Memo Paris is known for its world-class leather perfumes. The best part about the brand is that they focus on different olfactory notes and compositions but the beguiling beauty of leather is one of the cardinal pillars of each composition.
The latest release, “Iberian Leather,” ensures that message through – Boldness, Masculinity, Strength, and Prowess. The heavy hitter starts its journey with a ton of spicy elements- Rosemary, coriander, clove and cinnamon. There’s an immediate smoky dimension with a hint of an aromatic splash that almost smells like a warm, slightly toasted rosemary fresh out of the stove.
The scent has a mercurial floral heart; maybe an erratic movement of rose and a subtle nod of Jasmin opens a fleeting window of floral whiffs, but the aroma of the spices gets intense.
As we transition into the persistent base of leather, we are greeted with a deep and dark tone. The tone seems like a menace, stubborn, distinctive and unapologetic. The patchouli here is incredibly ethereal; the woods, following the oud, take the leather on a righteous ride that almost feels like the journey doesn’t have any hiatus. The leather is elitist, at the same time, mischievous.
The last leg of the journey is all about this exciting twist of gorgeous oakmoss, creamy sandalwood and ever so slightly sweet amber. My favourite part of Iberian leather is the last two hours of the dry down when the scent is ready to simmer down and leave a courteous kiss on the forehead as a sign of departure. The feeling is omnipresent, tactile and textured.
As a wearer, you must ensure you are dressed up for the occasion before choosing this fragrance. A maximum of 3 sprays is more than enough to last 12+ hours. The trail of this “Cuir Elegance” won’t go unnoticed because of the enormous projection that it triggers.
Iberian leather is one of Memo’s boldest releases so far, and it is a scent for someone always ready to make a presence and statement. Wear it with flair and flamboyance if you want your perfume to make its presence long enough to leave a bold impression.