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Myrrha

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About Myrrha

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    diabolical decanter

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    Massachusetts
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  • BPAL of the Day
    Burial+Nosferatu
  • Favorite Scents
    The Scroll; Venus Obsequens; Night's Pavilion ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::Wishlist::::: decants/testers/partials of: Jiaolong; The Pillars; Reapers Gonna Reap; Autumn Moon '13; M. Jacquel; Dead Leaves and Red Carnations; Black Amber, Clove, Tobacco Flower Grave Soil HG; Delightful Visitor Among the Haystacks; The Contrast; Mr. Ibis; Belonging to the Darkness; Caressing the Wild Rabbit; Shroud; Allen's Big Eared Bat; Scales of Deprivation; Anubis; Intrigue; Danse Macabre; Gomorrah; Penitence. Also interested in trying: white sandalwood; frankincense; saffron; "moss"; carnation; coffee; soft myrrh; sweeter "dead leaves" scents; ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::Notes that don't work: patchouli, rose is tricky, vetiver, red musk

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    I love reading (Tanith Lee, Dean Koontz, Innsmouth stories) vegetarian cooking, crafting.
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  1. Myrrha

    Nosferatu

    I used to really like Nosferatu and went through several imps around 2009-2011. It was a wine scent, delicious, lasting long enough for others to notice. I remember my then boyfriend liked it on both if us. My skin chemistry is different now and it opens with the same familiar wine scent but that disappears in under a minute leaving a soft scent of apples and dirt. It is a more low-key scent, wearable but also faint. I like it, it feels Autumnal but not melancholic. That first minute is a nice memory and then it becomes something I would wear now. However it is fairly faint, could be a good work/crowded spaces scent. EDIT: this is great layered with Burial.
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    The Sea Foams Blood

    On me the lab's dragon's blood resin often has a lilac like scent. For the first half hour I enjoy the mix of dragon's blood with a gentle aquatic. After that it is the gorgeous aquatic warmed with a little dragon's blood. This particular aquatic note is less cologne-y on me than Kumari Kandam (which I do enjoy sometimes). It has a frothy, delicate tone. I love this.
  3. Myrrha

    The Eternal Virgin

    The cardamom is strong in this when first applied, a greener, sleeker spice than ginger would be. I absolutely love this note and want to try some other scents with cardamom. The carnation blends with the cardamom and is really lovely but in a very light way. It is a restrained carnation. The honey is gorgeous, delicate. This is not a warm roaring kind of honey. After an hour the carnation is not as easy to make out and the scent is a creamy-sweet with an overtone of spice. I don't usually like wearing honey but this is so well blended that I might wear it for the beautiful cardamom and carnation. EDIT - after reading the previous reviews I can make out the anise note mentioned by Ghost of a Rose. I think it is the white carnation part of the scent that has a very faint anise aspect.
  4. Myrrha

    Sign of Sekkusu Hair Gloss

    There was a note in this I couldn't quite place, cold and mineral. I think it must be the "fossilized" aspect of the "fossilized amber". It is a lovely, chilly note but I think I would prefer it with some light white flowers. At this scent's heart is a beautiful dark pungency and the other elements sort of hold it up, present it to the nose. Scents in this vein are too "brown" for me but this really is gorgeous.
  5. Myrrha

    Night-Gaunt

    Starts off with bitter grapefruit/yuzu then goes to strong, bitter white flowers with a side of citrus. A little tropical but not at all gentle.
  6. Myrrha

    Tlazolteotl

    I get a sense impression of a black jewel. A faceted black onyx but clearer, with a light within it. At first it has an acrid, fume-y note. Chapapote means ashphalt and I guess this is it. I thought it might be too harsh/masculine but now I love it. The maize and cacao are a bit like patchouli but this doesn't misbehave on my skin. The cotton flower is a light white floral scent over the top giving me that sense of a light inside the darkness. It starts out similar to a sophisticated Oriental type scent. It dries down softer and sweeter as the honey comes out more. On me this is not a long lasting scent.
  7. Myrrha

