This scent is reminiscent of high school for me - when my love of all things fragrance related first developed. I had a vanity covered in little bottles of musk oils from all over the globe and tiny sample bottles of things like Coco, Tabu, Cachet, Charlie, etc. It started a life-long obsession with scent that is still going strong 25 years later.
While I don't think I've ever actually tried the Kiehl's musk until now, it absolutely takes me back to the age of 17-18 when everyone was constantly commenting "You smell amazing! What are you wearing?!?!" to me. While I still receive compliments on my choices of perfume, experiencing that as a young woman really solidified in me the impact scent has on us all.
The base musk note in here is animalic (inspired, after all, by the musk deer) and rather reminiscent of "wet baby nappies"... but the whole of the scent is sweet, soft, and very feminine to me.