Memoirs of a Trespasser
    by Imaginary Authors

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    Memoirs of a Trespasser Fragrance notes

    Madagascar vanilla, Guiacwood, Myrrh, Benzoin, Ambrette seed, Oak barrels

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    Memoirs of a Trespasser is a unisex fragrance by Imaginary Authors.

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    ClaireV's avatar

    Ireland Ireland

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    It dries down to a nice woody vanilla, but you have to wade through a bunch of odd notes to get there, and at the end of the day, I am not sure that the payoff is good enough. It opens on a weird pairing of what seems to be an intensely sweet candy note, like candyfloss, the bitter rind of either a grapefruit or an orange, and raw wood. There is also a musky feel to it, from the ambrette seeds, which combines with the raw plank of wood smell to conjure up a sort of ghost note of vetiver (to my nose, at least). The first half of this, therefore, smells like musky, raw woods, with a candied grapefruit rind note. I don't get any vanilla.

    Halfway through, there is a truly skanky moment, like smelling a spot on your arm that someone has licked. It is still a predominantly woodsy smell, but there is now a flat, stale note like dried saliva. Not enjoyable, not even to a lover of animalics like me. Also, the ambrette seeds add not only muskiness but also a note of alcohol, like grappa, which I also noticed in Chanel No. 18, where it used to great effect when paired with rose and iris. But here, the high-pitched whirl of alcohol combines with the raw woods to create a type of wood rubbing solvent smell.

    The vanilla, once you finally get to it, is nice but quite synthetic in feel. It is quite sheer and diaphanous a vanilla, not heavy or creamy. People describe this one as a smoky vanilla, but I would describe it more as woodsy or boise vanilla. I know it is very popular around here, but I neither like nor understand it. To me, this is not a proper vanilla.

    18 August, 2014

    sjg3839's avatar

    United States United States

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    On the initial spray I was not such a big fan. Got a slight skankiness the first 5 minutes. After that the fragrance morphed into a great gourmand. A nice woody vanilla which is very unique. 8.5/10

    03 August, 2014

    Jack Hunter's avatar

    United Kingdom United Kingdom

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    Wow this is gorgeous and complex!

    On first application to my skin I'm getting a wonderful smoky woods and dried vanilla. And I have to say it smells absolutely great.

    Shortly after a melody of different resins, amber, spices interact with the main smoky vanilla and woods. This slightly changes the smell so every-time you take a sniff your picking up something new.

    As it dries down you can smell a resinous Mryhh note mixing in with the dried vanilla. And even at this stage you will be picking up different nuances to the scent.

    I have to say I'm so impressed with this wonderful fragrance that I will be buying a full bottle.

    Nine out of Ten.

    17 June, 2014

    Tonyprince's avatar

    United States United States

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    I'm not usually a gourmand fan nor am I somebody who wants to walk around smelling of cake batter, so I don't usually go for vanilla fragrances. This one is a great exception for me. The vanilla and the ambrette seeds blend very nicely with the oak-like note to create a very comforting fragrance that lasts all day and blends very well with my natural sweat so that I catch it later in the day and think, "What is that? Is that me? I really smell good!" Definitely one to check out.

    Pros: Not too sweet, good balance of vanilla and wood (oak)

    10th June, 2013

    teardrop's avatar

    England England

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    Top-notch Vanilla.

    A deliciously boozy, woody vanilla with plenty of smoke in the drydown, & l loves me a bit of smoke! There isn't much development other than that, but there doesn't need to be. This is one of the loveliest vanillas l've tried; not too cupcake-sweet, but comforting & addictive. The projection is moderate, & it lasts a good five hours before fading. Recommended for vanilla lovers of both genders.

    07 June, 2013

    BradW's avatar

    United States United States

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    I got a sample of this one from the Imaginary Authors website. This one is a smokey, woody vanilla fragrance. It kinda reminds me of cocoa, since it is very dry and has a bittersweet smell to it. This is unisex, but I see it as more masculine. It is quite strong, and I learned the hard way that maybe 1 or 2 sprays is plenty. I can see Tobacco Vanille fans liking this one. It is semi-gourmand, but instead of tobacco, uses guiacwood and myrrh to give it the smoke smell. I want to like this one, but it just seems kinda dusty to me. Perhaps a bit daring for my taste, but it certainly is worth checking out if you like daring vanilla scents.

    14 May, 2013

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