Musk Essence Oil

Kiehl's Signature Scent

Our Original Musk Oil is believed to have been created in the 1920's at the "Kiehl Apothecary." Discovered there in a vat labeled "Love Oil" in the late 50's, Kiehl's signature scent was reintroduced to our patrons in 1963.

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"A light, clean fragrance that is long lasting!"

Farhanna, Kiehl’s Insider

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How to Apply:
-Directly apply to skin

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Use this as a teenager and just loved the soft light smell.
LuAnn B on Jul 7, 2015
this essence is very subtle and sexy you are not aware of it but others do. Love it
Nilda S on Jul 4, 2015
has been a favorite of mine since 1969 not the same purchased from other sources
trish m on Jul 6, 2015
It has a strong essence and it is purer
Perla W on Jul 2, 2015
How is this scent made? Does it use animal products? Thanks!
A shopper on Aug 8, 2014
Best Answer: I have no idea how it's made. I do not know if animal products are used.
The ingredients are listed on the box that the bottle comes in.
I have used and enjoyed this product for 50 years.
This is like no other musk product that I am aware of.
Reply · Report · Howard C on Sep 5, 2014
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can men use this fragrance without it being too "girly" smelling?
Michael W on Aug 20, 2013
Best Answer: Musk is unique in that it is affected by yor individual body chemistry. Men can wear this as well as women. I usually interperet "Girly" as being floral, and Musk is not that for sure.
Try it, I think you will get positive feedback, especially for the great "clean" smell.
Reply · Report · Anne M on Aug 20, 2013
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Is this the same essence oil as the musk essence oil that comes without the roller ball applicator (I assume the essence oil is a refill for the roller ball applicator?). Also, is there any alcohol in the musk essence oil?
A shopper on Mar 3, 2015
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Best Answer: NO!! If you are a fan of the original oil in the bottle DO NOT - I repeat - DO NOT - go with the roll on. They are not the same formula, probably an adaptation of the formula to accommodate the roll on applicator, and the applicator tends to get "gooped up". You can not refill the roll on. I don't believe there is any alcohol in the oil, have never had a problem with it - 35 years and counting.
Reply · Report · MC M on Mar 4, 2015
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does this smell the same as the Eu De Toilette Musk that are being sold at Bloomingdales, Nordstroms,etc.? The .7 oz spray.
A shopper on Dec 31, 2014
Best Answer: Yes. It's the same fragrance, but without the alcohol. Personally, I think the oil is superior as it settles into the skin more nicely. It originally was always an oil until Khiel's got bought up by a conglomerate cosmetic company and they started making some cheaper "mass appeal" versions of things.
Reply · Report · Julia J on Dec 31, 2014
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Do you think that the musk oil in the bottle smells the same as the one with the rollerball applicator?
A shopper on Jan 16, 2013
Best Answer: Yes, I do believe the scent smells the same, it's the same perfumed oil. I wish the rollerball were refillable. I think the spray smells a little different than the oil. It still smells great, just not as lush or something. The only issue I have with the rollerball is that it doesn't seem to deliver much product. In fact, I thought the first one I ever bought was defective! I've come to the realization that it's just not the greatest delivery system, though it is portable, I always keep one in my purse.
Reply · Report · Ann A on Jan 17, 2013
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Someone suggested the Musk Oil in the roller ball bottle is not the same as the one in the regular bottle -- true?
A shopper on Mar 7, 2015
Best Answer: I don't own roller ball bottle; just the one pictured which is pure oil. This is the best way for this scent to be shown off to it's fullest is in a pure oil! Even the spray can't compare, nor I'm sure the roller ball. For travel the roller ball bottle may be safer for leaking, but I will add here I have had no problem traveling and no leaking with this bottle of oil. In true Kiel's quality fashion, the bottle top is ribbed (that's not the word I'm looking for exactly) so those of us with perpetually slippery hands can get a great grip on it every time for a tight fit! Highly recommend the bottle here that I see (I have a very small one; can't tell if this is exact size)!
Reply · Report · Patricia V on Mar 8, 2015
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Is this oil the original musk of the 70's?
A shopper on Apr 3, 2013
Best Answer: It's very close, if not the same. It has just been recently made available again after a disasterous - In my opinion - re-formulation as. Roll on product. This is a superior product to the Roll-on. Might not be up to the 70's version in quality and essence but close to the 90's and 00's. All in all, best being offered.
Reply · Report · MC M on Apr 4, 2013
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In Scent how does this compare to Cody Wild Musk Oil?
Connie P on Dec 27, 2012
Best Answer: There is no comparison. Kiehl's is the original and by far the best. I have been using this since it was first introduced and have always recieved compliments. It is not overpowering like othe so called musk fragrences. A small amount goes a long way and lasts for the whole day. Just pure musk with no undertones of other fragrences. You will love it!!!
Reply · Report · nancy s on Dec 28, 2012
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Does the Musk Oil have any floral scent at all?
I'm hoping this is just musk oil without any other sent in it like musk oil perfume has.
A shopper on Apr 9, 2015
Best Answer: I have been using Musk Essence Oil daily since 1962. I have never sensed any floral scent in it. No one who has been around me has ever sensed any floral scent in it. People frequently make positive comments on the scent but never suggest that it has a floral component. It has a clean and subtle scent.
Reply · Report · Howard C on Apr 9, 2015
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Will you ever bring back the essential oils? I used to love Carnation.
What about Exquisite Rain? That is my favorite and I have about 4 drops of it left.
I know fragrance styles have changed since the 60's, but we Persons of a Certain Age have more money now.
A shopper on Dec 5, 2014
Best Answer: Musk Oil is the only oil I still enjoy but I too wish you would bring back some of the oils from the past which woul be a win win for Kiel's and I.??
Reply · Report · AMY R on Dec 7, 2014
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Is the musk oil made with animal products?
CK W on Aug 8, 2014
Best Answer: No Kiehls product is made of animal products
Reply · Report · Evelyn A on Aug 8, 2014
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How to use oil as a home fragrance?
A shopper on Jan 3, 2015
Best Answer: Never thought to try. That said, Musk oil rarely has a scent right out of the bottle but does when contacting your skin so think it might not work. Would be delicious though
Reply · Report · STEFANY S on Jan 3, 2015
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How much is shipping to 98802 please?
Kristin L on May 27, 2015
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Is this perfume anything like the original Coty Wild Musk Oil?
A shopper on May 12, 2014
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