Graines Vagabondes - Kedu 2014

Graines Vagabondes - Kedu by Memo Paris
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Graines Vagabondes - Kedu is a perfume by Memo Paris for women and men and was released in 2014. The scent is floral-fresh. It is still in production.
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Fragrance Notes

Grapefruit, Neroli, Mandarin orange, Maté absolute, Freesia, Peony, Iris, Sesame absolute, White musk, Moss

Ratings

Scent

7.4 (90 Ratings)

Longevity

6.8 (65 Ratings)

Sillage

6.0 (69 Ratings)

Bottle

7.5 (76 Ratings)
Submitted by Michael, last update on 10.08.2020.
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6.5
Scent
6
Longevity
6
Sillage
7.5
Bottle
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Sesame, (er)close!
Sesame as an ingredient in perfumes is indeed very unusual and only in recent years has its use increased. No matter if as a normal sesame note, as roasted or black sesame, as sesame paste or as Sesame Absolue as in Memo. I think there might be more to come in the near future, although I don't think that this plant seed will cause as much hype olfactorically as oud or leather did at the time. As a selenium-rich food it is very popular especially in the gustoric sense and personally I appreciate it as well as some of my prescribers in all variations.

But here in Kedu it seems to me somehow out of place. What you should not do in any case is to hold your nose too close to the moistened area directly after spraying. One should never do that anyway, but one is curious. And here Kedu looks extremely bulky, difficult and unattractive synthetic.

If you spray it on your carotid artery instead, the fragrance can unfold to the nose in an exemplary manner, as the perfumer probably thought. Especially grapefruit and a little neroli are a welcome addition to the sparkling fragrance. Officially, Kedu has no top note, but I think that the first few seconds are relatively unlucky, when sesame and mate are still too much in charge and the whole creation seems rather strict
Luckily, the course then goes more towards grapefruit, which makes the scent far more refreshing and fruity or light-footed, but you wonder if you wouldn't be better off with a pure grapefruit scent. On the other hand, sesame and mate make kedu something extraordinary, setting new accents and merging into a creative eccentric that is second to none. Gustorically it may fit well, but olfactorically I have my doubts. Above all, when the floral part of Freesie and Rose comes up, I'm personally out.

Although I have to admit that the composition was definitely not an easy one and that paths were taken that not necessarily everyone would follow, I have doubts from beginning to end as to whether the ingredients really fit together so well.

For grapefruit groupies who already have everything on the topic, it could be a nice niche alternative. Maybe sesame addicts would also enjoy it, but I don't know about this scent.
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