Our Memo Lalibela samples and decants are rebottled by Scent Split from genuine fragrance bottles. Scent Split is a wholly independent entity not affiliated, connected, or associated with Memo.
Original bottle not included with sample/decant purchase. Scent Split rebottles the genuine fragrance into smaller bottles.
A place of pilgrimage and celebration, the ancient city of Lalibela in Ethiopa is known for its twelve stunning churches, hewn from solid rock in the 12th and 13th centuries. Now, MEMO and perfumer Alienor Massenet present this breathtakingly mysterious locale in a fragrance both mystifying and comforting, a full-bodied incense floral where Western ritual meets the delectably exotic, resulting in a fragrance that exists somewhere between earthly and divine- much like the city itself.
Lalibela opens with a burst of patchouli-inflected spiciness and a compellingly mouthwatering coconut and orchid combination that feels as mystical as it does gourmand. A full-bodied rose adds to the spicy-smooth bouquet, while the incense walks the line between churchy and far-flung. To the pilgrims who have endured the grueling journey, their joyous fervor on reaching their holy destination can only be described as ecstatic. With Lalibela, MEMO delivers a similarly ecstatic experience- no pilgrimage necessary.
Coconut orchid, rose, jasmine absolute, Indonesian patchouli, rockrose, vanilla, tobacco, frankincense, labdanum resin.
I purchased a 2ml decant and this scent confused me. I liked it and I didn't though I wanted more? Purchased a 10ml travel size from another retailer and will likely wear late winter, early spring. Will definitely need to be in a certain mood to reach for it.
This is nice but too delicate and feminine for me. I can't really tell I'm wearing it.
While visiting Kosovo stop at the small shop and feel in love with this scent, brought home a sample and I'll be purchasing a large ml of this fragrance.