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The Body Shop is known for it's White Musk range which includes a white musk eau de toilette fragrance. It comes in a small 100 ml glass bottle or as part of a gift set. At present the original is not available individually on the Body Shop website but seasonal variations are available. This scent is a blend of musk, lily, iris, rose and vanilla.
I like the fragrance as it is very light and fresh. I wear it at work particularly in the hot summer months. I feel it also works as a holiday scent due to it's fresh smell. The downside to this fragrance and for me this is a big downside, is the smell just doesn't last. I have to reapply the scent several times a day.
As always Body Shop products are very appealing to me due to their commitment to helping protect the planet, defending human rights and supporting Fair Trade. They boast that all their products are not tested on animals making it a very ethical product. This has also made it a great gift.
Sadly with a lot of Body shop products the cost is high. On it's own the fragrances are generally available from £8.50 or from £12.50 as part of a gift set. In comparison to top perfumes this is reasonable but as a body spray (which is how I use it) it is pricey.
WHAT IS IT?
A bottle of perfume from The Body Shop. White Musk is one of the fragrances that The Body Shop is well known for and it is a classic perfume that has been available for many years.
I like the White Musk perfume bottle very much. It is an unusual shape with a very wide lid that looks like a hat on top of a classic round bottle. The bottle is coloured purple on the bottom but it fades to clear at the top. It is a spray bottle and dispenses a mist of perfume for each time I spray it.
White musk is musk with flowers, it is not a very strong perfume but I think it has got a nice smell that is stronger as people come closer to me.
TOP NOTES: LILY, MUSK, GALBANUM, BASIL, YLANG YLANG
I can smell ylang ylang strongly in White Musk and that is right from when I first spray it on. I can smell musk and that is obvious but I think that the lily and galbanum do not stand out on their own and are a mixed up flowery smell. I cannot smell basil but I think that it is what helps to make the musk softer than in other perfumes.
MIDDLE NOTES: LILY, MUSK, ROSE, JASMINE
I can smell all of these notes and the perfume gets a smell that is like perfumed body powder. The musk does not change in the perfume and I like that the smell of rose is so strong because it is feminine and very beautiful. The jasmine fragrance is weak but has power for a short time.
BASE NOTES: IRIS, AMBER, PATCHOULI, MUSK, VANILLA, PEACH, OAKMOSS, JASMINE, VETIVER, ROSE
I can not smell all of these and I am shocked that White Musk has got so many base notes because it is a very easy perfume that does not have very many smells in it. I think the peach gives it a sweet smell and so does the vanilla but White Musk is sweet all of the way through and this is not just at the end.
WHAT I THINK
I like White Musk because it is not a difficult perfume and because it smells so beautiful also. It lasts for the time I thought it would and that is not a long or short time but it is just right I think.
It lasts on my clothing for a long time and I like that. I put some on my yesterday and I can still smell it on the edge of my cost where I sprayed it at the wrong angle.
4 Dooyoo Stars.
As a teenager White Musk was one of my first fragrances and one that was very popular at the time, recently I was trying to reach target on the swagbucks website and ended up going through a link to the Bodyshop website and treating myself to a bottle.
The fragrance is one of Bodyshops own and therefore can only be bought at Bodyshop but there are stores, representatives and even an online store so it is easy to buy their products although as usual there is a delivey charge if you order online. The bottle cost me £8.50 for a 30ml bottle which I think is a pretty standard price for Bodyshop perfumes and it is available in a larger bottle, a bodyspray and a talc.
The product comes in a see through glass bottle with a small silver top on it, the bottle works on a pump action like the majority of perfumes. The liquid inside the bottle is a lovely lilac in colour and then the bottle has got a small amount of a etched like design on it.
The scent is very hard to describe but it smells like musky flowers and a smell which reminds me of talc, I know that may sound a daft description but is about the only way I can describe it and i'm sure anyone who has smelt it will probably know what I mean. The smell doesn't seem to develop at all and remains the same through the day as when you first spray it although it is very strong when you first spray it but this does settle down.
The perfume has got a decent amount of staying power, of course the strength of the smell does reduce throughout the day but I would say it lasts a good 6 hours.
