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!
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!!
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.