Myrrhe by Headspace

Hello Posse Peeps, This bottle of Myrrhe by Headspace was a gift from the boys Nicolas and Enno while we were in Paris in December 2023. You’ll know their other work at Le Galion, Aether. They are working on another big adventure beyond this current edition too. Headspace is their new 2022 brand, and this particular perfume is over 94% ingredients of natural origin.

They have done us all a favor and are releasing the oeuvre in 2.5/30/100ml. This way we can sample, travel and signature scent size. Clever. The 30ml is €95, 100ml €195. While these are not inexpensive. In the current perfume climate of aspirational niche pricing they are refreshingly attainable.

Created by Julien Rasquinet who you’ll know from Creed Royal Oud, Naomi Goodsir Cuir Velours, BDK Tabac Rose and many more.

Myrrhe by Headspace 2022

Myrrhe by Headspace

Headspace gives these featured accords:
Ceylon Cinnamon, Extra Pure Myrrh, Patchouli From Indonesia, Oliban, Cedar

Opening is cold. Coldest cinnamon I ever encountered in fragrance. Like you’ve had your stash hidden in the freezer. It’s such a surprising opening and I wish that arctic blast lasted further into the wear.

Only about two minutes into the Myrrhe by Headspace experience and patchouli and green woodiness make themselves known. We are still cool but more like an early morning spring ramble, dewy and green. The resins, sheer and smooth become players through the heart. I was expecting a much more incense-y ride. It IS incense but also so much else.

Myrrhe Headspace 30ml

Myrrhe by Headspace is classified as a Spicy Oriental. If you think it’s going to end up with a hefty dose of vanilla then you are in for a surprise. The dry down is a light woodsy incense and hints of that weird powdery smell of feral house rodent. The incense is still not burning yet but cold, unburnt and full of nascent smoky zen moments.

I’ve worn Myrrhe by Headspace three times to work so far and every time at least one person has asked me what my fragrance is. While not being a big statement scent it is noticeable and very appreciated. Longevity is pretty good. I think you could wear it to work and still be smelling very nice by the end of the day. Actually, the addition of human body warmth over time gives the whole fragrance even more depth and interest, even though it becomes soft.

Does Myrrhe by Headspace sound like something you might wear?
Portia xx

  • Maggiecat says:

    I love woodsy scents, adore cinnamon, and like incense, so, other than a passing concern about what feral house rodents might smell like, yes I’d definitely try this!

  • alityke says:

    Interesting! Though the “cold” fragrances I’ve tried have not succeeded on me. Even when I should love them from the notes.
    I’ll pop Headspace on my “to try” list when I’ve completed my Brit List

  • Tom says:

    The chilly cinnamon reads wonderful, but not so sure about Myrrh. But I do like that it’s (comparatively) a decent price point. Prices are going from aspirational to loony toons. Unless it’s “Siempre Viva” by Lisle von Rhuman, I don’t think I need $900 50ML perfume

    • Portia says:

      NOW A WARNING?!?

      Tom, I’m finding the cost of fragrance killing a lot of my joy in the hobby lately. What was once a harmless addiction that could be fueled by a fraction of my discretionary spending money has changed, darkened and become something very different. A greedy, yawning maw of spectacularly overpriced clones. It’s like they’ve sucked the fun factor out.
      Sorry, rant over.
      Portia xx

  • Dina C. says:

    I’ll keep this in mind next time I want to smell like a feral house rodent! hysterical giggles Sorry. Clears throat. The cold cinnamon aspect sounds delightful, and I’m always up for woodsy scents.

    • Portia says:

      HA! I feel like once you smell it you might find that option more appealing than it reads DinaC,
      I’m still a bit in awe of how good the cold cinnamon smells. Really new and interesting.
      Portia xx

  • Jennifer S says:

    Hmm. Not familiar with the scent of myrrh I think tho I do like spicy orientals. The whole rodent thing is giving me pause lol! And if more perfumes came in the 30 ml size, which to me is perfect, I’d have way more bottles in my stash. Which could be good. Or bad. In a good way!

    • Portia says:

      HA! Yes, I agree. 30ml is a really generous size for us perfumistas. It’s so rare for us to need more of that in anything bar a few favorites.
      Portia xx

  • Maya says:

    Here I go again. I never heard of Headspace but I do like myrrh so I went to check out Headspace. I want to try Myrrhe but I’m even more interested in Tubereuse Headspace. That could be wonderful. And Santal Headspace, which I may try despite the saffron and hope for a different result. Luckyscent carries the line. Lately I seem to be running around like that “feral house rodent” of yours, though I hope smelling better.

    • Portia says:

      Yeah, I’m very excited to get into the rest of the line Maya.
      HA! We are all on the treadmill. Life just seems to get fuller and fuller.
      You usually smell of some beautiful things so I’m pretty sure you are smelling a LOT better.
      Portia x

  • cinnamon says:

    Hmmm. This sounds very interesting but the opening cold cinnamon threw me for a loop. Since when is cinnamon ever cold? How did they do that? I’m not sure all the cold and roots would work on me but would be happy to give it a try.

    • Portia says:

      Yeah Cinnamon, it’s such an unusual treatment of the note. I found it compelling and happily other.
      As with a lot of the boys work it’s so beautifully blended and poised that the fragrance remains very easy to wear while pushing boundaries.
      Portia x

  • Kathleen says:

    This sounds interesting! I’m not sure what to think of it. Weird powdery smell of feral house rodent! I need to keep Headspace on my radar for sampling if available in the US. xoxo

    • Portia says:

      HA! Kathleen, we have had a very small scale mouse infestation in our apartment. So currently I’m very well versed in the strangely lovely smell of them. We are free of uninvited guests now so I can look on it without the shock and revulsion of their short tenure.
      I’ve got the sample set too so will be getting to the rest of the line ASAP.
      Portia xx

  • Musette says:

    I’m slowly embracing myrrh and this one sounds nearly off the charts different… so… yeah

    The incense, though… I’m not an incense gal…