Huitieme Art Myrrhiad EDP Perfume Review

Huitieme Art Myrrhiad

I’m a quirky one. A few years ago, I decided that I was only going to wear “red juice’¹. I purchased samples of all the perfumes that I could find with a red liquid. this resulted in me having a nice collection of myrrh-centric perfume samples. You can’t tell it because the bottles are beautiful opaque porcelain, but Huitième Art Myrrhiad is a red perfume.

Myrrhiad opens with black licorice candies rolled in powdered sugar. What always surprises me about Myrrhiad is how gourmand it is. It’s a soft, sugary vanilla with a hint of balsamic vanilla bean pod. In the heart, there’s an earthy, steamy cup of warm black tea. Eventually the myrrh peaks through. It’s not the typical resinous, bitter, evergreen-like myrrh. This is a sweet, gummy myrrh that smells like licorice root (like brewed licorice tea). It tries down to an amber vanilla with a doughy, delicious benzoin. During some wears, I notice a faint, soft leather but most of the time I only notice a yummy amber vanilla.

Myrrhiad is a modern take on myrrh. It’s sweet, approachable and wears closely to the skin. It’s a fragrance that’s like a great pair of jeans. I like to throw it on and be on my way. It’s a comfortable, hip fragrance.


Twiggy and tea

Notes listed include myrrh, leather, black tea, vanilla and licorice. Launched in 2011. PERFUMER – Pierre Guillaume

Give Myrrhiad a try if you like cozy gourmands or modern vanillas. Or perfumes like Serge Lutens Un Bois de Vanille, Bvlgari Black, Guerlain Myrrh et Delires, Byredo Gypsy Water, Diptyque Eau Duelle and/or Atelier Cologne Vanille Insensee. If there were body products in this fragrance, I’d be all over them. I’d absolutely love a creamy, dreamy body butter in this delicious scent.

I don’t know it’s just a NYC thing, but I smell Le Labo and Byredo on everyone, everywhere I go. It’s sort of old and played out right now. If you like the vibe of those brands but don’t want to smell so cookie-cutter, try Huitième Art (especially this one).

Projection is below average/soft. Longevity is average

The 1.7 oz retails for $125 at Osswald. 

Victoria’s Final EauPINIONVanilla-scented licorice and a cup of black tea. For a perfume so sweet, I’m surprised by how much I love wearing it. It’s soft, cozy and one of those great “daily” scents.

¹I went through a “purple juice” phase too. And you know what? The perfumes that I wear most frequently are red or purple hued.

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*Sample purchased by me. Product pic from the brand. twiggy and tea from

7 thoughts on “Huitieme Art Myrrhiad EDP Perfume Review

  1. This sounds yummy–I’d have to test before wearing because licorice doesn’t always play well with my chemistry, but you make it sound positively snuggly. ;-

    1. Some licorice perfumes go bitter on me, not bad but not something I feel like putting up with. There are a few licorice perfumes that I love wearing like this one and 1000 Flowers Réglisse Noire. A lot of people like a bitter, herbal licorice, I like those sweeter candy/brewed tea ones.

      Anyway, I think it’s worth sampling especially if you like modern vanilla/ambers.

  2. Not usually the notes I like, but you make it sound so good I have to try it. Ordering a sample from Luckyscent now!

  3. I really enjoyed their Poudre de Riz. It’s hard to find a fragrance that features this note. I will add Myrrhiad to my “to test” list.

    1. Me too! Poudre de Riz was an instant love for me. It was on my to-buy list. I can’t really explain why I haven’t bought a bottle other than I’m easily distracted!

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