Eau de Memo 2017

Eau de Memo by Memo Paris
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Eau de Memo is a popular perfume by Memo Paris for women and men and was released in 2017. The scent is leathery-fresh. It is still in production.
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Fragrance Notes

Bergamot, Lemon, Jasmine, Green tea, Saffron, Leather, Iris, White musk, Moss

Ratings

Scent

8.1 (83 Ratings)

Longevity

7.2 (77 Ratings)

Sillage

6.7 (77 Ratings)

Bottle

7.7 (83 Ratings)
Submitted by OPomone, last update on 06.10.2020.
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FvSpee
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FvSpee
Top Review    38  
Colonial Goods VII: Office Still Life with Soft Tangerine Skin
It opens with the image of a soft citric, oscillating between grapefruit and orange, only to settle on mandarin peel. It is the thick, moist, not very odour-intensive tangerine peel that can be easily detached from the fruit flesh. The furry white inner skin adheres to them, the flesh is unharmed.

Now the background of the picture is slowly becoming visible. An office landscape, sparingly and tastefully furnished, made of selected, solid, high-quality and stably screwed materials: glass, wood and shiny plastic. Somewhere there might be a bowl of berries on the table, for guests to nibble on (sweets would be too unhealthy), somewhere a modern glass vase with sparsely decorated cut flowers (flower pots are avoided as too petit bourgeois). The office is paper-free (no piles of files) and excellently maintained (no dust).

After about fifteen minutes, when the eye has become accustomed to the picture, the decisive detail comes to the fore: an accessory made of rich, thick and above all soft leather (light), one that you would like to stroke over, feel its grain pattern, dense, cool, firm. Whether it contains the richly clacking mechanism of a Filofax or the latest i-gadget, it is impossible to tell.

The mandarin further underpins the event. We were sure that it is one, but now we are hesitating; a red grapefruit, or rather a tart pomelo, also with thick skin and a lot of wet white inner fur, is also a possibility.

After an hour: unification and calming, no more new pictures, getting used to the soft leather, the implied floral, the mandarin for the mandarin who is in this office. Residual freshness. Life can go on concentrated and animated.

After about two or three hours (unimpressed by any washing in between) another surprise and reversal: what remains now is not a typical base note, not a late wine, but an almost classic orange, muted and slightly woody-creamy, but now even slightly fleshy; a winking goodbye fun, as if Eau de Memo was simply a classic, hundred-year-old Eau de Portugal.

Eau de Memo by Memo Paris is clearly conceived and functions as a cologne: a simple, beautiful work of art in between for pleasing, cultivated refreshment, no fragrance for evening wear. However, it is called Eau de Parfum and costs 205 euros per 100 ml, which is a good deal. This corresponds to the situation at "Gunpowder Cologne EdP" for 180 Euro by Urban Scents.

Eau de Memo rewards, however, with a (compared to a cologne) remarkable durability (if the skin-near final phase is included), with uncompromising solidity and goodness and, yet, with an inconspicuous kind of exclusivity, even nobility.

Because this fragrance marks an exceptional case, the unreservedly successful, ultra-modern reinterpretation of a classic fragrance line, here the Eau de Cologne (according to my perception in orange, the lemon and bergamot from the fragrance declaration, I think rather a joke). The citric notes are muted, but not simply hidden behind veils of synthetic or musky, but artfully "reduced" (in the sense in which the word is used in cooking) around their acidic, pungent and superficially fruity parts.

Famous both for her fine nose and her persistent unwillingness to create subtle scent descriptions and interactions, Ms. von Spee is already enthusiastic about eau de memo (which she simply likes to connote as "fresh laundry") at eight meters. The fragrance is one of the handful that she calls the remarkable exclamation "Buy it! (though of course always with a slight undertone of "and not the nonsense you usually buy")
I will perhaps deal with the "Memo Paris" house some other time, but for the time being, the flacons are beautiful and the issuance policy appears worryingly inflationary.

