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Whispered Myths (2017)
by Imaginary Authors

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Whispered Myths information

Year of Launch2017
GenderShared / Unisex
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 15 votes)

People and companies

HouseImaginary Authors
PerfumerJosh Meyer

About Whispered Myths

Whispered Myths is a shared / unisex perfume by Imaginary Authors. The scent was launched in 2017 and the fragrance was created by perfumer Josh Meyer

Whispered Myths fragrance notes

Reviews of Whispered Myths

The opening is a mix of melon and woody sea notes. The smokey oud comes in not too long after the opening and fully takes over, leaving nothing of the interesting opening. Later, it all gives way to the musk. This is not a clean musk. Dirty and animalic musk. This drydown reminds of the musks in Muscs Koublaï Khän or even the opening of Musc Ravageur.

Projection is average but the longevity is quite good, lasts 8-9 hours.
18th March, 2020
Whispered Myths is a whole different kind of scent, it has a lot going on. At a first whiff of the atomizer I'm drawn in by a luscious mix of melon, honey and wood. What I get on my skin (at least right away) is a whole different situation. The opening is quite smokey, and strongly woody, to the point that the sweetness I was looking for is hard to find.

Given an hour or so to warm up on my chest, some of that smokiness drifts away and I get a nice mix of the two halves. Mixing the sweetness of melon with this dark woodiness does a good job of creating that "shipwreck" feel. If I was to wear it again I'd forego spraying my wrists, since those don't seem to warm up as much. I wouldn't be surprised if that smokiness I get is authentic oud, and that things I've smelled before have been smoothed down approximations. Like all things from IA I think this is an interesting piece of fragrance art. Not sure it's for me, but definitely check it out.
05th November, 2019
Wow, got WM in a sample pack awhile back, and now I’m not sure if I ever tried it?!? Found it in the drawer today and used a good amount...and glad I did! It’s real, quality, Oud! It’s easier for me to decipher between real and fake Ouds since I’ve been purchasing a few real Oud oils lately. The cedar and honey aspect really balance out the medical sharp edges of the Oud. FB worthy imo!
08th February, 2019
Oud isn't my jam, but even I stood to attention. Well done, incredible longevity, easy on the nose, a much softer and woodier oud. The cantaloupe and honey notes really help to smooth this one out too.

Brought this sample into work for the guys to try out (and I'm a gal) and it was quickly snatched up, very much loved by others in the office.

I stumble with describing this one because oud is new in my own repertoire of scents and I don't have a good frame of reference. Great longevity, it lasted close to 9 hours on my skin.
30th January, 2019
JOSH,GREAT JOB SCENT 9.5 LONGITIVITY 9.5 SILAGE 9 VERSATILITY 9. GREATJOB AGAIN,JOSH
14th February, 2018
One of the recent releases by Josh Meyer of Imaginary Authors, done semi-secretly on the website and by word of mouth, is Whispered Myths, no doubt promoted substantially less than the release that followed it, "O, Unknown!".

Whispered Myths marks the first occasion in Imaginary Authors of oud being a prominent, and in this case, a dominant one.

The oud used in Whispered Myths is seemingly neither toward the animalic nor soberly smooth extremes of what oud can be, resting somewhere in between. And in that respect, it seems to both a nod to true oud-lovers as well as a movement toward the middle as far as ease-of-wearing. Even at first smell, it's one of the easiest oud fragrances to wear that I've smelled, and one need not be a fan of rose (as in the many rose/oud combos) or another pronounced note to like the fragrance as a whole.

The other contributory notes, minor players by comparison, of cantaloupe, cedar, and honey, sweeten and smooth out the oud further, harmonious making it even more wearable.

It's sweet and enjoyable while still being bold and oud-intensive.

Performance is quite great, stronger than average in terms of both projection and longevity, albeit not quite the beast of some of its Imaginary Authors siblings, such as A City on Fire, Cape Heartache, and Memoirs of a Trespasser.

Higher than the usual pricing (of $95 for 50ml), Whispered Myths is priced at $120 for 50ml, due likely to the cost of oud, I imagined, and this was confirmed by Gents Scents on YouTube.

8 out of 10
25th October, 2017

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