Paris-based niche perfume house Memo have released a new fragrance this fall called Manoa inspired like the rest of their collection by an exotic destination. It launches with the tag line "City of gold and opoponax."
"In the heart of Inca country lies Manoa, the City of Gold. Legend has it that El Dorado, a young man entirely covered in gold, would carry the offerings of his people aboard a diamond-studded boat once a year....
"He would navigate on an immaculate lake to unload these gifts on Manoa, an island formed over time by the accumulation of treasures. Manoa is the house of the sun, a living fruit that offers its opoponax nectar only to the most adventurous."
Manoa Eau de Parfum features notes of bergamot, lemon, ginger, iris, cypress absolute, tonka bean, vanilla, opoponax, labdanum resinoid.
Prices: 98€ & 68€ for 2,54 fl oz and 1,015 fl oz respectively.
Shopping addresses: Harvey Nichol's, Galeries Lafayettes, Bon Marché, mymemo.com