Hey there POSSE! Myrrh Casati! About a year ago I was on Surrender To Chance and bought a couple of really big 8ml decants: Grandiflora Madagascan Jasmine and ………
Myrrh Casati by Mona di Orio 2014
Myrrh Casati by Melanie Leroux
Parfumo gives these featured accords:
Peruvian pink pepper, Guatemala cardamom, Saffron, Licorice, Siam benzoin, Somalian myrrh, Somalian frankincense, Indonesian patchouli, Indian cypriol, Paraguayan gaiac wood
The reason I’m bringing this beauty up today is because I had put it in my a pocket within my travel wash bag a while ago with Oliver & Co’s Vaninger. Then completely forgot they were there. So they resurfaced on my India holiday and I wore both but Myrrh Casati seemed to fit the adventure best, second only to miss Dior vintage parfum. I’ve added some of my favourite landscape pics from my recent Indian holiday to get you in the mood.
Spicy, dry spices, walking through the spice markets in India. A melding of heat, dust, humanity and spices. Cardamom! I can smell it plain as day. Saffron and woods. All the resins come together in Myrrh Casati and create a balmy, smoky cushion for the spices to rest on.
The fireworks burn off after about 15-20 minutes and Myrrh Casati softens off to a comfortable, warm, resinous fragrance, only lightly spiced. Totally wearable and beautiful. The woods are present after a while, they smell fresh hewn but dry, no greenness here at all. Woods and resins float over you and around you softly but insistently. Myrrh Casati is calm, like being in a temple on a hill in the morning quiet when there’s just you, the monks and whatever your idea of god is. Incense, woods, lingering balms used for polishing, clean air and an internal conversation.
Inspired by Marchesa Casati, the legendary patron of the arts and muse of eccentricity, known for her extravagant dark fashion and lavish fetes replete with exotic animals, gilded servants, and an infectious waft of incense and mystery that surrounded her.
Myrrh Casati, What were your impressions?
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