Myrrh is one of the oldest scented ingredients. Indeed, it was already used by the Egyptians in the preparation of kyphi, the solid perfume that was burnt in honor of the god Ra. This material is a resin produced by the myrrh tree, cultivated in Somalia, Ethiopia and South Africa. The resin that flows from the tree is whitish and thick. With oxidation, it turns brown and solidifies to become a gum, which is then steam distilled to obtain myrrh essence. Its smell is powerful and tenacious, which is why perfumers often incorporate it as a base note in oriental fragrances. It gives off a sweet and balsamic perfume with warm and spicy notes. This scent is reminiscent of benzoin and incense, with a woody side.