Pineward Murkwood Extrait was created by Nicholas Nilsson and released in 2020. This is a stunning pine/incense/tea scent that sits pretty close to the skin, but stays with you for hours. It has notes of fir balsam, black hemlock, lapsang suchong, moss, incense, bitter myrhh. From the brand - "Liturgical incense and tangles of gnarled fir boughs, a dark and forboding forest." This is a parfum extrait at 34%.
Pineward perfumes are indie, small batch handmade. (the photo is for reference only, you will receive your sample in regular sample vial). This is a perfume extrait.
Pineward Perfumes Murkwood Reviews
Basenotes - "Whereas Fanghorn II brings to mind other entries like Dasein Winter Nights and Slumberhouse Norne, Murkwood has a more distinct character, something even dirtier, grittier, more boundary-pushing. I quite like it, overall, like the other entries, and I’m thinking more and more that I’ll need to do some side by side comparisons between some of these after I’ve sampled them all."
Basenotes - "Immediately after applying Murkwood on skin I knew this was some great smelling stuff. The composition is highly linear and doesn't feature a ton of key notes throughout, but what *is* there, is sublime. The coniferous green fir that is the focus of most of the development is potent and extremely life-like. The perfume near-certainly contains gobs of high quality naturals, and the dark green juice color coupled with the 34% extrait concentration stained my skin and I am sure would do the same to clothing. The incense is less forward than the fir, and early-on I really couldn't smell it until the fir softened during the dry-down to allow the it to emerge from hiding, adding another facet to the relatively straightforward development. If there is a perfume that is in the general ballpark of Murkwood (apart from its discontinued excellent smelling sister scent Fanghorn), it would have to be the initial release of Norne by Sumberhouse. Norne is great smelling stuff, but I think I like Murkwood a hair more. "
Fragrantica - "Murkwood is what I expected Norne to smell like when i tried it for the first time, this one is really a dark forest in a bottle, unlike Norne who, to my nose, only smells like cloves. I wouldn't call the scent versatile but if you're feeling like a GoT character or are attending a gnomes and elves gathering, this is the perfect fragrance for you. In my top 5 easily. -Beware- This thick, strong and sticky Treebeard's juice will stain your clothes, spray on the skin only!"
Fragrantica - "Murkwood brings images of heavy fir, spruce, moss and incense. It is yet another triumph from Pineward Perfumes! I do get a Norne vibe from Murkwood, but without the clove note that seems to appear in Norne during it's wear. Murkwood instead takes me to the forest with it's smells of conifer resins, wood, and one of my favorite parts of wearing Murkwood is that it also invokes the smell of pine nuts. Murkwood and Fanghorn are both nuclear in strength and you definitely don't need to over spray to enjoy it for many, many hours."
Fragrantica - "There’s a hint of something dangerous lurking underneath, that takes the incense out of the headshop and into darker, more niche territory–the moist forest floor threatened by distant fires, the spilled tea leaving ominous stains."