AMBERY (ORIENTAL)

Type
Natural raw material
Parts used
Resin otbained by exudation
Extraction method
Steam distillation

Warm, ambery, aromatic, moss, resinous.

A warm, balsamic base note, particularly popular in ambery accords. Its sensual, distinctive aroma recalls notes of warm benzoin, frankincense and moss. Unexpectedly sweet facets may also be revealed.

Production

Myrrh trees grow in the dry regions of Northeast Africa and the Arabian peninsula. Myrrh is obtained through natural or man-made exudation of the tree's bark. The thick, white liquid that's collected turns brown with oxidation and is then steam-distilled to obtain its essence.
Origin
United arab emirates, egypt, oman, saudi arabia, yemen
Iconic perfume
Caron
PARFUM SACRÉ

The original formula dates from 1981, and offers a hot-cold between myrrh and pepper. This resin, with its warm smell of liquorice, is adorned with musk and warms up a floral heart where two queens of flowers rub shoulders: an absolute of jasmine and an exceptional rose essence.

AMBERY (ORIENTAL) / FLORAL

History

Myrrh's history is as old as its counterpart frankincense. Egyptians used it to make kyphi and as part of the embalming process. In the bible, myrrh was famously one of the presents brought to baby Jesus by the Three Wise Men. In Greek culture it was used to flavor drinks and is also associated with a specific legend. Myrrha was cursed by the Gorgons into having an incestuous relationship with her father, Cinyras, the King of Cyprus. As a result she was turned into a myrrh tree and when the bark split her son Adonis was born.
In addition to perfumery, myrrh's essential oil is used medicinally for the mouth and skin, and is also used to create liqueurs like Benedictine.

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