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Mémoire d'Homme (2002)
by Nina Ricci

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Mémoire d'Homme information

Year of Launch2002
GenderMasculine
AvailabilityDiscontinued
Average Rating
(based on 105 votes)

People and companies

HouseNina Ricci
PerfumerChristine Nagel
PerfumerRosendo Mateu
SupplierQuest International
PackagingThierry de Baschmakoff
Parent CompanyPuig Beauty & Fashion Group > Puig Prestige Beauty Brands

About Mémoire d'Homme

The long awaited follow up to 1989's Ricci Club. Created by 217Quest and featuring notes of Grapefruit pulp and Vetiver Sap.

Mémoire d'Homme fragrance notes

Reviews of Mémoire d'Homme

I should give Memoire D'Homme is a thumbs down.What's saving this fragrance? it's wearable,it doesn't stink,has decent projection for a good 8-10 hours.This fragrance has two phases...


On spray I get a lot of ginger,cedar wood,grassy vetiver and a leafy quality.This turns out to be the licorice leaf as you start to pick up the bitter and dark spice.The grapefruit is present constantly giving a clean and watery transparency but you can't sense the bitterness...it hides in the licorice.I don't get nutmeg in this fragrance.I can very much see the identity with a sports fragrance that others relate to...end of phase 1.


In Phase Two this fragrance takes a highly transparent turn in which a 'thumbs down' reviewer described it as a flood and I agree with the comparison fully.A lot washes away from the grapefruit as it grows over the hours leaving to me just detectable cedar and ginger...a little leaf if you drag the grapefruit waters but it's really light.


The problem with Memoire D'Homme is it's design is such a bland mindset.It's not atmospheric,nostalgic,or thought provoking.It doesn't really accent a dress shirt or lend that feel of sophistication like the older era.Not a single touch of romanticism.It has no emotion,no heart,no sense of style or artistry.But this might get a compliment and you wear it daily simply because 'it smells good'.This is very much how I feel about Eternity for Men.With that being said it's anytime/anywhere fragrance if still made today it would be $20-$25.And it's roots would be questioned because it's sporty finish reminds one of a Adidas fragrance.Very questionable blind buy.
15th June, 2018
This is funny, over at fragrantica.com this scent gets rave reviews and here it gets a beating.

It's also funny how people can get so many different notes out of one scent especially when some of those mentioned notes are not listed anywhere. Upon first application I get a great boozy and smokey whiff.

After a while I'm also reminded, distantly, of a root beer-like smell. This is not a dark cologne or deep, it seems airy but somehow keeps a serious or formal vibe to it.

I can't really make out licorice, at least outright, I guess it mixes in enough to keep you wondering. Some mention woods, that's something else I cannot say stands up out in the foreground.

Unfortunately this great scent does not stay strong and the projection falls off after a couple of hours, I'm glad I have it though.

If you have the kind of skin or chemistry with fragrances that soaks them up you might find yourself bathing in it to make an impression or project.
03rd March, 2015
Genre: Woods

This smells like a case of miscalculated dosage. After a pleasant enough grapefruit and lemon opening, Mémoire d’Homme lets loose with a staggering blast of Calone, which endures tenaciously to blot out all other content. Every now and then one or another ingredient will bob up for a quick breath in the raging cucumber aquatic tide. Those that do suggest there might be a halfway pleasant spicy-herbaceous citrus chypre somewhere deep beneath the flood, but I can hardly find it. In the end it’s just plain nasty.
19th June, 2014
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United Kingdom
On my skin the opening in dominated by the citrus-grapefruita blast, which soon is enriched by an elegant ginger note that is pleasantly unobtrusive. In the drydown I get a touch of vetiver, but dominating are wood notes that, in contrast to the nice top notes I find to be a bit too generic. A discrete, restrained scent, simple, but with an excellent longevity of around nine hours.
15th May, 2014
ginger and nutmeg done right. Nina Ricci have surprised me with their Pour Homme fragrance. while I usually dont really get Ricci's (reminds me of my grandma who loves L'Air du Temps so much), I get quite good deal for this one. I thought like... its cheap and its Ricci. it can never go wrong

the result is wonderful. projects really well and have great longevity. its not projecting in offensive way, rather elegant and soft. the ginger-nutmeg combo smells masculine-elegance with soft touch and caress.

but... I see a reason why this fragrance get discontinued. its light, but not sport. its elegant, but not smooth enough. its spicy, but smokey. its done very well but losing any wow-effects. its like seeing a men who behave sporty and casual but wearing a suit... oh wait, I know. Barney Stinson. he fits this fragrance. very underrated astonishing fragrance for jack of all trades. doesnt impress to much, but still got his charm
16th January, 2013
A languid effect from the powdery and spicy licorice is notable since the beginning,  few minutes after a first sample of grapefruit, and it reminds me slightly for a while when the licorice softness (a sort of creamy anice) swirls around while somebody is wearing Jasmine Noir Bvlgari. In a while unfortunately, while JN keeps on being soapy and gentle as a dark butterfly flying under a starry sky, Memoire d'Homme starts to become woody-gingery, sweet by nutmeg and chemical with a sort of plastic-aquatic (a liquid kind of common tea-vetiver) final undertone (which rises up slowly melting the gassy woodiness). A touch of smoke is widespread  in the blend. Wonderful bottle. Not a disaster but nothing groundbreaking in my humble opinion.
20th September, 2012

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