    Romans 13:8

    If you are looking for a rose scent that doesn't announce "rose! rose! rose!" Or if you love rose scents and want to try something a little different this would be a great one to try. It starts with a lot of almond but the almond calms down as it dries. The fig and rose blend together really well, there is a tiny hint of spice.
  8. Myrrha

    Zonked in Paris

    I get the coffee hard candy scent, light and wearable with a musky aspect to it. What if whatever we ate was exuded from our pores and we smelled like that? And if I drank sweetened coffee and ate ice cream but was still a human with musky skin I would smell exactly like this. The vanilla isn't great on my skin and this isn't a scent I would want to wear often so I will probably pass the decant along. I'm so glad I got to try it though, very fun scent.
  9. Myrrha

    Bast

    Lovely golden musk. While it was wet there was almost a leather smell to it, the "animalic" aspect? Once well dry it is golden musk with a touch of amber sweetening it and making it slightly powdery. There is a glow of citrus as well. Musky, warm, slightly sweet, feminine. There is a quiet glow of happiness about this scent.
  10. Myrrha

    Dead Leaves, Ti Leaf, and Green Chypre Hair Gloss

    This is lovely! I just mistook my sample for an atmosphere spray and sprayed it in my living room. Gorgeous soft, rich green notes and dry dead leaves. It smells wonderful sprayed on my arm but It is very light. I might use it as an atmo or on scarves since it seems to last longer that way.
  11. Myrrha

    Jacob's Ladder

    Bottle from 2011 This has a few notes that take turns coming forward: there is a vanilla-like note, the light gold amber, and a slightly sour note that must be the rockrose. The first time I tried it it seemed too powdery but now it seems light, warm, golden, delicate, really gorgeous. I do wonder if other people's noses would interpret it as baby powder though. For the first half hour it is very wafty, it stays closer to the skin once it dries. The rockrose adds a slightly sour/bitter floral aspect that I love.
  12. Myrrha

    Black Cat

    Light resin and rose. This works really well on my skin with the resin very clear and not at all powdery. The rose is an elegant dried rose note and there is something green in here as well, magical herbs? I like that the rose is light and discrete. I get a sense in my mind of fluid movement with this scent and that is what seems cat-like. I will keep this imp and maybe experiment with wearing a little bit every day and see what happens.
  13. Myrrha

    The Red Rider

    I don't care for the "leather" note in this, it smells harsh. On my skin the "red moss" smells a lot like red musk, not as sweet and fruity as most red musk but otherwise similar. There is also a men's cologne note in the background, possibly the balsam. After a half hour it all blends together and I don't smell the cologne note. The effect is rich and sensual. If someone were looking for a scent similar to red musk but not as sweet and fruity they might like this one. I don't care for the "leather" note in this, it smells harsh. On my skin the "red moss" smells a lot like red musk, not as sweet and fruity as most red musk but otherwise similar. There is also a men's cologne note in the background, possibly the balsam. After a half hour it all blends together and I don't smell the cologne note. The effect is rich and sensual. If someone were looking for a scent similar to red musk but not as sweet and fruity they might like this one.
  14. Myrrha

    Ganymedeโ€™s Junk

    I've worn this several times now, keep coming back to it because it is so good. It smelled familiar after a while and I realized the background notes are similar to Chimera. It must be the sandalwood and vanilla with the spicy notes creating a similarity. Ganymede's Junk does not have cinnamon though, instead there is the cooler warmth of clove with beautiful carnation. This is more delicate and overall just fantastic. It only lasts about 3-4 hours on me before fading to a skin scent, I guess that is the trade-off for the delicacy and gentle spice that doesn't hit you over the head.
  15. Myrrha

    Pericardium

    They are not kidding when they say the vanilla is sheer. It is a gossamer almost illusory vanilla that I have to look for.. The white sandalwood, white amber, vanilla and frankincense are very blended and I suspect this scent is a little more present in the waft than it seems to me from sniffing my wrists. Frankincense comes out more as it dries. I love the delicate, absolutely beautiful frankincense/amber/vanilla drydown but it is probably too light on me to be useful as a perfume. Maybe if I slathered?
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