MUSK SKIN

Type
Synthetic molecules

Comfortable, soft, fruity, clean, powdery and sensual notes… similar to the smell of skin.

Alluring, sensual, enticing... Musk is well-known for its aphrodisiac powers. Perfumers play with a myriad of synthetic musks to fix, blend and mold ingredients in a number of intoxicating accords. These notes are clean and transparent—lending a velvety, skinny effect.

Production

Originally, the musk used in perfumes was extracted from musk deer. However, for ecological and economic reasons, today's musks are synthetically created. Commonly called white musk or transparent musk, it is created through organic synthesis and is essential for fragrance diffusion and tenacity. Fixolide, habanolide, galaxolide and ambrettolide are examples of white musks.
Iconic perfume
The Body Shop
WHITE MUSK

Cult perfume, born in 1981, it finds its inspiration in Jovan's Musk, but in a cleaner way. A drop of an aldehydic floral accord immersed in a bath of synthetic musks, mostly Galaxolide which offers its red fruit facets, before wrapping you in a cocoon of softness and indelible whiteness, recognizable among all.

The Body Shop

WHITE MUSK

FLORAL / MUSK SKIN

History

Towards the end of the 19th century, musky-scented molecules were synthesized using isobutylene nitration. Thanks to organic synthesis, chemists were able to recreate musks, maintaining their fixative properties, while eliminating the dirty, fecal aspect of animal musks. Nitrated musks were followed by macrocyclic musks and then polycycli musks. Today, there are roughly 300 synthetic musks that have a pure, linear, powdery and enveloping note that is a must-have in modern perfumery for its ability to increase diffusion and add roundness to fragrances created to cater to the perfume market's current trend of comforting scents.

Did you know

10% of people have anosmia and cannot perceive the scent of synthetic musks.

Some fragrances related to the ingredient

WOODY / CITRUS
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LEATHER / WOODY
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CITRUS
Mizensir

VERY MUSC

FLORAL / MUSK SKIN
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FLORAL / MUSK SKIN
FLORAL / ALDEHYDIC
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AMBER MUSK

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FLORAL / MUSK SKIN
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MUSCHIO NOBILE

FLORAL / MUSK SKIN
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FERRARI MUSK ESSENCE

WOODY / CITRUS
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Ramón Béjar | Ramón Béjar

ELVISH MUSK

FLORAL / MUSK SKIN
M. Micallef | Jewel

ROYAL MUSKÁ NECTAR

FLORAL / MUSK SKIN
FLORAL / MUSK SKIN
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Nº 7 ROSA MUSCOSA

FLORAL
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FLORAL / ALDEHYDIC
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MUSK FIRE

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Mona di Orio | Nombres d'Or

MUSC

FLORAL / MUSK SKIN

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Sandalwood

Patchouli

Amber

Vanilla

Jasmine

Cedarwood

Rose

Mandarin

Vetiver

Lemon

Tonka Bean

Iris / Orris

Orange Blossom

Cardamom

Pink Pepper

Lavender

Grapefruit

Woody Notes

Leather

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