Amouage • Memoir Woman Eau de Parfum • Fragrances
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Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Red Eyes: Hazel
Memory of an unplanned encounter with someone wearing a leather jacket, and you are remembering it the next day with a bowl of coco pops on your lap.
Memoir goes straight to base notes on me. I don't get the chypre structure or tangerine in the top notes. It's leather for me with a bit of coco powder. This is a well-groomed, rounded leather hinting at a tannery but without taking any risks. It is not animalic, pungent or dirty on my skin. It is a scrubbed, thoroughly cleaned representation of a tannery somehow deprived of the complex and perhaps inviting olfactory journey dirty leathers offer. With a tad of chocolaty something, perhaps coco pwder. Next to bad girls like Cabochard, Azuree, Parfum d'Elle and Knize Ten, all of which come at a fraction of the price, this is a dog that barks but doesn't bite. I like Memoir, it's probably my second favourite fragrance of the house after innocent, clean aldehydic Dia but I am not in love with it. 3.5
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Rather average smelling for the price. At first, the fruit blew me away. When that calmed down, I thought I smelled coffee, and it was very good. However, now it's onto the sweetness. Coffee with fruit syrup? Unless this really plays up the animalic notes in the drydown, this will stay a solid "3".
Age: Unknown Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Sprayed both the Men and Women on a few hours before going to bed. Women to me is very syrupy boiled sweet (hard candy) like. There may be some leather in there - it's amongst its notes - but I can hardly smell it. The boiled sweet smells like things I'd eaten when I was little, maybe a combo of oranges and berries and some passion fruits? To me it reminds me of Cuir Venenum 03 by Parfumerie Generale which also reminds lots of people of candies and sweets and also have leather.
As usual it is very long lasting, around a day later I can still smell it on my wrist... the dry down is a bit of musk, a bit of vanilla, and a bit of plum overtones.
The Men's one is a lot of dry austere woods. Vetiver... a lot of it... dryer than Sycomore. Not smoky though. Lovely Absinth, Wormwood, Basil... etc. The dry down next day is very boring nondescript men frag. Because the fragrance is so dense and each stage lasts so long, I think how it smells the day after doesn't really matter. If I have the money I will go get a bottle of this.
3 stars for Woman, 4 stars for Men
Age: 30-35 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
My mua name was inspired by the 80s show Designing Women (Suzanne's nemesis was Helen Van Patterson Patton), and this fragrance reminds me of an episode where Suzanne talks to an au pair hired to accompany the women and their loves in order to help with the kids--and whose mere presence is disruptive to everyone. She's just too much, and Suzanne feels like she can have a heart to heart and tell her so, because as she says, "I'm too much, too." When the au pair (Ursala) says she doesn't understand, Suzanne informs her that her smile is too big, her heart is to big, and well, her breasts are too big. This fragrance is like Ursala to me. It's too big--too much sweet, too much leather, too much of everything. It's like syrup and leather and aldehydes and...well a whole lot of stuff that I find overwhelming. I don't know who Memoir would work for, but if it's you then you're definitely more of a woman than I.