A perfume of great value used in Biblical times, Spikenard is best known for being the perfume that Mary Magdalene used to anoint Jesus. Scented with myrrh, cinnamon, and iris; 0.12 fl. oz. sample size. Gift boxed.
I only wish the bottle were larger! I guess I'll have to order a larger size next time. The shipping was as much as the perfume in this sample size package. I fulfilled my wish to smell what Mary put on Jesus's feet. It is delightful. I'm saving up for a full sized bottle now!
Some reviewers call this scent "rank," "old," and "not what expected." Although I understand those opinions, we must remember that the oily perfume used in antiquity was nothing like today's perfumes that are named after people like Brittney Spears, Paris Hilton, the Olsen twins, and Beyonce. I would expect Spikenard to smell rank and old. That is the charm of it. I don't think Mary anointed the feet of Jesus with a light scent of lilacs and roses. True, spikenard does smell old and rank, so I do not wear it outside my home. Instead, I rub a few drops on my hands when I pray and study my Bible, and it enhances my experience of Scripture reading.