Parfums de Coeur • Skin Musk • Fragrances
|Would buy this product again.||69%|
Age: 36-43 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I was a fan of the original Bonnie Bell version back in middle school, I loved my tiny bottle and carried it in my purse with me everywhere! I get a light note of lemon which dissipates within 20-30 minutes and from there it's nothing but sandalwood and warm musk for about 20 hours, then just musk which lingers on clothes very pleasantly.
I've not smelled the current version but I can say for certain that "Sandalwood Musk" by sos scents (no affiliation) is a dead on dupe for the original, in fact they're so alike it was a bit creepy. I hadn't smelled this perfume in literally decades and when I sniffed the sample of Sandalwood Musk it brought back a rush of memories and I wasn't prepared for that at all.
I'm finding that I reach for one musk or another pretty much every day, and I like having this one in my collection.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
I have to agree with the review that this smells like playdoh. I would not buy again.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
Picked this up at Walgreens on sale because of the great reviews. Smells JUST like Lemon Pledge mixed with Play Doh. Not what I was going for. I get none of the wonderful notes others talk about, and it does not even remotely smell of musk. I have the oil, the Parfums de Couer version. This might have been good stuff back in the day, but it seems to have been ruined by reformulation like so many other scents. If you want a nice soft musk oil that actually smells good, go to your local African-American beauty supply store and pick up a roller vial of any Egyptian musk oil for $2 and I PROMISE you, it will smell WAY better than this.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
I have loved this gem since I was thirteen, a girlfriend and I purchsed this back when it was still Bonne Bell, we had the spray and the oil and it was one of a kind amidst the high end fragrances the other girls at our school wore. I now own the Parfums de Couer version of both, and I do not detect much of a difference. When I open that precious bottle of oil or mist that little cloud stardust, the memories flow back. Being young, feeling sexy and cool because the perfume made us feel so grown up. It is a warm scent, comforting but it is sexy and alluring. Perfect for at home or a date with that special someone. It is memorable, not overpowering, but holds that "come closer" vibe. It is composed of musk, sandalwood and floral notes, but to me there is NOTHING floral about this, just warm musk and sandalwood. So happy to have found it again :)
Age: 36-43 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Starts off with a soft semi-sweet powdery floral scent and quickly dries down to a soft non-powdery, not-too-sweet sandalwood. The musk is faint. The lasting power of the spray cologne is very good on me though the scent is light. I found the oil to be too heavy and dense.
Overall, a pleasant scent to have hanging around and generally blends well if I happen to apply a different scent later in the day. I can't compare directly to the original Bonne Belle formulation, but this incarnation brings back memories from my childhood, so either it's similar to the original or there was another popular scented product with a similar scent back then. Great price, cute retro packaging and nice scent. Would repurchase.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I have to stop buying fragrances based on the positive reviews of others, no matter how hugely popular the perfume is ... tastes are just too individual & too personal to assume I'll like what most other ppl like ... I'm usually the opposite.
That said, Skin Musk (oil) isn't a winner for me. I couldn't get my hands on the original Bonne Bell version, so this is the Parfums de Coeur version which ppl say is different (I believe them). I don't like the scent in general & I especially don't enjoy the powdery quality of its sillage.
I have to stop buying online without smelling first. I've already taken too many of these chances lately, and I'm done with that. I paid $13 for this risk.
Age: Unknown Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue
3.5 Rating - Cheap & Cheerful - Skin Musk Cologne
Having an avowed passion for all things finely-scented, I'm always on the lookout for a perfume that smells good on me but doesn't invariably cost more than $100.00 plus per ounce. It can get very costly. And I don't automatically subscribe to the thinking that expensive is necessarily better. The packaging is bright and unsubtle, the Kelly Green stopper with green, bright pink & yellow labelling so deliberately UN-chic it's passed into the realm of being Retro-Chic!
Bonne Bell perfumes used to make Skin Musk but it's now made for Parfums de Coeur.
Skin Musk is a scent that I'm happy to wear when I'm not in the mood for a more rarefied and exotic scent. This perfume smells very herbal, green yet there's an anchoring base to it that smells of musk and has traces of amber in its wake. It smells sweet & ferny, and that sweetness is not cloying or nose-boggling, either. ~ It smells of good, clean skin ~ ~ It lasts a couple of hours ~ It's offered as a Perfume Oil and a Body Spray - which can be a bit drying to my skin.
When I travel, the Skin Musk does double-duty as a fresh and homey room spray in stuffy hotel rooms. For some odd reason, a spray or two of this on the pillow is conducive to sweet dreams - (for me at least). Scent & aroma are such subjective things that what works for me may not neccessarily work for you. I'm pleased to find a soothing, nice-smelling everyday kind of perfume that comes in under $20.00.
