Memo Kedu Eau de Parfum
Kedu, nicknamed “the garden of Java” in Indonesia, is a plain bordered by a volcano. Its soil, which has been made fertile by the ash, is sacred. Glossy green palm trees nonchalantly rub shoulders with one-horned rhinoceros, giant flowers in changing colours, prehistoric buffalo and bent-backed pilgrims.
Kedu opens with that grapefruit essence, tart, juicy and bright, fleshed out further with supporting notes of citrus and maté. Peppery green freesia explodes like the heat of the volcano, warming the sesame for a composition both floral and fresh but with a toasted complexity. If the holy site of Kedu represents purification, then the fragrance is the moments thereafter: light, bright, vibrant and free.
This creation was inspired by a memory of the May Rose fields at dawn, when the flowers covered with fresh dew-drops await the pickers. It contains the vivacious green of the stems, snapped with a confident twist and the sharp, peppery spice that lingers on the fingers after the harvest.
A warm and romantic vetiver inspired by Paris in the late 20’s and its infatuation with African culture, art, music and dance. A mix of Parisian avantgardism and African culture shaped a unique and vibrant expression. The intense life, the excess and euphoria is illustrated by Bal d’Afrique’s neroli, African marigold and Moroccan cedarwood.
The duo Oud Immortel and Accord Oud are both created around oud, a certain type of wood that because of its use in traditional incense and perfume, has gained great cultural significance and has gotten its existence recorded in one of the world’s oldest written texts – the Sanskrit Vedas from India.