A place of pilgrimage and celebration, the ancient city of Lalibela in Ethiopa is known for its twelve stunning churches, hewn from solid rock in the 12th and 13th centuries. Now, MEMO and perfumer Alienor Massenet present this breathtakingly mysterious locale in a fragrance both mystifying and comforting, a full-bodied incense floral where Western ritual meets the delectably exotic, resulting in a fragrance that exists somewhere between earthly and divine- much like the city itself.
Lalibela opens with a burst of patchouli-inflected spiciness and a compellingly mouthwatering coconut and orchid combination that feels as mystical as it does gourmand. A full-bodied rose adds to the spicy-smooth bouquet, while the incense walks the line between churchy and far-flung. To the pilgrims who have endured the gruelling journey, their joyous fervour on reaching their holy destination can only be described as ecstatic. With Lalibela, MEMO delivers a similarly ecstatic experience- no pilgrimage necessary.