Encapsulating the hypnotic energy of China and its awe-inspiring imperial palaces, this timeless scent captures the contrast between ice and fire. The initial impression is one of freshness and sweet summer, with notes of bergamot and citrusy orange oil, before settling into the spicy notes of warm red tea, amber wood and musk. As luxe as fragrance gets, Taking inspiration from the Nine-Dragons Wall in Beijing, the black lacquered bottle features a dragon– a symbol for power and good luck in Chinese culture.
Oil of Grapefruit, Dry Amber Wood Accord, Oil of Bergamot, Benzoin Resinoid, Cistus Labdanum Absolute, Oil of Orange, Styrax Resinoid, Tolu Resinoid, Fair Trade Vanilla Extract, Red Tea Accord, Musk Accord, Tonka Bean Absolute, Oil of Lemon, Oil of Maté, Gurjum Balsam.
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Originally from Hungary, Aliénor pursued a career in fragrance first as a student at Cinquième Sense and Firmenich, and then in New York, where she got a job with IFF in 1995. She further refined her craft under major mentors such as Sophia Grojsman and Pierre Wargnye, and eventually found her way back to Paris, still with IFF, where she has worked since on a variety of brands both large and small, including Liz Earle, Chloé, and MEMO Paris, where she composed most of the line.
Memo Paris was founded in 2007 by Clara Molloy and her husband John. They see fragrance as a journey, forging its identity around magical destinations and potent raw materials. This desire for travels to far-off places and encounters is the very reflection of the founding couples: she the Parisian-Catalan poet, he the sporty Irish globetrotter. Through its collections, Memo recharts the map of a sensory world steeped in emotion, revisited with fragrances, ingredients and sensations. The motto: "The journey is the destination."