Photo Musk :: fragrance ingredients

Musk is a cornerstone of perfumery, famed for its warm, deep and sensual qualities. Historically derived from the musk deer, ethical reasons have led to the widespread use of synthetic musk which replicates the original's characteristics without any harm to animals. Musk adds a subtle yet profound depth to fragrances, often used as a base note to anchor and enhance other scents. Its versatility allows it to blend seamlessly with various notes, from floral to woody making it a favorite among perfumers. Musk's enduring appeal lies in its ability to add a touch of warmth and sensuality to any composition.

Natural or Synthetic?
Natural musk was originally extracted from the glands of animals like musk deer. However due to ethical and conservation concerns, synthetic musks (such as Galaxolide and Ambroxan) are predominantly used in modern perfumery.

Fragrance Families Musk Most Commonly Found In

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Some Statistics on Musk

Note distribution of musk across all fragrances

Percentage of fragrances in our database (1651 Fragrances) that contain musk