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Les Echappées - Lalibela (2008)
by Memo


Les Echappées - Lalibela information

Year of Launch2008
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 20 votes)

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PerfumerAliénor Massenet

About Les Echappées - Lalibela

Les Echappées - Lalibela is a feminine perfume by Memo. The scent was launched in 2008 and the fragrance was created by perfumer Aliénor Massenet

Reviews of Les Echappées - Lalibela

I had high hopes for this, and they arent met. When I smelled it in the store it was light, floral but with surprising notes that made it stand out. On the skin vanilla dominates utterly and I might as well wear any number of the good and interesting vanilla takes that I own. Those are often found for cheaper from less mainstream places. I dont mind paying a lot for perfume but it has to be novel, stand out as something unique. PR copy and pretty bottles arent enough.
16th March, 2019
A nice coconut/banana ylang, with enough vanilla and soap to make it very creamy and rich without falling into candied stupidity. On me, it's mostly linear (except for a splash of indoles in the beginning that didn't really go anywhere), though a pinch of pie spices fill in at the end as the ylang fades a bit.

I think this is well mixed, but a little simple. I'll vote thumbs up for technical merit, though I feel like you could find something like this much cheaper.
05th September, 2018
A truly captivating perfume with blended notes to perfection giving an overall feeling of luxury & mystery.

Floriental with a rich vanilla dry down; perfectly unisex for casual or formalwear; day or night.

Do not be put off by other reviews; try it for yourself.

Excellent Projection & Longevity.

Thumbs up!
23rd May, 2016
From the booklet I have I can read lalibela is inspired by a misterious and mystic place in Ethiopia. And reading the pyramid I was really intrigued.Orchid, rose, jasmine, patchuli, tobacco and vanilla. Beautiful notes, I thought. Unfortunately the gourmand note is so predominat that delete all the mystic aura of the scent. A vanilla lollypop is not mystic nor misterious!
25th January, 2012
Inspired by the mysterious Ethiopian city of Lalibela, Memo's Lalibela Eau de Parfum combines Coconut, orchid, rose, peony, jasmine, patchouli, cistus, vanilla, tobacco leaf, absolute incense,and woods. ----------- Starts with the scent of baking Cinnamon (buns) Roll raw Dough - & loooooots of cinnamon - that's the topnotes! In the heart I get sugar syruped vintage Samsara (Guerlain). Among with sweet scent of coke (coca cola drink) someone left in the heat & forgot to drink, so the carbonic acid fizzines is gone. Base of bitter vanilla mulled red wine (glögg in Swedish) & STRONG tobacco note. Smells very "grown up". Like a bitter-sweet Serge Lutens "Borneo 1834" with a dash of YSL "Opium". Horribly boring bottle-design - totally does NOT fit the scent, how strange!!
30th June, 2010
Really evokes an image of being in the heart of Africa on a luxury safari. Very deep and dense scent which doesn't diminish over time. As with all the memo scents, you can almost guarantee that you will be the only person wearing this. Certainly not for day time. Not too bad for men also. My partner borrowed it a couple of times and I like it on him.
20th April, 2010

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