Absinthe, Absinthe, Basil, Mint
Rose, Frankincense, Lavender
Sandalwood, Vetiver, Guaiac Wood, Amber Note, Vanilla, Musk, Oak Moss, Leather, Tobacco
Amouage – Memoir Man
Leave you ensnare again from the female black swan.
Topic from this fragrance by Amouage is the awareness of life of the Paris Bohème at the time of Charles Beaudelair. Baudelaire picked “Les Fleurs du Mal” (the flower of the evil) with 36 years. These poetry book with its cryptic poetry, reflects the human being of the 19th century in Paris. Their inner disruption between good and evil but also the dark romance and sweet melancholy of this time. This awareness of life is represented by a Flaneur.It is deep night shortly before midnight the Flaneur roams across in mysteriously dark wrapped narrow roads and close lanes. He feels its senses anaesthetized by absinth and opium. He follows a black fog the target of this journey remains however unknown for the Flaneur. The way leads into an unreal and dark world. A Déjà Vu! This unknown world reflects his alter ego – his memoirs of another person written long before his birth. Midnight – with the stroke of the church tower bell the black fog transforms into a female black swan. In fear of the black swan the Flaneur must follow him into the unknown. He must find out who it is.
The fragrance is inspired by the attitude of life of the Paris Bohème in the times of Charles Beaudelair reflecting by the odor of la Fée the Verte the Absinth. The World of Shadows is been opened by the compelling chords of spearmint, wormwood, basil, vanilla, mint and rose. Dark and woody chords as sandalwood, vetiver and guaiacwood emphasize this mystery mood. She prepares the way for the exhilarating combination of absinth and wormwood. Like a memoire the odor is composed out of different chords and fragments as sandalwood, vetiver and guaiacwood that combines itself to an amazing overall picture.
The flacon of Memoir of the Black Swan is black – black as the fog which gathers through the small and winding streets and alleys. A slight glance covers the precious black flacon like a glimmering drop of water from the fog. The packaging is inspired from the black fog which gathers through the street of the sleeping Paris.