“This one is mine”, says my husband, a man that has minimal interest in fragrance. OK – I say “minimal” only in comparison to my obsessive perfume self. Surprisingly, David has decent taste in perfume for a person that “doesn’t like perfume to an obsessive level.” His last couple of perfume purchases that he picked out all by himself were actually good compositions. He’s a food snob. I find that food snobs usually have good tastes in perfume.
“No, it’s mine. You can have it after I’m done with it”, we go back and forth like two rattled children.
Two weeks later, the sample is missing. David tells me that my time with Von Eserdorff Classic Myrrh is up. It’s now in his custody and he will make it tide him over until the line is distributed in the U.S. later this year. I’m told that if my review is not finished then “too bad”. I’m to sniff the wafts off of his skin. Is this fragrance “that good” or have I accidently created a monster in the EauMG lab after all of these years?
Classic Myrrh is dry, turpenous cedar incense. It smells warm and powdery. The opening has a touch of resinous citrus, you know that “citrus” that some resins put off. The heart of Classic Myrrh is a soft, woodsy incense. Classic Myrrh is not abrasive or sharp like so many incense fragrances. The heart and the base of this fragrance are very much similar. The fragrance wears as a linear soft,woodsy, smoky incense fragrance.
Classic Myrrh isn’t very “myrrh-y” which is probably why I like it. So many incense fragrances are abrasive. Is it my favorite incense fragrance? No. Is it an awesome incense fragrance? Yes. Classic Myrrh uses restraint which is admirable when you see the notes listed. Classic Myrrh is something that fits all environments and can be worn at any time. I think my husband made a wise choice with his new favorite “day” fragrance. I asked him why he likes it so. His answer, “My sophisticated opinions are not suitable for the general public’s consumption”. This conceited comment means he can’t tell me why he likes it. He just does.
Notes listed include incense, cedar leaf, petitgrain, guaiacwood, violet, sandalwood, black patchouli, vetiver and cistus.
Incense lovers will want to try Classic Myrrh. Give it a try if you like perfumes like By Kilian Incense Oud, CdG Insense Series Jaisalmer, Heeley Cardinal, Odin 07 Tanoke, and/or 10 Corso Como. Classic Myrrh is unisex.
Projection is average and longevity is above average. I rarely see my husband. I can smell Classic Myrrh on him when he comes home. This is at least 12 hours of wear.
This line will be available in the U.S. this year. It’s currently available at boutiques in Europe. I don’t know how much it will cost in the U.S.
Victoria’s Final EauPINION – A soft, woodsy, dry incense fragrance. I think it’s great and my husband thinks it is even better.
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