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Musk, what is that?

The peculiar scent listed in candles, perfumes and sprays.


What in the world is it.

Cliff notes:

When you see "musk" as a noted smell in your cologne, you probably think of lumberjacks chopping wood in Maine.

But you'll never guess where that "manly" smell actually used to come from: an animal you've probably never heard of.

Musk is a heavy base note scent that is usually compared with woodsy and earthy smells. It was originally the name of the odor coming from a male musk deer, from which it was harvested.

We won't go any further in details!


Good thing we do not do that anymore. It's now a replicated scent, usually called Muscone.

BTW, we are DEFINITELY a cruelty free candle company!

So, In essence, you will rarely see us list the word "musk" in our candle descriptions. Although we do use a lot of earthy, woody based fragrances, it's most likely in it. I personally do not find the word attractive. With that said, I try to leave that out. However, it is so complex, that it does add a gripping base to a lot of our Wilderness Inspired Scents! If you find yourself drawn to a particular candle, it might be the lure of Musk!

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