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Momento (2014)
by MiN New York

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Momento information

Year of Launch2014
GenderShared / Unisex
AvailabilityIn Production / Limited Edition
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HouseMiN New York
PerfumerJulien Rasquinet

About Momento

Part of MiN's "Scent Stories" Collection Volume 1. The collection will feature 11 fragrances, which will be available to members in 2014, before a wider distribution in 2015.

Momento fragrance notes

Reviews of Momento

I love Momento's opening crescendo of lemon sherbet diffused out into a sparkling cloud of aldehydes, because it establishes a color scheme that is both primrose yellow and foggy, washed out grey. Before long, it settles into a familiar Jicky or Shalimar-like shape, although its heavy-breathing labdanum base is far clumsier than any Guerlain I've smelled (in its blocky simplicity, Momento is actually far more the sister of something like Parfum Russe than Shalimar). There are little touches of spearmint, which confuse me, but my guess is that some varieties of lavender are just a bit flinty-minty, and that's the aspect that comes out the most here. Not bad, but a very rough sketch of an idea that was more skillfully fleshed out in UNUM's Opus 1144, which came a couple of years later.
25th March, 2020
Like old Jicki Guerlan edt. Lavender with "guerlinade" base.
03rd May, 2019
Momento is overall quite a classic fragrance. It opens with an aromatic and sparkling citrus accord to then quickly evolve into a competent but completely unimaginative ambery-woody base. There's something unquestionably retrò about this fragrance, something very familiar and comforting but it's a deja-vu kind of composition from top to bottom. Not bad at all but given what perfumery already offered in this genre during the past 50 years, I'm afraid this falls into meh territories for me.

01st April, 2015
Vanillin, citrus, perhaps lavender, citrus, amber, citrus, Iso E, citrus, a tad of something synthetically resinous, citrus, and a sort of heavily synthetic, and kind of clumsy floral accord. Topped with lemon. Citric-powdery-ambery, shortly. Distant echoes of some late 1980s-early 1990s masculine fragrances, the bad ones; the cheap, obscure, “forgotten for a reason” ones. On top of that, Momento has a pungent alcohol feel which is really annoying on skin (on mine, at least), and since it’s clumsily enhanced, amplified and reinforced by the mosquito-repellent citrus note and a Tauer-esque ambroxan base, it won’t go away for hours – a proper scrubber. No evolution, a vanillic-dusty citric blend stoutly staying there. After some hours I get some slight similarities with Tom Ford Noir EDT, with citrus. More than a proper fragrance this smells like a sort of pop collage of the worst of thirty years of masculine perfumery. Not completely unpleasant, but really a little pleasant; and if it’s creative, I am unable to get the creativity here. Especially for this price.

4,5/10
09th March, 2015
From the MiN NY Scent Stories Volume 1 fragrances that I've tried, this one, Momento, plus Barrel and Dahab, are the safest bets for men.

Momento has a typical-smelling, or familiar-smelling at least, aggressive/sharp powder smell. Someone said it smells like Pour Monsieur from Chanel, which makes sense/sounds right to me, and I also get a bubble gum note that I identified in the drydown. So the story is of me as a kid, chewing bubble gum, in the presence of a refined gentleman who smells fantastic. Or a refined woman, because I'm guessing plenty of women's fragrances use this familiar smelling aggressive powder note, and I would have smelled them as a kid.
10th December, 2014 (last edited: 18th December, 2014)

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