This was a favourite of mine in my younger years but I can only think that my sense of smell has developed as for all it is an ok scent it is certainly not a favourite now and I probably wouldn't buy it again.
Coming up to the end of last year my love for The Body Shop had grown massively, I'd always loved their perfumes, but had never really been bothered by this one - to be honest I'd not paid any attention to it. So when I was hunting for things that I wanted when there was a big 40% off code I went to give it all a big sniff before placing my order. I thought that I'd just have a whiff off this see if it tickled the nose buds, and I am happy to say that yes it did and I knew one of these was going into my shopping basket!
~*~ The Body Shop ~*~
The Body Shop is a cosmetic and body care store that has been around since 1976, and currently has over 2000 stores across over 60 countries - so you'll not be short of places to find one if you're on holiday! A company, that is cruelty free, natural and environmentally minded - you'll be hard to miss one on the high street, because even the smell of the place just from walking past it makes you want to go in. From body butters, to perfumes, cosmetics, they have some of the best hand cream I've ever used - and you can get yourself a mini make over in there for the price of an item of make-up, what more can you ask for!
~*~ White Musk Perfume ~*~
According to The Body Shop website this perfume is an iconic White Musk fragrance in a light eau de toilette.
This sensual scent unites a mix of notes including;
The bottle of this perfume is fairly simple actually it's quite a small bottle actually all things considered, it's less than 10 cm high - which even though it only has 30 ml in it, the more designer bottles are a lot higher with the weirdest designs. This on the other hand is a really simple bottle straight up and down with a rounded bottom, and a simple pull off lid, it has a tapered bottom to the lid that slips over the pump action top, which is really secure so you're not going to lose the lid if you put it in your bag - which is always a concern with some of the more designer bottles, they're not exactly the most sturdy of lids. So this one is great, it has a label on it which is purple at the bottom which reflects on the liquid so it looks really quite feminine without being over the top with flowers and girly stuff. It's a simple but effective bottle, and because of this you're not paying a premium for a bizarre design!
The musk used in this perfume is branded as cruelty free, originally musk came from the glands of a Tibetan Musk Deer, but now is created synthetically so we can have it in our perfumes, which I'm pleased to hear wouldn't want to be putting deer smell on myself - but I do quite like the smell. The musk in this perfume is actually really obvious, it's one of the first scents that hits your nose when you spray this perfume on yourself or on one of the shops tester strips. It is suggested that the smell of musk is similar to pheromones so, ladies get this on and you'll have the men dropping at your feet, my other half loves the smell of this don't know if it's the musk or just the combination of scents but it's a favourite of his!
Also in the perfume you've got lily, which aside from being a beautiful flower, it's got a beautiful scent which is part of where the large hit of flowery sweetness comes from - it's a scent that if you've smelt a lily is very potent and obvious in this bottle of perfume, one of the main reasons this and the musk in combination smells beautiful and makes this a very desirable perfume for me. The iris for me seems quite difficult to smell, it's a scent that is often used in aromatherapy oils - I have a few of these and comparing the scents I'm struggling to smell any iris in this, but to be honest it doesn't distract from the beautiful scent that erupts from the bottle when it's sprayed on the skin. The next fragrance that is quite potent in this perfume is rose, who hasn't buried their face into a bouquet of roses at some point, and inhaled that gorgeous flowery but sweet scent, it gives a really clean and fresh edge to the perfume - which when it's sprayed on skin gives me a feeling of newly washed clothing. So not only does it give you a great smell on your skin and potentially clothing if it sprays around your area, it makes you feel a good freshness at the same time - which is nice for me during the day when I've been at work spritz it on my break and make me feel fresh again.
The vanilla is a scent that you can only really smell once the perfume has been on the skin for a while, it seems to be the underlying scent that at the same time as the musk it lingers on your skin - so when someone asks what you've got on they don't quite believe it's the same thing as you put on a few hours ago because the scent does change during the time you're wearing it. Especially if you're in a warm environment it sweetens up quite quickly, and the smell does dull - but it dulls to a subtle scent not one that slaps you in the face. So more often than not if I'm just sitting down (which is rare) no one really notices it, but if I get up and rush past someone they will be able to smell it well, and it will follow you and leave everyone behind you in a lovely sweet but not sickly smelling breeze.
