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Escentials in Singapore stocks up a crazy number of perfume brands and even a perfume fanatic like me was getting confused over there, but after trying various perfumes at the store, I picked up Le Labo Vetiver and Memo Paris Russian Leather.
Russian Leather by Memo Paris is a Leather fragrance for women and men. This is a new fragrance. Russian Leather was launched in 2016. The nose behind this fragrance is Alienor Massenet. The fragrance features basil, pine tree, rosemary, clary sage, fern, lavender, cedar needles, coriander, mint, patchouli, guaiac wood, cypress, tonka bean, nutmeg and Russian leather.
SGD 330/USD 275
My Experience with Memo Paris Russian Leather Eau de Parfum:
This perfume comes in a brown coloured bottle with graphics of a wolf, moon and snow flakes . Honestly, it looks quite dreamy. The overall packaging looks just fine.
I generally do not opt for fresh fragrances but this scent is fresh and deep at the same time, it is really unique and different from all my fragrances. On the initial spray, it starts off very fresh and clean and has a hint of spiciness to it, but as it settles down, it turns into a slight woody and spicy fragrance.
The sillage of the fragrance is really weak, I need 4 to 5 sprays to make it prominent and even after that, I feel it settles into a very light and intimate fragrance.
Though the concentration of the fragrance is EDP, but I get the wear time of an EDT fragrance which is quite disappointing considering this is an expensive fragrance. I prefer wearing Russian leather during day time since the fragrance is so light and it is more summertime appropriate than winters. I get around 4 to 5 hours of wear time with Russian Leather.
Pros of Memo Paris Russian Leather Eau de Parfum:
- Unique fragrance.
- Perfect for summertime.
- Day-time fragrance.
Cons of Memo Paris Russian Leather Eau de Parfum:
- Not long lasting.
- Need 4 to 5 sprays.
- Sillage is weak.
- Normal packaging.
Would I Recommend/Repurchase Memo Paris Russian Leather Eau de Parfum?
Honestly, with this price range, no. I would prefer trying other fragrances with better lasting power.
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