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Musk Essence Oil

Kiehl's Signature Scent

Musk Essence Oil

Kiehl's Signature Scent

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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.
How to Apply:
  • Directly apply to skin
Key Ingredients
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.
How to Apply:
  • Directly apply to skin
Musk Essence Oil is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 75.
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 1 out of 5 by from Please listen to your customers I, along with a million other Musk Oil lovers, have worn this scent for over 20yrs. What the heck happened you guys? Please just cut the nonsense and bring back your amazing product the way we all remember it. You have loyal fans that want to stay loyal.
Date published: 2019-03-24
Rated 1 out of 5 by from This smell has changed. I spend about $2000-3,000 a year on Kiehls between myself and my lady. (unfortunately just became a rewards member) . I recently bought this in March and immediately noticed something was OFF. I even compared the scent to the same musk or what appeared to be the same musk from Kiehls 6 months or so ago and it smelled not as strong and even slight pungent. I then asked my lady to smell, same concencious. I’m no fool.. not that degrees matter but I am an MBA and Financial Advisor studying for my J.D, and also is my lady. I don’t want excuses, I just want this fixed, please. Whatever you guys changed, please revert back to the original formula. In fact, please call me. This is pretty serious. I loved this stuff.. and now.. it’s not the same. Please respond and get in touch with me.
Date published: 2019-03-14
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not the Original Regardless of what responses say, all your customers can't have gone smell-blind all at once. There are too many people who claim the scent has changed from the original to keep telling them it hasn't. I am another one who knows the smell is not a little different, but very different. It went from being thick and musky to floral,soapy, and almost unfit for a man's cologne. I still have a bottle of what I thought was Musk Oil I bought at the NYC flagship on 3rd Ave a decade or more ago, and it smells nothing like the new bottle I received today. Maybe it wasn't the "Original Musk" that I bought way back then. I can't tell because the bottle is only marked with the Kiehl's name, address, and 7C041X. Please help us out. Either by releasing that scent again or at least confirming that we are not crazy and something has changed. Otherwise, we will all either continue to buy this product thinking it's what we want and be disappointed or reject Kiehl's altogether because you keep telling us we're mistaken about the formulation.
Date published: 2019-03-07
Date published: 2019-03-01
Rated 2 out of 5 by from *****Doesn't smell the same as "Original" Formula***** SO... much to my excitement, I got an email notification from Kiehl's on 1/31/19 that this was back in stock! I figured Kiehl's had finally read all the pleas to bring back their best selling oil(although Cucumber was my most favorite). I immediately went online & ordered it. I just got it today, opened it up and my first thought was it smelled a little off and the oil somehow didn't even feel as thick as it usually is. I put it on my wrists and rubbed them together and it almost evaporated for lack of a better description. For the past few years, I have been stockpiling my Musk Oil & purchasing it on eBay when I can find. I still have one of my original bottles I purchased in the NYC Kiehl's store 7 years ago. ALL the bottles(4) I have smell the EXACT same. This bottle I received definitely smells different. More like heavy powder and "old Lady-ish". NOT the good clean quality Musk I'm used to from Kiehls. I did another test today with my original Musk on one wrist and this new one on the other wrist. Absolutely not the same. What a let-down... I can't even express how disappointed I am. Also interesting is that this is now out of stock again? (although the roller ball is still in stock as of 2/4/19) If Kiehl's is "testing" a new formula, I think they're going lose a lot of people who were loyal to this fragrance. I used to live around the corner from the original apothecary on the lower east side on 3rd Ave in NYC and became a Kiehl's junkie back in the late 90's- it really bums me out to write this review. Just my honest opinion!
Date published: 2019-02-05
Rated 1 out of 5 by from changed scent I have been wearing this for 20 years and ordered 2 bottles since i heard it was discontinued. they arrived and smell completely different WHAT HAPPENED?????? this oil=Kiehl's How can you discontinue/ change the scent?!?!?! PLEASE BRING THE ORIGINAL BACK Thanks
Date published: 2019-02-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love this oil fragrance I can only wear oil fragrances and this is my favorite one. Can you at least keep it in the online store?
Date published: 2019-02-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Please bring this back!!! Please, please, please, bring Original Musk oil back. I have worn this scent over 20 years and I don’t feel like I’m me without it. Only the original musk oil will do...not the lotion, not the perfume spray, not the rollerball...this product clearly has a loyal following. Keihl’s do the right thing, listen to your loyal customers. Bring back the original musk oil!!!
