More on the upcoming Carnal Flower from Frederic Malle: it will have a higher concentration of tuberose than any other fragrance on the market; other notes include bergamot, melon, eucalyptus, ylang-ylang, jasmine, white musk cocktail, coconut, and orange blossom absolute. Frederic Malle also plans to open a boutique in New York City by 2007. (via Women's Wear Daily)
Nicole Farhi, the UK designer who is set to launch her first fragrance line this fall, talks about her long-time devotion to Hermès Bel Ami, and why she prefers her new men's scent over the women's, in the Times Online. Many thanks to Marcello for the link!
Oh no, higher concentration of tuberose than in any other scent…alas, clearly Carnal Flower is not for me…and melon too? mamma mia. This is going to be a Lutenesque creation, either “similar” to Tuberose Criminelle (eucalyptus note may make the beginning sort of cold/bracing) or Datura Noir (coconut) or both…
Usually melon is an instant turn-off for me. I do like it in Parfum de Therese though, so am still hopeful! They are supposedly going for something close to the “true” smell of tuberose, as opposed to a stylised version like Fracas. Stay tuned
Oh dear, those two words hit me like lumps of concrete…tuberose…melon. I'm with Columbina on this. But then, how often do the notes 'sound' wonderful, and then the perfume is unattractive? This might be fabulous!
I hope it is fabulous, I really love tuberose! Guessing that you don't?
I am waiting to smell it, then will decide if I will buy Carnal Flower or the new Diptyque Do Son, which is really a lovely scent although I need to test it more.
Well stop teasing us already and release the dang fragrance!!
On the other hand…I love tuberose, but I must confess that melons give me a stomach ache. Oh well…I doubt that I will like it, but I still can't wait to test it!
Take care and hugs!
LOL — exactly!! It was supposed to be September, now I am hearing October or even November
I cannot wait! Love tuberose.
Well I was told last week it will be released in November.
Well, looks like we'll have to settle in for a long wait then, N!
I am always tuned to your blog, R! (in case you haven't noticed) If I haven't been commenting for a while, start getting worried, I may be dead, or worse, my internet connection may be down
Serisouly though, I love Le Parfum de Therese, if the melon note is anything as lovely as that in the new Malle, I am there! (that is, if tuberose is bearable)
Thank you M! And I loved YOUR post today, but blogger wouldn't let me comment this morning, don't know why — kept getting a “maintenance” message. Happens often enough here so I wasn't surprised
Let's see… tuberose, melon, jasmine, coconut. I knew pregnancy made *smelling* perfumes nauseating, but I had no idea it could make *reading perfume descriptions* nauseating — until now. Big FM fan here, but I'll pass on this one.
K, pregnancy can really make aromas overwhelming. I still remember once in my late pregnancy smelling a cherry tootsie roll and almost vomiting. Might be best to save CF until after you have the baby
A higher concentration of tuberose than any perfume on the market?? I am very, very, very, very, very intrigued! I understand the orange blossom, jasmine, cocnut, eucalyptus, and bergamot – they seem to make perfect sense if they are going for a true tuberose scent. Not sure where the melon comes in though! Perhaps it will help ensure the “sickly sweetness” than many tuberose-haters describe?
I can't overstate how intrigued I am!
A, it is supposed to be available around the middle of the month. I am a bit worried about the melon, actually, but like you, very intrigued!!