Fragrance Fun with Memo Paris

3.6.15


A daily spritz of perfume is a necessary luxury for me. I have certain favourites which I will never part with, but the fun side of me loves to try out new fragrances and brands.

Memo Paris launched in 2007, the brainchild of Clara and John Molloy. They both saw fragrance as a means of taking a magical journey, with the bottle as a destination. The name 'Memo' stands for memory, giving the fragrances a direct link with the state of reminiscence and sensitivity that we all experience when we travel.

Memo's perfumer is Alienor Massenet, the brains and nose behind some of the world's best known fragrances including Tresor in Love by Lancome and Antidote by Victor&Rolf.

Memo sent me a gorgeous discovery set of fragrances to try, and from the packaging to the aroma it didn't disappoint! Inside the set I was treated to:

  • Jannat: the wild flowers of paradise. (Oil of Tunisian lemon, frangipani blossom, tonka Bean Absolute)
  • Sundance: a spicy tuberose underlined by pear. (Pear Accord, tuberose absolute, Iris concrete.)
  • Inle: an osmanthus submerged in a cloud of tea. (Osmanthus absolute, jasmine samba, mate absolute.)
  • Siwa: vanilla revealed by a cereal. (Oil of cinnamon leaf, French narcissis absolute, vanilla absolute.)
  • Irish Leather: wind of leather. (Juniper berry, green mate absolute, leather.)
  • Moon Fever: the leather side of vetiver. (Oil of grapefruit, oil of vetiver, leather accord.)
  • Kedu: open sesame. (Oil of grapefruit, sesame absolute, white musk.) 
  • Granada: song of the Andalusian jasmine. (Pomegranate, orange blossom absolute, jasmine sambac absolute.)
Memo is a fragrance experience like no other and it lives up to the tagline: "Fragrance is a souvenir, Memo is its memory." 

*I was sent a discovery set by Memo Paris to try. All opinions are my own.*

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