Date published: 2019-01-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from CAN WE GET THIS BACK in STOCK? I am a LOYAL Musk Oil consumer and I have purchased thousands of dollars of this product. This is my only scent I use and I don't like the cologne spray. This is my signature scent and I buy in bulk. When will this be back in STOCK. Please let us die hard fans know. THANKS.
Date published: 2019-01-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from MUST BE REINSTATED!!! This is my FAVORITE product - I went online to buy more, and its no longer in stock! Please bring it back - I get compliments every single time I wear it, by boyfriend loves it, I adore it, I have no back up plan!!! Please please please!!! If I would have known I would have bought a case!
Date published: 2019-01-10
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 2 out of 5 by from BRING BACK THE ORIGINAL MUSK OIL! When I ordered TWO bottles of Musk Oil from you I truly believed that I was purchasing the same product that I had previously loved for years and waited far to long for. WRONG! Whatever you've done to alter the scent it doesn't work. It breaks down horribly, resembling the smell of rust. PLEASE bring back the original scent or you will lose this customer.
Date published: 2019-01-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from BRING IT BACK!!!!!!!!!! As everyone has mentioned this is so much better than roller or spray. Please bring it back!
Date published: 2019-01-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from SERIOUSLY!?!?!? YOU"RE DISCONTINUING ONE OF YOUR BEST PRODUCTS I've been using the musk oil for five years as my primary fragrance and beard oil. Recently, with my stock quickly depleting, I went to stock up. They informed me the product was discontinued! What? It literally ruined my day and has left me in a funk. Why would you discontinue such a highly desired product? This product has kept me coming back to Kiehl's over and over and I sincerely hope you bring it back.
Date published: 2018-12-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Why did you discontinue it?? I can't express how disappointed I was to find out that your original musk has been discontinued! I have worn this fragrance for over 20 years, and always get compliments on its scent. Why would you do away with something that is so popular? I'm on my last bottle, and now I have to try and find something similar. Please, please bring it back!!
Date published: 2018-12-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Addicted to Musk You must get this back in stock, PLEASE!!
Date published: 2018-12-09
Rated 1 out of 5 by from So disappointed. I’ve worn this for 20+ years. Last year I bought a couple vials only to find that they had virtually no scent. Literally smelled like nothing. Returned them with hopes it was a bad batch. Then it went interminably off sale, out of stock everywhere. I assumed Kiehl’s had messed with the formula, realized that everyone noticed, and was working to restore the original. Happy Day when I got alerted that it was back in stock. Sad Day when I received it, only to find that it still wasn’t right. Powdery and soft. Not at all like it used to be. I returned it. Now it’s back to out of stock everywhere. How disappointed I am that this signature product, and one that I and so many others really love, is apparently gone forever. I don’t understand it. Why did you ruIn it? And why can’t you just go back to the original formula? Raise the price if you have to, but give the people what they want! Bring it back. Restore the original formula. I, for one, will abandon you, completely, Kiehl’s, if you fail to right this gigantic mistake. Your customers love this product. Bring. It. Back. Thanks.
Date published: 2018-12-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from THIS IS A TRAVESTY!!!! DISCONTINUED???????? Are you KIDDING ME??? I went to my neighborhood Kiehl’s shop to buy a couple of vials of my FAVORITE scent, Original Musk #1, only to find out its being discontinued!!! This is an absolute OUTRAGE and a definite TRAVESTY!!!!!! What are you thinking, Kiehl??? PLEASE bring this oil back IMMEDIATELY!!! I cannot express my disappointment enough. Such a sad state of affairs...
Date published: 2018-11-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Original and Only Musk Oil you will ever want Been wearing this for over 30 years! I love that it can be worn alone or mixed with any lotion Have always received compliments when wearing it My boyfriend loves "my smell"! Please dont discontinue this product It HAS to be one of your bestsellers
Date published: 2018-11-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The only fragrance I wear This musk is absolutely the most incredible fragrance. Can blend with your unscented lotion to desired intensity - a great feature if you work in an area where your scent must be subtle. I ALWAYS have complements when wearing it. Thank you for this wonderful product. Hope you get it back in stock soon! KJ
Date published: 2018-11-26
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 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'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
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Did you change the formula? It smells the same as I remember, but does not last as long as it use to.

