ginger and nutmeg done right. Nina Ricci have surprised me with their Pour Homme fragrance. while I usually dont really get Ricci's (reminds me of my grandma who loves L'Air du Temps so much), I get quite good deal for this one. I thought like... its cheap and its Ricci. it can never go wrong the result is wonderful. projects really well and have great longevity. its not projecting in offensive way, rather elegant and soft. the ginger-nutmeg combo smells masculine-elegance with soft touch and caress. but... I see a reason why this fragrance get discontinued. its light, but not sport. its elegant, but not smooth enough. its spicy, but smokey. its done very well but losing any wow-effects. its like seeing a men who behave sporty and casual but wearing a suit... oh wait, I know. Barney Stinson. he fits this fragrance. very underrated astonishing fragrance for jack of all trades. doesnt impress to much, but still got his charm
Mémoire D'Homme by Nina Ricci, 2002
Rated #2796 in Fragrances
Nothing particularly expiring. Typical male woody scent somewhat dry original. Duration real poor A touch of smoke, not much else, no surprise it was cut out!
A languid effect from the powdery and spicy licorice is notable since the beginning, few minutes after a first sample of grapefruit, and it reminds me slightly for a while when the licorice softness (a sort of creamy anice) swirls around while somebody is wearing Jasmine Noir Bvlgari. In a while unfortunately, while JN keeps on being soapy and gentle as a dark butterfly flying under a starry sky, Memoire d'Homme starts to become woody-gingery, sweet by nutmeg and chemical with a sort of plastic-aquatic (a liquid kind of common tea-vetiver) final undertone (which rises up slowly melting the gassy woodiness). A touch of smoke is widespread in the blend. Wonderful bottle. Not a disaster but nothing groundbreaking in my humble opinion.
Not a fan. Many compare this to one of my favorite scents, Terre d'Hermes, but I really don't see much of the comparison... On my skin, this is all about licorice, nutmeg and cedar after the initial grapefruit top note. The cedar being the main similarity between the two scents to me. The grapefruit top note here is nice, but it lasts for just a few seconds and is gone, leaving just the licorice behind; transitioning to the nutmeg and cedar notes. I regret my blind buy of this one and have gave away my bottle with no regrets. Memoire d'Homme gets a below average rating of 2 stars out of 5 and an "avoid" recommendation.
Imagine cold grapefruit and a little bit of anise at first sniff, inhale and you'll get nutmeg, ginger and lots of smoky woods. After a few hours, what's left are the smoke, some ginger and vetiver. What's not to like on that? It's strong, masculine and has lots of potential to become a classic, best seller, everything Le Male should have been but is, due to the hype and genius marketing. Romantic/clubbing fragrance, great for autumn/winter/spring nights.
Grapefruit? Pomelo? Nonsense, this is a mixture of tea and licorice. There is no denying, this is strong, longlasting, lienar and quite original, up to your tastes or not, but still, original.
Typical male woody scent somewhat dry. Linear, a bit boring. If you apply too much it becomes dense incense-y mess.
After outstanding releases such as Phileas, 1975 Fifi award winning Farouche, Nina and a bunch of others, Memoire D'Homme stands in the house range as one of the most disappointing. Calone galore...sorry I've to pass on this one.
Whoa, this one is different indeed. The opening to my nose is some sort of spicy citrus concoction, it's different, and very warm.. so warm it actually heats up the skin; it smells a little like the broth from minestrone soup as well. As if the opening weren't strange enough already, the middle takes a turn for the I'm not sure.. it starts to smell like asphalt, rubber and licorice. Once that mellows out, I get a very smokey incense and rubber mostly. After having endured the most interesting part of the fragrance, it suddenly becomes a bit sweet, vanilla or possibly tonka bean, and slightly powdery. The base then invokes some woods, I definitely get the cedar here. Overall it makes for an interesting fragrance that takes the niche risk to the max. If ya like scents like Fahrenheit, or even Narcisco Rodriguez, you may wanna give this one a try. It's pretty different, and a hit or miss more or less. Love it or hate it, honestly, I haven't made my mind up. But, I surely appreciate it.
Eh, what grapefruit? I don't get any fruit, just a faint gingery and woodsy blend. Masculine? Yes. But boring too, I'm afraid. MEMOIRE D'HOMME just doesn't cut it in today's ultra-competitive fragrance market. Still it is wearable on account of this very same nondescript persona and it lasts pretty well. Here's a tip: the more interesting licorice note holds better on fabric, but stick to dark colors.
Mémoire D'Homme by Nina Ricci, 2002
By: Nina Ricci
|Top Notes||Grapefruit, Liquorice leaf|
|Middle Notes||Bengali ginger, Frosted nutmeg|
|Base Notes||Citron wood, Blue cedarwood, Vetiver sap, Opoline|
|Perfumer||Christine Nagel [Quest International] / Rosendo Mateu|
|Bottle Designer||Thierry de Baschmakoff|
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