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To represent the gift of myrrh, I chose Twelfth Night, a perfume oil from Dawn Spencer Hurwitz’s Essense Oils line. With notes of juniper, laurel leaf, patchouli, oakmoss, frankincense and myrrh, it’s a beautiful fragrance for Winter.

Twelfth Night is available in Eau de Parfum and Oil concentrations

Dawn Spencer Hurwitz describes Twelfth Night as …the deepest woods on the darkest night… and a dark night it is. Not dark, meaning lurking or haunted but physical darkness, which is hard to come by with light pollution casting a yellow haze over everything. If you cannot find a place that is truly dark, then shut the lights, close your eyes and breathe in Twelfth Night`s spices and resins.

Light pollution across the globe

Upon application, the juniper, laurel, patchouli and frankincense give little refreshing “peppery” effect, similar to the tickle in your nose when you drink Coca-Cola freshly poured over ice. As the oil sets into the skin, the oakmoss and myrrh emit the fragrance of crumbly earth and stone walls.

As Twelfth Night dries down, it gets warmer and beings to glow. Like a candle that`s been burning for hours, the light eventually dims, but it takes time. I can still smell Twelfth Night on my wrists 12 hours later!
A great scent for those long dark nights of the soul…or a marathon snuggle session by the fire.

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