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    Default Anyone know what is that sharp annoying note in Amouage Memoir Man?

    I got a sample of Amouage Memoir Man from the Perfume Court and I know that this is one I'm not going to ever buy... There is just this very annoying sharp note that I don't like at all.. Anyone know what that note may be???
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    Idk that's a pretty smooth fragrance IMO. Could be the vetiver though, it's a sharp note but it's toned down in this one?

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    Default Re: Anyone know what is that sharp annoying note in Amouage Memoir Man?

    Kind of a stinging, whistly pepper note? I think it's the same ingredient featured in CdG Ouarzazate. I like it, though.

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    Default Re: Anyone know what is that sharp annoying note in Amouage Memoir Man?

    Quote Originally Posted by NillaGoon View Post
    Kind of a stinging, whistly pepper note? I think it's the same ingredient featured in CdG Ouarzazate. I like it, though.
    It's kind of a very green pine note... Somewhat crayon scent... And somewhat like a Ralph Lauren polo green scent... But very sharp and annoying to me....
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    Default Re: Anyone know what is that sharp annoying note in Amouage Memoir Man?

    Wormwood (absinthe)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dorje123 View Post
    Wormwood (absinthe)
    If it is wormwood... It is really a very bitter scent... not a fan of it at all... It upsets my stomachs everytime I sniff Memoir Man
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    Default Re: Anyone know what is that sharp annoying note in Amouage Memoir Man?

    Quote Originally Posted by change1 View Post
    If it is wormwood... It is really a very bitter scent... not a fan of it at all... It upsets my stomachs everytime I sniff Memoir Man
    You could go to a bar, order some and see.

    It is served by soaking a sugar cube in it, lighting it on fire, then pouring the shot through the burning sugar cube, which rests in a special slotted spoon. It's usually high proof alcohol, but there isn't enough wormwood to get the psychedelic effects, only the bitter flavor.

    A Taste of Heaven has some in it too, it is a bitter, astringent, almost minty smell...


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    Default Re: Anyone know what is that sharp annoying note in Amouage Memoir Man?

    OK, I tested this again. It was good at first, but then the iso-e super creeps out... slowly at first, but gaining huge momentum in the drydown. It carries the wormwood/mint/basil herbal notes and does get annoying and almost overpowering. Damn the iso-e ruined what could've been a really nice frag.

    But for me, any large dose of iso-e is getting annoying. I can't hardly wear TdH anymore.

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    Default Re: Anyone know what is that sharp annoying note in Amouage Memoir Man?

    There is no sharp, annoying note in Memoir Man

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    The bitter minty green note is definitely the wormwood. I've got real wormwood oil for use in my own creations and the wormwood in Memoir is definitely real and dosed pretty high (for wormwood, at least. This oil is STRONG and even a little goes a long way).


    I don't really get an iso e super overdose here. There are some heavy hitting sandalwood synthetics in the dry down, and a fairly prominent guiac and tobacco note, alongside the coumarin-heavy/sweet hay like lavender absolute. Some iso e, perhaps, yes, but prominent? I don't know - I smell a lot going on here, all the way to the very very end.

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    It's definitely the wormwood. I find it part of the Memoir Man experience, and it disappears early enough anyway. Ah... how I love you, Memoir Man...
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    Default Re: Anyone know what is that sharp annoying note in Amouage Memoir Man?

    Quote Originally Posted by mr. reasonable View Post
    There is no sharp, annoying note in Memoir Man
    Not sharp or annoying whatsoever
    Last edited by alfarom; 3rd April 2012 at 04:55 PM.


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    Default Re: Anyone know what is that sharp annoying note in Amouage Memoir Man?

    Quote Originally Posted by mr. reasonable View Post
    There is no sharp, annoying note in Memoir Man
    +2. The wormwood, or any other ingredient, does not come across as sharp to my nose.
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    Default Re: Anyone know what is that sharp annoying note in Amouage Memoir Man?

    I really like this for the first 2 hours or so, but then I get overwhelmed. The drydown is nowhere close to as good as the start for me.

    I am also more sensitive to iso-e than many people, I do not get olfactory fatigue from it, it hits me with wave after wave of scent... because of that, it seems like Memoir gets stronger and stronger into the drydown. I like wormwood, but it is like the tip of the iso-e nose-spear during the drydown. I don't know how much iso-e is in here, but it's more than a small amount.

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    Default Re: Anyone know what is that sharp annoying note in Amouage Memoir Man?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dorje123 View Post
    I don't know how much iso-e is in here, but it's more than a small amount.
    Quite a lot, I agree (as in many others Amouage's) but I'm fine with it.


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