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Seduced by Elemi
I guess I'm going to love almost anything with Elemi in it, assuming the rest is competently done. Curious that it was showing up in the notes of so many incense perfumes I liked, I obtained a sample to isolate the smell. What is Elemi? Canarium Iuzonicum, a tree native to the Philippines which yields this delightful resin. Bontanically, it's related to frankincense and myrrh. Aromatherapy people says it's calming and good for respiratory problems. Cosmetics people use it in skin care products. My nose certainly is happy when it's around. Not sure how the metal and ice notes are created, but they do wonders for the heart of this perfume, sitting on fragrant cedar and patchouli. The result is hynotic, entrancing, so delicious that I'm probably going to end up with an FB. Pretend Ex Idolo Thirty Three is Cinderella. Craft is the result when the fairy godmother waves her magic wand.