French niche line Frédéric Malle will launch Music For A While, a new fragrance, in March.
Frédéric Malle's Music For A While eau de parfum is inspired by a woman at a party on Paris' Rive Gauche. This fragrance combines notes of lavender, pineapple, and vanilla for a sensuous scent.
Music For A While was developed by perfumer Carlos Benaïm. Additional notes for the oriental fragrance include mandarin, amber and patchouli.
Frédéric Malle Music For A While is available now for pre-order at Barneys, $310 for 100 ml Eau de Parfum.
(via barneys, additional information via vanityfair)
Update: the full description from Frédéric Malle — "Allure irrésistible. At a party on Paris’ rive gauche, a woman’s fur coat is lifted from her bare shoulders, exposing her neck to the candlelight. Aware of many eyes upon her, she pauses, smiling to herself, before emerging like a conqueror from the shadows. A sensuous body of lavender is warmed by patchouli, amber and vanilla, and transformed by notes of pineapple and mandarin. The music is in the detail." Additional notes include lemon and bergamot.
Have to admit this does not really have me on the edge of my seat…
The note combination seems odd to me, not sure why. Clashy, somehow.
It does sound odd, but is also intriguing me.
I have a feeling it’s sweet. We’ll see.
Yep, it sounds like a hot mess to me. But Le Parfum de Therese sounded like one too…and it turned out to be my #1 favorite. Can’t wait to see how this one turns out!
I’m intrigued! I have a weakness for tropical fruits in perfume. And the name is lovely.
Yes — great name.
It’s the title of a song composed by Henry Purcell in 1692.
Pineapple, yes. Who knows how it’ll go. Seems like awhile since he’s pout out a normal fragrance from his line, not a collaboration, luxury edition, or the one for kids.
I’m actually quite excited about this, not sure whether it will be to my liking. I didn’t like his Alder Elbaz and missed out on the ones after that, but it’s a good house with many masterpieces, and as I adore lavender this will have to be sniffed!
I just read a quick review on Auparfum: they were not exactly enchanted.