The amazingly prolific Pierre Guillaume adds a ninth scent to Huitième Art, a line dedicated to rare natural organic ingredients and original accords based on novel?plant captures??. But this time, instead of pear tree bark or organic Moroccan verbena, he tackles one of the most ancient and sacred aromatic ingredients known to mankind: myrrh.
Myrrh resin is an olfactory world in itself, with bitter, ambery and balsamic facets. Guillaume, who has always had a bent for gourmand notes, amplifies those facets by matching them with a cocktail of vanillas to boost the balsamic effects. The cool burn of licorice draws the blend towards mouth-watering darkness shot with green glints of anise and milky almond plushness.
But the real surprise springs from the splash of black tea absolute that soaks the bittersweet potion with smoky, tarry, almost animalic effects, and turn into a gloriously dark, smooth leather scent.
Myrrhiad conjures the sacred and erotic origins of perfume. Whether you wear it to connect with your inner Wise Man or priestess, or for a seduction ritual, is entirely up to you.