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Thursday, March 17, 2011

Keiko Mecheri at Scent Bar

By Tom

This last weekend in February I braved the the LA version of freezing cold to meet Keiko Mercheri at ScentBar. You'll know her from her Loukhoum, arguably the loveliest take on Turkish delight or Mulholland, her fizzy citrussy ode to Laurel Canyon in a fantasy summer of love.

There were four new scents that were being showcased: Attar de Roses, Isles Lointaines, Les Zazous, and Tuberose.

I liked them, but Tuberose was the one that really did it for me. It sort of had a bit of Tubereuse Criminelle in the slightly camphorous aspect to the tuberose and jasmine, with a touch of vanilla and benzoin to keep it from being too BIG. There's something Emma Peel about this one: it's tuberose with a decided wink. I'd wear it in a heartbeat.

Keiko Mercheri perfumes are available at LuckScent, Kuhl Linscomb in Houston and at Four Seasons Beauty in Del Rey Beach, Florida. It is not available at Aedes de Venustas and I suggest that the East Coasters call and suggest they remedy that situation. 

Image, Tom's own.

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Anonymous March said...

I really want one of her scents and now I can't remember which one! It's compared all the time to a similar scent but I liked hers so much. I've met her a couple times in NY and she did a boutique show here in DC. Nice lady.

12:08 PM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey! was just in kuhl-linscomb here in houston yesterday - and they still don't have the attar de roses (which i really want to sniff) or the tuberose or isles lointaines. they do have les zazous, though. i asked if they would be getting the other new ones and got a vague response.

unfortunately for us, the perfume section there is no longer as well-run as it was when terese was there (or way back when hailey and stacy were around). the ladies had a handle on inventory, paid close attention to new releases and customer requests, and kept the area neat and clean. the boys are sweet, but they don't like to work quite as hard at it, and it shows.


12:28 PM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I liked her Mulholland very much, in fact full-bottle-much. She has loads of lovely fragrances, a Nose near to my heart...

1:27 PM EDT  
Anonymous lady jane grey said...

I liked her Mulholland very much, in fact full-bottle-much. She has loads of lovely fragrances, a Nose near to my heart...

1:28 PM EDT  
Anonymous Nathan (Artigo do Perfume) said...

Good post, thanks for taking time to discuss this Scent Bar event.
Fortunately Keiko Mecheri is also presented in your blog, assuring a decent coverage.
Keep up the good work !

2:54 PM EDT  
Anonymous Lavanya said...

Did you say it had a bit of Tubereuse Criminelle in it??..I NEED to sniff this!!

5:56 PM EDT  
Anonymous CC said...

KM perfumes can also be found at Mignonette in Rhode Island... apparently she is friends with the proprietress there!

6:40 PM EDT  
Blogger tmp00 said...


She is a nice lady!

7:15 PM EDT  
Blogger tmp00 said...


That's too bad. They need to get new boys..

7:17 PM EDT  
Blogger tmp00 said...


I completely agree!

7:17 PM EDT  
Blogger tmp00 said...


was that a double post?

7:17 PM EDT  
Blogger tmp00 said...

thanks nathan!

7:18 PM EDT  
Blogger tmp00 said...


More than a touch! I loved it!

7:19 PM EDT  
Blogger tmp00 said...


Good to know!

7:19 PM EDT  
Blogger Flora said...

I want to try all the new ones, the Isles Lontaines speaks to me very clearly. Love this line!

1:22 AM EDT  
Blogger tmp00 said...


Me too!

1:38 AM EDT  
Anonymous lady jane grey said...

Tom, yes, it was - sorry for that.

4:07 AM EDT  
Blogger tmp00 said...


Not an issue..

1:21 PM EDT  

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