Myrrh CO2 - Organic

Commiphora myrrha (T.Nees) Engl.

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The aroma of this exceptional organic Myrrh CO2 select extract is wonderfully warm, sweet-earthy, smooth, dense and rich with a soft leather note; the aroma becomes sweeter in the drydown and has excellent fixative properties.

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Selected size SKU:611-3 - Myrrh CO2 - Organic Sample (1 ml)

Sample 3 grams (0.10 oz)
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The aroma of this exceptional organic Myrrh CO2 select extract is wonderfully warm, sweet-earthy, smooth, dense and rich with a soft leather note; the aroma becomes sweeter in the drydown and has excellent fixative properties. It also has a somewhat deeper and richer aroma, and displays a bit more tenacity, than Myrrh essential oil. Yet even in the presence of heavy florals, it imparts sweetness, depth and mystery.[1]

The significant history of Myrrh dates back thousands of years for its extensive use in topical preparations, perfumery, incense, and ritualistic ceremonies – it is a key element in Kyphi, one of the earliest known perfumes. Robert Tisserand observes: "The myrrh bush must be very hardy to be able to survive in the desert. Myrrh oil is equally strong, equally powerful; at the same time it is very safe to use, and perhaps more than any other aromatic has stood the test of time.”[2] Indeed, while the resinous ‘tears’ of Commiphora myrrha have inspired many a legend, often with themes of comfort and solace, understated Myrrh surprisingly turns up in sensual perfumes and other erotic anointments.

Commiphora resins contain an exceptionally wide array of molecules, from the most volatile aromatic monoterpenes to the weightier sesquiterpene and sesquiterpene lactone compounds – constituents that possess valuable skincare properties. The tranquil aroma of Myrrh is especially valued in meditation blends, dry skin preparations, foot lotions, after-shaves, and facial oils for mature skin.

1 Lawless, Alec. Artisan Perfumery or Being Led by the Nose, 2009, p. 70.

2 Tisserand, Robert. The Art of Aromatherapy, 1977, p. 260.

3 Arctander, Steffen. Perfume and Flavor Materials of Natural Origin, 1960, p. 430.

4 Tisserand, Robert and Rodney Young. Essential Oil Safety, 2nd ed., 2014, p. 357.

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