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 You cannot be serious!!! You cannot be discontinuing this product!!! I have worn musk oil for nearly 50 years!!!! Originally I was able to buy REAL musk oil, obtained from a musk deer. When this practice became illegal, I searched till I found a musk oil which felt "right." This was Kiehls musk oil. Such a lovely scent. It truly is ME. How can you even consider depriving me, and many others, from having this product? PLEASE get it back for us ASAP!
Date published: 2018-11-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love this scent I always buy this for my boyfriend and i wanted one for his Christmas. I noticed its out of stock. Please bring it back. My boyfriend love it soooo much
Date published: 2018-11-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A long time staple My husband has used this for years. Every Christmas I put 2 bottles in his stocking and it lasts almost the whole year. It is his signature scent and he gets so many compliments. I am reading other reviews that it has been out of stock for a few months. Please bring it back!!!! I need them for this Christmas!!!!!
Date published: 2018-11-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Truly Magical Scent - Please bring it back! Kiehl's Musk Essence Oil is my favorite product. I have so many happy memories from my life with the smell of this oil swirling in the background. I smile everytime I open a vial to put a small potent dab on. It has a rich, warm, and sensual fragrance that is unique, and impossible to reproduce. Everyone I meet asks what I am wearing, and I always happily direct them here. Please bring this amazing product back for your U.S. customers. ♡
Date published: 2018-10-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Please Don't Discontinue This I have been wearing Kiehl's Musk Oil since I was 13 years old . That was 50 years ago . I am so saddened to see it's been out of stock for so long. It's been a staple in my household. Please bring back the original musk oil !!
Date published: 2018-10-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Please Don't Discontinue! I have used the original musk oil from the brown bottle for 47 years. My mother gave me a bottle when I was a young teen and I have used nothing else since. Everyday I am asked, "what is your scent?" and nothing else compares - the roller bottle product is not the same, nor is the toilette spray. Both are lovely scents as well but the original oil is unique. I will purchase 47 bottles if that is what it takes to keep this from being discontinued.
Date published: 2018-09-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Out of stock or discontinued???? PLEASE tell me you are NOT discontinuing this product.......I have used it for YEARS.......it changes with my body as it ages. I will never tire of the clean, warm scent. PLEASE do not discontinue it.
Date published: 2018-09-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this scent! But when will it be re-stocked? I've been using Kiehl's Original Musk for years. I get compliments all time...it's clean, fresh and so beautiful! Very concerned that it's "out of stock". When will it be back? And please tell me it's not being discontinued...that just can't be!
Date published: 2018-09-25
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Long time devoted consumer The Original Musk oil is not at all what it used to be. The scent is different Does not last as long Not as thick as it used to be Preferred the Larger bottle (1 oz) as that is part of the process in the Musk oil's ability to age and become even better over time. Whatever is being produced and sold as 'Kiehl's Original Musk Oil' is an lesser quality imitation. I agree with all the other long-time consumers of the truly Original Kiehl's Musk Oil and our disappointment with what is being produced and sold currently
Date published: 2018-08-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this product OK so i have not purchased this product years ago, so I don't know what it was like and to be honest i really don't care. The fact is that it is a very nice sent my wife and friends notice it when i wear it. placing it on my pulse points is key and it does last if you place it on your body properly. a very small amount will last a long time. I purchased the roller applicator previously, and i had no issues with that so i wanted a larger amount. I do kinda wish it came in larger sizes with a roller applicator. HOWEVER since i do get noticed with this and when i get told i smell so good!!! that to me is worth every penny of this stuff. So I honestly don't know what the other reviews are having some negative comments on the sent not lasting? but i have not had that issue at all. But maybe its just how you apply it!!! who knows. but putting it on your pulse points is very important in my opinion. But then again that is my opinion..
Date published: 2017-11-25
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 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 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 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 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
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 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 Sophisticated Scent for Men and Women This is a very sophisticated scent for both men and women. I personally think that the Musk Essence Oil smells a lot better, and more potent, than the aerosol and roller ball version. Put your finger over the top of the bottle, shake it upside down for a second, then put this oil on a few points on your skin. Don't use too much! Tip: This over the spray or roller ball version! From what I've been told, this musk oil was made for a prince's bride and in exchange they gifted the original Kiehl's New York store location with a beautiful chandelier.
Date published: 2016-04-19
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 1 out of 5 by from Musk Products I ordered three products and they were AWFUL NO MUSK SMELL AT ALL. Jovan Musk from Walmart smells better. I spent over 100 dollars and the products smell awful. I even read reviews before I purchased them. Save your money and good to a store to buy fragrance products.
Date published: 2016-02-12
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 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 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 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 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 best sent ever!!! Kiel's musk oil entered my life 26 years ago. I was pregnant and could not stand the smell of perfume! I bought the oil as a gift for my mother -in -law, whom did not like the smell at all (typical mother-in-law) so I took it back from her and started using it. I was stopped everywhere to ask what scent I was wearing. Much to my surprise, I did not have any ill effects wearing Kiehl's during my pregancy. Needless to say, 4 kids later i still slather on the oil, followed by a spritz of the bottled perfume spray. I am so happy Kiehl's entered my life. As a matter of fact...it is know as my "signature scent!" Love it...
Date published: 2015-04-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My signature scent for over 50 years For years my spouse used Kiehl's Rain. It's no longer available. And we miss it. I've used Kiehl's Musk Oil since the early 1960's, every single day. It's my 'trademark'. My coworkers used to know when I had passed by. My neighbors know when I've been in the elevator or passed through the lobby. It's not something I 'wear', it's how I smell. It's a subtle, distinctive, light, 'captivating' and extremely positive and enjoyable fragrance. We've held on through the corporate changes to the fragrance product line. PLEASE DO NOT DISCONTINUE THIS PRODUCT.
Date published: 2015-02-03
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 5 out of 5 by from I have used Kiehl's Musk Oil for over 30 years I first encountered the fragrance walking down the street on lower 5th Ave. in Manhattan; a woman walked past me and I could not believe how good she smelled, clean yet enticing. Unlike my usual reticent self, I stopped her and asked what fragrance she was wearing. She answered musk oil, and told me she bought it at Kieh;'s Pharmacy on 3rd. I immediately found the place - it was out of the 1900s, a true apothecary and I was enchanted. My first bottle of Musk Oil cost $25 for a dram ( I believe) or around 1/4 ounce. It lasted me for about a year. I understand why the product they now sell is not as concentrated. Anyway, I have worn this exclusively ever since, so much so that folks just think this is how I smell personally. How wonderful is that.
Date published: 2014-08-08
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