Aromatic balsam needles, a dab of dark musk, sweet myrrh, incense resins, melted snow, and a touch of cabin woodstove smoke.
One must have a mind of winter
To regard the frost and the boughs
Of the pine-trees crusted with snow;
And have been cold a long time
To behold the junipers shagged with ice,
The spruces rough in the distant glitter
Of the January sun; and not to think
Of any misery in the sound of the wind,
In the sound of a few leaves,
Which is the sound of the land
Full of the same wind
That is blowing in the same bare place
For the listener, who listens in the snow,
And, nothing himself, beholds
Nothing that is not there and the nothing that is.
-- Wallace Stevens
Art: Winter Moonlit Night (Wintermondnacht) by Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, 1919
This scent is reminiscent of a winter evening walk. A gentle kiss of North wind scented with pine and a dash of woodsmoke.
This was in my very first order from Alkemia (I'm a very happy new customer after a friend's recommendation) and all I can say is WOW. This is such a beautiful, cool, snowy scent t...view morehat is smooth and smokey. On the skin there is a punch of snow capped pine that then fades into a lush, resinous incense that's almost creamy. One doesn't overpower the other, it just sort of feels like you're walking through the forest and are slowly getting closer to a warm house with incense billowing out of the chimney. Absolutely stunning and supremely cozy. view less