Le Labo Myrrhe 55 is one of the city exclusives and only available in Shanghai (except during September each year when you can get them at domestic Le Labo boutiques). Created by Frank Voelkl and launched in 2023, it is inspired by Shanghai. Notes of myrrh, jasmine, agarwood (oud), ambergris, musk and patchouli. It is an EDP, eau de parfum.
From the brand -
"Myrrh, a resin once considered to be so sacred that it was more valuable than gold, is known in Chinese traditional medicine as a “blood mover.” It should come as no surprise, then, that MYRRHE 55, Shanghai’s City Exclusive, is a creation that will get your heartbeat thumping.
Fragrantica - "This is absolutely love for me. Opening with animalic amber, very masculine, and spot on. However, this remains for very short time. It, then goes to floral direction: jasmine, or slightly tuberose. At this phase, it reminds me of Carnal Flower of Frederic Malle, but, the ambroxan of Myrrhe 55 at the background sets it apart. The taste of ambroxan or musky at the drydown is quite similar to Another 13, but floral is still dominant. Sexy. The end!"
Fragrantica - "Brings back memories of a long discontinued lush floral-woody accord of Eau Torride by Christine Nagel, here with some more body in the drydown. Very interesting release, completely unexpected, and what a joy!"
Fragrantica - "This scent is absolutely stunning. I really love it. Sweet, but not syrupy sweet. A slight edge of the patchouli. It's just... perfect. In my opinion, it's perfect. It smells *expensive.* Coincidentally, it absolutely is. But oh the smell... It's almost enough to make your brain leave your body and hit place order, even though it's insanely expensive. If I was independently wealthy, this would definitely be something I'd purchase and wear as much as I wanted. Since I'm not, I'll probably get a small bottle and wear it for special occasions only. Really, it might be meant for that anyway. Big fan!"
Fragrantica - "A strange one, and very different from most other Le Labo perfumes. Myrrhe 55 has a resinous, sweet opening. Myrrh and cinnamon dominate the opening to my nose. I also get hints of woody coconut. The heart is dominated by a beautiful, realistic, and GIGANTIC jasmine note which lasts and lasts. The base is a big ambergris accord, which smells like actual ambergris (rather than ambroxan) to me. There is also something medicinal (a bit like diesel fuel) - probably the listed oud note. More of an oriental than a chypre. It is also VERY perfume-y. Big projection, verging on cloying. Among the most feminine of Le Labo's scents. I hate to say it, but the closest comparison I can make is to Baccarat Rouge 540 - though Myrrhe 55 is less sweet and smells much more natural and high quality."