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Musk perfume: The seductive note

What does musk smell like? Seductively sweet and powdery with a tart note that is reminiscent of the scent of exclusive leather – that is exactly what musk smells like. Musk is a scent that many sensual fragrances have in common. The well-known German perfumer Geza Schön said the following: “I have never smelled anything better than real musk in my entire life.”

Musk – where does the king of all scents come from?

The term “musk” is derived from the Sanskrit term “muska”. Real musk is obtained from the caudal glands of male musk deer. It is used by the male musk deer to attract females. Marco Polo discovered the musk scent during his travels through Cashmere. During the 13th century, the scent came to Europe for the first time and became a popular aphrodisiac.

Since nowadays it is illegal to source real musk, and also due to the fact that it is more expensive than gold, the animal-derived ingredient is no longer used. The plant-based musk scent smells just like real musk and is extracted from the essential oils of various plants, such as the musk mallow or musk flower.

Musk oil perfume – the ideal companion for your next date night

Thanks to its particularly seductive and sensual scent, musk perfume is still reputed to have aphrodisiac properties to this day. The musk accords are also reminiscent of clean, freshly washed laundry. Musk can be even more seductive when paired with the following fragrance notes:

  • Sandalwood
  • Cinnamon
  • Vetiver
  • Jasmine, or
  • Ylang-Ylang

In the world of perfumery, musk is also used as a “fixative”, since this sensual scent clings to the skin particularly well and creates a long-lasting scent experience.

Eau de Toilette with musk

An Eau de Toilette is slightly lighter than an Eau de Parfum, which makes it perfect for everyday wear. But even with an Eau de Toilette, you can still enjoy sensual musk notes. The Ralph by Ralph Lauren radiates unencumbered optimism and envelops the senses in floral, fresh notes of apple, mandarin, freesia, iris and musk. Musk perfumes are not just available for women, but for men as well. However, in most musk perfumes for men, this legendary scent is only used as an undertone, but it gives fragrances their typical tart character and rounds them off perfectly. The Chrome by Azzaro is aquatic, fresh, summery and light. This men's fragrance with musk is perfect for warm days. Discover more than 500 fragrances with musk now – including best-sellers from premium brands.

Order musk fragrances online now at parfumdreams

Whether classic musk or white musk, which is even more sensual and floral: parfumdreams has a large selection of musk fragrances for women and men. Discover Prada Candy: Donna by Valentino is floral, elegant and feminine. This sensual women’s fragrance with musk is Valentino’s homage to Rome, the Eternal City, and a declaration of love to the women of Rome. The musk perfume from Cacharel is even more seductive: Lou Lou by Cacharel. This Eau de Parfum is secretive and sensual at the same time. Notes of jasmine, orange blossom, musk and ylang-ylang combine to create an appealing fragrance that envelops the wearer in an irresistible aura.