Memo Moon Safari ~ new fragrance

Memo Moon Safari fragrance

Niche line Memo has launched Moon Safari, a new fragrance under the tag line "the leather side of vetiver":

The dark side of the moon hides a jungle rustling with animals as free as they are wild. They live with their nose in the wind and their head in the stars, in the lightness and sweet pleasure of weightlessness. In the heat of the savannah, they welcome lazybones, men in the moon and dream chasers like old friends. A fanfare of roars, sighs, whinnies and cries ring out to greet each new arrival: no one even thinks of sleeping when it’s time to set off on a Moon Safari.

The notes include mandarin, verbena, neroli, vetiver, leather and tonka bean.

Memo Moon Safari is available in 30 and 75 ml Eau de Parfum. (via mymemo,

Update: Moon Safari was developed by perfumer Aliénor Massenet.

Another update: Moon Safari is now known as Moon Fever.

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  1. CynthiaW says:

    Have we started Le Prix Eau Faux already?

    I take copy with a grain of salt most of the time, but this one really is hysterical.

    • Robin says:

      It’s rather amazing! But I’d like to smell this, despite the fact that I need another vetiver like a hole in the head.

      • parfumnut says:

        This one is amazing, received my bottle today, it starts fresh but dries down beautifully slightly sweet, little leathery smokey. GORGEOUS. Definitely great for this time of year. On me no citrus remains during the drydown. I am a happy chick sniffing my wrist.

    • Robin R. says:

      My thoughts exactly. ;-)

    • miss kitty v. says:

      In a weird sort of way I like it. I reads like stream of consciousness poetry. Of course, clearly not what they were going for.

    • mals86 says:

      Hey now… I’d like to live with my nose in the savannah wind and my head in the stars, too.

  2. Aparatchick says:

    I have to say that night in the African veldt is magical and …. noisy! They got that part right – it can be hard to sleep through the noise made by hyenas and lions and birds.

    I’d like to give this a sniff; notes sound good.

  3. boojum says:

    Seems like a lot of citrus for “the leather side of vetiver” and a “dark side of the moon” fragrance… so the note list disappointed me. If I ignore what I was expecting, though, I have a feeling I’d like it. And of course, my standard…cute bottle!

    • Robin says:

      But there might be very little citrus in the mix, you know? Hard to say without smelling it.

  4. Haunani says:

    I actually like this ad copy. Makes me want to be there! Alas, though, I only like leather in cameo roles,

    • miss kitty v. says:

      Leather smells like beef jerky on me. This otherwise sounded intriguing to me, too.

      • Haunani says:

        Beef jerky! Ugh, but that is hilarious!

      • mals86 says:

        Heh! Beef jerky!

        Sadly, Cuir de Russie smells like barnyard on me. I mean, raw hides and fur and manure and dirt, the whole real-life bit. I do okay with Jolie Madame, though.

  5. Joe says:

    Went to their site and all their bottles are fantastic, including this one, though I’m not sure the scent would thrill me. 68€ for 30ml is a budget-buster, though. I’ve noticed Siwa on split sites recently..

    • Robin says:

      Joe, I’ve never tried a single one, so can’t comment…but yeah, they aren’t bargains!

    • parfumnut says:

      Gourgeous Gourmand if you like those…….i am on one of those split sites :), these are definitely worth the price. I love the longevity of thee fragrances on my skin.

      • Joe says:

        Thanks, parfumnut. I think the one I’d really be interested in is Inle.

        • parfumnut says:

          Its funny you say that, as i sold my bottle because i liked it the least, to me that one was a very generic scent, nothing special. I am looking forward to getting Moon Safari, should have it by end of week.

  6. alltheprettythings says:

    Sounds so interesting… adding this to my seriously unending list of samples to check out.

    • Robin says:

      It really never ends.

  7. parfumnut says:

    AHHHHHHHHHHHHHH….i am excited for this one, should have mine by end of week. This one sounds wonderful. I already have Siwa from the Memo line and love it. this line is wonderful.

    • Robin says:

      Good, let us know how it is!!

  8. Dolly says:

    Judging from the notes, could it be unisex?

  9. lsnuing says:

    mandarin, verbena, neroli … ? So the dark side of the moon smells like a citrus garden?

    Outrageous ad copy but I enjoyed reading it! :)

    • Robin says:

      Or vetiver. Or leather.

      • parfumnut says:

        I second that or Vetiver or Leather :)

  10. Kari says:

    Boo, this reminds me that I can’t find my samples of Kenzo L’elephant or Le Tigre ANYWHERE. Le Tigre would be perfect for a rainy NorCal mountains day like today.

    • Robin says:

      I *hate* missing samples. And I have a lot of them.

  11. Nlb says:

    Ooooo. LOVE vetiver; deep, dark greenery, with a champagne sweetness and frayed-tweed, reed-like dryness. Love it ! There is no such thing as “too many” vetivers, Robin ;).

    • Robin says:

      So far, I seem to agree w/ that sentiment: I certainly own a lot of them!

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