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Original Collection

X Twist Myrrh £250

  • Chypre
  • Woody

A woody chypre brought to life by rich, resinous myrrh at its base; voluptous floral tuberose, jasmine and magnolia lend a heady, intoxicating edge

INTRODUCTION

Unearthing the true essence of perfume

A voyage into the lost art of Ancient Egyptian perfumery, X denotes the intangible nature of elegance, befitting the subtle range of notes selected and combined here for maximum allure. The X Twists build on this sentiment, invoking joy, surprise and drama with each spritz and creating attachment that once formed, is impossible to break

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Uncover the scent

Over time the fragrance evolves to reveal a trilogy of complementary notes.

Top note

Anise

A herbaceous plant first cultivated in the Middle East, it was brought to Europe for its medicinal value. It has a similar scent to liquorice, fennel and tarragon. Popular in perfumery thanks to its signature spiciness and the rounded depth it brings

Heart note

Peru Balsam

meaning 'fragrant wood' in Greek, Peru balsam comes from the Myroxylon tree and is obtained by resinous secretions from its cut bark. A complex aroma that mingles softness and spice, Peru balsam has notes of cinnamon and vanilla

Base note

Myrrh

In numerous places in the Old Testament, myrrh is mentioned as a rare perfume with intoxicating qualities. Myrrh was originally traded by camel caravans overland from areas of production in southern Arabia to the capital city Petra. From there it was distributed throughout the Mediterranean region

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CRAFTMANSHIP

Traditional methods, reimagined

Top and base notes are reversed in a spectacular display of the perfumer's dexterity and imagination.

Delivery Options

Complimentary gift wrapping

All items will be delivered with our signature Clive Christian packaging.