Epices Precieuses and Hommage
It is easy finding the Memoire Liquide site but it is not easy at all finding any information on their perfumes. The most helpful site was Surrender to Chance and they didn’t have Epices Precieuses listed.
So, I’ll go with that one.
Epices Precieuses, if you go by notes, should work like a charm for me. And if I only had the beginning of it, I would have loved it.
It starts sweet (I thought of the amber kind) and boozy, lightly spicy and with cinnamon, hinting at some fruit as well. The one that is sweet and can be immersed in alcohol for additional enjoyment. The closest idea in my mind was date. Very soon what I thought was ambery sweetness turns into nutmeg sweetness and the clove also comes out to play. I honestly can’t say that I smelled pink pepper but the spiciness was present in the opening, so I guess it did its part.
It starts losing the sweetness rather quickly but the clove and nutmeg do not lose their place. Soon, some woodiness starts peeping through, and I thought initially if the cinnamon bark could be responsible (bark is wood after all) but I’m thinking there must be something else in there. Here is where I could actually smell the ginger in the background.
And this is pretty much where the development stops and it remains woody and lightly spicy (ginger hints possible).
is another thing entirely. The development is pretty much the same as with Epices Precieuses.
Notes: frankincense, myrrhe, amber, musk, sandalwood
It’s probably me, but as I’m very careful with incense (it takes everything over for my nose), I don’t usually like those perfumes.It just so seems that this is the one of those perfumes that reminds me a lot of the smell of Cockta (the local soda drink, containing incense, I checked).
It even smells, in the opening, lightly caramel-like and sparkly. Sweet and incensey at the same time. At some point the sweetness actually reminded me (again) of sticky-fruit type of sweetness but that didn’t last long.
Basically what I get from this is the smell of Cockta. So, deciphering the notes was pretty much beyond me, I got stuck there.
P.S. It only just occurred to me that the name of Cockta might seem strange to natives speakers of English. Is it?