Mosses, musks, ambroxan and karanal bestow ‘a kind of plant-based animal quality that immediately evoked the smell of a man’.
Additional notes include include pimento, galbanum, iris, cedar, trimofix, angelica, frankincense and vetiver. (via osmoz) It is rumored that we'll see two more new fragrances from Frederic Malle before the year is out.
Update: more news on Frederic Malle French Lover, via Elle France ~ it is an intense variation on Frederic Malle Angéliques Sous La Pluie (by Jean Claude Ellena), and additional notes include bergamot, clove, patchouli. 90€ for 50 ml.
Update 2, 5/07: the word on the fragrance forums is that French Lover will not debut in the United States until the fall, and apparently, it will have a different name in its US release: Bois d'Orage.
Update 3, 7/07: Bois d'Orage is the official US name:
Bois d'Orage mixes notes of pimento and galbanum with angelica, iris, cedarwood and vetiver. The scent also includes accords of patchouli, karanal, incense and musk.
The prices in the US will be $125 for 60 ml, $185 for 100 ml. (via Women's Wear Daily)