Eau de Memo at Harvey Nichols

Clara Molloy, who founded Memo Paris with her husband in 2007, cannot be alone in remarking that her earliest memories are of scent. When you experience a particular smell from your past, you are immediately transported back to a place and moment in time: sometimes it’s one that you want to avoid (there’s nothing like meeting someone wearing a former partner’s cologne…), but for Memo Paris, it’s about the moments you want to remember. To celebrate the fragrance house’s 10th anniversary, the team has created a new scent exclusively for Harvey Nichols. The story behind “A Bird on a Tea Leaf” is as follows: a bird in flight over Paris, lost among the clouds, looks for a new horizon with the essence of the city around him—which, in case you’re wondering, translates to primary notes of jasmine absolute, green tea and leather accord. If that speaks to you on a spiritual level, you might want to go whole hog with Reuge’s made-to-order Memo Paris Music Box. As far as caged birds go, this is as pretty as it gets.

Eau de Memo at Harvey Nichols, 109-125 Knightsbridge, Belgravia, London SW1X 7RJ (020 7235 5250); @memo.paris; @harveynichols

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