Myrrh Fragrances

Perfumes that contain fragrance note - Myrrh | Scent profile: One of the oldest known perfume ingredients, it has a warm balsamic, sweet aromatic spicy fragrance.
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Vanilla Delight

SKU: Vanille Fatale

SKU: Vanille Fatale

VENDOR: Tom Ford

Vanilla Delight opens with a luxurious, moderately sweet, spicy, sophisticated, boozy and a bit resinous vanilla laying on top of a fine leather. An olfactory perfume genius delight. It´s a universe made of warm smoky resins, honey-sweet narcissus pollen, mild...

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Rum Orchid

SKU: Velvet Orchid

SKU: Velvet Orchid

VENDOR: Tom Ford

Imagine stepping into cold steel lining factory with tumult commotion and huge electric saws. All cold and bright and blue like a late 80's film. Once inside, you see a greenhouse with a little flower garden with violets. Breath deep,...

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Oudelation Man
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Oudelation Man

SKU: Jubilation XXV

SKU: Jubilation XXV

VENDOR: Amouage

You're a king. You're in charge and free of stress, in a huge field, on some beautiful land that you own, and the love of your life is with you. You're hiking together and playfully picking fresh blackberries, which you...

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Oudivinty Man

SKU: Epic Man

SKU: Epic Man

VENDOR: Amouage

Oudivinty Man surprises you by the way it starts. Very clean, almost in a soapy variety. Clean and fresh-spicy, Cardamom and Pink Pepper and Nutmeg and Geranium provide it with a nearly green-fresh oomphy tinge. Oudivinty Man is exquisite, like...

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Pelle Italiana

SKU: Italian Leather

SKU: Italian Leather

VENDOR: Memo

The smell of leather can represent a lot in Italian culture, from the elegant jacket to the ancient Roman shield. But for the Italian version of the ultimate shot of the quintessential Italian La Bella Vita—a convertible leather steering wheel...

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Gilt Civet Man

SKU: Gold Man

SKU: Gold Man

VENDOR: Amouage

Gilt Civet Man opens with an aldehydic retro aura that is not only lush and plush but also daring and confident. A floral perfume for men is not such a rare feast, but this is a menu-stealer. Potent and bold,...

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Gilt Civet Woman

SKU: Gold Woman

SKU: Gold Woman

VENDOR: Amouage

Gilt Civet Woman is a huge, romantic, classic-style chypre that wears its influences on its sleeve. Yet, it ventures away from the expected ingredients (amber, moss, bergamot), relying instead on a balsamic myrrh note that’s merged with orris to produce...

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COMMON NAME: Myrrh, mur, moyao in Chinese PLANT FAMILY: Burseraceae GENUS: Commiphora SPECIES: There are various species, the most common of which are Commiphora myrrha, C. gileadensis syn. Commiphora opobalsamum. USES: Used as a material for incense, medicine and perfume For centuries, whenever there was a mention of frankincense, myrrh was the one written next to it. Myrrh, like frankincense, has always been consumed in large quantities, both in the preparation of household and religious incense, in fragrance oils and as a medicine, and was at times much more prized than frankincense. In medical terms, myrrh has antiseptic and sedative properties. It was mentioned in Egyptian medical texts and in ancient Egypt it was also used for embalming alongside incense. The word mr or wall, from which myrrh is derived, means bitter. The word probably comes from ancient Hebrew and Arabic. The aroma of myrrh can be described best as oaky, warm, aromatic and pungent, and slightly medicinal. Like frankincense, it is an aromatic oleo-gum resin oleoresin: a natural mixture of essential oil and resin. It comes from various species of the genus Commiphora of the plant family Burseraceae. Commiphora is a genus of flowering plants. Species in this genus have thorny, armed trees and shrubs that are native to northeastern Africa and adjacent areas of the Arabian Peninsula. Commiphora myrrha is the species which is commonly used in the production of myrrh. It is found in rocky and shallow soils of Ethiopia, Kenya, Oman, Saudi Arabia, and Somalia. It has thorny branches with sparse leaves that grow in groups of three and can reach heights of 9 feet. Another species, Commiphora gileadensis, also known as Balm of Mecca or Balm of Gilead, is native to the Arabian Peninsula and has been used in diseases of the urinary tract. Its smell is slightly woody, oily-sweet and balsamic. Some other species are Commiphora erythraea which is one of the opoponax species, and Commiphora wightii Mukul, Guggul, also known as Indian bdellium. It is distributed in the arid areas of Bangladesh, India and Pakistan, its use in the treatment of diseases has an important place in Ayurveda, the system of traditional medicine of India. BITTER MYRRH and SWEET MYRRH There is a strong link between myrrh and opoponax since both originate from the genus Commiphora, thus sharing many similar characteristics. However, speaking of their aroma, they are like two ends of a line. Myrrh is bitter while opoponax is sweet and a bit nicer and this is the reason why it is generally referred to as sweet myrrh. HARVEST AND CHEMICAL CONSTITUENTS Tapping is the resin extraction method that is done twice a year. To extract the resins, an incision is made in the trunk of the tree, which pierces the gum resin reservoirs therein. The incisions are made over the entire height of the root up to those of the branches strong enough to support it. The sap slowly oozes from the incisions and drains along the bark, forming teardrop-shaped droplets that harden on the side of the tree. These droplets flow as a pale yellow liquid, but harden into reddish-brown masses of several sizes, the average being that of a walnut. These beads hardened like droplets are then collected after two weeks. Myrrh is said to be of good quality if it comes in small, irregularly shaped pieces, the surface is rough and powdery, the pieces are brittle and have white nail like markings when broken. The chemical constituents are volatile oil, resin myrrhine, gum, ash, salts, sulphates, benzoates, malates and acetates of potash. Resinous materials like frankincense and myrrh are used either to make essential oil or resin absolute. The oil is extracted by steam distillation and the absolute by alcohol extraction. MYRRH IN FRAGRANCES The note of myrrh is best used in oriental fragrances and complements well, with some obscurity, the bright and cheerful characteristics of the oriental ambience.
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