Musk, when diluted for
perfumes, has a sweet smell and is the most powerful of the perfume
oils. Musk for perfumes usually comes from the musk–ox or the
musk-rat, but the most prized
source is the male musk-deer that
lives in the Himalayas.
L’Aminant by Coty:
(La-mee-naw; “l’aminant” means
the magnent) jasmine, citrus, Bulgarian
roe, Italian bergamot,
Algerian geranium, vanilla from South America, vetivert from East India,
and civet musk from Ethiopia.
Gabbanna for Women: (Dole-che) petit grain,
tangerine, basil, accented with freesia,
Shalimar by Guerlain:
(Gare-lahn) contains bergamot,
lemon, and patchouli accented with
vanilla, sandalwood and
musk. A perennial favorite for every woman in your
Caleche by Hermes:
(Ka-leesh by Air-mezz; ) a
subtle combination of rose, gardenia, lilac,
Lagerfeld Sun * Moon &
Stars: jasmine, orange blossom and
narcisse are blended with
notes of musk, sandalwood and
O Oui by Lancome:
(Oh-wee) scents of clementine,
water lily and musk.
Revlon Ciara: for a young woman, a crowd-pleasing
mix of vanilla and musk.