I’m going to go back to designer scents for a little bit, especially since it will help clear off my desk. For this particular scent, I received it as a gift years ago. I remember absolutely adoring it, especially because it was unlike anything I had every smelled before, and thus my love of exotic, complex notes was born. The bottle I’m testing today is the same bottle I received all those years ago, now with just enough for one last test left.
Scent Name: Memoirs of a Geisha
Scent Description and Notes: “Memoirs of a Geisha is a limited edition perfume from 2005. It contains notes of jasmine, rose, sparkling langsat fruit, white peach, bergamot, mandarin, iris, musk and sandalwood. Available as 75 ml EDP.” -http://www.fragrantica.com/perfume/Fresh/Memoirs-of-a-Geisha-9838.html
Perfume Oil Color: Clear.
Bottle Design and Artwork: The is a small bottle with an oval rouge-colored label featuring the company name in white at the top, the name of the scent in smaller black block font below that, the phrase in lower-case italics “inspired by the film” underneath, and the type of scent designation in slightly larger, normal lower-case font just above the image. The image is over sakura on a branch with a bird perched on the end. The bottom of the label as the company name in black and the storage temp. The side has the bottle size, which is 1.5ml.
- ITB: The langsat fruit with the jasmine and iris is interesting, especially under the musk.
- Wet: What I like about this most is that it does seem to have a sparkling or effervescent quality to it, and when muddled with the fruit (ripe peach and langsat), the musky resin, and the rose/iris, the scent turns into something I consider classic, fresh, and pleasing.
- Dry: It’s gentle peach, langsat fruit, and just a touch of soft musk. It’s pretty without being too girly or fruity.