Notes on Musk
The “musk” scent in Pegasus perfumes is not true musk. It is a combination of natural plant extracts that combine together to smell warm and animalic or “musky”.
“Musk originally derives from the Musk Deer and is now banned due to the protected animal.
The Fragrance Industry has substituted this smell with various components, natural and synthetic, which have a similar olfactory message and are considered “musky” in other words “warm & animalic”. The Musk’s used in the industry are vast and amongst many hundreds, some others are called: Muscenone, Musketone, Habanolide, Thibettolide and Galaxolide some are more sensuous and smell “nude” others are more animalic and perhaps more like “spice”.
Some perfumers add the description “Musk” into their pyramids to describe the last lingering scent of the fragrance, which may not be one of the above ingredients, but a combination of Vanilla, Tonka, Tolu, Saffron, Pepper and Cumin Seed, which altogether can smell warm and animalic or “Musky”.
In some of our Pegasus fragrances the last lingering smell is associated with that of “Musk”. But there is no true Musk in the fragrances, as this in the UK and indeed now world wide is illegal.”