomas Kosmala

après l'amour Thomas kosmala perfume

  • Top notes: Lemon Zest and Bitter Orange Blossom;
  • Middle note is Aromatic Spices;
  • Base notes: Musk, Amber and Woody Notes.

Apres L'amour by Tomas Kosmala is a beautiful perfume that immediately envelops you in a warm, comforting embrace of saffron. It's exactly what I've been looking for all along, definitely sexy and alluring song of different spices, almost no sweetness. Best smelling perfume on my opinion, pure instant crush. The most amazing thing is that notes differ quite a lot from baccarat rouge 540 but the olfactive impression is astonishingly similar. Apres L'amour is a perfect example of a modern classic sexy perfume that is done right. The performance is great and the longevity is amazing. I highly recommend this perfume to anyone who is looking for something special.


Musk's resurgence is bringing a bit of nostalgia back to the world of perfumes. From musky scents ranging from floral to fruity to earthy, musk has something for everyone. So why not give musk a try? You might just find your perfect musky scent. Happy exploring!

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