It has an unusually high concentration of straight tuberose, but is also instantly recognizable as a contemporary work. Partly this is on account of the fresh ripped leaf scent, and [Dominique] Ropion plays the flower’s powdery aspect at a very low volume, which makes the whole thing clearer: You really smell the tuberose.
A lemming for serious Frédéric Malle fans: the new book published by Rizzoli. "A graphic-novel collectable looking back over two decades of celebrated perfumery. With Editions de Parfums Frédéric Malle: The First Twenty Years, you possess a unique opportunity to delve deeper into the world of the famed olfactory house. Tracing two decades of creativity and innovation, with art direction by Patrick Li, this treasured exploration of Malle’s personal history and lifelong inspirations seeks to further your understanding of what goes into making the finest fragrances of our time." 240 pages, available now at Harrods for £57.50 (or, pre-order at Amazon in the US for $75).
Frédéric Malle celebrates 20 years with limited edition 100 ml bottles of seven fragrances (Bigarade Concentrée, Vétiver Extraordinaire, French Lover, L’Eau d’Hiver, Musc Ravageur, Carnal Flower and Portrait of a Lady) “elegantly clad in a frieze that tells the story of twenty years of creation”. Available already in the EU, €215 each. Shown below the jump, the packaging for Vétiver Extraordinaire…
Frédéric Malle has painted the discovery sets red? Or were they already red and I didn't notice? One for women (Carnal Flower, Eau de Magnolia, En Passant, Iris Poudre, Portrait of a Lady and Une Rose) and one for men (Bigarade Concentrée, French Lover, Géranium pour Monsieur, Monsieur, Musc Ravageur and Vétiver Extraordinaire); each set is six x 1.2 ml, €25 at Malle in the EU.