Skin Musk sits alongside the vintage Guerlain's, exotic Lutens concotions & similar potions, it's homespun charm always having a place in my perfume wardrobe.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Hazel
I bought a small bottle of the oil for about five dollars today and loved it as soon as it touched my skin. It's on the subtle side and I would classify it as a white musk, it is nice and clean and has a bit of depth. The only other fragrance I can compare it to is Attar Bazaar Tunisian White Musk oil - Skin Musk isn't quite as good IMO, or as delicately, exquisitely subtle but it still definitely holds its own. I think it's quite a pretty musk and would be suitable for work. On the other hand, I don't really want to 'waste' this by wearing it to work. I will probably buy Skin Musk oil again.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Olive Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
Do not be fooled by the silly name and even cheesier packaging! This is not your typical loud brash musk. It is very subtle, smelling of a powdered lavender when first applied and then drying down to a light sandalwood creaminess. It lasts all day long and is delicate enough to be worn with other perfumes. I like to layer this with a gardenia sometimes for added allure. When worn alone it smells like you have just emerged from a lovely bath.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium Eyes: Hazel
This stuff smells amazing! Fresh and cozy at the same time which makes it easy to wear anytime of the year (which I usually don't do). My only problem with it is that it doesn't last! It only has a lasting power of a few hours on my skin. Since it is cheap you can reapply, but who wants to do that all day. I put it on after a bath at night though. It smells great as I'm drifting off to sleep.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Olive Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I ordered the oil version online thinking it would smell as good as it did when I was younger....sadly no. :( I guess like others said, the reformulation made it different....or my skin chemistry has just changed over the years. It smells fresh and delicate in the bottle, but powdery and incense smelling on my skin. Made my eyes water and gave my husband a headache. Maybe I will try the spray and see if that is any better.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Neutral Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue
Smells just like sandalwood soap I once used. Not what I was hoping for at all. Tried the oil. Definitely unisex. Actually, leans more masculine imo. Never did try the original Bonne Bell Skin Musk.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
I used the original Bonne Belle Skin Musk for many years, especially in warm weather. I always much preferred the body lotion over any of the other products. It smelled lovely, lasted well, and I always got tons of compliments on it.
I smelled this spray recently and there's simply no comparison with the original, even the original cologne or body mist. Certainly not with the enticing body lotion.
Don't waste your money.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Straight, Coarse Eyes: Blue
This review is for Skin Musk *oil*. I have no experience with the spray. I am fairly sensitive to scents, particularly flowery ones. Tuberose makes me want to pull my hair out by the roots and smash china. It's bad. So I'm pretty picky on that end, but I am also fairly low-maintenance otherwise. I want to smell relaxed and clean. It's not important to me to smell super-sophisticated. That's where Skin Musk is a really good fit for me. It's clean, but unlike many "clean"-smelling inexpensive scents, it's warm, not astringent. It's slightly powdery, but not cloying or infantile. Light and casual but with that hint of musk. It stays quite close to the skin so it's very inoffensive/good for work. Also, because it's so basic and it is an oil, it is phenomenal for layering with other scents. I often use it under Ici to temper Ici's foody quality.
EDIT: I just have to mention that I get so, so many compliments on Skin Musk. Women love it, but men LOVE it. A tad flowery, a tad soapy, fresh, subtly musky, yet strangely simple and comforting---it's so perfect.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
Love it. Doesn't fade to that nasty animal-like musk like many other musks do. Older men (ex-hippy types) will hit on you when you wear it, though.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Fair, Cool Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue
** SKIN MUSK Cologne Spray - I used to wear Skin Musk back in high school and I loved it so much. It was warm and soft and totally non-offensive. It was sexy without being trashy, and subtle enough to wear anywhere.
About two years ago I came across Skin again in a drugstore and bought it. It didn't seem the same. It seemed more powdery/floral. It definitely did not have the same depth and magic. I used it a few times but eventually, after letting it collect dust in my vanity for two years, I gave it away. Maybe my nose has changed or my chemistry. While my tastes in perfume have definitely expanded and evolved, I do not think they have done a 180, and I still find pleasure in a good handful of older scents from the past. Perhaps the formula has changed.
**** EDIT**** I recently picked up the Skin Musk OIL at Walgreens for about $10 in a small bottle with a green cap and it's the magical, warm scent I remember from years ago. I still do think the cologne spray has changed, but this oil is exactly as I remember it. And I actually prefer oils to sprays anytime.
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Normal Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Smells ok for a couple seconds and then...yuck!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
Soapy,soapy,soapy. Glad I was able to return it.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
I am searching for my signature fragrance, and this could end up being it! I like the simplicity and the price. My husband has endured much wrist sniffing lately, and this was a winner without me trying to talk him into liking it. It is a familiar scent; I like that feeling of not being able to pinpoint the exact reason for the nastalgia. I like the
way I feel so womanly holding the little bottle and sweeping it across my neck.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Nasty. Smells like dusty baby powder, left a weird sensation in my mouth... Yuck, gave it away.