Egyptian Musk Pharaoh was inspired by the age-old perfumes of Egyptian antiquity - ancient essences produced from the traditional natural ingredients procured at the times. The wealth and social rank of the ancient Egyptians were measured by garments, accessories and perfumes worn - the upper class would wear the finest of perfume oils, whereas the use of incense was only for the elite, or in tribute to kings or gods. Intricately carved perfume flacons of the highly valuable fragrant unguents (waxy, solid perfumes) were buried along with other luxuries in the tombs to accompany the Pharaohs on their journey into the 'afterlife'.
Perfumes of Ancient Egypt were based on local aromatics of blossoms, herbs, spices and animal products. The essences were thick, heavy oils, cooked and stored in fine clay vessels to keep fresh and out of the sun. The noble scent profile and viscous texture of Egyptian Musk Pharaoh is accentuated with subtle top notes from the bouquet of Lotus, Jasmine and Magnolia, sumptuous florals for sensual beauty. As the scent of blossoms drift into the air, the earthy resinous aromas of Oil of Clay, Frankincense, Myrrh of Punt and Ebony wood create the deep warmth that gives the perfect back drop for pure Deer Musk and Civet; natural pheromones to provoke, attract and enchant.
Agarscents Bazaar is pleased to offer a wide variety of Egyptian Musk fragrances, designed exclusively by Perfumer Sharif LaRoche. For natural, one-of-a-kind scents inspired by the Musk oils of ancient Egypt please check out our Collection of Egyptian Art Parfums:
Egyptian Musk White
Egyptian Musk Black
Egyptian Musk Superior
Egyptian Musk Essence of Bakhoor
Egyptian Musk Sharif
Egyptian Flowers pour Homme
Egyptian Flowers le Femme
Egyptian White Nile
Egyptian Blue Nile
Egyptian Blue Nile Solid Cream Perfume
Egyptian Musk Superior Solide Parfum Naturel Spray
Egyptian Musk Superior & Egyptian Musk Red Combo Set
Egyptian Musk Superior & Egyptian Musk Essence of Bakhoor Combo Set
Egyptian Musk Superior & Egyptian White Nile Combo Set
WHERE DOES EGYPTIAN MUSK COME FROM
The scent of Egyptian Musk is known worldwide, it being one of the most loved fragrances dating centuries back. The origins of Egyptian Musk comes from the scent and oil production of Egypt, were ancient wall friezes depict women pouring oil from large vessels wearing scent cones on their heads and rubbing perfume on their bodies. The musky oils and waxes at the time were thick, so they could easily be applied with an attractive sheen, and the scent heady enough so it would mask any unpleasant odors coming from daily life. The ancient Egyptian Musk derived its musk scent from the Civet and Musk Deer, which made the fragrance extremely pricey and made it only accessible to the affluent of society, and this highly prized perfume were placed in ancient tombs as a gift for the 'afterlife'. It is known that Queen Cleopatra of Egypt wore Egyptian Musk oil herself during her life time.
WHAT DOES EGYPTIAN MUSK SMELL LIKE
There are many different qualities and characters of Egyptian Musk, depending on the manufacturer or perfumer. The Musk of the Civet and the Musk Deer gave the musky note to Egyptian Musk, making the production costly and subsequently, the fragrance itself very expensive and rare. Frankincense and Myrrh resins were common ingredients in musks of ancient Egypt, as they soaked up the other ingredients of the fragrance and released the scent on the body slowly. Other scents included were most often Patchouli, Rose and Vanilla, giving the fragrance the alluring heavy notes of blossoms which makes Egyptian Musk floral sweet, yet earthy and slightly spicy.