I find normally that if I'm wearing this for a day time that I can apply in the morning and by lunchtime I feel like I need to apply again, mainly because as I said before it gives you a nice refreshed feeling and a renewed scent, because as the time goes on and the perfume warms up the scent changes. By lunch time it's got to a warm sweet scent and after a little break I like to have a fresh strong scent of perfume - that washes over my uniform and my skin in general when it comes to facing my public. This perfume sticks really well to fabrics so when I spray when I get up on my own clothes before going to get changed at work, I can get changed at the end of the day and still be able to smell the perfume. On clothing though it seems to retain the strong just sprayed scent, where I find my skin absorbs it a bit more. It's not really a scent for a night time, for example on a night out because it isn't the strongest scent in the world it would easily get over powered, by something heavier with a more woody scent to it - which is a shame because it would get lost. So I don't wear this at night time, unless I'm just staying in with my boyfriend because he doesn't wear a lot of aftershave the scent stays really potent in the air and especially in my neck where he seems to rest his head just recently he's happy to breathe in the scent - because as he says it's a sweet smell, just as sweet as me! (Is he after something!)
The 30 ml bottle will last a couple of months, mine lasted me about 4 months before I realised that I was getting down to the dregs of the bottle, which considering it's only 30 ml is really good going in a little bottle. I'm happy to pay £10 for it really because I'm spraying it two or three times a day onto wrists and neck, so it is a long lasting bottle of perfume. I would say though if you do like this - get the 60 ml bottle, it's only £15 more and in reality it will save you money because you'll be paying £15 for 60 ml rather than £20 in two 30 ml bottles and you'll save the environment a little bit by only having one bottle! Especially if The Body Shop are having a sale it'll be even more of a bargain, so always look out for 40% off £50 spends online and in store!
Remember your Love You Body card!
~*~ Price and Availability ~*~
In The Body Shop;
30ml is £10
60ml is £15
So if you can afford the extra £5 get the 60 ml bottle!
I remember my mum using white musk from the body shop very often. I loved it and have always had a bottle on my dresser. It's a cute little clear bottle, with a dip dye purple effect and a small spraying nozzle. Very simple but nice. It's small enough to even throw into your bag to be honest.
It has a very soft musky smell, nothing too harsh on the senses, a bit like musky linen. It smells something like I'd imagine Arabia to smell like. It's a powdery smell, not every ones cup of tea but I really do like it and have gotten many compliments. I think the key to using this perfume is to keep it subtle. Too much spraying of the perfume is really unpleasant and strong, uncomfortable for those around you to be honest.
For ten pounds, you really cannot complain. The only thing I will say though, do not keep in in sunlight. I had a bad experience f keeping it in my car and due to the heat, the smell evaporated! A waste of ten pounds unfortunately.
I'd say, test it, wear it for a day, see how you like it before buying it.
I'm sure most women of my generation are familiar with the White Musk fragrance from the Body Shop. This is quite a nostalgic scent for me as it takes me right back to the days when my friends and I often used to go to the Body Shop and get their perfumes or body sprays as well as using all their fruity lotions and shower gels. It seems a lot of people feel quite fondly and nostalgic about some of the old Body Shop products as some have been brought back recently, like the Dewberry and Green Apple. White Musk is one which has been available pretty much constantly throughout the years.
I have bought quite a few bottles of White Musk in my time, although it was never really a personal favourite fragrance of mine. The one I absolutely loved when I was younger was called Spirit of the Moonflower but sadly they haven't brought that one back when reissuing some of the older "classic" products. What I used to really like about the White Musk was that I thought it was more mature and it was also stronger than the other Body Shop perfumes and would last for ages.
I still have a small bottle of White Musk eau de toilette which I got more recently (must be a couple of years ago though) and decided I would use up so I am wearing it again today. I would say the scent remains fairly constant and doesn't really develop through distinct top notes, heart notes and base notes like most perfumes do. As the name suggests, this is a musky perfume and has quite a powdery style to it in my opinion. It is hard to describe the scent as it really just smells of "Body Shop White Musk" to me - I'm sure most people know what I mean! It is slightly sweet as it has some vanilla in it. It's not fruity at all and I wouldn't call it particularly floral either, though it contains lily, iris and very subtle rose notes. I can't really detect the rose, personally. It is a fairly soft scent. The eau de toilette is not that strong but it has moderate sillage and lasting power. Some of the newer Body Shop fragrances, such as the Love etc eau de parfum, have got much better sillage and lasting power than the White Musk eau de toilette.
