Used since antiquity in medicinal compositions dedicated to bedding delicacies, musk has become, since the sixth century, the most fruitful, adored, and awaited ingredient in perfumery. Today, the term “musk” is often used for a wider range of substances, ranging from the original (from the “pod” or “bulb” of musk) to nitro-flies, absolutely chemical and potentially hazardous.
Although scientists are still arguing about sex pheromones and the role of the vermis in the facio-nasal landscape, many believe the muscle is very similar in structure to human testosterone (which may explain why some find it irresistible). To add straw to the fire, women are up to 1,000 times more sensitive to musk than men – which, although still under study, opens the door to many possibilities – at least conceptually.
Musk is one of the oldest aromatic substances of animal origin. It is still one of the most beloved and most common ingredients. The scent of musk has beneficial effects on the psyche, relaxes, awakens the senses and gives good mood, so it quickly found its place in medicine and aromatherapy. It is also considered a very powerful aphrodisiac.
Musk is often called the aroma of purity. It is a very intense, sensual, sweet and velvety aroma. Occasionally, it may have a spicy, woody undertones.
Best musky mens cologne guide:
- Dior Homme Eau de Toilette
Dior Homme perfume resonates in the world of perfume lovers, and men have created a strong connection with it since its first appearance in 2005. Subsequently, the 2005 version has undergone changes, being transformed exclusively into an iris powder in 2011 under the name by Dior Homme Original, that later, in 2020, to appear as a spectacular mixture formed by a powdery smell of cashmere that covers a vast forest of noble wood.
“This new Dior Homme has an unmistakable manly signature, which does not prevent it from developing sensitive and tender accents. It basically attracts the portrait of a modern man. ” – Francois Demachy.
Dior Homme Eau de Toilette by Francois Demachy is a reinterpretation of masculine sensuality. It seems we need something else to remember, it’s an extension… In this sense, Dior Homme has not only meaning, but also a statement, “I’m Your Man.” , the best offer and in the end is for Homme, it is for men.
Earthy, woody, citrus. A mature scent, suitable for a gentleman. It is a warm and woody scent, with some light citrus notes to round off the forest. It is not a strong perfume at all, but it has a lot of similarity with the beloved predecessor, it has an aura of elegance. It is probably a “simpler” and cleaner, perfume than the old Dior Homme.
Bergamot from Dior Homme Eau de Toilette is fresh and sour, approximating the smell of lemon and lime and opens bright and vibrant. This is the first note that appears after spraying Dior Homme Eau de Toilette and is immediately followed by wood chips, creating an impression of citrus wood that feel light and full of life. But there is more than citrus and forest. Behind the bergamot, in a space between it and the wooden base, there is a wonderful smell of subtle, airy, slightly semi-sweet, which fills the gaps.
This scent is provided by pink pepper and patchouli that keep it ripe and juicy, without being a dry woody smell. The white musk together with the elements bring that mirror of the enigmatic masculinity, so prominent and protective. The smell of patchouli is almost imperceptible in the dry base notes, but it offers a special invigoration, it is a sign of male virility.
2. L’envol de Cartier by Cartier Eau De Parfum
Mathilde Laurent, the perfumer of Cartier, offered her inspiration in self-exploration, in order to conceive this active composition that creates addiction. An aero-woody nectar with notes of guaiac wood, raised by a note of vaporous musk. The Cartier L’Envol perfume opens with a distinct arrangement of bold, impressive violet leaves, with a familiar structure, which expresses its interest in its fascinating material and texture. What is really wonderful about this specimen is the core, which is wrapped in iris and violet leaves. This specimen thus becomes soft and sensitive, enveloped in a reflective aura, a surprising and delicate masculine manner. Under these special arrangements rests a base of wood and moss, transparent and airy. As it dries, the honey drains, illuminating from the bottom up a warm, truly special breath.
3. Narciso Rodriguez Bleu Noir Eau de Parfum
Narciso Rodriguez For Him Bleu Noir is a dark and seductive fragrance that presents in an unwavering manner the beauty of blue and black, through the slightly spicy wood mixture. Bleu Noir is a sexy melancholy of spices and forest that blends in a harmonious way. The beginning captures the beauty of nutmeg and cardamom spices that bring a sharp and slightly warm freshness to the composition. The top notes gradually lose their intensity and open a little to create a feeling of space that will be filled by the chords that unfold as the perfume evolves.
The heart of the perfume is dominated by the imposing musk accords that are complemented by the accords of ebony, cedar, vetiver and amber, present based on the Bleu Noir perfume. As in all Narciso Rodriguez perfumes, musk plays a very important role, adding a soft and high breeze, which gives the perfume a smooth finish. The notes of cedar and Vetiver give the aroma a dry clarity. This confrontation between freshness and woody chords makes Narciso Rodriguez For Him Bleu Noir a bold mix that offers a vast olfactory journey, in which the senses are hypnotized.
While the original Narciso Rodriguez For Him was more sensitive and almost effeminate with purple leaves and musk, Bleu Noir certainly feels more masculine and robust. Bleu Noir is darker and offers unprecedented sensations to a man who appreciates stronger essences and has a tougher personality. The nose behind this elixir is Sonia Constant.
Inspired by the designer’s love for the impenetrable intensity of a dark blue that can be easily confused with a penetrating black, the creation of Narciso Rodriguez For Him Bleu Noir is addictive and attracts the eyes of everyone around. The bottle is a perfect expression of perfection and surprises with its clear and elegant lines.
4. JIMMY CHOO MAN
Its cinnamon note is stronger than the original and mixes well with the smell of apples, to give it a sweetness that is not like candy, as in the case of Jimmy Choo Man Intense Eau de Toilette. The Jimmy Choo Man Intense Eau de Toilette fragrance tends to have a grape chewing gum opening and the Jimmy Choo Man Intense Eau de Toilette for men has an opening of cinnamon and apple sauce. Jimmy Choo Man Intense Eau de Toilette for men is darker and feels more mature than the original. Invigorating blend, Jimmy Choo Man, the brand’s first men’s fragrance, is an irresistible combination that smells of freshness and refinement. An interesting cocktail of aromatic notes and fruits dressed in wooden clothes, the perfume turns into the perfect drink of a hot summer day.
5. Armani Emporio Stronger With You Intensely
The men’s perfume Giorgio Armani Emporio Stronger With You Intensely was designed as a pair of the women’s version Emporio In Love With You. Like any modern couple, both partners are equal in the dance of seduction. Both perfumes were launched in 2019. Giorgio Armani Emporio Stronger With You Intensely perfume water is inspired by the deep love story of a young and modern man, whose increasingly intense love exceeds its limits every day. The top tones combine the passionate pink pepper with juniper and violet. The middle notes are gourmet and consist of caramel and warm cinnamon, tempered with sage and lavender. Base notes contain a combination of amber, musk, tonka and vanilla, balanced by the aromatic harshness of the suede note.