Memo Paris Sherwood Assessment (Juliette Karagueuzoglou) 2023 “Robin Hood and Sandalwood”

Memo Paris Sherwood

Memo Paris Sherwood by Olya Bar

Who doesn’t love an excellent story about love and journey? Particularly when the tales are the legends of Robin Hood, one in every of my favourite characters rising up. The obsession intensified when the Robin Hood film aired in 1991, starring Kevin Costner reverse Alan Rickman, aka the right villain. You possibly can think about the extent of my curiosity after I came upon the most recent Memo Paris Sherwood launch drew its inspiration from the Sherwood forest that’s effectively referred to as the house of Robin Hood, the outlaw of medieval legend, a insurgent and a hero. The tales at all times painting him and his companions robbing and killing representatives of authority and giving the features to the poor. A fictional character, The Robin Hood ballads had been the poetic expression of common aspirations in north England throughout a turbulent period of baronial rebellions and agrarian discontent, which finally culminated within the Peasants’ Revolt of 1381. The favored theme of the free however persecuted outlaw training the forbidden looking of the forest and outwitting or killing the forces of legislation and order naturally appealed to the frequent folks. The tales had been retold generations after. Sherwood Forest, a botanical palace wherein every root hides a young shoot, and every number of tree surprises with its skin-like bark, previously occupied nearly all of western Nottinghamshire and prolonged into Derbyshire; right now, nonetheless, only some components of Sherwood forest stay preserved.

 Kevin Costner in Robin Hood Prince of Thieves  through IMDb

Robin Hood or not, this can be amongst my favourite releases by Memo Paris to this point, a creamy, comforting sandalwood that units softly however certainly, enveloping you want a fog. It has captivated me since I first laid my nostril on it. The preliminary spray of Memo Paris Sherwood opens up with a powerful and spicy carrot accord mingling with an fragrant pink pepper, however it rapidly switches moods, heading into the brilliant and luminous black currant accord, which provides a jammy aspect to the rose. The orange blossom has a honey-like sweetness and brings an ideal dose of golden mild, as in case you are catching a ray of solar on the pores and skin chopping via the darkish greenery of the traditional forest.

Sherwood by Memo Paris

Unsplash foggy woods

The bottom is smoothed out by the milkiness of sandalwood reigning supreme right here. There’s something extremely calming and meditative about this composition, a peaceable feeling you could expertise as you enter the forest and immerse in the great thing about nature. It’s sensual, dynamic, transportive, and extremely grounding.

The perfumer’s phrases: “I crafted a spicy and fascinating sandalwood cream. The deep and mellow woody signature of sandalwood is enhanced by the richness of sensual cashmeran and the valuable oakwood.” – Juliette Karagueuzoglou.

Sherwood by Memo Paris

Oak bushes through Unsplash.

I need to draw particular consideration to the sandalwood and oak accords right here, as each deserve their highlight. Wealthy and buttery, barely balsamic, sandalwood is ready towards the traditional oak bushes, and each sorts of wooden play off completely. Oak bushes have performed an important position within the historical past and folklore of humankind. Throughout the classical period, the leaves of oak bushes had been used for laurel wreaths to crown champions of occasions and heroes coming back from prolonged journeys and campaigns. In distinction, the oak tree represented completely different gods and states of life for historic Celt cultures. Its aroma and composition is really not like anything, and lends its scrumptious flavors to the wine and numerous sorts of liquors many people take pleasure in, it additionally brings its earthy and barely bitter-sweet aroma balancing out the copious sandalwood.

Memo Sherwood

Memo Paris Sherwood by Olya©

This perfume holds many secrets and techniques, like the traditional bushes within the forest, whispering candy tales to one another in a language hidden from the human ear. The place is the coveted treasure hidden? Out of the blue an arrow flies down the center of a path lined with blackcurrant buds. It skims previous the birch and leaves a pervading path of sandalwood oil that slips between the leaves, hugs the trunks, and takes benefit of each ounce of quivering air to make its presence identified. It factors to the vacation spot, main the way in which to a perfume as generously discreet and as gloriously alive because the forest host.

Notes: Carrot Seeds, Black Currant, Pink Pepper; Orange Blossom, Damask Rose, Sandalwood, Oak, Cashmeran. 

Olya Bar, Editor

The bottle was kindly gifted to me by Twisted Lily however opinions are at all times my very own.

Disclosure: Olya is the Digital Technique & Communications Supervisor for Twisted Lily

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