Honestly I do think it smells a little bit dated these days, but maybe that is just because in my head it is so linked to my younger years - it would have been 10-15 years ago that I was really into the Body Shop perfumes (along with the other typical scents of the time, Charlie, So...?, Impulse Body Sprays.... I'm sure some of you will identify with this!)
The bottle has been updated over the years and the design is changed every few years. It retains it's general look though, which is frosted glass, silver cap. Matching White Musk products often come with a sort of white and lilac branding. You can get various bits and pieces to match this, such as shower gel and lotions. There are often gift sets available where they are presented in little makeup bags too - sort of thing I used to be very pleased to receive!
Overall now I would say it's not really my fragrance of choice, and my taste has changed since those days, but I will use up my bottle. I still like the Body Shop, but I would rather choose other products from there now.
For those who do love this fragrance, it is a real bargain, costing £9 for 30 ml or £14 for 60 ml of the eau de toilette. The eau de parfum, which is a higher concentration of perfume and a bit stronger, costs £12 for 30 ml.
The Body Shop's White Musk Eau de Toilette perfume seems to be one scent that never goes out of fashion. This is now the third decade in which I have purchased this perfume - all that has changed in that time is the packaging and the smell never gets boring. I gave a bottle of this to my sister for Christmas. She was happy as she thought they had stopped making it!
I purchased a new bottle of this last week, as it is a nice handbag size bottle. I went for the 30ml bottle which set me back £9. (£30 per 100ml).
White musk is apparently a perfume industry term for synthetic musk. The synthetic musk smell emulates natural musk scents. The Body Shop's White Musk Eau de Toilette states that it contains 'synthetic cruelty free musk'. I was intrigued by this - I had never thought of where the scent comes from before writing this so I have just been reading about how a gland called the 'musk pod' is harvested from the Musk Deer which is then dried into a powder and diluted to as the base for many scents.
The bottle is a clear glass cylindrical one with a silver lid. The base is purple so some of the purple colour spreads up the bottle depending on the light and the angle that you are looking at it from. The perfume is sprayed onto your neck and pulse points.
The scent of the perfume itself is fairly light. It has the musky smell with floral undertones to it. The website says these include lily, iris, rose and vanilla. The main scent I am able to pick up is rose.
The perfume is fairly long lasting - my husband told me he liked my new perfume yesterday at least four hours after I had applied it.
The Body Shop offers a whole range of White Musk products for both men and women including shower gel, body powder and deodorant. All of The Body Shop products are dermatologically tested.
The ingredients are listed as:
Alcohol Denat. (Solvent/Diluent), Aqua (Water) (Solvent/Diluent), Parfum (Fragrance), Hydroxyisohexyl 3-Cyclohexene Carboxaldehyde (Fragrance Ingredient), t-Butyl Alcohol (Denaturant), Linalool (Fragrance Ingredient), Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone (Fragrance Ingredient), Hydroxycitronellal (Fragrance Ingredient), Coumarin (Fragrance Ingredient), Hexyl Cinnamal (Fragrance Ingredient), Benzyl Benzoate (Solvent), Isoeugenol (Fragrance Ingredient), Denatonium Benzoate (Denaturant), Benzyl Salicylate (Fragrance Ingredient), Geraniol (Fragrance Ingredient), Evernia prunastri (Oakmoss Extract) (Natural Additive), Benzyl Alcohol (Preservative), Butylphenyl Methylpropional (Fragrance Ingredient), Citronellol (Fragrance Ingredient), Eugenol (Fragrance Ingredient), Amyl Cinnamal (Fragrance Ingredient), Benzyl Cinnamate (Fragrance Ingredient), Limonene (Fragrance Ingredient), Farnesol (Fragrance Ingredient), Cinnamyl Alcohol (Fragrance Ingredient), Cinnamal (Fragrance Ingredient), Citral (Fragrance Ingredient).
Overall I find The Body Shop's White Musk Eau de Toilette perfume to still have the classic smell I remember from years ago. It is a light perfume which suits any time of year, day and evening. It is a well recognised scent which usually needs no introduction. The downside to its popularity is that it is likely someone else will have it on too. Four stars from me.
This perfume is available in The Body Shop stores nationwide, or online at http://www.thebodyshop.co.uk/_en/_gb/index.aspx.
Thanks for reading.
The Body Shop's White Musk is 30 years old and at the moment they are running a promotion on the items in that fragrance bracket. This is to coincide with the new WHite Musk fragrance that they have released, White Musk Libertine. Everything in the original white musk range was 30% off when I went the other day so I bought a bottle of the White Musk spray.
I remember White Musk from years and years ago. It was the fragrance all the girls at school wore and was the epitome of style and grownupness. I remember trips into town where we would all go into the Body Shop and try out all the perfumes and all end up with White Musk. I loved the fragrance from then and I love it now. Although I think my tastes have grown up a bit and sophisticated I still was brought back to my school years by smelling this and really like it to this day.
White Musk is described by the Body SHop as a light eau de toilette. It is a sensual scent that unites a mix of notes including musk, lily, iris, rose and vanilla. A musky smell this definitely is although it is quite hard to describe musk. So, I decided to look it up on the internet and here is a quote I found, "Musk is a class of aromatic substances commonly used as base notes in perfumery. They include glandular secretions from animals such as the musk deer, numerous plants emitting similar fragrances, and artificial substances with similar doors. Musk was a name originally given to a substance with a penetrating odor obtained from a gland of the male musk deer. The substance has been used as a popular perfume fixative since ancient times and is one of the most expensive animal products in the world. The name, originated from Sanskrit muṣká meaning "testicle," has come to encompass a wide variety of substances with somewhat similar odors although many of them are quite different in their chemical structures.
Thank god that nowadays musk from animals is thought of as cruel and so the musk used in this Body Shop White Musk is a synthetic, cruelty free musk otherwise I might of had to take my bottle back. However, that is the whole Body Shop principle anyway, cruelty free, non tested on animal products so I am safe with this musk.
I think the smell of this musk really gets into your nostril and tends to hang around all day. To me it's an all encompassing fragrance and one your can wear day or night. The inclusion of the vanilla gives it the sweet fragrance and this is really one that lasts the test of time.
A 30ml bottle which comes with a spray function at the top normally costs £9 but with the discount I was able to purchase it for £6.30.
I think that most girls will agree with me that if we weren't dousing ourselves with Charlie or Exclamation Perfume then it was White Musk and Dewberry that we used to use. I have to say that on the odd occasion I have found myself using these old school scents which I was into about 18 years ago. Wonder if the young Teenagers still use this scent?
I got this as part of a set from The Body Shop from my Cousin. She often has Body Shop parties and probably uses her commission to get people's Christmas Presents. Fine by me as I like the Body Shop range. In the Set I got a 30ml bottle of this Perfume, a 60ml Shower Gel, 60ml Body Lotion and a little Shower Puff. This was all in a little canvas pouch thing so a nice enough present.
A 30ml bottle of this costs £9 the last time I saw. I think you can also get this in a 60ml bottle as well. The bottle doesn't look all that special, but I find that most of the Body Shop packaging doesn't look all that exciting. The bottle looks like the Dooyoo picture so it is a clear glass bottle which has a stick on wrap around label round it with white writing. The little lid on the top isn't that good to stay on and I often find that this has fallen off in my bag. Luckily enough it has never sprayed out through.
So how does this smell? It is just how I remembered it to smell. A light but very Musky scent. Plenty of deep notes in here with the familiar White Musk scent which doesn't smell like any other scent. Quite hard to describe, but this is a fresh, floral and slightly sparkling scent. This is strong enough just to spray a few squirts, but I found that I couldn't smell it all that much after a few hours. So strong at the start but quick to fade. Not the cheapest scent to keep reapplying either, but a normal price from The Body Shop brand.
Would I buy this for myself? Perhaps. It is still quite a nice scent but I have certainly moved on in the Perfume stakes thesedays. Makes a nice light change of scent, and although it was a nice visit to the past, it perhaps should stay there for me.
