Hey there Posse Peeps! Sicilian Leather is Memo Paris 2021 addition to their famous, and incredibly popular, leather range. In Australia their two top sellers come from the Cuirs Nomades range. No, I can’t remember sorry. Memo Paris are very good at creating lovely, wearable, interesting fragrances. Perfect for daily wear and can be worn as best dressed also. For 75ml they are upper mid price sitting €205/US$300/AUD$400. At the recent Libertine Parfumerie S/S21 release event they sent me a sample. Mixed in among all the other releases it got lost in the fray but I’ve worn it the last couple of days and am finding it incredibly more-ish.
We should talk about these bottles before we get started on how Sicilian Leather smells. I love the slim rectangular shape. It’s really easy for me to grab & spritz. The pictures on the front of each bottle are always a delight as I grab the bottles and the whole thing is very display worthy. I love how they look on my grab tray. Inlé, Shams Oud and Tiger’s Nest are the bottles in my collection so far. Memo Paris is the sort of house you could have exclusively in your collection and never get bored, the range is broad and deep.
Sicilian Leather Memo Paris 2021
Fragrantica gives these featured accords:
Top: Leather, Lemon, Bitter Orange, Cedar
Heart: Lime, Bergamot, Violet Leaf, Coriander, Cardamom
Base: Akigalawood, Balsam Fir, Guaiac Wood, Patchouli
How does Sicilian Leather smell? The citrus/leather opening is really surprising. Unexpected to have them both right up top and ready. There must be some other good fragrances with this pairing but none come to mind for me. The citrus burns off a little but remains a player through the heart. I’m not sure if it’s the note list suggestion or really there but I smell the violet leaf. It’s beautiful against the now wood heavy leather with an earthy patchouli underneath. Surprisingly, birch isn’t noted. Maybe the other notes are conspiring? Definitely in the same vein.
After about 30 minutes the major events of Sicilian Leather are over. Dry down is a leathery wood, quite dark and very dry. I find this much more interesting than a lot of the generic wood basenotes. It’s probably one of those molecules but with a few bells and whistles that are tickling my fancy.
Sicilian Leather skews traditionally modern masculine but I definitely know some women who it would smell killer on. It’s opening is quite large but once that burns off projection and pillage are moderate, longevity of the softly pumping base is excellent.
Have you tried any of the Memo Cuirs Nomades range? Favourites?