Perfumes, like all works of art, are more powerful when they’re simple. There’s an indescribable energy and sense of purity that sets apart great works of art from the more common ones. It’s hard to make these very streamlined fragrances, but they’re worth the effort. That’s one of the differences between a classic and flavor of the moment.
— Frédéric Malle, on his motto “Eliminate all that is superfluous or merely decorative.” Read more at New To NM: Frédéric Malle and his unconventional take on fragrance.