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Sweet myrrh, saffron, red labdanum, ambrette seed, terebinth resin, Damascus rose, honey, cardamom, and cacao-infused patchouli.

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This smells ancient in a wonderful way, very evocative of the artwork! 

The myrrh hits first and then the rest of the notes whoosh to life, as though you are stepping into the lovingly prepared resting place of the Egyptian cat. Softly sweetened and spiced resins - that terebinth! - all cozily entombed. It's quite comforting, and stays close to the skin.

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In the bottle I get the cacao and the terebrith resin, and a bit of the honey shows up when wet on the skin.

 

As it dries the myrrh gets stronger but the cacao is still there.

 

Once dry there is a faint touch of honey, lots of myrrh and some labdanum, with dry cacao and the tenebrith peeking through. After an hour or so I finally get the patchouli coming through, with tenebrith and the cacao still there. Not much throw but it does last a while.

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This goes on myrhh and spiced cocoa but within five minutes dries down to powder and dried rose petals. Five minutes after that and I can smell last nights scent under it, but Obsequies is all gone… ☹️ It all happens so fast I am left without not much opinion on the whole of it. I hope it has staying power on others and i can follow reviews to find out what it smelled like on a wrist that didnt absorb the entire profile. Wore close those ten minutes. Then Poof! 

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wet, i catch a lot of myrrh, cacao, and pine-needle tangy terebinth, with occasional whiffs of a smooth lovely patchouli and some dry crackly cardamom that pulls a lot more kitchen-spice-rack than cardamom sometimes can.  

 

as it dries everything just really meshes together.   there's this velvety soft dry incensy cacao-myrrh base that reminds me a bit of Velvet, and which is making this kind of powdery in a good way. that terebinth is staying close to the surface though, and it's keeping my nose very interested.

 

in general i tend to clash with rose, but i'm really not getting a whole lot of it here until hours in,  and then only really close to the skin. 

 

i like this.  i feel like we need to take some time to become better acquainted,  because there's a lot to unpack.  every time i've tried it, it presents a different aspect. today it's a lot of terebinth,  which i'm really loving. 

 

 

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Oh this is beautiful! Upon application, this scent swirls around me with the myrrh most prominent, but quickly combined with the other notes to make a glorious scent evocative of ancient times. I get the same vibe from this that I do from OLLA Eve... Something ancient and mysterious, with the swirling spices, patchouli, and rose. This wears beautifully on me .. good throw and long lasting. Backup bottle worthy!

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I get lots of terebinth and myrrh at first, which are later joined by the labdanum, honey, cardamom, and later on, the rose and patchouli emerge (although the patch in this is pretty tame) and the spices are more prominent. It's darker than OLLA Eve, but definitely in that scent family. I only get a touch of cacao -- this one is more about the resins, spices, and honey on me, with a flurry of rose petals, and the myrrh being the strongest note.

 

I don't think I'd wear this one over Eve (which is a lot smoother on me -- the myrrh is so strong on me in this one), but I do recommend it to those looking for a scent in that scent family.

 

 

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This scent evokes an image and it's really good. I see a petite brown sphynx running around the tomb getting into spices, wraps, and dust chasing spiders while hanging out with annoyed servants who have to tolerate, love, and worship them regardless. Smells like home that I have never been too and I love it.

 

 

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Obsequies smells like a complex relic of the ancient world... and also like spiced, earthy cacao.

 

Resinous resins and saffron, pepper, and patchouli mingling with dry cacao. Most of the latter note's strength fades quickly on me, leaving peppery, saffron-laced resins and earthy, dusty patchouli. I'm surprised to never quite find the rose in this tomb.

 

This is a conceptual scent for digging in ancient, dusty tomb-earth for relics, but without quite seeming to have a literal dirt note. I appreciate. 

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