Review: The Body Shop Black Musk



I am finally back with a new post for you all. I made a schedule and vowed to myself that I would post some fall appropriate posts, but I couldn't fulfil my promise as I was busy with my finals. Also, I’d like to thank the founders and administrators of PBS for their love and support; we are certainly lucky to have Maliha Rao and Rabiyah Tungekar as our mentors. I personally adore both of them as they inspired me to start my very own blog.
Moving on to the meet up, a few days back, I was invited at the launch of the Black Musk by The Body Shop Pakistan. A bunch of people from Constantine PR along with Najaf and Aiesha came all the way from Islamabad to Karachi so they could organize a fun activity for all of us. The beauty bees of Karachi gathered up to play a treasure hunt sort of game. I was teamed up with the lovely Jadirah and Umaima, and we were asked to look for a handful of ingredients that are present in the Black Musk. I never thought of running in DMC with no shoes on, but we played well and completed the task in 14 minutes. I'm under the impression that I've given you enough information about the meetup, and we should proceed ahead to the review as I cannot wait to share my thoughts with you all.
I'm addicted to scents that are floral and sweet. All of my perfumes are infused with a mixture of fruits and flowers. Hence, you cannot even begin to imagine how excited I was when I tested the Black Musk, and was informed of the fact that this particular scent is the rarest of all as it has 3 different notes. I usually refrain from going into the depths of the ingredients. However, this time I was intrigued and wanted to know more when they described a few facts about the Black Musk. You should be aware of the fact that the smell of a perfume is utterly intense when sprayed on the pulse point. I sprayed a little on my left wrist and rubbed it with the other one; the aroma that I inhaled was sweet, but it only lasted for a few minutes, and then it turned into something spicy. As I’ve stated before, the Black Musk is made up of 3 different notes; the top notes are of Bambinella Pear, Pepper and Bergamot. The only pears that I know of are green in color, and I've never heard of anything like a pink pear. It must be something unique as the scent is extremely sweet and mouth-watering. The middle notes, which are called the heart notes are of Liquorice Root and Heliotrope. Furthermore, the base notes are of Black Vanilla and Black Musk. I did a lasting power test and wore this perfume for almost 7 hours, surprisingly, the scent stayed intact. I do appreciate the fact that TBS is against the idea of testing their products on animals, and all of their ingredients are extracted from natural resources.
I have no issues with the packaging as this is exactly what I look for when I choose my perfumes; I despise the idea of having blingy bottles on my vanity. Hence, I always opt for the ones that are decent. You'd be pleased to know that they have 3 different versions of the Black Musk; the one I'm using is called Eau De Parfum, and the other 2 are called Eau De Toilette and Parfum Oil. If EDP is too strong for your taste, then I'd recommend you to try Eau De Toilette; I haven't tried it yet, but it is the lighter version of the original Black Musk. You get 50ml for PKR 6070, which is exceptionally pricey but totally worth a shot. You can buy it from any TBS outlet, Naheed supermarket or
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Until next time!

4/5 – Recommended


  1. Ohh, that looks quite intriguing! Great post X

  2. Well, I'm also more into sweet/floral scents but this sounds really lovely!

    Chaste & Beautiful

  3. Great review and keep them coming because I am WATCHING YOU! :p Keep it up!
    Maliha Rao

    1. Haha thank you so much, Maliha. ^-^ <3

  4. I am also a fan of floral, sweet and flirty fragrances. But this surely looks like something worth trying. Great review :)

  5. I'm Really loving this musk from The body shop >3

  6. Wow! Black Musk sounds amazing.

  7. Black Musk sounds amazing.

  8. Bambinella pear sounds yummy, no? :D Love your review and photography! I agree, the packaging is adorable and I have had no issues either. xx

    Jadirah Sarmad | Jasmine Catches Butterflies ʚϊɞ

  9. Nice review, thanks for sharing :) It's a pity that I can't get those products here where I live, but I enjoy reading reviews of them anyway.
    Would you be interested in following each other? Let me know in my blog or follow me first and I follow you back asap. (Also let me know in my blog) Have a lovely week.

    Walking Freckle

  10. Your review is great! I'm not much into MUSK but this sounds amazing.


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  12. The packaging is very basic and decent and the fragrance is very arab inspired in my opinion, i love the right amount of sweetness and musk , nice review hon.


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