Mémoire Liquide Custom Fragrances
I recently went to one of my favorite stores in NYC - Henri Bendel. I had some time to kill before meeting a friend, so I decided to head upstairs to play around with some scents. I was lucky enough to run into my handsome friend Vijay Uttam, who is a talented beauty expert and fashion stylist. He introduced me to a line of customizable fragrances from the brand - Memoire Liquide, which has a collection of 160 base scents, separated into various categories: Le Fleurist, Mélange Gourmandise, Les Ences, Bois et Espices, Les Tropiques, and Les Senteurs Musc.
Vijay asked me what my scent preferences were, in order to custom blend a scent for me. I prefer floral scents with a little fruit and spice, and something nice : ). As you can imagine, I felt like a kid in a candy store. There were so many beautiful scents to choose from - Orange Sanquine, Bisou au Chocolat, Nymphea, Tobacco Flower, Fleur des Tropiques, Black Fig, Jasmin hypnotique, Nudite Absolue, etc. We spend a good half hour testing out various custom blends. Vijay started by blending various types of vanilla, rose, neroli and musk scents. While the scents were sweet and beautiful, I reminded myself of my New Year's resolutions, one of which is to be brave an try new things. I requested that we stay away from Vanilla, Rose, and any citrus scents.
We spent a good 40 minutes testing out various blends. I don't think there is a limit to the number of base scents you can blend. Some of the base scents are so lovely, that you could be very pleased with just one. I believe there are about 4 different intoxicating rose scents to choose from. What is amazing about this line is that you can custom create your own blend... a blend that no one else has. No need to purchase fragrances by Britney, Beyonce, or Kim K. Be original and create your own!