Monday, August 17, 2009

Memoire Liquide

I'd been eyeing and intending to investigate the Memoire Liquide counter every time I went to NYC but somehow didn't have the time. The line is comprised of over 150 different pure perfum essences that can be blended in any way to creat your own custom scent. I already had one courtesy of a custom blend made for a Sniffapalooza event GWP at Henri Bendels. It was gorgeous , the notes pre -picked.

Making ones way through them individually seemed a bit harder.That many essences can be daunting even to a perfume fanatic like myself who knows her notes and what she likes.

Finally in July I had the chance to meet one of the founding sisters of Memoire Liquide ( as well as Studio BeautyMix at Fred Segal in LA) Jennifer Coe Bakewell. She couldn't have been nicer and helpful. With a smaller set of notes on hand, and her counseling we tested and chatted . I immediately was drawn to the Neroli ( Orange Blossom) note. An all time favorite. Upon mentioning my love of citrus , she showed me Orange Sanguine( Blood Orange) and we had a major winner. A mix of these notes have made such a bright , uplifting summer scent with the Neroli taking center stage.

I also fell in love with a champagne et mure essence . That one will be for another time. As I said there are over 150 essences, but there are also many pre-blended scents available. At this point I have a ( long) list of possible combinations.

It's incredibly nice to have your own custom scent and the price isn't always right . Here it is. 1/4 oz rollerball of pure parfm is $ 45.00. A little usually goes a long way with these, so they will last long.

You can now buy online at, and counters are at the store in LA, Bloomingdales flagship in NYC and Henri Bendels in NYC . Also some pre -mixed are online at

Memoire Liquide also has body lotion , shower gels and larger size perfumes available.

No comments: