Les Echappées - Shams Oud Shams 2011

Les Echappées - Shams Oud / Shams by Memo Paris
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Les Echappées - Shams Oud is a popular perfume by Memo Paris for women and men and was released in 2011. The scent is smoky-spicy. The longevity is above-average. It is still in production.
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Fragrance Notes

Pepper, Rose, Ginger, Saffron, Cypriol, Cashmeran, Tonka bean, Tolu balm absolute, Styrax absolute, Labdanum absolute, Oud

Ratings

Scent

7.8 (108 Ratings)

Longevity

8.3 (83 Ratings)

Sillage

7.7 (90 Ratings)

Bottle

7.9 (90 Ratings)
Submitted by TrueBlood, last update on 24.03.2020.
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Scent
ScentedSalon

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ScentedSalon
ScentedSalon
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Barnyard
Strong barnyard oud bordering on medicinal. Reminds me a lot of the horrible Dorin Oud. The other notes really do not make an entrance. They are very much in the background. Sillage and lasting power are soft.
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Scent
7.5
Longevity
7.5
Sillage
7.5
Bottle
Dolby

68 Reviews
Dolby
Dolby
Helpful Review    6  
Drumroll ... Just for once, it's good to be a Shams.
Shams is the Arabic word for “Sun”.
I guess it makes perfect sense since this fragrance is all about hot and spicy ingredients, mingling together to form a rather attractive masculine.
My friend K had been insisting so much that I test it that I decided to keep it for last.
Not in any way to be awkward, but simply because I was having such an underwhelming experience with the house's offerings that I chanced on the opportunity to perhaps keep the best for last.
Sorry about the wait K xx

The first thing to hit is an energising burst of black pepper nicely supported in its piquancy by a touch of ginger.
It soon goes away and is seamlessly replaced by a complex and wet woody aroma, reminiscent of the cool and pungent undergrowth of a forest during its autumnal phase.

What I specifically enjoy is the unusual choice of incense note here, namely Russian Paper (and not papyrus).
I suspect (and hope I’m not wrong) that it is another name for Papier d’Armenie, a very traditional air purifying method born in the late 19th century whereby a piece of paper soaked in styrax and benzoin and left to dry would be set alight and left to burn out.
Oddly enough, the resulting odour would be a strange mix of charred smoky paper and dusty incense.

Shams could have quickly descended into a potentially problematic stuffy and linear vibe caused by a measurable dose of the above, but thankfully, it is alleviated by the grounding multi-facetted addition of Oud.

Probably wouldn’t wear it, but certainly interesting and I can imagine, rather lush on the right man.

One word to you Memo: Alleluia!
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