Dries Van Noten par Frédéric Malle is a new fragrance launched in March 2013.It is a Oriental Woody fragrance for women and men. The nose behind this fragrance is Bruno Jovanovic.
"In 2010, ten years after founding Editions de Parfums Frédéric Malle, I decided to start a new perfume collection, the purpose of which would be to translate the world of people and brands that I admire into scents: XXX by Frédéric Malle. Asking perfumers to work on the olfactory illustration of someone else’s world meant losing the closeness that Editions de Parfums had allowed us. The ease of communication between two perfume experts, and the fact that until now we did not have to be accountable to anyone, was to be replaced by a “ménage à trois”! From now on we would be nourished by the world and guided by the requirements of a creator foreign to our trade, but capable of enriching our creative process with his aesthetics, thoughts and ideas. It certainly made up for this breach in our intimacy. XXX par Frédéric Malle a new collection I realized, during the 18 months that it took us to translate the world of Dries Van Noten into a single scent, how difficult it actually is to make a truly customized perfume. This is why I am convinced that the result of such combination of talents and energies had to be shared with the public. That is the purpose of this new collection."
Dries Van Noten par Frédéric Malle is a modern, oriental fragrance reminiscent of classic perfumes fused with the world of Dries Van Noten. Bruno decided to build the perfume around sandalwood, chosen for its softness and its character, being both exotic and evocative of the tradition of classic perfumes. The sweetness of Flemish pastries is suggested with a hint of vanilla, sacrasol (sulfurol) and Peruvian balm. Jasmine absolute and a musk accord temper the sweetness, and a dash of saffron and patchouli gives this blend an almost leathery vibe. Lemon and bergamot recall the timeless aspects of some of the great perfumes at the beginning of the 20th century.
"This very short formula composed of very precious materials, generates a sober but distinct sensuality. It is, in my eyes, a fair parallel to Dries van Noten’s world."
The fragrance features: Bergamot oil (Calabria), Lemon oil (Calabria) Saffron Nutmeg, Clove Jasmine absolute (Egypt) Sandalwood oil (Mysore), Patchouli Heart, Violet wood Vanilla, Sacrasol (Sulfurol), Peruvian Balm Musk cocktail
The fragrance is available as a 50 ml and 100 ml Spray. Check it out on Wrong Weather.