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    Default Searching for a particular scent

    Hi guys, I'm hoping you can help me out with a quest for a perfume.

    About ten years ago I went to Namibia for three months and came across a tree that Himba women use for perfume. It has the most gorgeous, light scent, almost sandalwood-y but fruitier. It's called omumbiri, Latin name Commiphora wildii, and I just got a newsletter from the World Wildlife Foundation saying that Estee Lauder are using it in a perfume. I believe the plant is related to myrrh, although I've searched the Internet with no joy.

    The scent of that tree is one of those perfect, wonderful memories that really sums up a place and time, and I'd love to find a perfume that reminds me of it. If anyone has any idea which Estee Lauder fragrance it might be, I would be incredibly grateful. It may even be in a men's fragrance, I'm not sure.

    Please help!

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    Default Re: Searching for a particular scent

    http://beta.mnet.co.za/carteblanche/...e.aspx?Id=3676

    David Hircock from Estee Lauder says in that article that it'll be 5 or 6 years before a perfume from them using omumbiri hits the market.

    "David: 'The timescale on an enterprise like this is paramount to understand. This will be five to six years before this product can come to market. And it must take that long because you have to do this right.' "

    Maybe one of the smaller natural or niche perfumers will work with it before then.

    http://anyasgarden.blogspot.com/2009...perfumers.html

    Update: Found one! http://www.faithful-to-nature.co.za/...ed-p-1380.html
    Last edited by Petra Ichor; 5th June 2010 at 12:48 PM.
    Out here we are running for the wide open spaces, the road-smell after the rain.

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    Default Re: Searching for a particular scent

    Quote Originally Posted by Petra Ichor View Post
    Petra, this is amazing! Thank you so much for the quick response, I can't believe you found so much info. And an actual perfume I can buy already, plus it's only 30! This is so brilliant, you've made my day.

    Will report back what House of Mir African Dawn is like once I get my bottle ordered. Thank you again!

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    Default Re: Searching for a particular scent

    It sounds like a lovely ingredient. I'm a big fan of resins!
    Out here we are running for the wide open spaces, the road-smell after the rain.

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