Memory & Desire no.1

Rated 4.50 out of 5 based on 2 customer ratings
(2 customer reviews)


Melancholic and otherworldly, Memory + Desire no.1 is a soft chypre with real oakmoss weight, lilting floral touches and a strange but wonderful sumi ink (accord) note.


About This Product

A perfume interpretation of Ezra Pound’s poem: In A Station of the Metro:

“The apparition of these faces in the crowd; Petals on a wet, black bough.
A fragrance collaboration with the art blog Memory and Desire”.

*EdP / VdP sample vials are 1/2 filled; Perfume / Extrait mini roller samples are filled.

**FYI: the Voile de Parfum format is created with IPM, which is not considered a natural product.  However, it is the only format that is ship-able for International orders as it is non-flammable by Dangerous Goods standards.  EdP, which uses natural alcohol, is considered a Dangerous Good, due to it’s flammability and can not be shipped outside of the continental US.

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2 reviews for Memory & Desire no.1

  1. Rated 4 out of 5 (verified owner)

    Inky, delicately fragrant black tea – but not the cheap supermarket kind. This is the tea sold loose, expensively priced, found in a small boutique whose storefront you stumbled into after getting out of that train station, the location forgotten after the first sip. The scent is rooty and earthy with hints of sweetness, and wears close to the skin. Warm and lovely (and suits the poem quite well, I think).

  2. Rated 5 out of 5


    This is the first of my DSH perfumes, from some years back – I think around the time it was released. It has been lost (!) for years, and I just lucked across it last night.

    Luck, indeed. I am wearing it right now, (parfum version) and can’t believe my good fortune in re-discovering it. I don’t know if it is the sumi ink accord that does it, but this is one bizarrely beautiful fragrance. I don’t have a good fragrance vocabulary, but to me this finds a remarkable harmony between muskiness, radiance, and the earthiness that must be the sumi ink. IMHO, one of Dawn’s unsung masterpieces.

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