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Also in this commentary I would like to add fragrances that would fit into the series, but which are not (again) commented by me, because they were commented by me before the start of the Cologne series.

Colonial goods VIIa and VIIb (fougère and chypre, both from Alpa)

Under "Colonialwaren I" I remarked to "Russische EdC" by Lehmann that it is between a Fougère and a Chypre. This gives reason to add here the two angular and not very simple, but nevertheless beautiful, at least original colognes called (quite simply) Fougère and Chypre of Alpa. Chypre also likes the retro label and Fougère the special shape (hand grenade-spray can cross) of the 200 ml bottle
Fougère was a habit of mine, as a refreshment splash after sport, last week I actually used up the bottles!
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Yatagan
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Yatagan
Top Review    58  
Skin water
Colognes are my great passion, fragrances with a postmodern leather note I rather like less. This is where both come together. I appreciate very much the so called leather scents of old tradition, which were originally supposed to cover with ambergris, animal notes (Zibet, Bibergeil, musk) and spicy woody notes of traditional leather processing (in this style: Knize Ten, Hermès Bel Ami, Chanel Cuir de Russie, Roja Fetish pour Homme etc.).), but I don't appreciate the newer synthetic leather notes, which remind me of Verloursleder (known especially for the reasonably successful Tuscan Leather and its offshoots) and which have been flooding the fragrance market for some years now.
This characteristic leather note also appears more frequently in Memo, but is varied ambitiously, so that many fragrances show original characteristics.

I find Eau de Memo particularly exciting and almost outstanding, because this is a Cologne that shows all the characteristics of a classic Cologne water in its top note, but then very quickly presents an initially subtle leather note that later becomes more and more present. This is a very original combination (Kölnisch Wässer, which contain a dark, heavy component I once called "Schwarze Colognes": see under my collections) and find it particularly innovative.
The inclined tester expects a light, citrus-fresh, neroli bergamot scent with herbaceous components from a Cologne. When a dark, warm note is added, this creates exciting contrasts that can enliven the tradition of the Kölnisch Wässer. The leather and saffron are very good for this.

In addition to the lemon bergamot note at the beginning and the leather accord in the heart and base, the characteristic lime green, slightly powdery note of green tea and subtle floral and spicy accents are easily recognisable in this fragrance. The price, however, is high and turns a purchase into a small investment. That's why I thank Zauber600 so much for increasing my stocks by a few milliliters
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Richard
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Memo ftw
I just repaired my 40 year old Ford Mustang at 30 degrees in the shade of my backyard garage. Leather seats neatly polished natural. Upper body free understands itself. When everything was fragrant I bit lemon to cool off, drank my perfectly balanced and meanwhile cooled green tea, threw over the loose leather jacket and helped my wife to pick the flowers in the garden. I don't know what to say. Now I have to go away... suddenly I have to fulfill my husbandly duties, if you understand what I mean ;)
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Anthology

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Anthology
Anthology
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Eau de Memo by Memo
Eau de Memo opens with a tangy citrus note which fades pretty quickly living behind a predominant leather note with touches of tea. It is like having a piece of leather and soaking it in citrus tea. An interesting smell with a good leathery vibe. Smelling my hand, I feel like citrus, leather and tea are hitting each other to get in front. They appear and disappear one by one.
In the heart of the perfume I was expected iris to hit me in the face. No way. Somewhere in the back a pale note of iris can be smelled. It is a hidden note behind the leather. It gives a creamy facet to the composition.
The base is about leather and musk.
For me this is not an oriental-floral perfume. It is a leathery scent with tea and citrus. The perfume has a moderate sillage and good longevity. It is sexy and luxurious. The bottle is also very cute.
If you want to try a fragrance with leather, tea and citrus, you can choose Eau de Memo.

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Pietros921Pietros921 3 years ago
A summer version of Reflection Man , great great summer office scent BUT doesn't last long on my skin unfortunatly

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