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Sacred Resins: Frankincense and Myrrh

Leather
Woody
Notesamber frankincense incense myrrh

With this selection we invite you into the solemn world of sacred resins: myrrh and frankincense. Used in spiritual practices since the ancient kingdoms of Egypt and later the gifts chosen by the Magi kings these materials get interpreted by perfumers in 2 quite distinct ways. They either refer to the ancient origins of the resins and try to create woody oriental perfumes reminiscent of hot and dry air of sub Saharan Africa, or they reference Christianity and create “churchy” incensy perfumes. We covered all styles in the selection.

The pack also includes specimens of myrrh and frankincense so you can admire the beauty of the materials on their own before smelling them as part of a formula.

The pack contains 9 x 1 ml samples:

  1. Osang by Mendittorosafor a frankincense and myrrh mix try
  2. Oliban by Phaedon ParisFantastic frankincense
  3. Camel by ZoologistSmell the air of an oriental Bazaar
  4. Myrrhiad by Pierre Guillaume Black CollectionApproachable myrrh without the animalic part
  5. Autoportrait by Olfactive Studiofor frankincense try
  6. Marlowe by Jardins d’ÉcrivainsTry for myrrh's potential as a leather nuance
  7. PG22 Djhenné by Pierre Guillaume - Parfumerie Généralefor myrrh try
  8. +Myrrh resin / Reference material
  9. +Frankincense resin / Reference material

Read more about why these perfumes are the best to illustate the theme in the "Myrrh, frankincense and incense" editor pick.

This sample pack is available as a standalone product and also was part of our year long subscription service.

Notesamber frankincense incense myrrh

With this selection we invite you into the solemn world of sacred resins: myrrh and frankincense. Used in spiritual practices since the ancient kingdoms of Egypt and later the gifts chosen by the Magi kings these materials get interpreted by perfumers in 2 quite distinct ways. They either refer to the ancient origins of the resins and try to create woody oriental perfumes reminiscent of hot and dry air of sub Saharan Africa, or they reference Christianity and create “churchy” incensy perfumes. We covered all styles in the selection.

The pack also includes specimens of myrrh and frankincense so you can admire the beauty of the materials on their own before smelling them as part of a formula.

The pack contains 9 x 1 ml samples:

  1. Osang by Mendittorosafor a frankincense and myrrh mix try
  2. Oliban by Phaedon ParisFantastic frankincense
  3. Camel by ZoologistSmell the air of an oriental Bazaar
  4. Myrrhiad by Pierre Guillaume Black CollectionApproachable myrrh without the animalic part
  5. Autoportrait by Olfactive Studiofor frankincense try
  6. Marlowe by Jardins d’ÉcrivainsTry for myrrh's potential as a leather nuance
  7. PG22 Djhenné by Pierre Guillaume - Parfumerie Généralefor myrrh try
  8. +Myrrh resin / Reference material
  9. +Frankincense resin / Reference material

Read more about why these perfumes are the best to illustate the theme in the "Myrrh, frankincense and incense" editor pick.

This sample pack is available as a standalone product and also was part of our year long subscription service.

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