Egyptian Musk by Kuumba Made is a Floral Woody Musk fragrance for women and men. The fragrance features egyptian musk.
мент – 2019-10-22:
This is the closest thing I have ever smelled to a Russian olive tree blossom — a scent I have been seeking in a perfume for years!
Definite shades of Narciso for Her Edt (as stated all over the place) which contains osmanthus — a close relative of Russian olive.
Egyptian Musk is a slightly sweet, breathy, woody scent that makes me feel like there is a honey-gold halo hovering above my skin. It smells delicious in the bottle; when smelt on the skin, it practically makes me feel delirious.
This stuff is downright magical.
It has that curious duality of “I can’t smell this / It’s all I can smell” even for the same person in the same wearing.
When applied with too heavy a hand, there is a lingering indolic smell that fades after about 15 minutes. This, too, is intoxicating in its own way.
As a sidenote, I really love having this in a little gold-capped vial that I can carry around like it’s a talisman.
Ilya01 – 2019-10-22:
Egyptian Musk is the perfect clean laundry skinscent. I agree with others who have said that there is some sort of olfactory trick that occurs because I begin to think that I can hardly perceive it after having it on alone for a few hours, but then suddenly I’ll catch a lovely whiff of it. It is the easiest, most laid-back yet elegant go-to I have when I really don’t feel like wearing a complex perfume but would like a little something special. In addition to the NR musks, it reminds me of the soft, pure, beachy musks in the Jennifer Aniston Lolavie/J/Near Dusk/Beachscape line. Egyptian Musk has the added benefit of being a fantastic base for other scents, as it provides warmth, cleanliness, smoothness, and amplification.
Note – I have the apparently new gold top. Smells great and true to all the early reviews to me.
mr_morozzz – 2019-10-22:
I LOVE this Egyptian Musk! This is a very clean musk, warm and sweet, and it will last all day. I constantly get compliments on it. A little will go a long way–I roll a little on each wrist and then touch my wrists to my other pulse points. The result is a subtle but lovely fragrance for everyday wear!
*EDIT* I should add that this review is apparently for an older formulation, as my roller has the black top. A previous reviewer noticed a difference between the EG in the black top and the gold top. I have not sampled any from a gold top at this time.
u563ra – 2019-10-22:
I love this, and always, always have a rollerball on hand! I feel like when I die, this will probably be the smell everybody associates with me. Which is a great thing, because it smells fantastic! I layer it with Narciso Rodriquez’s For Her, and it adds some staying power to that spray. It’s great on it’s own. I feel like lots of people, including myself, feel like this does not have staying power, but really that’s because I think most people aren’t able to smell musk after a while? Bc I will reapply this over the course of a day, and when my husband comes home he will say the whole house smells of it! In a good way! Good to mix with body lotion as a base for other fragrances. Just a good, sexy, skin scent that last and lasts on your clothes.
reveloava – 2019-10-22:
I’ve worn this one for years and it always got compliments – even when I thought it had worn off, someone would mention how ‘soft’ and warm I smelled.
It has a nice balance of clean, musky, powdery and a touch of sweet but without too much woods note like the Narcisco for Her tends to smell; I like NR, but it can get a little heavy at times.
I’d say this is a great cheap thrill of a scent that is portable, you can throw it in your bag or purse.
nazar28 – 2019-10-22:
Kuumba Made’s Egyptian Musk is quite clean, but not sharp or loud, at all. It has that ‘your skin but better’ concept nailed. I use it a bit more liberally than I probably should- that is to say, I smear it like a body oil on my arms and neck. It is light and neutral enough to use it this way; as an “anchor” for other perfumes. It adds warmth and depth without distorting other scents. Smells particularly divine paired with MK’s “Michael”- that combo, I feel, was 40% responsible for my success in snagging my now-husband.
Aregremagok – 2019-10-22:
From what my memory serves me and before i read other reviews, i remember this being one of the most cleanest Egyptian musks ive tried. Soft and not irritating to the nose. I wish i didn’t give my one away – this was only because i bombarded my nose with other fragrances at one point that i was almost anosmic to this.
Update: This was for the one with the older packaging ad black top. I purchased a new one with the rusty gold top and it smells different. Quite gutted as the sample i got to try recently was also different.
dimaz_off – 2019-10-22:
This is a beautiful, clean fresh scent! If you like NR for her, you will probably like this too. It is a tricky scent- you will think it has worn off and suddenly get a compliment from someone standing 5 ft away. It will waft up to your nose and you will wonder what is that wonderful, fresh smell. Whenever one of my colleagues walks into my office, he always asks why does it smell so good in here? This gets me more compliments than anything else I have ever worn- it’s crazy!
neusuansanuch – 2019-10-22:
It’s okay 🙂 It’s not the best ever Egyptian musk I’ve ever tried (best one for me is a tie between Auric Blends’ Egyptian Goddess and Blooddrop’s ltd ed Egyptian Musk from a couple of winters ago), and it’s far from the worst. It’s a good, clean scent.
ViktorAntonov24 – 2019-10-22:
Finally! The Kuumba Made oils are on fragrantica! I’ve enjoyed many of their scents over the years, but this is the leader for me.
Allegedly, JFK Jr.’s wife, Carolyn Bessette wore an Egyptian Musk oil which became the inspiration for Narciso Rodriguez’s first scent. Whether it is this one, who knows. However it is a bewitching scent that make people lean in a bit closer to you. It’s a cozy, skin scent. Not an animal-like musk, but not as sweet as Kuumba Made’s Vanilla Musk. This scent veers towards a cleaner scent, a bit soapy if you will. But it does not have the immaturity of many White Musk scents, like that popular one from the mall soap store in the purple bottle. Graduate to this musk, which can be found at your friendly neighborhood health store or Whole Foods type establishment.
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