I wasn't sure about the Classic Myrrh when I first sprayed it on, and then a couple of minutes in, and I fell in love with it. It's one of those fragrances that you sniff, and think to yourself, 'This reminds me of something', but that something seems to remain just on the border of being discovered.It's almost cathedral like, but also, it could be an antique shop that's been burning incense. I think the fleeting glimpse of violet, lightens it in the middle. The guaiac wood, patchouli, cictus and vetiver, give the impression of an old wooden cabinet that's been lovingly polished and cared for, for centuries, again, in an atmosphere of incense being burnt. I really like this one.
Honesty and no frills seem to be the key words to read Von Eusersdorff's creations and Classic Myrrh completely fits this bill.
More about cedar and incense, than exactly myrrh, CM has a strong deja-vu vibe but feels, somewhat, more reassuring than boring. Smells more like antiques than churchy and in this context, it speaks of childhood memories, of grandma's personal drawers and the first days of autumn when everything is rust colored. There's a nice violet-incense accord that made me think about a gentler version of Maria Candida Gentile's Exultat. Dry, sort of austere yet somewhat warm and comfortable. Intensely woody yet not as harsh and screechy as most of the fragrances in the same vein. Easy to wear, solid and definitely recommended. An extremely nice masculine and a mandatory check for any frankincense aficionado.