The perfumer endeavored to purify this material in the extreme to turn it into the key link in the evaporation chain: The initial tangerine notes convey a particular freshness. These top notes mingle with the enigmatic and syrupy character of rum absolute, a link with the sea of patchouli that lies at the heart of the perfume. A substantial measure of cedar and of incense endow the latter with a sensuous and mystical vibration, while touches of modern amber confer a darker side to it. Hints of vanilla and musk tie everything together and soften the sharpness, to tame this brute into a sensuous, magnetic and nonetheless civilized animal! No one had dared use patchouli in such a pure form since the 70s.
While visiting a department store as a child, Bruno Jovanovic discovered perfumery. He decided to make it his living. As a seasoned perfumer at IFF, he advocates Kant's philosophy that "Beautiful is what, without a concept, is liked universally."
0.3 oz./ 10 mL
Refill bottles are suitable for our travel cases (sold separately), available in red or black.
About Editions de Parfums Frédéric Malle:
In 2000, Frédéric Malle introduced Editions de Parfums, a completely novel proposition: exclusive, creative fragrances composed by the world's greatest perfumers and sold under their name. Frédéric Malle, who has worked in the perfume industry for over thirty years and comes from a very distinguished line of fragrance experts, acts as book publisher would, enhancing each perfumer's style. Free from all constraints, these artists' compositions are not compelled by any delay, financial or creative pressure. Editions de Parfums Frédéric Malle embodies traditional French perfumery at its best.