Peruvian Myrrh-Styrax weberbaueri- A rare and unusual Incense material-Ughohwowyah-Sustainable Harvest

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Peruvian “Myrrh” Styrax weberbaueri-Peru

This resin is not really a true Myrrh since there are no Myrrh or Commiphora trees of any kind in the Americas. However, the colloquial name of Peruvian Myrrh for Styrax weberbaueri resin has become accepted in the world of e-commerce.

Completely unrelated to Commiphora Myrrha, one recognizes the motivation for naming this …

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Peruvian “Myrrh” Styrax weberbaueri-Peru

This resin is not really a true Myrrh since there are no Myrrh or Commiphora trees of any kind in the Americas. However, the colloquial name of Peruvian Myrrh for Styrax weberbaueri resin has become accepted in the world of e-commerce.

Completely unrelated to Commiphora Myrrha, one recognizes the motivation for naming this resin “Myrrh” when it is burned as an incense.

It opens with a bitterness reminiscent of true Myrrh, but the resemblance ends there.

I call this resin Ughohwowyah.

On the coal it opens with an almost unpleasant bitter smell, makes me go Ugh. Then, immediately after this unusual opening, something changes and there is an involuntary “Oh, (As in “Oh, I didn’t expect this”), which leads to an immediate Wow! Then, really, all one can say is Yah!
Hence the name Ughohwowyah.

The fragrance of this resin on the coal is extremely complex! After the fleeting Myrrhish bitterness, the fragrance of this resin blossoms into the vanilla sweetness of Benzoin Siam, with a hint of the Styrax from liquidambar styractiflua. Along come cinnamon and Allspice with citrus, caramel and Amber and then, they are all wrapped up in an air of distant lands that reminds me of the fragrant markets of Madagascar.

This is a very complex and exotic smelling resin!! Very unusual!

Little is known about this tree and resin, its local medicinal and cultural uses, except that it is harvested sustainably in the Piura region of Peru. I will update this listing with information as I learn more.

In the meantime, let us welcome Ughohwowyah and appreciate the wonderful aromatic qualities it has to share with us.

Dan

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Peruvian Myrrh, Styrax Weberbaueri

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  1. Zion Runte

    Zion Runte

    Amazing resin as always. I will only buy my resin here

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  2. Asia Sauer

    Asia Sauer

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  3. Barbara White

    Barbara White

    Fantastic incense. Fantastic seller. Very fast shipping. Fantastic service. Many, many Thanks!!!!

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  4. Rubie Keeling

    Rubie Keeling

    As always stellar quality from Apothecary's Garden! Expectations from this shop are high but always met or exceeded. It does indeed have a bitter opening, but don't let that deter you, as it passes quickly then unfolds into an enchanting and lovely olfactory journey! I'll be ordering more of this one soon.

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    Leonie Walker

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  6. Leonor Schamberger

    Leonor Schamberger

    I loved it so much I burned it in one day. Took me back to my time in Peru.

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  7. Golden Mueller

    Golden Mueller

    Awesome service ~ and plan to be met with an pleasant experience upon opening your box and and olfactory sensation upon using !

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  8. Sarah Kshlerin

    Sarah Kshlerin

    Based on the description, I didn’t know what to expect. I never did get the “ugh” I was bracing myself for – this smells like carmelized brown sugar to me, creme brûlée, and honestly… a little bit of baked pumpkin. Definitely saying “wow ya” to this one and look forward to experimenting with it in blends.

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  9. Janick Kub

    Janick Kub

    Omg, I love, love, love this one. The scent is much better than expected. I just held a piece in my hand for a few seconds, and now my hand smells like beautiful perfume. What a precious product.

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  10. Krystina Bernhard

    Krystina Bernhard

    This will be a reoccurring purchase for me. This Peruvian Myrrh is grounding and so soothing. Always nice to shop at Apothecary’s Garden. Dan has vast knowledge on the subject of gums and resins and is generous to share. I’ve learned so much from his blog – and even from his well-written item descriptions.

