Category: Keiko Mecheri

Keiko Mecheri Les Zazous, 2010

Perfumer Yann Vasnier Keiko Mecheri celebrates the exoticism of the known and elevates lavender to a place in perfumery typically reserved for incense, labdanum and the other great botanical resins.  She focusses our attention on lavender’s woody-resinous-floral aspects instead of its cool cleanliness. In a manner similar to the fougère where coumarin transforms lavender into something unexpected, Mecheri uses woods…

Keiko Mecheri Oliban, 2004

Perfumer Yann Vasnier The woody fruity perfume’s place in history seems to have been half-erased by the seminal reconstruction of the category by Christopher Shelldrake and Serge Lutens and their Bois perfumes for Serge Lutens line.  It is easy to forget that the woods and fruits have long been combined in perfumery, but they were filed under different headings, so…

Keiko Mecheri Mulholland, 2010

Perfumer Yann Vasnier A wonderful advantage of self training in perfume-wearing is that I learned to disregard the bottle and the name of the perfume.  ‘It’s the perfume, stupid.’ As for the bottle, I quite like the Keiko Mecheri bottles. Nice blend of form and function. What might be intended to be jewel-like, reads to my mind as a simple,…