PLEASE GIVE YOUR OPINION: Serge Lutens La Myrrhe or Mecca Balsam La Via del Profumo

    PLEASE GIVE YOUR OPINION: Serge Lutens La Myrrhe or Mecca Balsam La Via del Profumo

    post #1 of 21
    Thread Starter 

    Hello all there,

    Its my first post, so beeasy to judge me:laugh:

    i wanto to make an order but i dont know what is best,

    1)Serge LutensLa Myrrhe

    or

    2)Mecca Balsam La Via del Profumo

    Please give your lights and opinion, what will be the best to choose between that two??

    Thank you

    Nikolaos

    post #2 of 21
    Of the two, I'd personally pick the Lutens which IMO is the better of the two.
    post #3 of 21
    Thread Starter 

    Thank you very much for you opinion, deep inside me something also whisper me for Lutens..

    post #4 of 21

    La Mecca balsam is excellent, but La Myrrhe is on another level. Radiant, rich, deep. Of course, one has to be comfortable with a little sweetness in the base.

    cacio

    post #5 of 21

    I haven't smelt the second, but I am not a fan of the La Myrrhe, only non-issue I had with it was that most Lutens, this lasted really well, no other gd points for it from me...For a very gd myrrhe, I suggest u tryGoutal's Myrrhe Ardente.

    post #6 of 21
    Thread Starter 

    Thank you for opinions!!!

    post #7 of 21

    Welcome, HellenicBlue - please enjoy yourself here!

    post #8 of 21

    & Welcome 2 BN!!!

    post #9 of 21
    Thread Starter 

    Thank you very much!!!:cheesy:

    post #10 of 21
    I own several Lutens but not La Myrrhe. The aldehydes + myrrhe idea is great if you like aldehydes + myrrhe, but I don't particularly. Myrrhe is a bit furry for me in isolation. Opoponax or 'sweet myrrh', on the other hand, I love!

    I think Balsamo della Mecca is an astonishing achievement both creatively and technically. It is a complex, constantly shifting evocation of a time and a place I can only imagine, but the feeling it communicates to me is both personal and spiritual. The use of balsamic elements underpinning lightly smoky and moderately sweet, slightly 'dried fruit' notes and so on has enormous depth. And this is all achieved without recourse to off the shelf synthetics - I think this may well be why the scent seems to be alive . . . it is constantly in motion.

    Please note this is not some A. vs. B contest - both are highly respected fragrances and ultimately these recommendation threads are pretty pointless because it doesn't matter how many people say one thing or the other, the only person's opinion that matters is your own, and these are quite different pieces of work.

    I believe Balsamo della Mecca is also available in an Extrait concentration, I am seriously considering ordering that at some point, myself.

    Happy hunting smile.gif
    post #11 of 21
    Thread Starter 

    Thank you for opinion!!!:cheesy:

    post #12 of 21

    I think both are sample worthy. It would hard for me to choose one over the other.

    I'm assuming you've already smelled/worn both of these?

    post #13 of 21

    I'd encourage you to order samples of the ones you are considering and perhaps several more before buying a full bottle of anything. It's just good to try before buying anything so expensive. You can read and get a possible feel but unless you are very experienced with perfumes, you'll have a hard time deciphering from someone else's opinion what will work well for you personally.

    post #14 of 21

    Big :smiley:Welcome Nicholaos,

    someone else from the Hellenic Republic.

    Personally I prefer La Myrrhe...especially with the winter months coming up.

    Hope you enjoy your time here

    sea roses (from the Ionian)

    post #15 of 21
    Thread Starter 

    Hello hello,

    Nice surprise! Thank you for your opinion and welcome!

    Nikolaos

    post #16 of 21

    Hello again,

    Whichever one you choose Nikolaos,

    imagine wearing either in the mountain villages of Hellas in winter......just beautiful.

    Your avatar is amazing!!!!!!!

    sea roses

    post #17 of 21
    Personally I prefer Mecca Balsam. I find La Myrrhe too feminine. I echo the sampling advice. For a more masculine myrrh fragrance I'd try Czech and Speake Frankincense and Myrrh or Eau Sauvage Parfum (not the EdT).

    Glitter-Welcome.gif
    post #18 of 21
    I have never understood the 'either or' concept in fragrance purchases. Why not get both? Especially considering these two are different enough in terms of concept, composition and execution... But do sample first.

