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40 of Tomorrow: John and Clara Molloy

A natural curiosity guides the creative process for John and Clara Molloy, the husband-and-wife duo behind some of today’s most boundary-pushing fragrance brands — Memo Paris, Floraïku and Hermetica.
The pair funnel their distinct upbringings — Clara as a Parisian and John as an Irishman — into each project, crafting and sticking to a distinct viewpoint that informs each collection.
“We’re really curious about other cultures, curious about people, we think traveling is meeting people and meeting new habits and that was really what Memo was all about, this quest for difference, for cultures…meeting people in unexpected ways, being surprised,” Clara said.
At Memo, the fragrances are directly inspired by the couple’s travels, but when it came to Asia (the Molloy’s were particularly inspired by Japan) the cultural intricacies were so vast that the duo decided to launch a whole new brand, and Floraïku, a fragrance line sold in very limited distribution by way of an immersive tea ceremony, was born.
That differentiated retail experience is something that flows through the couples’ fragrance brands. Memo just opened a shop-in-shop at Bergdorf Goodman in New York that mimics the design of its Paris flagship, while Hermetica is selling through both a Paris flagship and a

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