"Sanctum" - Palo Santo Perfume Oil with Myrrh and Cistus Ladanifer (Labdanum)
Top Notes: Honey Essence, Sweet Citrus
Middle Notes: Palo Santo, Benzoin, Labdanum
Bottom Notes: Frankincense, Myrrh, Sandalwood
Reminiscent of incense you would find in byzantine churches, both Orthodox and Catholic.
Palo Santo is a natural wood aromatic compound used by priests and shamans alike for spiritual remedy, and for purifying and cleansing. Myrrh is mixed with frankincense and is used in almost every service of the Eastern Orthodox, and traditional Roman Catholic churches.
Labdanum has a complex scent, described as sweet, warm, and balsamic. It has notes of the richness of leather and the sweet earthiness of musk and vanilla.
I've had this perfume for a while now, but I recently took a trip to Italy and visited many cathedrals and beautiful churches. When I stepped inside, I shook my head and wondered "is someone wearing that one perfume?" No, actually. Lurker and Strange had actually just completely captured the entire vibe and smell of hundred year old cathedrals so perfectly that I couldn't distinguish the two. What an olfactory masterpiece.
Sanctum is beautiful! I can't wait to wear it. I have a few 5ml bottles from Lurker and Strange and cherish them all! They last a very long time and each fragrance is so unique unto itself. Thank you Suzy!