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Memoirs of a Trespasser

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The early exploration writing of Philip Sava bent the limits of post-modern fiction, revealing fantastical worlds that fooled many into believing they were, in fact, real. Sava’s kaleidoscopic collections, of which Memoirs of a Trespasser is the undeniable centerpiece, drew upon true experiences from his exotic travels but were infused with a hallucinatory inventiveness that set his work apart from others in the genre. Though Sava had associates all over the world, he spent most of his time living in solitude on a ranch in southern Madagascar. When interrogated by the press on his cloistered lifestyle, he notoriously answered, “Who needs love when you have cognac?”

WHEN TO WEAR: A true adventure scent, wear Memoirs of a Trespasser when travelling and again when you’re back home to conjure comforting memories.

NOTES: Madagascar vanilla, guaiacwood, myrrh, benzoin resin, ambrette seeds, oak barrels

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  1. A very oaky, smoky, vanilla 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 11th Aug 2022

    I really enjoy it, but find I reach for it less often than my sweeter, more vanilla-forward, woody scents (like 7 Virtues "Vanilla Woods").

  2. Sensual layers of warmth and woodsiness 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 19th Jan 2018

    I can't stop smelling myself. There's a burst of sweetness, and then comforting smokiness, and it all fades to a warm woodsy vanilla.

  3. West Coast Desert Marocain 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 22nd Sep 2015

    This is the Pacific Northwest's answer to Andy Tauer's modern classic L'air du Desert Marocain, a comparison I intend as the highest compliment I know how to give. Trespassers is probably as good a men's perfume as ever has been made in North America, and which only could have been made in Cascadia. It's a sweeter version, a whimsical interpretation of the woodsy air we breathe. Lasts for days.

  4. Uniquely Vanilla 3 Star Review

    Posted by on 14th Aug 2015

    The dominant note here is Vanilla; a uniquely unsweetened Vanilla that is never very far from the surface. It both compliments and competes with the other notes during the dry-down process and especially with the opening notes of the musky Oak Barrel and wet-sawdust-like Guaiac Wood. Within an hour the slightly dirty musk begins to fade, revealing the Myrrh, Ambrette Seed (deep rose) and the ever-present Vanilla now having become somewhat powdery. Not as dynamic as some but certainly not a linear experience either.

    Within 4 hours the projection was so close to my skin as to be practically non-existent. On a warm day the longevity probably improves.

    If you like variations of the vanilla experience this one is for you. I give this fragrance three-and-a-half stars.

  5. Amazing. 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 19th Jan 2015

    I think that this is a must-try if you like vanilla. The vanilla in this is very sweet and creamy, but the sweetness is cut through with dark smoke and smooth, wonderful woody notes. The smokiness isn't sharp at all, it's aromatic and slightly spicy. It makes me think of campfires and toasting marshmallows, but in a sexy way instead of a childish, cheap way. A very well done fragrance, and it smells great on men and women.

  6. Woody Vanilla 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 29th Nov 2014

    I love the smoky opening, but it doesn't last long enough. You're left with a vanillic woody scent. Beautiful and slightly rough.

  7. Powerhouse vanilla for grown ups. 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 10th Oct 2014

    Possibly my favourite Imaginary Authors release so far. MOaT opens with a dry, hot blast of wood, smoke and vanilla. This is not a soft, cuddly vanilla - this is vanilla in the wild. Rough, burnt, woody and smokey as hell.

    MOaT manages to be both unique and accessible, without ever compromising what it's all about. Raw, rough, woody vanilla. From start to finish the vanilla hums away under everything. Warm and dry, not too sweet, not nearly as gourmand as most.

    Above the vanilla plays out an absolutely beautiful symphony of black, burnt woods, heavy smoke and a touch of earthy resin.

    Possibly the most unisex take on vanilla I've ever encountered, and certainly one of the best 'dark wood' frags I've ever smelled. As a side note, towards the end of the drydown I perceive an unmistakable smell of roasting marshmallows over a campfire. Woodsmoke, vanilla and a touch of something slightly wild. A joy to wear.

    Sillage is firmly in the 'heavy' category, in hot weather this can get a little overwhelming, but the woodsmoke chord prevents it from entering cloying, sickly territory.

    Longevity, as with most I.A. offerings is truly stellar. I cannot recommend MOaT enough. Truly one of the best niche frags out there, both in quality and value for money - Even if the marketing is a touch wanky.

  8. Vanilla its best 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 4th Nov 2013

    If you love the smell of vanilla but don't want to smell like a baked good ..this is the one to try. I would describe it as the best way to smell vanilla, ...just enough to soften the smokey deep smell that envelopes the depth of the vanilla without the sugary afterthought. Vanilla , slightly dangerous, interesting, and just enough to be beautiful without smelling like a cupcake.

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