Myrrh is a tree resin cherished in perfumery for its rich, warm, slightly sweet, medicinal, and earthy aroma. 

This ancient resin note comes from the Commiphora myrrha tree, primarily found in the Horn of Africa and the Arabian Peninsula.

Fragrance Pyramid

Myrrh is typically used as a Base Note, lending a warm, rich, and slightly medicinal quality.

Scent Summary

  • Warm
  • Slightly Sweet
  • Earthy
  • Rich
  • Medicinal

What Does Myrrh Smell Like?

Myrrh in perfumery emits a rich, balsamic scent with smoky, woody undertones and a touch of sweetness. Its complex, exotic aroma imparts depth and a sense of ancient mystique to fragrances.

I love the deep, resinous character that myrrh adds to fragrances that is both comforting and intriguing, perfect for adding a sense of depth and mystery to winter fragrances.

Complementing Notes

Myrrh’s rich, earthy nature pairs well with various notes.

  • Frankincense: For a spiritual, resinous harmony.
  • Patchouli: Adding an earthy, deep touch.
  • Vanilla: For a sweet, creamy contrast.
  • Sandalwood: Enhancing with a smooth, woody depth.
  • Cinnamon: Creating a warm, spicy kick.
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