Category Archives: Myrrh

MEMO Cuirs Nomades Collection

Hey guys, I’ve been backed up for a long time. I have a ton of perfume samples waiting for review. I’m sorry if I haven’t gotten to yours. I’ll do the best I can. I have a lot of samples … Continue reading

Posted in Amber, Benzoin, Birch, Blackcurrant, Cedarwood, Clary Sage, Flouve, Galbanum, Iris, Juniper Berry, Leather, Mate, Musk, Myrrh, Opoponax, Petitgrain, Pink Pepper, Rockrose, Rose, Rosewater, Sage, Sandalwood, Suede, Tolu, Tomato Leaf, Tonka Bean, Vanilla | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

Opium by Yves Saint Laurent

Yves Saint Laurent’s bomb Opium is one of the more controversial perfumes. Years after its release, in 2000, Opium was banned from China because of the opium trade connotations. (That’s interesting stuff: read about the Opium Wars here.) Opium also … Continue reading

Posted in Amber, Balsam, Benzoin, Bergamot, Carnation, Castoreum, Cedarwood, Cinnamon, Clove, Coconut, Coriander, Incense, Jasmine, Labdanum, Muguet, Musk, Myrrh, Opoponax, Oriental, Orris Root, Patchouli, Peach, Plum, Rose, Sandalwood, Vanilla, Vetiver | Tagged , , | 8 Comments

Amouage Gold (Woman)

*Picture from Fragrantica Amouage Gold was the crowning achievement of perfumer Guy Robert, whose counter to perfume conceptualists was that “a fragrance must smell good.” A simple statement in theory, but it’s masterful considering how it cuts through all the … Continue reading

Posted in 80s fragrance, Ambergris, Cedarwood, Civet, Frankincense, Iris, Jasmine, Muguet, Musk, Myrrh, Rose, Sandalwood, Uncategorized | Tagged , | 7 Comments

Sweet Redemption: The End By Kilian

Sweet Redemption By Kilian is the conclusion to By Kilian’s 10-perfume L’Oeuvre Noire collection. It is, characteristic of most of By Kilian’s perfumes, natural smelling, long-lasting, and composed by Calice Becker. Otherwise, it isn’t similar to any of the other … Continue reading

Posted in Benzoin, Incense, Myrrh, Opoponax, Orange Blossom, Vanilla | Tagged , , | 3 Comments

Arabie by Serge Lutens

Arabie is gloriously difficult to categorize. I held off writing this review for a while, because I really didn’t know how to describe it. It is a wry combination of figs and dates, both of which take center stage here, … Continue reading

Posted in Cedarwood, Clove, Coumarin, Cumin, Dates, Figs, Myrrh, Nutmeg, Sandalwood, Spicy | Tagged , , | 3 Comments

Cooper Square by Bond No. 9

Cooper Square was released in September 2010 as an homage to the gentrifying neighborhood that sits between Manhattan’s Bowery and East Village. Containing the notes cognac, juniper berry, lavender, myrrh, olibanum, patchouli, cashmere wood, musk, vetiver, labdanum, and timberwood, Cooper … Continue reading

Posted in Labdanum, Lavender, Leather, Musk, Myrrh, Patchouli, Smoky, Spicy, Woody | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

Cuir Venenum by Parfumerie Generale

Here’s a curveball for the new year… Cuir Venenum, “leather venom” in this fragrance’s high-minded juxtaposed French/Latin title, seems at first to be too provocative a name for this superficially staid fragrance. With distinctive but nonthreatening top notes of cloves … Continue reading

Posted in Cedarwood, Citrus, Clove, Coconut, Green, Honeysuckle, Leather, Musk, Myrrh, Orange Blossom, Violet | Tagged , , | 1 Comment