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Aged Myrrh (5 years) on scent strip

100% Myrrh e.o. aged 5 years - smelled on a scent strip

Warm, but not at all vanilla sweet. More dry neutral.
This myrrh - like most myrrh`s posses a anise facet - hence the "lightly sweet."

This myrrh isn`t harsh in any way, and has a powdery texture on the nose making it easy to inhale.
A powdery texture, and anise/sued type warmth.

Although this myrrh does not posses any harsh scent profiles,
it is still a very "serious," resin.

Beneath its agreeable surface registers a deep, medicinal, fungal, mineral core.

Beneath the anise, lay a dry fungal and very definitely medicinal scent profile.
It`s the dry fungal/antiseptic/mineral type scent one immediately recognizes at traditional Chinese Medicine shops.
The places where dried mushroom and various other traditional goods are sold.

But not overly medicinal!
This myrrh is much "rounder," than other myrrhs I`ve used.
It has fewer grapefruit top notes, and far far fewer overly harsh mushroom/medicinal notes.
When it merges with the skin, it looses the anise and instead, replaces sweetness with a hardwood and stone scent.

If anything, what makes this myrrh unique is this "wet stone," scent.
Not exactly "wet," but imagine taking a stone, placing it in water, then drying it off...and placing your nose to the stone.
This "once wet," stone scent is at the core of what makes this myrrh invaluable to me.

How could I do this myrrh justice? What`s a good match for this scent profile,
like labdanum, or carrot seed - it hardly belongs to any one`s so understated,
yet extremely complex.

Perhaps just trying to combining it with frankincense?
Or rose? unsure... very unsure...
Like Agarwood, this myrrh could very easily loose something when combined with other oils or absolutes?
I wonder if there are oils or molecules I could use to emphasize certain aspects within this myrrh?

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Aged Myrrh (5 years) on scent strip


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