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Memoir Woman (2010)
by Amouage

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Memoir Woman information

Year of Launch2010
GenderFeminine
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 126 votes)

People and companies

HouseAmouage
PerfumerDaniel Maurel
PerfumerDorothée Piot
Creative DirectorChristopher Chong

About Memoir Woman

Memoir Woman is a feminine perfume by Amouage. The scent was launched in 2010 and the fragrance was created by perfumers Dorothée Piot and Daniel Maurel

Reviews of Memoir Woman

rbaker Show all reviews
United Kingdom
The opening blast is dominated by a juicy mandarin that is well-made and quite bright, although very soon the brightness is darkened by the shadows of a spicy aroma that develops. I mainly get a pleasant cardamom mixed with some white pepper, but the spiciness is quite restrained and, and least initially, does not push aside the citrus. Citrus and spice can work well, as Creed’s Orange Spice demonstrates, aa does this Amouage too.

The drydown opens up a more floral side, with rose and jasmine being the main players in it, with others like a muguet accompanying the lead duet; neither the rose nor the jasmine are standing out is any way, but the whole works together well.
A somewhat nonspecific and styrax-laden woodsy undertone develops together with a mild castoreum that is neither sharp nor harsh on me.

Later, in the base, a smooth labdanum-infused leather component, arises, with a touch of smokiness and some nigh-ceremonious frankincense mixed in, but all this never loses its smooth character until the end.

I get moderate sillage, excellent projection and a superb longevity of thirteen hours on my skin.

This rich and very complex scent for cool spring and autumn evenings is not exceptional in any of its individual characteristics, got the good quality of its ingredients, the sublime blending as well as the good development make this overall a fragrance that is never dull. It excels in performance. 3.25/5.
15th December, 2019
Opens for me with a smoky mandarin flavored incense with a touch of spiciness...dark/thick/opulent...smell feel of stickiness and juiciness...smell of classic orientals from days past...regal in a gothic sort of way...one of those compositions that is so well-crafted and blended that I find it hard to zero in on individual notes...I experience this more as accords and impressions...and right now i'm picking up an impression of an underlying current of a woody smooth leather...on top of this sits an accord of sweetish/ripe/syrupy fruit sprinkled with flower petals...very rich and decadent feel...one of the Amouages branded for women that I love wearing...as a matter of fact , i'm wearing it right now...finishing up a split and will probably get some more...projection and longevity are great...
30th April, 2018
iobhai Show all reviews
United States
You're 23 years old and you're visiting your girlfriend's apartment. It's the middle of sunny day, but her windows are covered with black-out curtains, darkening the room. She's burning some sticky incense on her dresser near a vase of dying roses that you had gotten her a few weeks ago. She's wearing Pomegranate Burt's Bees Lip Balm, and you can taste it as you share a sweet clove cigar together and watch these bright lines of light escape through her curtains and pass through the smoke to dance on her ceiling. She lays her head on your chest while you slowly run your fingers through her vanilla hair. Memoir Woman by Amouage.
25th February, 2018
This is a decent woody fragrance, but not too exciting.
29th September, 2017
I'm reviewig the vintage version. It's so spicy and incensy, so grey, so dark in the opening that I'd say it's very masculine. Then you get the flowers and it becomes feminine. Still very smoky. I love it for what it is, and sillage and longevity are very good, but it can be too complex for me and many others.
04th August, 2017
Memoir Man’s one of my favorites from the line, and probably sits somewhere in my top ten overall (depending on what day you catch me on). As with many Amouage scents, the Male / Female designation is nonsense and either can be worn by either gender without the world coming to an end. Memoir Woman resembles the male analog to a degree, but it cheers things up (not by much) and brings in a touch of sweetness. It’s as mercurial as Memoir Man, but it starts with great jasmine bouquet and some candied notes and places them over the masculine’s green wormwood-incense accord. The result is a dark, dense, semi-sweet floral that maintains all the sulky fun of the male counterpart. It does start to smell like Dior’s Poison after a while, but that’s a good thing in my book. This would lend itself well to modern masculine tastes as it has a good amount of sweetness to it, and it might be a viable alternative for those who find Memoir Man to be too aromatic. I think it’s great; totally over-the-top with great depth and drama.
11th June, 2015

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