Memento Mori (Petrichor)


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If you have been looking for a perfume that smells like rain, this oil is for you. A unique fragrance blend inspired by the earthy, fresh smell of petrichor, the scent of rain on dry soil. It smells just like the special moments after a summer storm, when dirt and concrete are warm and wet and there's a faint scent of moss lingering in the air...  If our Cemetery Gates blend is like wandering through the headstones, Memento Mori is like lingering in the crypts.  


Handmade in Small Batches | 8.5 ml Glass Vial | Apricot Oil, Coconut Oil, Rice Bran Oil | Phthalate Free Fragrances and/or Essential Oils | Leaping Bunny Certified Cruelty Free 


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Scent Notes

Top: Ozone, Wet Stone

Middle: Aquatic Notes, Moss

Base: Damp Earth, Cement, Grass

To Use

Apply directly to the skin.

The average application will last 3 to 4 hours but can be reapplied throughout the day depending on your preference. As with all fragrance and essential oils you should patch test with your skin before using and discontinue if irritation occurs.

Our perfume base is made using natural oils. Because they are alcohol free, these scents will not overwhelm your surroundings as oil based perfumes remain closer to the wearer and provide personal fragrance. 



For safety and sanitary reasons, we do not accept returns on perfume oils and fragrance mists. Personal taste in fragrance is subjective so we always suggest that you try any perfume as a sample before purchasing a full size vial if you are unsure. 


Customer Reviews

Based on 38 reviews

Forever on my search for a true rain/Petrichor smell. I had a lot of hope for this brand. The packaging is amazing! I really do love this brand and all other scents I have from them. This scent doesn’t smell much like rain to me though. The description looked really promising and I was expecting a muggy, mossy, wet rock, ozone and earth smell but to me this is giving more soapy and woody than anything else. I really thought from the description that this would be the one but sadly not. Still a really nice scent though!


Let me start by saying I love petrichor scents. I've worn Memento Mori a few times. I wouldn't say it's the perfect replication of petrichor like others have said, but I think its great! In my experience, the ozone seems to take center stage while the fragrance is wet on skin. Then it transitions to mossy, earth notes. Once dry, there's a lovely wet dirt and mulch smell. It reminds me of what a flower nursery smells like on a rainy day. And honestly I love that, but it's not the petrichor I'm in search of. Personally I think it's missing the "wet sidewalk" note other reviewers talk about. But it's a great aquatic, earthy fragrance nonetheless! Plus it was packaged very nicely. :) I would buy from B&H again <3


I'm a big fan of distinct scents, and petrichor is one of my favorite kinds of smells. This perfume nails it and reminds me of when I used to live in Washington.

The perfect scent for me doesn’t exi…

I have been searching since childhood to find a scent that captured the summer rainstorms in my back yard (acres of mossy woods with a creek flowing through)! Scent is such a powerful tool to awaken memories. This scent takes me back to those nights with my family in the back. Me and my older sister catching fireflies / lightning bugs. Not a care in the world. Somewhere between 1990 - 1996.
I found this oil at It’s Raining Zen in Alton IL.
Thank you for making this and thank you to IRZen for helping me to find it. Stay blessed All.

Nice in concert with others

Memento Mori is a nice, interesting scent. I definitely smell the geosmin element under everything else, and I am one of many who find it mildewy/musty smelling. So I would just use it very sparingly to cut down on that strong finishing smell. I mixed a sample with Lunacy and that was nice. I mixed a sample with Cemetery and it got closer to smelling of petrichor because of the sweet grass. I only wish there was a watery scent in this line so I could make the perfect personal petrichor perfume. Please!

Samantha K.
Is a really lovely smell

Reminds me of the petrichor where I used to live if not a little brighter in initial scent. I will definitely be getting this again.