Posted 29 November 2012 - 05:12 AM
I love myrrh. I knew that I had to get this.
On me, warm, sweet, resinous, and deep. There's an almost floral bit to it, and an almost coconutty sweetness hiding in the center of it, though I don't find it to be either floral or foody overall. Lovely and complicated and it is lasting and lasting and laaaasting.
Posted 12 December 2012 - 06:39 PM
Guess that's two bottles for the swap pile.
Edited by The Poison Queen, 12 December 2012 - 06:49 PM.
Posted 12 December 2012 - 08:20 PM
Edited by lookingglass, 19 December 2012 - 01:10 AM.
Posted 13 December 2012 - 10:44 PM
For some reason, I also have a strong psychological reaction to this note. It feels very comforting, like being soothed after you've been crying.
Favorite note, yeah.
Posted 14 December 2012 - 03:14 AM
So, my scent memories with this one are really happy ones. I used to work at the Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum in San Jose, Cailfornia and when I first opened the bottle of this oil I was immediately transported back there. Not only was that the best job I ever had (I was a tour guide getting to spend my time studying and teaching about something I love) but it's also one of my favorite places in the world. This Myrrh smells like parts of my experiences there. Specifically, one of the mummies!
The employees at that time all knew about this one mummy that gave off a sweet and resinous scent. One of my bosses showed me how to position my nose just so at the seam in the display case, where air could escape between the sliding glass door, and inhale deeply. That beautiful mummy smells like this beautiful myrrh.
Love. LOVE. Love.
Thank you, Beth, for bottling more magic!
Posted 14 December 2012 - 03:49 PM
Posted 18 December 2012 - 11:58 PM
Wet: Ok, this is totally different on. I am getting some of what I love from myrrh heavy blends like Minotaur, with an almost resinous rose note. Note: I have funky skin, so I might be the only one getting rose here.
Dry: This is lovely. Rich resin with a delicate quality to it that leans into floral/herbal territory while still being highly wearable.
Posted 19 December 2012 - 12:34 AM
Posted 27 December 2012 - 02:10 PM
Posted 30 December 2012 - 05:18 PM
In the vial: Dark, sharpish, a little powdery. Smells just like the myrrh note in Frankincense & Myrrh bath oil.
Wet: My skin takes to it immediately, warming and opening it up. It is still a bit on the sharpish side, although much warmer and spicier than before.
One hour: Still a little sharp and powdery, but it's overcome the slightly crittery note that I normally associate with lemon verbena. Dry, a bit tart, but with a warm stratum beneath.
Three and a half hours: Much less sharp and more mellow now. I might want to cut this with something so it's a little less strong, but it does in fact work well on me after a slow start.
After nine or ten hours, it was still quite evident on my skin, soft and warm and sweetly spicy. I think if I added some more carrier oil to it my skin would get it to the happy place earlier.
Posted 11 January 2013 - 07:51 PM
Yup, musky cedar.
Posted 11 January 2013 - 11:43 PM
Posted 12 January 2013 - 12:47 AM
The first time I tried it on it was good but not the deep, resinous oil I was expecting. I knew from Beth' s description at it would only get better with age, plus it was right out of the box. I tried it about a week later and it was a deeper, richer, more developed oil than the week before. It was sweeter and smoother.
Now a good month later, I love it. It lasts all day, it is deep and spicy and everything I had hoped it would be. It really warms up as I wear it and I have gotten compliments every time I have worn it. It is just hauntingly beautiful and will age wonderfully.
Posted 13 January 2013 - 07:01 PM
Deep, sweet, beautiful myrhh. I weep.
Posted 02 February 2013 - 03:46 PM
Edited by milo, 02 February 2013 - 03:47 PM.
Posted 13 June 2013 - 03:15 AM
Wet: The myrrh on my skin still retains a very slight citrus quality while still being sweetly resinous. I'm resisting the urge to slather myself in this scent.
Dry: It's still gorgeous as even - sweetly resinous and evocative.
Posted 01 October 2013 - 01:44 AM
Posted 05 September 2014 - 11:39 AM
this myrhh! AAAH! it's gorgeous. sweet, deep and resinous with a touch of citrus. myrrh can be smoky but i don't get that here. it is so rich and i agree that there is something here that reminds me of black musk. there is so much going on here- it is an incredibly complex single note. i love it.
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