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Musk Oud By Kilian for women and men

Musk Oud By Kilian for women and men
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Musk Oud by By Kilian is a Woody Floral Musk fragrance for women and men. This is a new fragrance. Musk Oud was launched in 2013. The nose behind this fragrance is Alberto Morillas. Top notes are lemon, cardamom and coriander; middle notes are cypress, bulgarian rose, geranium and artemisia; base notes are rum, incense, agarwood (oud), musk and patchouli.

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Top Notes
Lemon Cardamom Coriander

Middle Notes
Cypress Bulgarian Rose Geranium Artemisia

Base Notes
Rum Incense Agarwood (Oud) Musk Patchouli

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Musk Oud Fragrance Reviews

Germany
Germany

Rose, Oud and patchuli , a fresh , super aromatic rose on a bed of patchouli, some rum and lemon and some musk.
This perfume has a musky skin scent type of fresh aromatic sour , its zesty and energizing.

Starts very fresh and fruity, like a sour lemon or grapes, with a tinge of rose and rum but soon warmer with musk. It doesn't smell as much of a place or thing as it does of a FEELING. If that makes any sense.
Some musky ones do that, it rather just evokes a feeling than smelling like a flower or a fruit.

But if some image needs to be present to imagine the smell , I would say ,,,,
Its like walking through the woods after a hefty rainfall, smells of fresh wet woods, rose and rum and citrus. Its fresh spicy and tart, absolutely wonderful !!!


This bottle is 400 $ , but you can go with the purse spray bottle that comes with refills and it becomes more affordable. I am considering a purchase !

I bought the gold heavy 30 ml purse spray, its amazing as it comes with 3 extra vials , one is already In the gorgeous atomizer.
Easy to put in purse or great for the bathroom, in its metal case it's nicely protected from sunlight and can be stored even in bright places.

Presentation 10/10
Smell 10/10

Oct
19
2014
LupeX
LupeX

Kilian's second foray into the tried and true Rose x Oud composition is a resounding success.
Musk Oud has an almost chocolatey vibe to it with a fresh lush Rose (Bulgarian to my nose). It's very well blended and worrying about the notes is not necessary.
I do get a lot of the (dark) rum in this and this adds oriental opulence to the fragrance.
While many Western Rose x Oud compositions go for the seXy angle, this one is truly luXurious and opulent.
It can be called Rose Oud v2.0 with monster performance.
I wouldn't call it quite worth the price, but if you're shopping in this price range, then that isn't most likely the most pressing concern of yours.
This would make my top10 Rose fragrances somewhere in the middle.
Smell - 8.5/10
Performance - 10/10
Versatility - 7.5/10

Aug
22
2014
muzzbait
muzzbait

i get a whooole lotta animalic vanilla and traces of sweetness (probably rose). musk is minimal here, for me...

Jul
01
2014
Bodda89
Bodda89

Beautiful but oud in the name is a bit misleading i get one of the best roses right after Amouage lyric

Jun
02
2014
slapdash
slapdash

I am of the opinion that the very best fragrances are almost entirely visceral. They don't have to evoke images in your mind's eye, trigger memories, or transport you to some otherworldly place. Instead, it's a sense of certainty, your subconscious telling you that what you're smelling doesn't just feel right but IS right. The what, how and why are irrelevant.

Musk Oud falls into this category.

The first time I sniffed it I got all hot under the collar. Steamy, sultry, dangerous, voracious. There was no thought given to further sampling or cost. I bought a bottle there and then - I was compelled to. And it's had me in raptures ever since.

It is so well put together, no note overwhelming nor superfluous, at once harmonious and distinctive.

To wit:

Musk that growls but without the need to bare teeth; oud that straddles the line between bold and restrained; rose and cardamom, which form a lovely spice duo; geranium gives a touch of freshness, cypress a hit of pungency; the rum mildly sweet; and the incense a haze of wispy smoke.

And then there's the lemon, such a clever inclusion because it helps to cut through the heaviness of the composition - and thereby making it wearable beyond the winter months - as well as tempering the more forceful notes (such as the cypress and musk).

An absolute triumph.

Apr
01
2014
prodigy
prodigy

God what a great aroma. Makes me want to melt. This is remarkable concoction of citrus, musk, rose, incense, and a slight dash of oud. Those are the notes that i can personally pick out. Beautifully crafted with no alcoholic engulfment on the first spritz which to me is a important factor to determine the quality of a fragrance. Another By kilian that will always be in my collection.

Jan
27
2014
L'amoureux
L'amoureux

Smells like a jacket scented with cigarette smoke throughout a duration of time. I prefer Bond No.9 Silver Factory. It's not as muggy and includes florals.

Dec
20
2013
BlueMoon
BlueMoon

IF MS. ROSE AND MR. MUSK GOT MARRIED…

This fragrance would be their first born.

And the god-father would be Mr. Oud.

I hope the three of them are content without company - because I will not be re-visiting anytime soon. Actually, never.

ps. I'm sure they are perfectly nice people as individuals, but, together - a little on the obnoxious side.

Nov
11
2013
Scentmad
Scentmad

I was expecting a very dry, woody oud and I got all that wrapped in a lot of roses. If you like rosy perfumes with a little more oomph this is just the ticket. A perfume that attracts a lot of comments and as with all by kilian fragrances, packaging and design both utterly sublime. I bought the travel set because the big bottles had sold out. It's a purse spray with several vials of the juice, it's opulent in looks and in scent. Terrific from soup to nuts.

Oct
22
2013
mousemousecat
mousemousecat

This is more a masculine scent than unisex.

The opening is very interesting. Sometimes you are reminded of peanuts!

The rose note is apparent, but it is dirty due to the musk. Can't really get a distinct oud, though.

