Amouage Memoir Man – Bytes of Memory

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Fragrance Review

An exquisite representative of the leather olfactory group, was introduced by in September 2010, together with its feminine counterpart, Memoir Woman. Developed by perfumer , this fragrance represents a re-interpretation of the classic story between a man and a woman. The description on the official website mentions that “Resonating the fragments of a memoir this woody and leather fougere fragrance is inspired by the somber mood of an existential journey”.

Having that in mind, I was very anxious to test this perfume, not solely based on the fact that I do not have a single Arabian perfume in my collection. The first thing that I noticed in Memoir Man was its opaque black bottle that inspires sobriety and elegance. The flask shape is a replica of the previous launches from Amouage, however I will say that here the black color scheme captures better the message that the scent intends to deliver.

Having finished with the image aspect, I moved on to sniffing. Because I did not expect any unpleasant surprise, I tested Memoir Man directly on the skin. The result unveiled a pure delightful scent that mixes precious ingredients for a memorable long-lasting trail. The beginning of the fragrance is a blend having as prominent note, placed next to wormwood, basil and mint. At that stage I was beginning to experience my Arabic journey. Then, in about 30 minutes I was transported to the heart of the scent, in which the instantly recognizable accord of () is juxtaposed with Rose and lavender absolute. Subsequent to a couple of hours, the base turned woody, in a combination of , Guaiac wood, vetiver, musk, vanilla, amber, oakmoss, leather and tobacco.

The conclusion is that I was totally convinced by this creation from Amouge, mainly due to its frankincense (olibanum) aromas, therefore for my new perfume, I will have to choose between Oliban from Keiko Mecheri, Nur from SoOud and Memoir Man from Amouage. I will let you know the winner.

Perfume Details

  • Memoir Man by Amouage is available in 50 and 100 ml Eau de Parfum Spray; the lasting power is average (6 to 10 hours) and the sillage is good.
  • Olfactory Group: Leather
  • For: Men
  • Year Introduced: 2010
  • Perfumer: Karine Vinchon
  • Recommended Wear: Day and Evening
  • Dress Code: Casual

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