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    Cynthia Murazik

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    Bruce Kautzer

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  13. Kaycee Gottlieb

    Kaycee Gottlieb

    Une résine à l'odeur magnifique.

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  14. Marcelle Dach

    Marcelle Dach

    très bien et envoyé très rapidement, merci

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  15. Marcelle Dach

    Marcelle Dach

    Envoyé très rapidement. Parfum très agréable, merci

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  16. Bruce Kautzer

    Bruce Kautzer

    Surprising once past the initial impression 😮 great discovery 👍thanks

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  17. Ressie Gaylord

    Ressie Gaylord

    I love peruvian myrrh. This truly is a very unique resin. Nothing like the Commiphora type myrrhs at all. Simply super.

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  18. Shanel Kuvalis

    Shanel Kuvalis

    interesting stuff here. eager to see how it works in blends.

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  19. Santiago Anderson

    Santiago Anderson

    Excellent products and extremely fast service

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  20. Janice Bergstrom

    Janice Bergstrom

    Great myrrh! Beautiful sweet smell.

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  21. Laurine Bergnaum

    Laurine Bergnaum

    Outstanding, high quality and thoughtfully packed. Thank you

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  22. Jacquelyn Prohaska

    Jacquelyn Prohaska

    I dont buy anywhere else!

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  23. Aiyana Welch

    Aiyana Welch

    Great quality. Very fresh, definitely a product to reorder.

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  24. Aiyana Welch

    Aiyana Welch

    Excellent quality.visual description clear. Ready to order more.!

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  25. Armando Kessler

    Armando Kessler

    It smells bright and sunny 🔆 after the initial Myrrh-like scent.

    I like to call it Peruvian Gold if I could rename it. 🙂

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  26. Hosea Reilly

    Hosea Reilly

    Love them, they empower me everyday! thank you!

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  27. Landen Kerluke

    Landen Kerluke

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  28. Florencio Cronin

    Florencio Cronin

    Excellent resin and quick shipping

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  29. Lisette Borer

    Lisette Borer

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  30. Audrey Ziemann

    Audrey Ziemann

    I understand why it is not an obvious winner to everybody, but this is one of my favorite resins so far. The unfurling of notes is quite surprising as it starts with a charred note when you would expect a resin to keep such note for the end. Absolutely delightful notes of honey and burned caramel. Long lasting fragrance. Amazing soothing effect for the limbic system and ENT region.

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  31. Pasquale Sipes

    Pasquale Sipes

    wow, this Peruvian Myrrh Styrax blew my mind! such a clear grounding smoke, Saturn in Air sign vibes, calms the mental and helps for prolonged periods of work.

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  32. Ashtyn O'Conner

    Ashtyn O’Conner

    Just what I needed! Lovely shop, thank you!

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  33. Marisa Buckridge

    Marisa Buckridge

    My second purchase of this unique and rare resin. Great quality.

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  34. Aylin West

    Aylin West

    NAILED IT AGAIN DAN …..YOU THE BEST

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  35. Jordy Langosh

    Jordy Langosh

    Gorgeous scent! Packaged carefully, shipped quickly. Great shop!

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  38. Clarabelle Oberbrunner

    Clarabelle Oberbrunner

    Wow! This is one exotic smelling incense resin. It starts off on the incense heater with a bitter, earthy, slightly nutty aroma, but then transitions into a sweet, buttery, almost maple syrup type scent. The full scent smells a lot like fresh waffles with maple syrup! What a beautiful natural gourmand type scent. This would pair well with spices like cinnamon and nutmeg as well as vanilla or benzoin, or perhaps a nice complement to the caramel/toffee scent of opopanax. What a fun one this resin will be in exploring complementary scents! You've got to try this resin…truly unique! Much love to Dan for finding this gem…had never even heard of this resin before seeing it listed here. Resin geeks, rejoice! 🤓

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