Musky olfactory family

Margot&Tita has 8 different olfactory families. When several perfumes have the same main characteristics, they can be grouped under the same olfactory family. For example, if the perfumes have been created from the same set of raw materials (citrus, wood,…), or if they have the same accords (oriental,…), they belong to the same olfactory family. 

Zoom in on the musky olfactory family

In the past, musk was of animal origin. Nowadays, synthetic products create that special woody animal scent.

White musk is the most widely used musk in perfumery today. It is synonymous with softness, tenderness and comfort. Musk allows other, more volatile notes to be better fixed within a fragrance. In addition, it also brings softness, sweetness and sensuality to a composition.

White musk seduces women with its fruity and sometimes sweet scent, while bringing tenderness and voluptuousness. These notes are mainly used as base notes, they give a lot of hold to a perfume and are very pronounced. They have the particularity of being very tenacious.

Musky fragrances are composed of cottony, mellow, comfortable and enveloping notes.


Musky notes are base notes, which will blend very well with citrus, fruity or light floral fragrances which are more like top or heart notes. Thus, when we mix these notes, a true harmony is created between the 2 perfumes because they are notes that complement each other perfectly. Musks will bring more hold to a composition, something more enveloping to notes that sometimes don’t last as long. They allow to fix notes that are normally more volatile.

The opinion of Margot&Tita’s nose 

At Margot&Tita, musky notes remind us of comforting notes. We associate musky fragrances with “skin fragrances” because musky notes stay on the skin, they do not “come off”. They remind us of natural scents like the smell of the skin itself, in an almost intimate way, like pheromones. For example, when a person wears a musky perfume, you can smell these notes very well when you get closer to their neck.

The particularity of musky notes is that they can bring different sensations such as clean, baby skin while others bring a woody, powdery or fruity side. 

On the other hand, musks, which bring the sensation of cleanliness, are notes often used in the category of home fragrances to bring a little “cocooning” to interiors.

For example, at Margot&Tita, you will find the “clean” side of musk which comes out in the scented body mist Velours animal, a scent that resembles that of clean linen.

Find the musky notes in our vegan scented body mist :

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