Memoir Woman by Amouage is a warm, spicy, balsamic and smokey Chypre fragrance with top notes of cardamom, mandarin orange, pink pepper, and wormwood. Middle notes are clove, incense, pepper, woody notes, jasmine, rose and white florals. The base is musk, labdanum, oakmoss, styrax, leather and castoreum. - Fragrantica <3<3<3<3
Styrax (Styrax officinalis) - Native to eastern Mediterranean region. Sometimes referred to as "Sweet Styrax." Arabs used it's smoke to drive away snakes during olibanum collection. During Middle Ages, Brits used it in incense and pomanders. Usages also mentioned in Ancient Egyptian, Roman and Arabic perfumery.
Dioressence - http://www.perfumes.com/dioressence-christian-dior-women-3-4-oz/ - Launched by the design house of Christian Dior in the year 1979. This oriental spicy fragrance has a blend of patchouli, oak moss, vetiver, benzoin, vanilla, musk, styrax, jasmine, carnation, cinnamon, tuberose, and orris notes.
Back garden corner with Sedum alboroseum ‘Medio-variegatum’, ‘All Gold’ lemon balm (Melissa officinalis), ‘Prairie Munchkin’ little bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium), New England aster (Symphyotrichum novae-angliae), Korean feather reed grass (Calamagrostis brachytricha), and daimyo oak (Quercus dentata) | hayefield.com | Nancy J. Ondra