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 84.
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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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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:
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from So good you'll want to keep it secret Since I started wearing Original Musk I have literally been told I smell good at least once a day. Friends and complete strangers! You need a tiny amount so it lasts longer than you would imagine for the size. The oil allows it to soak into your skin for more staying power - just make sure it dries before putting any clothing on it, especially silk (which has a tendency to soak up oil). At first I was reluctant to let people know what I was wearing but now I'm all about sharing the love. A great fragrance for men or women. I'm in this for life now!
Date published: 2014-05-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My sensual scent forever! "I have been wearing this scent since the late 70's. It was the first gift that my lover...who later became my husband gave to me. It is the only scent that works for me and that feels like me. I get so many compliments because it is so fabulously sensuous! It is my signature scent and everyone who knows me can tell when I've been hugging their pets, their children or their lovers. Strangers stop me and ask what scent I'm wearing...and I almost want to keep it a secret, but I share because it's so delicious!"
Date published: 2015-05-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from kiehl's musk oil I have been using this musk oil for at least 20 years. Just put your middle finger on the opening and let it coat the tip of your finger. lightly dab at your pulse points. I have read the other reviews about strangers asking about the scent...I can't tell you how many times that has happened to me. My son used to tell me that he could smell me on our dog...you don't need a lot and the bottle lasts a long time. Wish Kiehl's would make the larger size again. This has been and will continue to be my only scent...
Date published: 2016-03-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing scent I love this scent. I've been kind of casually shopping for a fragrance for a while. Anytime I'd go to a store or anywhere with fragrances I'd try a couple on my arm, walk around the store or continue about my day and see how it smells throughout the day. It's important you find a scent that agrees with you and blends nicely with your body. This is definitely it for me, at first when I tried it on it smelled ok, but as I went through the day it got better and better. Wonderfully complex, both masculine and feminine in ways. But perfect for me. Do yourself a favor and try it at a store or something first though. I hate people that blindly buy fragrances and then hate it because it doesn't agree with them and give it bad reviews. Scents aren't made pefect for everyone.
Date published: 2016-05-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Best Ever I've used this Musk for something like 40 years. It is a true musk oil; fantastic! When my clients come in my office they often comment on the scent, and wonder what it is. My only negative comment about this product is do not get the rollerball option. I still have 4 of these that I've purchaced over the years because they dont work well. (I'm about to take 3 of them to a hardware storre to see of someone there can help me get the balls out to see if they can help me gain access to that wonderful musk oil in those tiny bottles. ***BUT***. Kiehl's was kind enough to refund my money recently when I addressed this issue with them. Get the bottle. It lasts a long time too. Ant BTW, the cologne spray is just fine --and that said, it's not quite not the same scent as the oil, nor does the cologne last as long, but thats to be expected.
Date published: 2015-05-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Lost most of the scent I quit purchasing when they came out with the roller and discontinued the larger bottle. I see it is back so purchased again. I love this scent, but there isn't much in it anymore. I put a big dab on and asked my husband how he liked it and he said he didn't smell anything. Then said a very, very light scent. No lie, I have sat here and reapplied 4 times in the last hour and still the scent just goes away within a couple of minutes. They have diluted it big time.
Date published: 2017-02-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simply the best! I bought the Musk EDT and have been wearing it off and on for over a year now and have come to appreciate it's subtle clean and gentle scent more and more as I continue to use it! I purchased the Musk Oil and it is absolutely wonderful! I don't wear fragrance for other's to enjoy, just for myself. I put it on in the mornings and it's creamy and gentle presence is still present throughout the day. I will continue to buy this Oil and fragrance for years to come. I can't imagine using anything else. It's literally comfort in a bottle. Thank you Kiehl's!
Date published: 2016-08-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My Signature Scent, Too I have been wearing Kiehl's Original Musk Oil for well over 10 years now and I still love it as much as the first day I tried it on. The scent of the oil mixes perfectly with my body chemistry and lasts all day. It's sexy and clean and never overpowers. It's also perfectly hydrating year round. More than any other fragrance I've worn, Kiehl's Original Musk Oil brings me compliments regularly. I love this product.
Date published: 2016-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love it! I have always been a perfume wearer. However, I am very sensitive to strong smells and many of the popular fragrances are much too heavy for my tastes (and senses). I search for light clean fragrances that are long lasting. Kiehl's Musk Essence Oil is the fragrance of my dreams! I love the unpretentious whiff that I get all day long and the compliments from those who come close enough to enjoy it as well. Try it! I know you will love it as I do!
Date published: 2012-11-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Signature Scent This has become my signature scent. I love fragrance and wear several that are three and four times the price, usually with a musk, amber, patchouli fragrance. The compliments I receive from men and women of all ages speak volumes for the Original Musk! I do have to layer the lotion and perfume to last. It takes me back to years past, but I find it to be contemporary enough to please the younger set! I simply love the way it makes me feel....young, fresh and sexy!
