Commiphora Erythraea-Scented Myrrh- Bisabol Myrrh-Hagar-Somalia-Aphrodite’s Myrrh

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Commiphora Erthraea, sustainable harvest, Somalia-Hagar. Bisabol Myrrh

Commiphora Erythraea is often confused with Commiphora Guidotti, known as Opoponax in the West. Though they are closely related trees, their scent profile is quite different and each stands out as a unique resin with a signature scent of its own.

While Commiphora Guidotti lends a fresh, vibrant …

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Commiphora Erthraea, sustainable harvest, Somalia-Hagar. Bisabol Myrrh

Commiphora Erythraea is often confused with Commiphora Guidotti, known as Opoponax in the West. Though they are closely related trees, their scent profile is quite different and each stands out as a unique resin with a signature scent of its own.

While Commiphora Guidotti lends a fresh, vibrant top note to aromatic blends, C. Erythrea has a deep, sensuous, nature that has no corners or sharp edges to it. It is darker in colour than its sister both visually and aromatically. Though all Commiphora or Myrrh species are ruled by the Moon astrologically, the fragrance of C. Erythraea reminds me of the ocean and Aphrodite, whose name means “Risen from the froth of the sea”. I call this Myrrh the Goddess resin and Aphrodite’s Myrrh.

On the coal it draws one in to inhale it over and over again, finding new nuances that reveal themselves to the nose. It has a sweet Myrrh-like heart wrapped in soft green notes. Devoid of Myrrh’s usual bitterness, Hagar reveals layers of herbs, honey, ancient souks and mosques. It delivers sweet woods draped with licorice, notes of caramel perfumed Artemesia and the ocean. This is an exotic and bewitching incense resin on different levels.

Even when spent on the coal and down to black burning gum, this resin surprisingly does not deliver the harsh charred odour that most types of Frankincense and Myrrh give us with their last gasps. Commiphora Erythrea is a joy till the very end and compels me to compulsively burn more and more of it.

Currently, there are conflicting theories in the Botanical community about the names of 3 Commiphora trees.
While British botanist Gillet catalogues Commiphora Erythrea, C. Holziana and C. Kataf as distinct species, others claim they are one and the same plant showing minor variations in leaf, flower and fruit due to different growing regions and not distinct species.
However, from an aromatic perspective, one discovers a consistent and marked difference in the aroma of the resin from each of these 3 trees. From a fragrance perspective, there is no room for confusion.

I plan to distill the essential oil of this rare resin and anticipate a rich multilayered profile and a unique perfume ingredient.

Locally called Hagar, C. Erythrea is used in Somali culture as incense, to treat fungal infections and afflictions of the skin. Recent studies show it contains many powerful antifungal compounds.

Commiphora Erythrea is ruled Astrologically by the Moon as are its sisters C. Myrrha and C. Guidotti, C. Kataf and C. Holziana. While Myrrh has an affinity with the sign of Cancer, I have a feeling deep mysterious and erotic Scorpio may have a resonance with this fragrant one.

To clarify terminology, in olden times, Myrrh was referred to as Heerabol Myrrh and C. Erythraea, C. Kataf, C. Guidotti, C. Kua and C. Holziana were referred to as Bisabol Myrrh. Bisabol Myrrh is also called Sweet Myrrh and Scented Myrrh.

Dan

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Bisabol Myrrh, Commiphora Erythrea, Hagar

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  7. Aditya Mante

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    This is THE myrrh. Absolutely stunning scent profile, sweet, creamy, exotic, deep. The most beautiful and enchanting myrrh I have ever encountered.

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  8. Lesly Predovic

    Lesly Predovic

    Wow. This myrrh is really something special and precious. It has a very mild, not too earthy, and "perfume-y" scent with woody notes. Get it right: it has "that myrrh scent" – but in a delightfully powdery version. I can clearly see how good this myrrh would act as a base for Kyphi; it is that woody, powdery and slightly sweet, you´d think that you accidentally reached for the wrong box and grabbed a lump of Kyphi instead.

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    Perfectly gorgeous Myrrh, it will last me a long time and is very therapeutic.

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  10. Clarabelle Oberbrunner

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    I sometimes find the typical Opopanax resin (C. Guidotti) to be overpowering in its bold, sweet aroma, but this myrrh is just a perfect balance of sweetness and earthy spice. It has more depth and character than the typical sweet myrrh you come across everywhere else. Love it!

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    Lucy Murphy

    Excellent as always, gratitude blessings!

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    Else Tillman

    Not too sweet, and not too dry like myrrh. Perfectly balanced.

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    Sarah Kshlerin

    I had never encountered this type of myrrh before… this is in a completely different scent category to me. It’s so smooth that one Santana song popped into my head… you think I’m joking but it’s true.

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    Mariah Mayert

    This resin is superb. And so fresh.

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    Apothecary's Garden is always a great place to find rare resins, essential oils, and so much more. Thank you Dan!

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  18. Rosalee Bernhard

    Rosalee Bernhard

    So lovely. One of my favourite myrrhs.

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  19. Teresa Goyette

    Teresa Goyette

    Such an enigmatic, and complex scent! My house smells like an Egyptian temple when I burn this one.

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  20. Asia Balistreri

    Asia Balistreri

    No ordinary myrrh, this one! Beautifully dark and complex, from sharp and savoury to treacly and plummy…this has to be smelled to be believed! Love it so much, thank you.

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  21. Leda Williamson

    Leda Williamson

    You will probably say to yourself, having smelled some essential oil or resinoid before this real piece of opoponax, something to the effect of, "Oh, THAT'S opoponax," after enjoying this. It's rad. Somewhat quick burning, so perhaps acquire more than usual if your fingers are heavy over the coal.

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    Very nice, I need more of this too 🙂

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    Nice resin, thanks very much!

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    Zoila Lindgren

    The bag I got of this is incredibly fresh. Soft, tender chunks. Variable in color with some clearish bits on the multi-hued darker pieces and aromatic on the coal.

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    one of my July invoices had not arrived for months. When can l have it ? l asked the seller four times. l get four promise dates with four disappointment. l go to the post office today and have my fourth disappointed. When can l get my late late package ?

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    This has a very pleasant sweet aroma when burned.

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    A big THANK YOU to Dan and AG for giving us the opportunity to procure the finest, highest quality, rare and exotic medicinal plant products that mother nature has to
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    Best smelling myrrh I've had. Planned on using it for an oil varnish but it smells so good I may run out before the spring!

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    Excellent myrrh. Very fragrant, complex and relaxing. I think it's becoming one of my favorite resins!

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    Love the packaging and the myrrh looks and smells like great quality!! Thanks

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    can't wait to burn some. very different!

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    This shop provides real quality. The myrrh is amazing and the joint salve really, really works.

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    For me is a scent to get used too, i don't think I ever had a scent like this before, very unique. Thank you!

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    Thanks for your fast shipping and nice quality products. Still trying to get a feel for this scent.

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