...of Byzantium-era olfactory inspiration, marrying incense and resin notes to elevate and inspire. This precision, hand-blended eau de toilette bestows abundant mystique when applied liberally all over the body everyday...
In our contemplation and formulation of Mystra we sought to arrive at an olfactory interpretation of this ancient Greek, mountain-top city.
Mystra is an Eau de Toilette, and is $140AUD for 100 ml (about $109USD). The label lists fragrance notes of labdanum, frankincense and mastic. (via Aesop's website)
Sounds great. Probably again won't be available here, sigh.
Marrakech never did show up here, did it? I wonder why, since the skincare line is imported to the US.
Mastic? Isn't that a kind of glue?
It is a plant resin, but for all I know it is used to make glue also!
Listed in notes for Hermes Jardin en Medit., and Escentric 01 by Escentric Molecules, among others.
Don't know about glue…but mastic is used in Turkish cooking…everything from sweets to liqueurs to savory dishes. I had to find it for a chicken dish last Christmas…very fragrant. K
I discovered my love of Mastix last year in Greek. Any kiosk sells Mastix chewing gum there… A kind of 'orthodox-ecclesiastical' taste, weird and wonderful. I want to try this! I love resins. The shrub – cistus – Labdanum is collected from grow everywhere in Greece. So this scent might in the ideal case recollect all my holiday memories there…
Kevin talks about mastic re: Encens Flamboyant, also: