Category: Daniel Maurel

Amouage Lyric Woman, 2008

Amouage Lyric Woman, 2008.  Perfumer Daniel Maurel. Rose is a flower in the same way that sandalwood is a wood, and vanilla is a spice.  Each is so definitive of its category, that it supersedes the classification.  With this star quality rose tends to be difficult to hide.  The only reason this predicament isn’t a problem is that nobody wants to hide the…

Amouage Memoir Woman, 2010

Perfumers Daniel Maurel and Dorothée Piot Memoir Woman is a moving target. It opens as an orange incense chypre, with spices and some huge white floral notes (jasmine, tuberose) holding an impatient sweetness at bay. Soon, though the flower and the spice hang in, a syrupy thickness takes the lead and Memoir comes to feel strikingly similar to Serge Lutens’s Cèdre and Arabie.…