Original Musk Oil

All Skin Types, including Sensitive Skin

Our signature Musk essence oil.

Original Musk Oil is rated 3.9 out of 5 by 89.
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Original Musk Oil

Original Musk Oil

Our signature Musk essence oil.

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What It Is

Our signature scent, Original Musk Oil, is believed to have been originally formulated in 1921. Re-introduced to customers in 1963, our Musk essence oil – also known as “Love Oil” – is soft and clean and beloved by men and women.

What It’s Good For

  • Classic fragrance with a fresh burst of Bergamot Nectar and Orange Blossom with a soft aroma of Rose, Lily, Ylang-Ylang and Neroli
  • Dries down to a warm finish of Tonka Nut, White Patchouli and Musk
  • Signature Kiehl’s scent known as our “Love Oil” and first believed to have been formulated in 1921
  • For men and women
How To Apply

How to Use

How To Apply

WARNINGS: Our essences are generally recommended for everyone. Please note the following with regard to the usage of pure essences and essence blends and their possible effects on the skin: the susceptibility of persons to pure essences and essence blends varies from individual to individual. Occasionally, susceptible individuals can experience a rash, desensitization or a temporary discoloration of the skin in the areas where the pure concentrated essences have been applied. Sun exposure greatly increases the sensitivity of the skin towards certain essences; therefore, we recommend that the use of essences should be limited to those occasions when sun exposure is minimal.

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Future Made Better

Future Made Better

True to our founding family’s mission, we strive to improve the quality of the communities we serve by reducing our
environmental impact, formulating responsibly, and supporting charitable causes. This formula is made with:
Responsible Formulation
Responsible Formulation
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this scent! I love this musk oil. I have worn musk oil for 40 years. It is a scent for men & women. I got it for my son & he loves it!
Date published: 2020-12-24
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Definitely not the same original musk oil I loved since the 1970s. Please bring back the real Kiehl’s musk oil you sold at the NYC apothecary. It was the best!
Date published: 2020-12-24
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Musk Oil Not the Same! I am so disappointed. I had my old bottle of musk oil for years now. I stopped wearing perfume when I got pregnant and then just forgot about it as a stay at home mom. My son is now six and during quarantine, I started to do little things for myself so I put on some of the musk oil. It didn't have much left in the bottle so I ordered a new bottle to treat myself. I put it on as soon as I got it. Typically I only needed the tiniest bit but I found myself having to reapply it to get any scent at all. Upon further investigation, when I turned the bottle upside down (with the cap on), it seemed very liquidy. Around 1995-2010...the oil was so thick it looked like molasses. I don't know if the change came due to Loreal buying out Kiehls, but I am so sad to see that the original musk oil has been changed. I may try to return it but more than anything I'm so upset my favorite oil is gone and now have to find a new fragrance. I still enjoy other Kiehls products like face creams.
Date published: 2020-12-08
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Responding to customers and concerns directly Clearly the musk is different considering all the feedback you have had. I think that Kiehl's reply is even worse. Here's Kiehl's opportunity to come clean and address the issues. All Kiehl's keeps doing here is sending the same canned response over and over. I agree they should be honest. Obviously something isn't the same. Maybe they changed suppliers. Why don't you have someone analyze it. You all come off as chemistry majors when we walk through the door.
Date published: 2020-11-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Superior Quality Products !!!!!!! I was using Coty Mask Oil for 25 years, yours is as good as it can be
Date published: 2020-05-15
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not the same This was my favorite perfume. I always got so many complements now I never even smell the scent while applying. I used to put on a sweater I haven’t worn in awhile and enjoy how it smelled. That never happens now that Keils changed there formulation. No more and i will miss the scent I knew
Date published: 2020-04-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love my Kiehls Musk Oil Been wearing Kiehls Musk for over 30 years and nothing else!!!
Date published: 2019-12-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gorgeous animalic musk. Just received my new bottle of Kiehl's Original Musk Oil. It smells identical to the same product I purchased 12 years ago, so I am mystified by those who say the smell has changed. Kiehl's is famously one of the more "animalic" solinote musks on the market, which is to say it has a delicate, quasi-sebaceous fetor to it that serious musk lovers prize. It is not perfumey, floral, headshop-py or "laundry-clean" in character, but rather a close analogue to real deermusk (now legally banned and rarely used in fine perfumery). The oil has a pleasantly thick viscosity to it, and a little goes a long way; very little sillage, but extremely tenacious substantivity. Wear it solo for its cozy, reassuring muskiness, or apply it as an under-layer to your favorite fine perfume, for added animalic richness. This is gorgeous stuff.
Date published: 2019-12-18
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