Date published: 2013-08-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bring the Oils Back! I tried this musk oil very recently. It is so much more classify than other "musk" oils I've tried. Also, I used to order Oak Moss from Kiehls' a Long time ago, and then lost track of the company until recently. So happy to have found Kiehl's and, like others in these reviews, I plead with Kiehls' to Please Brink the Oils Back!
Date published: 2015-07-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Extraordinary Scent I was given my first bottle of Kiehl's Musk Oil by a friend because his girlfriend didn't care for it. That second-hand gift changed my preferred scent to Kiehl's Musk Oil forever. I put a drop on each wrist and another at the bottom of my neck and I'm ready to take on the day. A few months ago I was walking to my office and I heard a man's voice next to me asking what scent I was wearing. I stopped, not knowing what to expect. He said he had caught my scent walking behind me and wanted to know what perfume I was wearing because he wanted his wife to smell like I did! He was quite surprised it was a Kiehl's oil. I am not exaggerating to report that I have had many encounters just like that one. People have told me that I smell either fresh, clean, enticing, or my favorite, you just smell really good. I presume it depends on their particular olfactory associations, but all have been graciously accepted as complements. Thank you Kiehl's!
Date published: 2015-12-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LoveLoveLove this fragrance....but what the heck happened to Forest Rain??? I ADORE Kiehl's musk oil. I am an "old hippie", so I guess that's part of the persona, no? LOL. At any rate, I have used this product for many years, along with Chinese Flowers and Forest Rain. I hope you NEVER stop making the musk oil. I get compliments from both men and women almost on a daily basis..."You always smell SO good"..."OMG! what is that fragrance? You smell amazing!"...etc. etc. HOWEVER, my little heart is BROKEN over you guys stopping the manufacture of Forest Rain. It had become my new signature fragrance and now it's gone. Oh I could spend a couple of hundred dollars on ebay for it, but I simply cannot do that and it really hurts me that it's no longer around. HOPEFULLY you will re-introduce the fragrance...I have so very little left and it's what I wear only on "special occasions". PLEASE BRING IT BACK!!! Meantime, I have my musk!
Date published: 2014-08-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bring back the other essence oils vanilla and patchouli! I've worn the original Musk for 25 years and love the scent, but it seems thinner than my older bottle. The scent seems the same, but it doesn't seem to last as long. I wish Kiehl's would bring back their Patchouli and Vanilla oils, I don't care for their new perfume sprays - they are very sharp whereas the oils are longer lasting and more subtle and sexy.
Date published: 2014-07-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Original Musk Oil Kudos to Kiehl's for listening to long time customers and offering musk in a bottle again.. This has been my signature scent since 1970. Anyone who knows the importance of scent memory will understand why something so personal, long lasting and clean smelling can only be a success with it's users. You have won me back as a loyal customer!
Date published: 2013-01-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Clean and sexy This is my favorite scent. I teach yoga and cannot wear any overpowering scents. This is clean, sexy and yet it seems like I am not wearing 'Perfume' as the scent seems to blend with my body chemistry and just becomes 'me.' The price cannot be beaten. I also enjoy using the Musk body wash and lotion.
Date published: 2015-10-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from you smell great In 1969 I bought my first bottle of Kiehl's original musk oil in a "hippie shop" and have been using it ever since. There is nothing that compares to the aroma it produces when you put it on. I know body chemistry has a lot to do with the final smell and I must have good chemistry. I work in a super market and its so funny when people ( both men and women) walk by me and slow down, turn around and walk by again and again and then come up to me and say "can I ask what your wearing" and I smile and tell them no, just kidding, it's Kiehl's original musk oil, and here in Las Vegas it's sold at Ceasars Palace. I've told that story at least 100 times, and it never gets tired. I have co-workers that say they can smell me before they can see me. All I put on is two dabs on each forearm, rub it back and forth and I'm good to go. It really doesn't take much to smell so good. I hope you continue to make it forever or I just wouldn't ever go out in public again!!!!
Date published: 2013-10-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from THANK YOU for bringing back the original musk oil! As soon as I breathed it in, I was transported back to when I was much younger and wore this all the time. I am glad to be able to wear it again. Thank you for bringing back the original and best musk oil. It is like smelling the finest velvet!
Date published: 2013-07-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Treasure My only complaint is the small amount available. I remember getting a 4 ounce bottle that was available for only a short time. I'll burn through this tiny bottle in no time--it's the only scent I use. I've been enjoying this since 1970 and will continue to pamper myself.
Date published: 2014-02-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful Fragrance! I love this stuff! It's a masculine scent with a slight feminine twist to it but I think a man could wear this without a problem. It's light enough to wear in warmer weather but I really like wearing it when the weather is cooler and I tend to prefer heavier fragrances. It's just so cozy!