Sillage is good so I usually wear under a shirt for work. Lasts 6-8 hours; the note sweetens after 1-2 hours.

I also find it quite acceptable for use with a white ironed T-shirt on a cooler day.

Oct
12
2013
mfk
mfk

this one is really good.the resemblance between kilian musk oud and costume national scent intense is unbelievable. if you dont wanna pay that much, try costume national scent intense.

Sep
20
2013
Mick_Trick
Mick_Trick

Without interrogating the published notes too much, I'm finding an opening with a touch of citrus, but mainly sparkly rose, geranium, (a little rum) and soapy cardomom. During the heart (after 1-2 hours) the rose and cardomon remain but soften off and a lovely velvety smooth musk enters (ever so slightly powdery and not animalic or skanky), (the oud plays a subtle and supporting role to my nose, it's not in your face at all), it's all quite close to the skin after the opening, but is eminently sniffable and gorgeous and shows good tenacity. At drydown a little costus fatty animalic note appears, that seems to flesh things out. Very nice.

Can see how folk may not like this, but personally appreciate and am enjoying it. It's not ground breaking (IMO), but very smooth and comforting... 7/10

Aug
09
2013
Taskphorce
Taskphorce

This is one of the best in the Kilian line, in fact IT IS THE BEST. The oud and musk are not overpowering, this is a very clean sophisticated musk-rose- oud that is safe for everyday wearing. It is a sharp and special rose I detect. This truly is a unisex fragrance. It is light but not weak. Sillage and longevity are outstanding. The quality is top notch and instantly obvious upon first whiff. I highly recommend. Also, the floral notes are immediately detectable but it is definitely not too feminine like many of you thinking. Don't let the floral notes steer you away from this fragrance. I don't know what else to say about it. I am going to have to give this fragrance a 10 out of 10. There isn't anything I would ask to change with this fragrance so I'm NOT going to be picky (like some reviewers on this site) and give this a rating anything less than what it really deserves. I do not recommend paying $395 for the actual bottle. Buy the refill for $185 and fill up a good quality decant or wait for the crystal glass bottle to pop up on ebay/amazon cheap(er) and grab it.

10/10

Aug
05
2013
SculptureOfSoul
SculptureOfSoul

Note: Fragrantica lists artemisia in the mid notes, but Kilian themselves indicate davana, which smells more like wine/grapes, and not at all like the "traditional" artemisia, which is wormwood. Davana does come from a species of artemisia (but not the same species as wormwood) and I think that causes the mix up (Fragrantica often lists davana as artemisia), but they are not the same thing!

One more thing to note: Kilian himself has mentioned on twitter and elsewhere that this scent contains a fair dose of both civettone (civet) and muscenone and muscone. Just an FYI for those who pick up animalic and or fecal notes in this, that is why!

Onto the review!

Well... this is definitely one of those times when you sample something with knowledge of the general consensus, and afterwards are left raising your eyebrows in bewilderment of said consensus.

I find this to be absolutely gorgeous from top to bottom, which is saying a lot as I've never fallen for a Kilian scent before and find some from the house to be downright poor.

The top of Musk Oud is a very alive, very rich citrus that is immediately flanked by the rose and grape and wine nuances from the davana. The cardamom is present too, and smooth, and this alongside the never forward and yet quite long lasting coriander seed note work as a wonderful spice offset. In color and hue, this is quite akin to the opening of XXV - dark berries and coriander/bay/clove in XXV, grape/dark berries/coriander in MO, and both share rose, as well. Their weight and feel are drastically different though, with MO being light on its feet, a dark and diaphonous silken purple scarf with golden orange flecks, while XXV is more heavier and regal both out of the gate and throughout its development. All of that being said, this is seriously one of the most amazing openings that I've ever smelled. I compared it to the openings of some similar scents: XXV, Harrods oud Patchouli, and even Fate Man (not that similar) and it makes them seem clunky and pedestrian in comparison. Its balance is perfect and all of the notes are alive; nothing flat or out of place.

Unlike most, I find this scent neither simple, linear, or weak in projection or longevity. An hour in and the heart becomes a deeper rose/geranium, and just as the coriander fades out, a subtle lemony frankincense note starts to rise up in the background. Perfect linkage of two notes throughout the evolution of the frag. The oud is slightly smoky, and the musk is becoming more dominant. Yes, it's an animalic musk, of the animal hair variety. The rum and davana are still present and the oud deepens this accord, adding to the purple hues shades of black.

This accord of rose, davana and rum, and smoky incense and oud slowly crescendos and then decrescendos into the deep base, joined by a subtle patchouli and just the faintest whisps of airy vanilla (likely, actually, hints of some sweet musk).

Deep but never heavy or overly dense, with the impeccable balance of Kilian's Incense Oud but striking out in a much bolder direction (my one criticism of IO and what leads it to not being FBW imo is how safe it plays it in all regards).

In some ways, it calls to mind an oudy take on Ungaro II. Musk Oud is not exactly fecal but it is feral, and the deep purple hues alongside the orange/golden notes, coupled with some similarity in the patchouli/vanilla of the bases and the seamless transitions really does put it in the UII category, in my mind at least.

I have a feeling that some people who've reviewed it are anosmic to the musks, or are suffering olfactory fatigue (eg: Kafkaesque's review mentions picking up the animalic hair note briefly, and then it vanishing for the rest of the scent), and this will change their perception of the scent drastically. Just two sprays on my chest are projecting strong many hours later, and the few swipes I put on my arm about 16 hours ago - with a shower in between - can still be smelled if sniffed close. Subtle patchouli and frankincense smoke.

Gorgeous stuff.

Aug
03
2013

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