The cashmere on bare skin sensation of Flower by Kenzo is likewise due to a touch of opoponax as well as plush musks and vanilla. The Opoponax could be described as fresh, uplifting, crisp, balsamic, airy and sweet, a classic in mens … What makes myrrh and opoponax similar is the challenge they present to perfumers. Myrrh VS Styrax VS Frankincense VS Opoponax. It smelled of aged scotch, mahogany shavings and bitter caramel, but it was also velvety and powdery.

If you haven't already, I definitely recommend buying the resins and burning them yourself. sort of like the animal note in SL cedre. May 31, 2012 at 8:03am Reply. Btw I recently saw several Cartiers — 100 ml bottles of Must, Must for Men, Eau De Cartier and Declaration — for sale at TJ Maax.

, The synthetic perfume materials are supposed to enhance and support the use of natural raw materials, not to replace them, nor in any way to beat them off the market. BaV is a voluptuous one but I have yet to find anyone who finds it too much and whose nose is not very intrigued by how different it is from other lush ones. Opopanax (Sweet Myrrh) Essential Oil Commiphora guidotti.

June 5, 2012 at 5:36am Reply, Victoria: Thank you! May 31, 2012 at 11:43am Reply, Victoria: Ok, you’re an opoponax lover, as I recall, so another vote of confidence for Les Nereides makes me want to test it even more. A few hours later, I can smell a very faint fruity-citrusy note. Opoponax and Myrrh. I just tried a crude version of the experiment you described on scent strips, and compared a duo of my jasmine blend and Hedione with the jasmine blend on it’s own. Both resinous, but frankincense smells more fresh to me, and myrrh a bit darker and spiced. I didn’t try it on skin, though.

I mostly wear it in the summer and never fail to get compliments that ALWAYS include “WHAT is your perfume!!!???”.

The synthetic chemicals present a certain challenge to nature, and the perfumer can assist nature in her fight by utilizing the synthetic materials to the advantage of the natural raw materials. Victoria: You know, my reaction to hedione was identical to yours. It really gives the fragrance a special quality. In this post, you will find a complete list of essential oils and for each oil, a list of potential substitutes for that oil based on aroma and therapeutic actions.

November 11, 2020 at 12:20am, Scented Trail Through the Art Institute of Chicago,, The Art of Scent 1889-2012 : The Museum of Arts and Design Exhibit →, 7 Discoveries from 12 Years of Bois de Jasmin, Danilo Kiš’s The Encyclopedia of the Dead, Ukrainian Borscht Poltava Style : My Family Borshch Recipe, Stained Glass and Light : Postcard from Brussels. We discourage herd preference and behavior, fragrance influencers, and negativity towards others. May 31, 2012 at 8:54am Reply, rosarita: I love the Les Nereides scent, it’s one of my favorites that features opoponax, along with Shalimar.! One of my favorite notes. The powdery, but luminous note that gives this Guerlain classic such a special velvety impression is opoponax. Of course, when the names appear as notes in a perfume, they could be anything, including some synthetic ambery material without any relation to the true substances. May 31, 2012 at 4:24pm Reply, Nina Z: Great post!

Directly out of the bottle on a test strip, I smell nothing. Opoponax is light ambery and fuzzy, myrrh is more incensy and bitter. May 31, 2012 at 4:52pm Reply, Andy: Thank you—I will continue to smell it every day, so that hopefully I can sharpen my sense to recognize it more easily. Don't subscribe Opoponax is sometimes called the sweet myrrh, because both myrrh and opoponax are derived from the bark of the Commiphora species (in case of opoponax from Commiphora opoponax/Commiphora erythraea). Don't think I have any frankincense right now, but I did before for burner purposes. I’ve got an old bottle of Les Nereides Opopanox that I use as baseline reference. As it lingers on my skin for hours after the cool citrus accents vanish, its warmth comforts me. Of course, when the names appear as notes in a perfume, they could be anything, including some synthetic ambery material without any relation to the true substances. Commiphora (Myrrh and Opoponax) Other Resins Specials Butters, Salves, Serums and Soaps Frankinscense Powders and Extracts My Books & Related Products Burners Incense Aromatherapy Products including Frankincense Essential Oils Hydrosols & Infusions Courses Commiphora (Myrrh and Opoponax) Myrrh-Commiphora myrrha-from The “Ogaden,” a Somali region in Ethiopia $12.00 - $66.00 … Suzanna: Wonderful article, V.! May 31, 2012 at 4:31pm Reply, bluegardenia: i adore eau lente as well. Be respectful, inclusive, avoid hostile comments, and don't cause needless drama. I recently got some Hedione to play around with in blends. I love all of these dark, opaque resins. I was rather disappointed when I got the sample, it sounded so wonderful, I ordered it anyway thinking it was one of those ingredients that aren’t so great on their own but might be great in a blend(it is ok in a blend). In Aftelier Secret Garden, the opoponax and incense wrap the honeyed petals of jasmine and rose to create a suede-like effect. I figured from my smelling that it added more of an effect to blends than an actual scent. That’s good to know, especially since I was hoping to get a back up for my almost finished bottle of Eau Lente.

Distilled: Spring2012. May 31, 2012 at 6:47pm Reply, Victoria: Lucky me to have all of you, with whom I can share thoughts about these fragrant topics. In Must de Cartier, the drydown is much more animalic and lusty, with the opoponax teasing the sweetness out of civet and musk. But an interesting thing is that after you smell it enough, you begin to recognize it even when there is just a tiny amount in the formula.

Try playing with it in your blends and try making two formulas–jasmine and jasmine + 10% hedione. If you know a little more about this, I would love to know. “In the novel Against the Day by Thomas Pynchon, the child mobster “Plug” Loafsley runs a club that smells strongly of opopanax, vervain, and bodily ejecta.”, ddoes anyone think that this might have been the inspiration behind Secretions Magnifiques?


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