    9/10/13 at 4:57am

    HellenicBlue said:



    Hello all there,

    Its my first post, so beeasy to judge me:laugh:

    i wanto to make an order but i dont know what is best,

    1)Serge LutensLa Myrrhe

    or

    2)Mecca Balsam La Via del Profumo

    Please give your lights and opinion, what will be the best to choose between that two??

    Thank you

    Nikolaos

    9/10/13 at 5:23am

    hednic said:



    Of the two, I'd personally pick the Lutens which IMO is the better of the two.

    9/10/13 at 5:30am

    HellenicBlue said:



    Thank you very much for you opinion, deep inside me something also whisper me for Lutens..

    9/10/13 at 5:37am

    cacio said:



    La Mecca balsam is excellent, but La Myrrhe is on another level. Radiant, rich, deep. Of course, one has to be comfortable with a little sweetness in the base.

    cacio

    9/10/13 at 5:41am

    badarun said:



    I haven't smelt the second, but I am not a fan of the La Myrrhe, only non-issue I had with it was that most Lutens, this lasted really well, no other gd points for it from me...For a very gd myrrhe, I suggest u tryGoutal's Myrrhe Ardente.

    9/10/13 at 5:44am

    HellenicBlue said:



    Thank you for opinions!!!

    9/10/13 at 6:32am

    lpp said:



    Welcome, HellenicBlue - please enjoy yourself here!

    9/10/13 at 6:34am

    badarun said:



    & Welcome 2 BN!!!

    9/10/13 at 7:13am

    HellenicBlue said:



    Thank you very much!!!:cheesy:

    9/10/13 at 9:50am

    mr. reasonable said:



    I own several Lutens but not La Myrrhe. The aldehydes + myrrhe idea is great if you like aldehydes + myrrhe, but I don't particularly. Myrrhe is a bit furry for me in isolation. Opoponax or 'sweet myrrh', on the other hand, I love!

    I think Balsamo della Mecca is an astonishing achievement both creatively and technically. It is a complex, constantly shifting evocation of a time and a place I can only imagine, but the feeling it communicates to me is both personal and spiritual. The use of balsamic elements underpinning lightly smoky and moderately sweet, slightly 'dried fruit' notes and so on has enormous depth. And this is all achieved without recourse to off the shelf synthetics - I think this may well be why the scent seems to be alive . . . it is constantly in motion.

    Please note this is not some A. vs. B contest - both are highly respected fragrances and ultimately these recommendation threads are pretty pointless because it doesn't matter how many people say one thing or the other, the only person's opinion that matters is your own, and these are quite different pieces of work.

    I believe Balsamo della Mecca is also available in an Extrait concentration, I am seriously considering ordering that at some point, myself.

    Happy hunting smile.gif

    9/10/13 at 11:00am

    HellenicBlue said:



    Thank you for opinion!!!:cheesy:

    9/10/13 at 11:12am

    mikeperez23 said:



    I think both are sample worthy. It would hard for me to choose one over the other.

    I'm assuming you've already smelled/worn both of these?

    9/10/13 at 12:29pm

    danieq said:



    I'd encourage you to order samples of the ones you are considering and perhaps several more before buying a full bottle of anything. It's just good to try before buying anything so expensive. You can read and get a possible feel but unless you are very experienced with perfumes, you'll have a hard time deciphering from someone else's opinion what will work well for you personally.

    9/10/13 at 1:18pm

    Sea Roses said:



    Big :smiley:Welcome Nicholaos,

    someone else from the Hellenic Republic.

    Personally I prefer La Myrrhe...especially with the winter months coming up.

    Hope you enjoy your time here

    sea roses (from the Ionian)

    9/10/13 at 1:30pm

    HellenicBlue said:



    Hello hello,

    Nice surprise! Thank you for your opinion and welcome!

    Nikolaos

    9/10/13 at 1:46pm

    Sea Roses said:



    Hello again,

    Whichever one you choose Nikolaos,

    imagine wearing either in the mountain villages of Hellas in winter......just beautiful.

    Your avatar is amazing!!!!!!!

    sea roses

    9/10/13 at 1:57pm

    Marais said:



    Personally I prefer Mecca Balsam. I find La Myrrhe too feminine. I echo the sampling advice. For a more masculine myrrh fragrance I'd try Czech and Speake Frankincense and Myrrh or Eau Sauvage Parfum (not the EdT).

    Glitter-Welcome.gif

    9/10/13 at 9:20pm

    Diamondflame said:



    I have never understood the 'either or' concept in fragrance purchases. Why not get both? Especially considering these two are different enough in terms of concept, composition and execution... But do sample first.





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