Asked by: Donna Pylant

Did Kiehl's change the musk oil from the 60's version? When I wore it in the 60's the scent seemed as if it lasted much longer, than the current version. I can hardly smell it after a few hours.

Asked by: Anonymous
I have been wearing kiehl's musk since the 1960's and I believe you are correct. I was always able to smell the musk all day and sometimes into the next...not so with recently purchased musk. Unfortunately after all these years I will be looking for a new signature musk scent.
Answered by: sandra orlando
Date published: 2018-01-31

Is this GMO free?

Asked by: Anonymous

Ingredients list?


Did this product get changed when the company was bought ?

Asked by: Kevin Barnes
Answered by: maria battaglia
Date published: 2018-01-31

How do you apply this? Since there is no applicator or dropper and the opening is rather large what's the best way to apply it? I currently use the EdT and wanted to use this together to boost the smell.

Asked by: J H
I use it everyday. I just invert the bottle and put a drop on my finger and I dab it on my wrists, behind my ears, backs of my knees. It stays on all day. I love it!!!
Answered by: Patricia Moore
Date published: 2018-01-31

Does the essence oil vail come with Orifice Reducer ?

Asked by: J H

Looking for a musk oil to replace "Skin" musk original scent by Bonnie Bell which is no longer available. Might you be able to send me a sample of your musk? Many meals on the market there smell too sweet. Thanks

Asked by: Anonymous

What other Musk Oils did Kiehl's offer about ten years old, I recollect a Musk Oil by the name of Patchulli, is it still around?

Asked by: Anonymous
Patchouli and musk are two completely different fragrances. I do not know if patchouli is still on the product line.
Answered by: MARY DANOFF
Date published: 2018-01-31

What are the ingredients in this product? Phthalates? Sulfates?

Asked by: kathleen johnson

Can this be layered? I have a musky perfume that doesnt last long. Can i use this w it to make it last longer?

Asked by: Anonymous
Oh, yes. Since I started wearing musk oil in 1968, I have used it as a base for other favorite perfumes, creating my own personal fragrance blend. Experiment with your own favorite perfumes. If you love it, they'll love it.
Answered by: MARY DANOFF
Date published: 2018-01-31

Where is your musk oil derived from? Please tell the provenance of this musk oil. I would be so greatful. Sincerely, Cynthia

Asked by: Anonymous

How much is shipping to 98802 please?

Asked by: Kristin Liebrich

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.

Asked by: Anonymous
No. It is purely musk and the best musk oil out there by far!
Answered by: Elizabeth Arlen
Date published: 2018-01-31

What ingredients are used to make the musk oil?

Asked by: Ann Maxwell

Someone suggested the Musk Oil in the roller ball bottle is not the same as the one in the regular bottle -- true?

Asked by: Anonymous
Answered by: Henry C Irving III
Date published: 2018-01-31

Where can I buy this? Besides online? I live in the east bay walnut creek ca area

Asked by: Alka Anand

How to use oil as a home fragrance?

Asked by: Anonymous
I'm sure Musk oil could be used as a burning oil. Try it with a few drops of water in an oil burner and change the concentration as necessary. Good luck!
Answered by: Ryan Manon
Date published: 2018-01-31

does this smell the same as the Eu De Toilette Musk that are being sold at Bloomingdales, Nordstroms,etc.? The .7 oz spray.

Asked by: Anonymous
Only if it's kiehls musk oil It's the best I've found and have been wearing it for over 15 years I get asked all the time what the name of this fresh scent is
Answered by: Debra Shinn
Date published: 2018-01-31

is the original sent back...was discontinued for a bit?

Asked by: Jameella Nuur

Is the musk oil made with animal products?

Asked by: CK Wilde
Answered by: Thomas F. Jr Sizemore Jr
Date published: 2018-01-31

How is this scent made? Does it use animal products? Thanks!

Asked by: Anonymous
There are no animal products in the modern version of musk oil.
Answered by: MARY DANOFF
Date published: 2018-01-31

Is this perfume anything like the original Coty Wild Musk Oil?

Asked by: Anonymous
I dont think it is. I think Coty is more powdery than this
Date published: 2018-01-31

does it contain oil from the testicles of the musk ox?

Asked by: renee butler

Is this still made in the USA? It is very different than the original. I'd hate to see that it's being manufactured in another country.

Asked by: Anonymous

do you have smaller sizes? You used to have a small roll on bottle of the musk oil is it still available?

Asked by: Lynne Fricker

can men use this fragrance without it being too "girly" smelling?

Asked by: Michael Wood
I like the fragrance. I find d the musk earthy with a touch or sweetness. I dont like girly scents and wouldn't call Kiehl's that. Lynne
Answered by: Lynne Seabloom
Date published: 2018-01-31

Is this oil the original musk of the 70's?

Asked by: Anonymous
P.S. the oil use to be a little thicker than it is today.
Answered by: Lyman Jones
Date published: 2018-01-31

will you please post a complete list of ingredients of your musk oil? I do not need quantities but I would like to know if there are any synthetic oils or chemicals before purchasing. thank you.

Asked by: Anonymous

Do you think that the musk oil in the bottle smells the same as the one with the rollerball applicator?

Asked by: Anonymous
Yes, I do. Love it!
Answered by: Nancy McKeown-Brand
Date published: 2018-01-31
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