Review | The Body Shop White Musk Fragrances

Tuesday 29 October 2013
Here I am at the airport after spending 4 crazy days at home, catching up with my family and friends. God, I miss them already. Anyway, I would like to share with you guys about one thing (well, among many things) that me and mom have in common. Yes, it's The Body Shop White Musk fragrances. 

We both love all kinds of perfume and while we both ventured into so many other perfumes, we always come back to this collection. Restocked again and again. I'm always a big fan of Nina Ricci but I only wear those on special occasion. But for everyday at my university, this is my go-to fragrances.

Launched in 1981, White Musk® is a world first and a landmark for the fragrance industry – the first cruelty-free musk fragrance to arrive on the market. The fragrance pioneered the use of synthetic musk in replacement of real musk which is extracted from the civet deer using cruel and painful methods. The Body Shop has given their best selling fragrance a sensational, uber-stylish makeover.

I think I saw the above poster somewhere last year. Feminine and sensual. Just love it. Let's start with the first product I'm hooked onto, which is it's basic White Musk® Eau de Toilette.

A groundbreaking cruelty-free product. Our original, iconic White Musk® was one of the first ever fragrances to use man-made musk rather than musk taken from deer. Notes of velvety musk, floral lily and sensual ylang ylang with hints of fresh galbanum and basil - combined to create the sensual top notes, provide the initial scent of the fragrance and awaken and stimulate the senses. Notes of velvety musk, oriental jasmine, floral lily and rose - combine to create the feminine heart notes and are the dominant notes of the fragrance. 100% Vegetarian and Choose Cruelty-Free Beauty.

Above is taken from the official website and from my point of view, I totally agreed. Jasmine, Lily and Rose. Three of my favourite flowers. In one bottle of my favourite perfume. Perfecto! As this one lasts for about 4 to 6 hours so if I have classes all day, I'll opt for the White Musk® Perfume Oil instead. 

This one is the iconic White Musk® fragrance in concentrated perfume oil. It lasts for about 8 hours and I usually put this on my wrist and behind my ears. Oh, one of the reason why I love this perfume oil above all others, it contains no alcohol. 

Ever since I'm into skin care products, I started to layer my fragrances as well. So usually after shower, I will use my White Musk® Smooth Satin Body Lotion. 


After finishing my The Body Shop Japanese Cherry Blossom Body Lotion, I bought this one in 250ml  but this also comes in 400ml. Of course, 400ml is too big for me to travel back and forth with from home to university. So 250ml is more than sufficient. Oh, actually it also comes in travel sizes of 60ml. Love those miniatures!

I love this body lotion so much cause it moisturizes my skin leaving it smooth and soft. The scent stays for about 2 to 4 hours without layering with perfumes. The texture is also great as it is non-sticky and but it usually took about 10 to 15 minutes for it to be absorbed into my skin. 

Another addition to my body lotion is the White Musk® Voluptuous Velvet Body Creme. Again, I have finished the big 200ml tub, so I bought this travel friendly 50ml small tub and instead of using it for my whole body, I just use this targeting areas like my elbows, ankles, knees and hands.


It has a slightly thicker consistency than the lotion which I actually love. Having the same scent, but buttery. Well, it contains Community Fair Trade shea butter from Ghana. This gives me 24 hours hydration, and as it hydrates my skin, it leaves my skin soft and smooth. A total go-to hydrating body cream. 

On those nights when I have to attend short tutorials and discussion with studio mates, I'll go for my White Musk® Fragrance Mist.


On it's own, it can lasts for about 2 to 3 hours. So, if I need to refresh myself instantly I'll just spray this on. It has watery light consistency. 

So, that's my White Musk® Fragrance collections. Like I said, I have so many other perfumes but I always come back to this one. Simply wonderful. 

Have you guys tried any of these fragrances before? What is your favourite perfume of all time? Do share your experience with me cause I would love to experiment with new perfumes like ALL the time. 

Until next post, annyeong~

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