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Megalium

by CARNER
Spicy incense with a drop of rose
Floral
Woody
Top Notescalamu cinnamon cinnamon tree leaves mandarin
Heartbulgarian rose incense nutmeg pimento pepper rose white pepper
Base Notesfrankincense myrrh olibanum resin opoponax styrax
Tags #animalic

Megalium, an ancient fragrance passed down through the ages, from a time when rose water flowed from fountains and balsams perfumed the lavish private lives of the Romans from their bathing rituals to their chambers and boudoirs.

Soft yet spicy notes of cinnamon and calamus blend with a redolent heart of pimiento berry and Bulgarian rose extract, drying down to a dramatic finish of myrrh and frankincense.

Origins of the materials:

Top notes
Royal cinnamon essence from Laos
Cinnamon tree leaves from Sri Lanka
Mandarin extract
Calamus essence from India

Heart notes
Nutmeg essence from Moluccas
Indonesan pimento pepper essence
Indian white pepper absolute
Bulgarian rose extract

Base notes
Olibanum (frankincense) extract from Somalia
Ethiopian myrrh extract
Yemení opoponax extract
Styrax resin

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Scent & Chemistry on Carner's Megalium:

"One of the most amazing perfume launches this year...The spicy oriental ingredient list sounds darker than it actually wears, and that is also due to the nice lift of the musk accord with a significant dose of the potent powdery fruity, woody-ambery shaded Nirvanolide musk and 2% of the red-fruity linear top-note musk Sylkolide, which together curb some aggressiveness of the cinnamon. 'Megalium' is a very beautiful and opulent composition, antique in conception, highly modern in its execution, very long-lasting with a massive silage and great projection: Clean and dirty all at once, cold incense smoke and warm woody-ambers, and most of all cinnamic in every respect. A hell of a perfume!"

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... amazing how much work needs to be done to just put 'cinnamon' in the list of notes and how the aesthtic pyramid differs from technical skeletone of a fragrance.

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The Sniff on Megalium by Carner: "Imagine, if you will, the cityscape of Pompeii. The year is AD 79, a rumbling volcano looms over the city emitting an occasional low growl but, for the moment, it is silent. Plaster and stone buildings stand proud against the hot sun of late summer, casting long shadows. Inside their walls, mosaics and pools reduce the ambient temperature to a more bearable level of warmth during the day, but the nights have started to turn cool."

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Featured in edits and sample packs La Vie en Rose
Top Notescalamu cinnamon cinnamon tree leaves mandarin
Heartbulgarian rose incense nutmeg pimento pepper rose white pepper
Base Notesfrankincense myrrh olibanum resin opoponax styrax
Tags #animalic

Megalium, an ancient fragrance passed down through the ages, from a time when rose water flowed from fountains and balsams perfumed the lavish private lives of the Romans from their bathing rituals to their chambers and boudoirs.

Soft yet spicy notes of cinnamon and calamus blend with a redolent heart of pimiento berry and Bulgarian rose extract, drying down to a dramatic finish of myrrh and frankincense.

Origins of the materials:

Top notes
Royal cinnamon essence from Laos
Cinnamon tree leaves from Sri Lanka
Mandarin extract
Calamus essence from India

Heart notes
Nutmeg essence from Moluccas
Indonesan pimento pepper essence
Indian white pepper absolute
Bulgarian rose extract

Base notes
Olibanum (frankincense) extract from Somalia
Ethiopian myrrh extract
Yemení opoponax extract
Styrax resin

***

Scent & Chemistry on Carner's Megalium:

"One of the most amazing perfume launches this year...The spicy oriental ingredient list sounds darker than it actually wears, and that is also due to the nice lift of the musk accord with a significant dose of the potent powdery fruity, woody-ambery shaded Nirvanolide musk and 2% of the red-fruity linear top-note musk Sylkolide, which together curb some aggressiveness of the cinnamon. 'Megalium' is a very beautiful and opulent composition, antique in conception, highly modern in its execution, very long-lasting with a massive silage and great projection: Clean and dirty all at once, cold incense smoke and warm woody-ambers, and most of all cinnamic in every respect. A hell of a perfume!"

Read the full post

***
... amazing how much work needs to be done to just put 'cinnamon' in the list of notes and how the aesthtic pyramid differs from technical skeletone of a fragrance.

***

The Sniff on Megalium by Carner: "Imagine, if you will, the cityscape of Pompeii. The year is AD 79, a rumbling volcano looms over the city emitting an occasional low growl but, for the moment, it is silent. Plaster and stone buildings stand proud against the hot sun of late summer, casting long shadows. Inside their walls, mosaics and pools reduce the ambient temperature to a more bearable level of warmth during the day, but the nights have started to turn cool."

Read full review

Featured in edits and sample packs La Vie en Rose
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