- May 7, 2010
As mentioned in my post on Costus root, I recently received a shipment from Liberty natural in which I ordered a small sample of Spikenard. I had some idea of what it should smell like because I have tinctured the raw root. That has a fairly pleasant, slightly vegetal musk with a bit of root beer effevessence in it. I wanted to compare it with what is produced by distillation and thus ordered the sample. I figured the oil would be a bit darker, smoother and sweeter. What I got from Liberty, a dark, thick viscous oil, smells quite strongly of stinky feet to me (and others in my family). Hard to find much pleasant about it. Does not match the raving descriptions I have read on the internets. I know it is written it was used in annointing the feet of Jesus, but I did not think that was intended as an enfleurage :shocked: Any one have an idea what is going on here?