Hey there Posse, Pierre Guillaume is a very sexy man. I would love to meet him one day. His fragrances make me think he has sweetness, strength of character and subtlety in his own make up. How else could he create these luscious fragrances that quite often sweet me off my olfactric feet. Myrrhiad has had a polarising effect on the scentbloggosphere but I have also been told on more than one occasion that I should try it or that it’s completely me. Why have I hesitated? Who knows but I have a large Myrrhiad decant here and it’s nearly half empty from my constant spritzing over the last couple of days….
Myrrhiad by Huitieme Art Parfums 2011
Myrrhiad by Pierre Guillaume
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Fragrantica gives these featured accords in one line:
Myrrh, leather, black tea, vanilla, licorice
Firstly, I’d like to say how sad I am that the bottles have all gone black. I know I was in the minority but I thought the white bottles lovely. Does this make my original Ambre Ceruleen bottle a collectors item now? The black is very elegant and I’m sure it will not be nearly as polarising as the white but still.
Sweet, warm, dry and lightly tannic. I find this particular gourmand so easy to wear and habitable, Myrrhiad’s sweetness is there in full force but with the tea/leather cutting through my skin throws a delightful rasp and dryness that is unexpected. Really though, on my skin the star is the amber/myrrh and everything else is just there to bolster and fill. I’m surprised that rose and musk are not in the notes given or maybe I’m reading tea/licorice as a spicy & sugared rose but I really do think there are some smoothing musks here. I don’t get laundry as such but a clean and soapy feel without going as far down that track as so many fragrances do these days.
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Wear is about 4-5 hours and though it opens large Myrrhiad quickly tames and becomes a soft aura of sweet amber and lightly leather beautifully blended magic that draws me into the complete warmth of the fragrance without really showing me the tricks or pieces of how it was put together. What I smell is an extremely wearable, even for work, soft and welcoming fragrance, maybe a little bit sexy in the dry down but mainly not-raunchy at all.
Just so you know, this is not a new, boundary pushing fragrance. It’s a lovely, solid, beautiful representation of a dry yet sweet myrrh/amber fragrance. I really love it and am thinking about an FB purchase.
Do you love Pierre Guillaume or any of the Huitieme Art series?
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