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Memoir Man (2010)
by Amouage

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Memoir Man information

Year of Launch2010
GenderMasculine
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 350 votes)

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HouseAmouage
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

The vintage version is brilliant. Amouage dared to release an anti-oriental that speaks less of Arabian deserts and 1001 nights than of casting runestones and burning bittergreen herbs to the mumbling of stave rhymed incantations under an ashen Icelandic sky. That bittergeen punch of minty green wormwood contitutes a formidable and memorable opening, more restrained than Josh Lobb would have it, but still with quite some punch. Ashy incense and wood emerge from the Nordic brushwork, brooding and craggy, unhospitable but of sublime beauty like a landscape of fjords and stony peaks. A good one for cool, moody days by the grey, windswept sea.

The watering down of Memoir Man in its current incarnation utterly destroys this marvelous effect and turns Thor into a weekend LARP-jerk.
12th June, 2018
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

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