Date published: 2012-11-06
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Disappointed I purchased Kiehl's Musk Oil back in the 70's and absolutely loved the fragrance. I recently ordered the oil again and was looking forward to using it but was disappointed. It did not smell like the musk I used years ago and the fragrance does not last as long when wearing it.
Date published: 2017-03-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from BEST FRAGRANCE EVER! I have been using this Musk Oil since 1967. It has become my "SIGNATURE" fragrance, and never ceases to disappoint!
Date published: 2012-11-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from L❤️VE I get so many compliments on this scent and it layers really well. Super "clean" smelling - I feel so fresh when I have this on!
Date published: 2016-12-11
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Just about to re-order I was just about to order another bottle of the Kiehls Musk Oil when I saw all the negative reviews of the change in fragrance. I doubt that all these long-time users can all be wrong, so I think that either the formula HAS been changed (although the company is denying it) or that the quality of the ingredients has changed for the worse. I gave it a two star rating because I believe the other users but the little I have remaining in my bottle from a couple of years ago is lovely. I am putting off buying again until I see better reviews and a resolution to this issue. Kiehls, just fix it!!!
Date published: 2019-04-01
Rated 3 out of 5 by from IF IT AIN'T BROKE DON'T FIX IT I've been using Kiel's musk oil for over 50 years; started when Kiehl's was just a small apothecary on 3rd Ave in NYC. I have watched it become popular and evolve into high end retailers i.e. Neiman's, Sak 5th Ave, etc. and the product stayed true to its' original formula. That is until the cosmetics giant L'Oréal bought Kiehls. Despite how successful this scent was as is, guess it had to be more profitable. Not only is it NOT THE SAME, but it's now twice the price, although given how everything has risen since the late 60's, that part is understandable. I just think that in the name of fairness, L'Oreal should drop the "Original" from the label or any other references to "Kiel's Original Musk Oil" as it simply does not apply. All that said, I still buy it because it is the closest to what I fell in love with long ago and it accommodates my allergies to many fragrences.
Date published: 2017-09-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Original Musk Oil I am overjoyed to see I am not the only longtime user of OG musk oil who is terribly sad to see it out of stock. I have not been told by my local counter that it is discontinued, thank god I would have cried loud and messily right in public. I’ve worn it almost exclusively since 1997, have tried the rollerball and spray and I find them not scent-y enough. I’m signed up to be notified when it comes back in stock AND I HOPE LIKE A CHILD THAT IT DOES COME BACK IN STOCK. Please, nothing I’ve tried in the last two months is right and I don’t enjoy other scents because they don’t smell exactly like my beloved kiehl’s original musk oil.
Date published: 2019-01-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful- bring back Rain and Chinese Flowers! Musk is a classic... So are Rain and Chinese Flowers which for years were my signature scents.... Oh the compliments I received.... I miss them terribly!... Just signed a plea in your Provincetown store to bring them all back... Please????
Date published: 2014-09-23
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Wheres the MUSK GONE TO? I am 68 years old, and l have been wearing your original musk since l was in my 20's. IN THE LAST 2 (TWO) YEARS EVERY TIME I GET IT THE SMELL WAS EXTREMELY WEAK, IF IT SMELLS AT ALL! ITS ALL OIL. YOU HAVE TO DUMP THE WHOLE BOTTLE ON TO GET ANY SMELL. AT ALL! THIS WAS A DEVINE SMELL.! A LITTLE DAB WAS ALL YOU NEEDED AND PEOPLE WOULD ASK ME : " WHAT IS THAT, WHERE CAN I GET IT, YOU SMELL GREAT! THEN I WOULD REFER THEM TO YOUR STORE OR WEB. NOT ANYMORE THERES NO SMELL. WHY DID YOU CHANGE THE FORMULA??? IF IT AIN'T BROKE DON'T FIX IT!!!! LOOKING AT JOE MALONE. SCENT IF YOU DON'T FIX THIS! AND I HAVE BEEN A LOYAL CUSTOMER!! FIX THIS
Date published: 2019-03-01
Rated 1 out of 5 by from WHAT???? This has got to be some kind of JOKE. Either that, or I got bad batch. I was so excited to open it & put it on, and...there's hardly any scent at all! I am EXTREMELY disappointed & will be returning it. There's no way I'm keeping or using a $35.00 Bottle of this "MUSK". No thanks!
Date published: 2013-10-10
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Meh This is an average musk oil in my opinion. Not everybody loves musk scent and it's a scent you can get anywhere! Please bring back your other essence oils! There seems to be a huge outcry for them. I don't know why you aren't listening to your customers. I have a bottle of this and roller balls that I don't like and don't wear which I am going to give away...
Date published: 2016-09-07
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