I don't know why Pierre Cardin named this "Musk", because I smell almost no musk in it. Reading other reviews of it, I know I'm not alone either. Plus, musk was a fad back in the Seventies, and this fragrance was released in 1986, by which time musk's time in the limelight had passed.
This, however, is not to say that Pierre Cardin Musk isn't a good fragrance. Actually, this is an incredible fragrance, and I'm upset that it's been discontinued. It should have been called "Leather Moss", because that's mainly what I smell here. This frag is strong, mossy and macho, just like the Eighties in a bottle. It smells sort of like Polo without all the harsh top and middle notes. It's got a greasy herbal scent that oozes machismo.
And if you love the way it smells, don't worry about longevity, as it lasts a good twelve hours or more on my skin. Projection is nuclear for the first half hour, and its sillage fades a little bit after that, but it never loses its powerful swagger and never becomes a "skin scent" that stays close to your skin. Pierre Cardin Musk's scent will fill a whole room, and will follow you around like a cloud of masculine energy.
Unfortunately, this style of fragrance (i.e., powerhouse fragrances) saw its day a long time ago, and Pierre Cardin Musk has been discontinued. I wish Pierre Cardin would bring it back.
MY RATING: 9/10
Fragrance House: Pierre Cardin