I recently had to carry out a mystery shopper assignment whereby I had to buy a fragrance from The Body Shop and then I would get reimbursed for it once I had submitted my report. I opted to buy The Body Shop White Musk, Eau de Toilette because I love the smell of white musk and I have other white musk Body Shop products which this would nicely compliment. A 30 ml bottle of this fragrance will set you back just £9.00 from The Body Shop high street stores - and this seems incredibly reasonable considering generally you are looking at spending at least double that for a decent eau de toilette! There is a 60ml bottle also which is only £14 - and this would result in a saving of 67p per 10mls of the perfume. However, for this mystery shopper assignment, I was only allowed to spend up to £10 and so I opted for the smaller bottle.
The bottle itself is appealing and it's the type of thing that would attract me as its simple in design but stylish. I am not a great fan of overly fussy bottle (although occasionally something jumps out at me!) but generally I like plain and simple as ultimately it's what's inside that is important. The bottle is made of clear transparent glass, but the liquid is very slightly tinted purple and so this adds some gentle colour and makes it more feminine. There is a silver bottle top which has a aerosol spray to apply the perfume to the skin. I do like perfumes with an aerosol spray so that the perfume is delivered in a fine mist over my skin - which this bottle does perfectly.
The perfume smells, unsurprisingly, of white musk and, as I said previously, perfectly compliments the other products in the Body Shop White Musk range. It is a sweet smell with undertones of vanilla and freshly washed linen - and because of this, the smell is fresh, light and summery. Although musk does have a tendency to be heavy, I have to say that I don't find this is the case with this product. There is something about white musk which I find very sensual and helps to make me feel attractive!
The only negative thing I can think to say about this product is that I believe that it doesn't actually have the staying power that I wish it did. Basically, when I first spray this perfume on, it is fairly strong, but within 20 minutes or so, the smell quickly starts to fade. Although the smell diminishes, it doesn't disappear until about 6 hours after application - and then I'm ready for a top up. Luckily enough, this bottle is small enough to carry round with me in my handbag and to I can reapply it when needed.
I am a big fan of Body Shop products as they are environmentally friendly and, most importantly, do not test on animals. However, I find that quality is generally very high despite the comparatively low cost - and this is the case with this product also. I can, therefore, recommend The Body Shop White Musk Eau de Toilette, especially if you have other white musk products!
Body shop do a lot of stuff for blokes as well as women and I like a lot of the products they sell. I had the body shop white musk for men and liked it. I had a gift set given to me and it was very good, I would recommend it because it lasted a long time and smelled great.
The boxed set I had looked well put together and I thought it made a great present/ I think that for a christmas time present the set with the white musk mens fragrance in not only looks good it smells good too.
The price for the set is about £20 but I noticed the set is reduced now and I am hoping to get some because its down to £14 for everything. In the set I had there was a bottle of the fragrance and after shave balm and a body wash. I think this years set has the same stuff in it.
The bottle is easy to use and it stands up ok. I liked the dark lavender blue look the bottle I had came as . I think it gave a moody look to the bottle that was soft but masculine. My bottle of fragrance was 75mls and it lasted me a good few months and I think that was good.
Funny thing about this one is that it is a bit flowery but it has a good musky aroma that kind of rescues it from being a female aroma. I have smelled the womens version of this and they do have a similar aroma to them. I think the mans version is masculine enough to get away with a few flowers here and there.
The mens white musk on its own is almost as much as the gift set now but you do get a bigger bottle for that. I think its about 100mls. Lasting time is good as well and that is a good thing.
The aroma I get from the white musk fragrance has lavender in it and that gets soft but I think its bright and sharp when I first put this on.
The jasmine in the white musk is sweet and I get a real sweet smell after a few minutes of wearing this and the lavender gets lighter. I think its a good mix that works on me.
The musk used in the fragrance is good and I like how it is after about an hour on me. It mixes with the vanilla and lavender and smells great. I do like this and I think any bloke can wear it and get away with it and I would recommend it.
I received a men's gift set from the body shop that contained a bottle of white musk for men Eau de Toilette. Now first of all i had no idea that the body shop even did a men's version of white musk and it is a fragrance i always associate with women as I remember growing up my mum and aunts all wore this. I really didn't think that it would be something I would like but as it was a gift and I didn't shell out any money for it I was obvously going to at least give it a try.
