How to Use:
Frédéric Malle believes people should spray perfume where they wish to do so. Some people wear them on their neck or under their wrist, while others prefer to splash or spray fragrances on their chest. Layering across scents is not recommended as our perfumes are each an olfactive work of art, crafted to stand alone and apart.
About the Perfume:
A baroque, sumptuous and symphonic perfume that required hundreds of trials to balance such an expressive formula, Portrait of a Lady is undoubtedly the perfume containing the strongest ever dosage of rose essence and patchouli heart. Dominique Ropion composed an oriental rose, based on an accord of benzoin, cinnamon, sandalwood, and, above all patchouli, musk and frankincense. A perfume evocative of sensuous beauty, that attracts people like a magnet. A modern classic.
About the Perfumer:
Dominique Ropion trained at the legendary Roure Bertrand Dupont laboratory before going to work with Jean-Louis Sieuzac, one of the perfumery world's great technicians. Today he is a star perfumer at IFF. What makes Ropion's work special is the mix of precision and freedom, and his quest to create new, harmonious accords by pairing ingredients, which are polar opposites. An adventurer who abandons himself to instinct, Dominique Ropion is also extremely rigorous in the final stages of the formulation of each of his fragrances.
1.7 oz./ 50 mL
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.