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Stuff I Like: Kiehl’s Musk

March 31st, 2010



I have big pores. That must be why nearly every fragrance I’ve ever tried has sunk into my skin never to be smelled again. It’s frustrating: I POUR perfume on and 3.5 seconds later it’s as if I washed it all off with a fire hose. No scent remains. It’s weird. Where does it all go? Perhaps the perfume is absorbed by my vital organs. I bet when I’m autopsied, my liver smells awesome.


Of course, I eat a garlic clove and can’t escape the noxious smell cloud for days.


I find this imbalance of scent retention upsetting.


However, I recently discovered something that gives me hope for a successful perfume implantation:

Kiehl’s Musk.


I must tell you that I love musk. Not the Jovan kind or the husband-just-home-from-a-workout variety, but the real, musky musk scent of bergamot and whatever the hell musk is…What is musk? The Kiehl’s website assures me it’s not procured from a bull (or any other animal), so that’s heartening, but still…musk? Wha-? I should Wikipedia it.


In any event, I spritz this musk on ad nauseam and continually get compliments. People smell me! And not the Garlic Me, but the Musk Me of Sensuality and Bergamot. Or whatever the hell musk is.


I highly recommend it for bull-loving, big-pored people like myself.


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On March 31st, 2010, Smalltown Mom said:

I’m not bull-loving, but I am a Taurus with big pores. I wish the internet had scratch and sniff!

On April 1st, 2010, vodkamom said:

I have a big nose- and therefore can smell ANYTHING.

On April 1st, 2010, Danielle said:

Musk is such an odd word.

On April 1st, 2010, green girl in Wisconsin said:

Musk makes me think of Avon perfumes…just sayin’.

On April 1st, 2010, San Diego Momma said:

“Musk: The name originally given to a substance with a penetrating odor obtained from a gland of the male musk deer, which is situated between its back/rectal area.”

Thanks for nothing Wikipedia.

I am throwing my musk away now.

On April 9th, 2010, San Diego Momma » Blog Archive » Catching Up said:

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On April 12th, 2010, San Diego Momma » Blog Archive » This Post Isn’t Really About What it’s Supposed to be About said:

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