An ingredient that creates absolutely magical compositions and is famously similar to Frankincense in many aspects; is yet another ancient classic, that was gifted to Baby Jesus by the visiting Three Kings. Moreover, Myrrh similar to Frankincense is an aromatic tree resin, and has been regarded as a precious ingredient, even with a higher value than gold at times!
Myrrh has mesmerised its fans with its different uses throughout history, from indulgent perfumes creations to incense, and even for medicinal purposes. Its scent too unveils its multi-facets: warm, balsamic, aromatically spicy, radiant, and sensual; a dose of Myrrh in your fragrance composition will develop the fragrant liquid into an opulent, luminous potion with oriental characteristics, and mysterious, enchanting darkness.
A name that derives from the Hebrew words, ‘Murr’ or ‘Maror’, and ‘Murra’ or ‘Myrrha’ from Latin, all translates to “warm & bitter”; it undeniably outlines the resinous, warm, aromatic and slightly medicinal scent of Myrrh.
Throughout ancient cultures, it had great importance as one of the first gum-resins mentioned in history. Egyptians even used it in their perfumes and cosmetics. It was actually one of the components of Kyphi, the first perfume ever created, that was used to fumigate the temples. Ancient Egyptians also used the resin and its oil for domestic and religious purposes, such as burning over hot coals, before and during religious ceremonies, which was believed to release mysterious and spiritual presences.
For thousands of years, Ethiopia used myrrh for aromatherapy, due to its meditative quality. For instance, as a carrier oil, when blended with citrus oils, it would help to produce a more uplifting aroma, which would promote inspiration and emotional insight.
Travelling over continents, Myrrh was similarly and fondly used in medicine, in ancient China as a natural remedy. Till today, it remains a large part of traditional chinese medicine, and even modern medical professionals have a growing interest in using Myrrh to treat other medical issues.
As a powerful antioxidant, its health benefits include controlling blood sugar and heart rates, stimulating the immune system, and treating heart conditions; whilst also having anti-cancerous, anti-bacterial, and anti-fungal benefits. Moreover, due to its antiseptic properties, it is commonly used in mouthwashes and toothpaste.
In addition, this precious resin even provides effective treatment for skin health and relaxation, justifying that the benefits of this enigmatic essential oil are endless, and continuously grow!
The ole-gum resin is extracted from the True Myrrh tree (Commiphora Myrrha), native to Arabia, Somalia, Oman, Yemen, and Ethiopia.
Commonly found growing in most desert areas, in order to obtain the resin from the tree, small incisions are made, from which the tree oozes small droplets of sap. After one to two weeks, the bead-like, yellow-brown sap solidifies on the tree before being collected and steam-distilled to produce the myrrh essential oil that every perfumer fights to get their hands on!
With iconic perfumes consistently using Myrrh within their compositions, such as Epic Man by Amouage, Myrrhe Imperiale by Armani Prive, Bois d’Argent by Dior, Myrre et Délires by Guerlain; we physically don’t have enough fingers to count them all… so why not take the plunge, and dare to experiment with Myrrh in your custom perfume too!
Our first recommendation creates a traditional oriental structure, with a mischievous and hypnotic twist; our MAGNETIC MYRRH perfume and the scent of AMBER AFFAIR. A fusion of warmly intoxicating, elegant, addictively sensual, and fresh, green accords, with pleasantly surprising hints of liquorice and anise. A perfume so exotic, so magically powerful, that we recommend saving it for your later evenings!
For those seeking a more charming, charismatic, woody fragrance, then the elixir of MAGNETIC MYRRH and our CEDAR CAVIAR fragrance is exactly what you need. Opulent, avant-garde, distinctive, voluminous, and broad in its structure; the bitterness from the hinting dark chocolate, in effortless symmetry with the suave, soft wood, alongside the sweet liquorice character, and comforting green freshness, creates a perfect perfume for your everyday. A few sprays onto your skin, and you’ll be leaving a fragrant trace wherever you go!
Lastly. we recommend the mix of MAGNETIC MYRRH with the scent of ORANGE BLOSSOM. A mix that will create a unique, fresh, alluring modern cologne, perfect once again for everyday use. Showcasing the virtuous orange blossom, with cooling green accords and rejuvenating balsamic and anise undertones, this perfume is definitely not for the conservative! Be bold, be fearless, and enjoy the fusing radiance of the ingredients on your skin!