Inspired by Marfa, Texas. A small town located deep in the desert, hot, isolated and bewitching.
Top Notes: Mandarin, Orange Blossom
Heart Notes: Agave, Tuberose, Ylang Ylang,
Base Notes: Sandalwood, Cedar, Vanilla Seed, White Musk
I have been stalking this perfume for a while and for no-other reason than the bottle. I mean look at it, it’s f***ing cool! Seriously, it’s amazing and I knew any perfume that looked as good as this was something I needed to try. Whilst you should never judge a book by it’s cover, it should certainly entice you in and my friends, this one did.
Memo Marfa is inspired by a small town in the heart of Texas, it’s hot isolated and famed for it’s art and bewitching spirit. This perfume is exactly that, magical, hot and exotic. It has a very modern classic feel. First of all, you smell the hot citrus fruits, orange blossom and mandarin, it’s floral, zesty and smells more of the peel of the mandarin rather than the juicy fruit. It also has a real powdery quality to it, which is probably why it makes me think of a classic fragrance, that powdery almost aldehydic feel. The heady tuberose is prominent and I almost feel like there might be a hint of jasmine in the heart too, but maybe that’s the ylang ylang which can smell similar. Either way, it’s fabulous. As for the agave, I was worried this note would be too sugary sweet for my taste, but it’s not, it’s like just a touch of honey, a hint of sweetness like nectar. Very subtle, it just makes it a little extra something which makes it addictive. The base is rich and deep, it’s filled with warm woods; sandalwood and cedar wood, as well as vanilla seeds, again making it a little sweeter and more addictive and musk, adding a little old school starlet sex appeal.
I have never been to Texas, but this fragrance, makes me want to go, I hope it’s every bit as mesmerising as this fragrance. Memo Marfa is filled with notes of hot sun, barren land, dry earth, thriving fruits, rich florals, sweet nectar and divine woods. I can’t get enough of it! It’s one of those perfumes that I wish I could wear as a fragrance and burn in my home as a candle. The perfume inside the bottle makes me forget how much I love the bottle as the fragrance itself is even better than the packaging. Magical, addictive and intriguing.
Memo Marfa is exclusive and cannot be found at many places, luckily for me, I managed to track a bottle down via World Duty Free, which is my current perfume mecca. PS. Don’t forget, when you shop from World Duty Free, everything is 20% off the regular counter price. Travel tip: If you know what you want and you are lacking airport time, you can always order the products ahead and collect them when you get there.