Amouage Memoir Woman
Amouage Memoir Man is one of the creations of Amouage artistic director, Christopher Chong. Amouage Memoir Man explores the spaces between men and women, focused on absynthe. It was released in 2010, created by Karine Vinchon Spehner. It has notes of absynthe, basil, mint, wormwood, lavender, incense, rose, sandalwood, guaiac wood, oak moss, amber, vanille, tobacco and leather.
From Basenotes - "This is a surprising thumbs up as the opening is a mess and quite off putting, almost reminiscent of vomit but lacking the offensive sharpness. Stale over ripe stewed fruit and cinnamon pear and cantaloupe, but then over 1-2 hours it settles right down into a very pleasant resinous woody oakmoss fragrance that is bordering on the outstanding. The effort reward ratio is a serious consideration here."
From Basenotes - "After reading so many reviews calling Memoir Man dark, inky, black, unforgiving, etc., I was surprised to find a soft, well-behaved, leafy tobacco and powdery woody/vetiver accord with (to me) a relatively demure frankincense presence that serves more to lend a kind of cool-chalky-powdery feel to the development. I get just a hint of sandalwood."
From Olfactics - "Finally, I am reminded of La Belle Époque characterised by what I can only describe as an innocent ignorance. The view of absinthe during the period for example, was of something that was benumbing whilst also being equally dark and dangerous. Green fairies come to mind, a favourite theme of mine, reminding me of spiced forests at dawn, tinted infinite shades of green and black. As with the alcoholic hallucination, eventually the fairy disappears with its only remnants being a mellow completion of vetiver in the dry down."
Fragrantica: "Memoir Man is an absolute masterpiece. It is not an easy scent, it has challenging moments, but considered as a whole, this incense forward leather fragrance is amazingly complex, nuanced and among the very best from the great house of Amouage."
|Perfume Name||Amouage Memoir Man|
|Perfumer||Karine Vinchon Spehner
|Strength||EDP, eau de parfum
|Notes||absynthe, basil, mint, wormwood, lavender, incense, rose, sandalwood, guaiac wood, oak moss, amber, vanille, tobacco and leather|
|Country of Origin||Oman|