The Magdalena 4/4/12
Posted 14 April 2012 - 12:25 AM
If you love frankincense and myrrh GO GET THIS!!!!!
Wet: Light frankincense and myrrh with the barest hints of leather.
Drydown:The frankincense and myrrh blend beautifully to make a wonderful kickass leathery badass scent. I love it!
Posted 25 April 2012 - 06:25 PM
Sweet resins, with enough of an edge. There's something very solemn about this blend. Like someone serious that hates violence but won't shy away from doing what needs to be done.
Posted 28 April 2012 - 12:30 AM
10 minutes: It's like An Altar, but it's so much more. It's starting to smell almost exactly like Cathedral on me.
Dry: No, wait, even more is making an appearance. It's Cathedral with leather. It's a dominatrix in leather at the altar on the day of a funeral delivering a eulogy. I agree that it's a very solemn blend. It's really good, but I have so many scents that are similar to this one that I don't know if this is worth keeping.
This post has been edited by calivianya: 28 April 2012 - 12:31 AM
Posted 14 May 2012 - 06:42 AM
Posted 14 May 2012 - 04:56 PM
On my skin: The myrrh immediately comes out to play in a very aggressive way, accompanied by the benzoin and francincense. The benzoin quickly takes over though and dominates the entire scent, sweetening it. I never get a whiff of the leather and I have no idea what ti leaf and saint wood smell like.
Drydown: I agree with the solemn votes. It is a solemn scent that reminds me of Church, since it dries down as sweet (benzoin), resinous and slightly smoky to me with a whiff of myrrh.
This post has been edited by Kashi: 14 May 2012 - 05:01 PM
Posted 22 May 2012 - 01:41 PM
It's nice enough, but too similar to a lot of resin blends that I already own to warrant a full bottle purchase for me.
This post has been edited by Little Bird: 22 May 2012 - 01:43 PM
Posted 26 May 2012 - 11:24 PM
Posted 12 June 2012 - 01:38 PM
I bet some aging would be good for this lady, but she's very excellent young too.
Posted 23 September 2012 - 03:47 AM
Wet: Frankincense and myrrh, leather, a bit musky.
Dry: It's powdery and reminiscent of ambergris. Not a fan.
Posted 30 September 2012 - 12:58 AM
It is my go-to scent when I don't want to fit into any category (woodsy, foody, sweet, incense, citrus) because it just seems like an expensive, sophisticated, grown-up scent.
I actually get tea, even though I know that ti leaf is different, and frankincense and myrrh.