Goutal’s Chat Perché and Malle’s Sale Gosse ($280) have had blockbuster sales since they launched. Both Goutal and Malle were surprised by the enthusiasm with which adults have embraced these fragrances for themselves. Is it a sign that we might all be looking for a bit of innocence and nostalgia in these stressful and divisive times?
— Read more at Why Fragrances Meant for Children Might Be What Every Grown-up Needs at New Beauty. Hat tip to Kevin!
My nomination for the (high-end) gift most likely to please a perfumista: the Frédéric Malle Collection Coffret. "Minimal and precious, the coffret presents a 22-piece anthology of the Editions de Parfums Frédéric Malle collection, created for the truly perfume hungry. An extraordinary showcase of our storied repertoire, whether you are travelling the world or idly crossing the street to see your favourite neighbour, choose a perfume befitting the moment — or one that you simply adore." 22 X 10ml + Book + Red Travel Case, $695.
Frédéric Malle talks to Harper's Bazaar Arabia about Dawn.