Imaginary Authors is a new line based in Portland, Oregon. The line is inspired by imaginary authors. When I first sniffed Memoirs of a Trespasser, I said to myself “Here’s a vanilla with wanderlust.” It has a decent, comfortable life but needs to get some dirt on the bottom of those boots.
Memoirs of a Trespasser opens with acrid resins over a creamy vanilla. And it wears this way for most of the wear. It’s not sweet. It’s balsamic like tonka beans and vanilla bean pods, borderline pipe tobacco. The base is a creamy, musky oak. Like a mix of the base of Malle Musc Ravageur and the base of Le Labo Patchouli 24.
Memoirs of a Trespasser is my favorite from Imaginary Authors and it is unlike the others in the line which are filled to the brim with aldehydes. Memoirs of a Trespasser is the rebel. It stands out.
Notes listed include vanilla from Madagascar, guaiacwood, myrrh, benzoin resin, ambrette seeds and oak barrels. Launch date 2012. PERFUMER – Josh Meyer
Give Memoirs of a Trespasser a try if you are looking for a rugged vanilla. Or if you like perfumes like Le Labo Patchouli 24, Tauer Lonestar Memories, L’Artisan Parfumeur Vanille Absolument, and/or Malle Musc Ravageur. Try it if you like the Le Labo line. I think this one smells like it could be the step-brother of a few of the Le Labos. Memoirs of a Trespasser is unisex but it makes a great “masculine vanilla”.
Projection and longevity are above average.
The 2 oz bottle retails for $85 at Imaginary Authors.
Victoria’s Final EauPINION – A vanilla with wanderlust. Creamy and balsamic as one would expect from a vanilla, but with the addition of a rugged oak.
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