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Memoir Man (2010)
by Amouage


Memoir Man information

Year of Launch2010
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 347 votes)

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PerfumerKarine Vinchon-Spehner

About Memoir Man

Memoir Man is a masculine fragrance by Amouage. The scent was launched in 2010 and the fragrance was created by perfumer Karine Vinchon-Spehner

Memoir Man fragrance notes

Reviews of Memoir Man

I bought a sample of this to try and I get the woody pine, but I didn't like it because to me it smelled more like Pine Sol or a pine air freshener than anything else. I wasnt the only one who thought that.
07th February, 2018
This smells divine. Has a medieval quality to it. A dark medieval forest. Just wish it lasted longer!!
28th September, 2017
Strong sandalwood, sawdust, incense start. Peppery. Died away after about three hours. Not quite the leathery scent I would look for.
Projection poor, longevity. Poor.
Second try, same as the first. Not memorable.
15th July, 2017
This has a beautiful manly mint tobacco opening. My friend vetiver appears before the two hour mark. It is a skin scent at 12 hours. I will use this as a winter scent. I loved this one. Female reviewer
31st March, 2017
One of the very first Basenotes reviews of Memoir Man calls it "Sycomore on steroids." I thought the same thing, and I'm glad to have company. In four words: green powdery vetiver tobacco.

After reading so many reviews calling Memoir Man dark, inky, black, unforgiving, etc., I was surprised to find a soft, well-behaved, leafy tobacco and powdery woody/vetiver accord with (to me) a relatively demure frankincense presence that serves more to lend a kind of cool-chalky-powdery feel to the development. I get just a hint of sandalwood.

The opening is fun and pleasant and even a little refreshing, and not challenging at all for me. A little alcoholic absinthe mixed with a bracing mint. This, along with the cool frankincense note serves as a great counterpoint to the dry vetiver and sweetish tobacco and musk in the heart and base.

My only quibble is that, as others have pointed out, this isn't terribly unique after the opening. But I can't hold the fact that there are many good vetiver/woody/incense scents against Memoir Man. It's certainly at or near the top of the bunch.
21st March, 2017
Opens up like the smell of (Unscented-original) green tobacco leaves & transits into heart where the tobacco leaves smell like they have been dried in hot sun, and they heat up further (into the dry down) giving the smell smoke & ash of the tobacco with hints of incense & burning tyre through out.

When i was sniffing it up close, it gave me a feeling that i was chewing on harsh dry tobacco & swallowing the juice. I could feel the piercing sharpness back in my throat.

People smelling you may think that you are a heavy smokeless tobacco user.

Longevity: 8-10 hours
Projection: 7/10


02nd October, 2016 (last edited: 22nd May, 2017)

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