This is too musky, almost a straight musk to me - a bit overpowering. It actually smells kind of dirty on my skin. On some people this simple, affordable fragrance smells amazing, but not on me. I'll stick with my Jovan musk.
Picked this up at target for $10.97. I had read a lot of positive reviews about this fragrance but was still skeptical since it is an inexpensive drug store perfume from the 70's. I general have an idea that those types of perfumes are very heavy and smell like alcohol. I was really pleasantly surprised with this one. It smells very good. It's on the lighter side and there isn't a lot of alcohol smell when you spray it. On me it smells like musk and baby powder, kind of sweet smelling. I really like it, I think it is a good every day fragrance for a sweet price!
I used to turn up my nose at drugstore fragrances. I just didn't believe that scents under $10 could smell complex or even GOOD, not to mention have lasting power. However, I have recently developed a voracious obsession for musky fragrances, and to my surprise, some of the highest rated were all ds scents! They had to be at least worth a shot. And as a soon to be college student, I figured it would be good for me to start being a little less spendy. So, down I went to CVS where I tried: Wild Musk, Jovan Musk, Jovan White Musk, Body Fantasies White Musk, Skin Musk... I think that's it. The experience told me I definitely don't like white musks... too soapy clean and innocent, not sexy at all (at least by my definition of sexy). I would classify those as "Christian Sexy"- something a church lady would put on for those "special nights" with her husband. HAH. I want a warm, purring musk with a touch of raunch! This was my favorite of the bunch. Not too floral, smooth and cohesive. Similar to Skin Musk but not as clean and sweet. Unfortunately it's still a no-go for me. People have described this as timeless and ageless but I thought it was too mature on me, and when I got home my mom said I "smelled like high school" which I think just about says it all. Additionally, the scent gives me a STRONG flashback to party hookups... Powdery deodorant, a hint of banal floral, and then, well, musk. I can see why so many people like it but it is too nostalgic for me and NOT in a good way. Ironically I left the store with Prince Matchabelli Cotton Candy, perhaps the least sexy of all... unless you're a pedophile (I kid). I'm looking forward to trying more drugstore scents because although none of these jived with me, they definitely weren't as low quality as I was expecting!
Someone recommended using Dark Musk from Body Time as a substitute for Coty Wild Musk. The articles state that the scent is the same or very similar. I recently purchased this Dark Musk and am very disappointed. This is nothing like Coty Wild Musk. Actually, I threw it out. Ladies, if you are a CWM fan as I am, please do not waste your money on Dark Musk. Just continue to use Coty Wild Musk and refresh often. I have yet to find a replacement.
Of all Coty musks, this one has the most distinct smell and best lasting power. I actually like the smell of Jovan musk and white musk better, but they tend to disappear on my skin, not in terms of fading really, but more like blending into my skin so I don't notice it after a while. This musk does blend that way, it stays strong and distinct the whole time.
I like the freshness of the jovan musk and white musk better than this fragrance, the wild musk name is appropriate, there is an animalic element to it that is somewhat dirty in nature. Don't get me wrong, it smells good, very good, but it's definitely not a "clean" scent as many musks tend to be.
Unfortunately, I just can't smell this one. In fact, I'm unable to smell a _lot_ of musk scents. It's a shame, because from the descriptions I've read, it sounds like I would really like this.
I'm mainly just writing to say that if Wild Musk seems to have no fragrance, it's not the Coty's fault; your nose is to blame. continued >>
Oh my flaming goodness--I cannot believe it took me so long to discover Coty Wild Musk! It smells absolutely luscious! This will probably never be my only perfume, but I can see it being my signature perfume. It's vaguely floral, a little ambery, somewhat spicy, and vaguely animalic--more of a feeling than a fragrance. (In keeping with the eclectic vibe, ingredients include citronellol, limonene, linalool, geraniol, coumarin, oakmoss extract, and anise alcohol.) I want to bathe in it--wish they still made the lotion. And if I had a spare $300 lying around, I would definitely buy that bottle of the musk oil that's for sale. Gorgeous and intoxicating!
I have a bottle of the pure perfume from the '90s and a spray cologne someone gave me this year. I don't like either one. It's too bad; I am generally a musk lover (Jovan Musk is almost my signature scent) but Wild Musk just reminds me of sweat and oily hair mixed with sweet baby powder. Must not work on my skin. It seriously smells like unwashed human. This would be my pick for a drugstore version of Secretions Magnifique!
I'm on the hunt for an inexpensive standby musk and I really wanted to like this one. I really did. But it smells like weird synthetic buttered popcorn on me. There's a similar smell to Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab's "Jack", like un-sweet fake ... toffee?
Late in the drydown this does change into something a little more like musk and even kind of warm and sweet. But I can't unsmell the buttered popcorn and I don't think I could ever wear this.
I tried the spray, since the oil is discontinued now.
Incidentally, I just tried Sarah Jessica Parker "Lovely" and it has the same strange butter note on me -- a little classed up and more subtle but it's there. So if Wild Musk didn't play nicely on you, don't get your hopes up for Lovely.
This fragrance makes me nostalgic because it was the first "perfume" I wore back in high school. I thought it smelled wonderful & oddly enough, I still do. Lots of girls wore "Love's Baby Soft", wow am I showing my age, but I fell in love with this scent & while my tastes have changed in practically every other aspect of my life since then, I still but a bottle of this every now & again just for the heck of it. I just wish the scent lasted longer on me - it disappears pretty quickly but it'll always be a favorite memory, kinda like Drakkar Noir... : )