Coming in September from Frederic Malle will be Dans Tes Bras (translation: in your arms), a new fragrance for women (and their first since 2005's Carnal Flower) by perfumer Maurice Roucel, who also created the cult classic Musc Ravageur.
Dans Tes Bras is a spicy woods fragrance with notes of salicylates, violet, clove, frankincense and cashmeran.
Frederic Malles Dans Tes Bras will be available in 50 and 100 ml, concentration unknown. (via osmoz) Check out the Non Blonde for an early review and a more detailed list of notes (it apparently has lots of heliotrope).
Other recent releases from Frederic Malle: French Lover, Outrageous.
Note: image of Maurice Roucel via editionsdeparfums.
Update: Frederic Malle Dans Tes Bras is meant to be an understated fragrance in contrast to the "extroverted sensuousness" of Roucel's Musc Ravageur, and to "portray warm, salty skin". The notes include bergamot, clove, violet, jasmine, sandalwood, patchouli, incense, cashmeran, heliotrope and white musk. It will be available in 50 and 100 ml (via wwd)
Another update: see a review of Frederic Malle Dans Tes Bras.
What do salicylates smell like…aspirin? I'll be excited to smell any new Malle scent, but clove doesn't sound like my sort of thing.
They can categorize “for women” all that they want, but I am trying this one.
I'm not sure all salicylates have the same smell. I know some forms are used as fixatives, but that's about all I know. Not very helpful, sorry!
I'm sure you're not the only one….
Oh good, as long as I'm not the only one who doesn't know!
Wait a minute…there's already a fragrance called Dans Tes Bras!It's one of those little twist-up solid perfumes by Crazylibellule and the Poppies: My favorite of that line, actually. It's fruity and woody in a Feminite du Bois kind of way.
Can't wait to try this. I'm wondering about the salicylates too. Sounds like citric acid.
Yep! I'm assuming this means CLATP did not trademark the name.
If you google, you'll find that most of the online material revolves around the harmful effects. Probably if you perservere you can find out more than I did
omg so excited! not sure what salicylates are… my first was thought was those icicles in caves, but thats not right at all lol. but still, spicy feminine wood w/ clove. yummy!
They are apparently in many, maybe even most fragrances, so I'm not sure it is terribly meaningful as a clue if you know what I mean.
or stalactites, depending on whether they're on the ceiling or the floor.
Thanks!!! It was driving me nuts trying to remember why the name seemed so familiar!!
In any case, this sounds delish.
“The very exciting group of Floral Bouquets: There are many great names, but I would like to mention L'Air du Temps, the grandmother of so many successful fragrances. If we smell L'Air du Temps it is really, in 1982, a rather straightforward scent – floral, spicy, woody, very smooth, smelling more or less the same way from beginning to end. So why such a success? In my opinion it comes from the utilization of Benzyl Salicylate. I do not know of any other perfume before L'Air du Temps that contains Benzyl Salicylate in such an amount and, although it seems that many perfumers are strangely anosmic to it, it produces a diffusing, blooming effect very pleasing to the public. Many big successes were created on the same theme, such as Wind Song, Norell, Estee, Charlie… there are too many to mention them all. ”
Bernard Chat from “The Challenge of Creativity ”
Benzyl salicylate has a smooth sweet lightly floral smell mostly used as a fixative, while methyl salicylate is oil of wintergreen
Thanks! I've read that piece many times, and forgot that part entirely.
LOL — right. Another term I'll forget by this time tomorrow
Count me in as well!
Methyl salicylate (oil of wintergreen) is a big ingredient in birch tar, which is used in Russia in treating leather, so it gives a weird leathery note to Dzing and Bulgari Black. It's also found in cassie absolute, so it seems to be the common note between the previous two and Une Fleur de Cassie. (Acacia bark was also used in treating leather, in France.) I think it's also supposed to be an ingredient in Je Reviens.
Thanks! I think it is the benzyl salicylate that is very widely used, and I've no idea what is being used in Dans Tes Bras.
I am a huge fan of Musc Ravageur and various other fragrances from Maurice Roucel. When this comes out, I would buy it unsniffed and not be afraid at all. Chances are I will either really like it or adore it.
Hope your unsniffed buy will work out then! I'm in the opposite boat: MR does not work on me at all, and I'm not a huge fan of heliotrope. I'll try it, but I'm not expecting to love it.
I'm also the one who is not sure how the salicylates smell like However the vision of violet, frankincense & clove altogether sounds fantastic! Violet itself is such a beautiful essesnce, it's rich & deep, feminine & plushy… Cashmeran!
Wow, is Carnal Flower already that “old” — yet still so pricey for 10ml? I just got my first sample and am wearing a few drops today. I like it but not sure what all the fuss is about — it seems like straightforward tuberose absolute to me, though of course very nicely done.
It would all sound lovely to me if I had not read the description at the Non Blonde. Don't think this one will be for me!
Time flies! Just as well you don't adore it, it's awfully spendy.
I was lucky enough to get a 15ml sample bottle and i think i found my favorite in the FM Line. This to me is not a very classic feminine scent, it has something masculine and somewhat woody, clean soapy about it.
Lucky you! Will look forward to smelling it.
I have such a hard time with the FM line, i tried most and never really fell for one, were i had to have it, this one is different and the sillage is absolutely great.
I'm the opposite — I want almost all of them! Glad you found one to love.