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The Story of a Brand

May 31, 2024

In this inspiring episode, Ramon Vela delves into the entrepreneurial journey of John Molloy, Co-founder and CEO of the renowned fragrance brand Memo Paris

From a career path initially carved out in banking to becoming a prominent figure in the fashion and fragrance industries, Molloy’s story is a testament to the transformative power of belief and encouragement. Here are the key themes and highlights from our conversation:

A Shift in Path: Discover how Molloy’s university mentor, Nigel, played a crucial role in redirecting his career from banking to the vibrant world of fashion and fragrance.

The Birth of Memo Paris: Learn about the inception of Memo Paris, a brand that has successfully expanded its reach to 60 countries. It offers fragrances that capture the emotional resonance of memories and destinations across the globe.

The Emotional Resonance of Scents: Molloy discusses Memo Paris's unique approach to creating scents that evoke memories and emotions, a concept that gained even more significance during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Creative Collaborations: Get an inside look at how Memo Paris stands out through its collaborations with poets and perfumers and Molloy’s wife’s significant role in overseeing the brand’s creative direction.

A Fragrance Wardrobe: Explore the concept of fragrances serving as a wardrobe for different moods and occasions and how Memo Paris prioritizes building enduring relationships with its customers.

Join us as John Molloy takes us on a journey through the creation of Memo Paris, the art of fragrance making, and the profound impact that encouragement can have on redirecting one’s career path and life.

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