The bottle itself is made from a coloured glass which goes from a dark blue/purple colour at the top gradually getting lighter as it reaches the bottom until it is almost clear.
It then has the usual body shop writing on the bottle telling you what it is and a black lid. I love the colour of the glass but what i'm not so keen on is the shape. It is very rectangular and sharp planes and somehow just reniforces the cheap image I have of the company. It is very solid and well made and I wouldn't be afraid a little fall would smash it.
Even though I thought that the bottle looked cheap I was shocked to discover that it costs £16. To be fair this is for a large 100ml bottle and you wouldn't get a 30ml designer bottle of aftershave for this price so it is good value but it's just I always thought the body shop was cheaper than this.
The best thing about it is the smell. I was expecting to to be a really heavy musky scent so I was pleasantly surprised to discover it is quite a light but spicy fragrance.
It contains notes of lavander, geranium, crystal jasmin, veiver, sandlewood, amber, musk and tonka bean.
When you first spray it there is a definate floral scent that is immediately noticeable but this soon wears off and a quite spicy aroma then becomes evident. It is really fresh smelling and quite warming on these cold days and there is something about it that is familiar. Unfortunately for me the musk smell is very subtle and I would go so far as to say unnoticeable. I am glad it isn't overly heavy but surely an aftershave that calls itself musk should actually smell more of it.
The longevity of the aftershave is not the greatest and most of the smell has faded by the end of the day. I tend to over apply aftershaves and I can be quite overpowering with them but even with applying loads of this one it is never enough for it to be overpowering so would be good for people who like a more subtle fragrance.
I genuinly like this and I find that wih using the other products that were also in the gift set it lasts longer and I feel and smell fresh all day long and at the reasonable prices it is well worth it. It doesn't smell cheap and I can honestly say I was pleasantly surprised by it.
I've been a huge lover of The Body Shop for years, when I was a teenager in the 90's it was the height of fashion to spend all your pocket money in there and rather than feeling ripped off by their very high prices (even then!) it seemed the more you could throw into their till at the end of the day the better! White Musk was the 'in' fragrance, as well as their Dewberry range (which was actually foul but that didn't stop an army of schoolgirls buying it every Saturday) and an orange bottle of something which I can see in my minds eye to this day, and think was some kind of satsuma scent.
White Musk was my favourite and even now I still love the fragrance, although I don't tend to wear it very often these days due to the fact that there are more sophisticated scents available which suit me a lot better now I am an adult. Note I didn't say now I've grown up. Because I haven't.
This is a beautiful perfume, extremely feminine with a sexy musk and floral blended scent. I have no idea why Dooyoo have classed it as unisex as I can't think of a single bloke who would feel comfortable wearing such a flowery and girly fragrance. Except maybe Russell Brand.
It's light and extremely subtle, I'm going to contradict myself now and say that the smell is quite strong when you first spray it on but it does calm down after a few minutes to create a beautiful musky scent which suits most skin types. There is a sweet ylang ylang fragrance within White Musk and this lingers so nicely on my skin, the perfume has been so well blended that as the different notes come through they don't cancel one another out but seem to work together so that you can almost smell every single note at all times.
I adore the musky scent of this perfume, it's sexy but fun at the same time and lightened up with rose and jasmine. Jasmine can sometimes be quite a heavy fragrance and even though it's a scent I love I sometimes find myself steering away from certain jasmine infused perfumes during the daytime due to its overpowering nature. This definitely isn't the case with White Musk as the jasmine helps to bring the musk scent up to date, and also gives it more staying power than it would otherwise have.
The base notes are made up of vanilla, fresh amber and patchouli and these are perfect for helping the perfume linger. It's not the longest lasting perfume you're ever likely to use, but the sweetness does stay on my skin for quite a while after I have first sprayed it. The beauty of White Musk is that it's not going to choke anyone even if you reapply before you really need to, but even if you don't want to touch up your perfume you'll find the musky scent will last for much longer than you'd think at first sniff.
£14 (60ml bottle) from The Body Shop.
