Parisian memories

Niche French luxury brand Memo Paris' new perfume French Leather ($315, from Escentials boutiques) has captured je ne sais quois - that elusive quality of stylish Frenchwomen - in a bottle.

First, you are hit by a fresh rose accord. A few minutes later, a leathery scent laced with vetiver and cigarette smoke emerges.

Spritz this on and imagine yourself sipping a latte and people-watching at Cafe de Flore on the corner of Boulevard Saint-Germain.

This article was first published on Dec 5, 2014.
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