There has always been a bottle of the Body Shop's White Musk around me since I can remember. It was my Nanna's favourite perfume and I could always smell it on her and it used to smell gorgeous. It is a scent that I strongly link to her. When she passed away one of the things I did was store her last bottle of White Musk so that I could remember the scent which used to follow her around. As time moved on, I started to use the perfume and I have ever since - reason one for the memory of my Nanna and the other because I genuinely love it.
The Body Shop's White Musk range is pretty extensive and there are a variety of products you can purchase in the scent, including body spray, soap and different versions of the perfume. The perfume comes in the ea de toilette, eau de parfum and parfum oil. The eau de toilette which I am reviewing comes in two sizes which are 30ml and 60ml and cost £9.00 and £14.00 respectively. They are not overly expensive at all.
The Body Shop doesn't package this perfume in a box as far as I know. Whenever I have purchased it the perfume bottle has just been on the shelf.
The bottle is simple though it is slightly different now compared to the picture that DooYoo has listed. The bottle is slightly sqauare shaped with upward sloping shoulders. It has a large silver lid which is just circular. It is shiny. The bottle of the perfume is coloured in a musky purple haze. You can see through the bottle so that you know how much perfume you have used. It has the Body Shop logo on the front in white, followed by "White Musk Eau De Toilette" in white bold font. The bottle is okay. It is nothing special and certainly not one of my favourites.
White Musk is made up of the following scent notes: musk, lily, ylang ylang, jasmine, rose, vanilla, amber, patchouli and vetiver.
When I first ever sprayed White Musk on my skin, I noticed that it was quite "wet" and I could easily rub my wrists together to transfer the scent to both wrists without having to use multiple sprays. I find it hard to describe the scent of White Musk. I have never been able to pick out single scent notes as none appear to jump out at me. They have always seemed to be so well blended that you cannot just pick out the one scent alone and say it mostly smells of this note or that note. I would describe the scent as crisp and fresh whilst being very feminine. It generates a very velvety scent on the skin. It is very musky but not in the horrible musky sense. It is sexy musky, allurring musky. It is floral but the vanilla makes the scent a little sweeter.
It is definately what I would called a pretty scent. I always get compliments when I am wearing this perfume. Some people have sniffed at me and said "I bet that is an expensive perfume you're wearing" and they look shocked when I tell them it is actually £12 from The Body Shop!
I find that the Eau De Toilette lasts very well on the skin - on myself it lasts about 7 hours which is more than enough. The scent is also versatile enough to wear during the day and for the evening.
White Musk is suitable for all age ranges, I think. I am 25 and started using it when I was 16, my Nanna was 67 when she died but she had been using it for a good 7 years so you can see it is a widespread scent.
Highly recommended. If you haven't sniffed White Musk before I suggest you get down to your local Body Shop as this perfume is gorgeous and will be one of the best buys you will ever make.
EDIT: This is placed in he wrong section as my review is for the womens Eau de toilette.
White musk is something I was brought up with as my mother used to wear it all the time and I remember the smell filling the entire house.
for some reason when I was passing the body shop I had a sudden urge o buy some for myself even though it a frangrance that I had never worn myself.
The bottle seems to have changed from what I remember my mum buying back in the day. I thought it came in a plastic spray bottle but all they had in the shop was a glass one that came with a silver lid. It looks pretty basic but I expected this from the body shop who are known more for their natural ingredients and eco ehos than their design.
It seems that the bottle is not the only thing that they body shop have changed as the scent is definately less musky than I remember and in fact smelt completely different to me.
On further investigation I'm still not sure if the perfume has been changed but from the list of ingredients it makes sense that it isn't as musky as I thought it would be.
It contains top notes of Velvety musk, floral lily and ylang ylang. Heart notes of Oriental jasmine, lily and rose and base notes of sweet vanilla, fresh amber, patchouli and vetiver.
This all combines to make a much lighter and subtler scent than I remember. It is by no means a horrible fragrance but I was wanting something much heavier than this.
I can't actually smell rose or lily in it but I can smell the vanilla and something else sweet and I feel it is actually more of a daytime scent now as opposed to an evening one due to it being so light.
It's a shame this didn't live up to my memories but don't let this put you off as at £9 for a 30ml bottle it makes a decent enough daytime perfume even if it is lacking a certain punch.