Frederic Malle

Frederic Malle

Frédéric Malle founded Editions de Parfums in 2000 to support luxury perfumery and restore it to its former glory, giving it creative freedom at a time when perfumers remained relatively unknown. Thanks to his vision of perfume, he achieved a masterful result, the fruit of time, precision and true talent. Discover the entire collection Frédéric Malle!

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Frederic Malle Perfumes

Born and bred in the world of perfumes, with over thirty years of experience, Frédéric Malle is perhaps the greatest perfumery expert. An unconventional and unclassifiable aesthete, he offers artists the opportunity to excel, encourages them to develop their selves and celebrates their creativity. And so, out of each collaboration comes a masterpiece, a perfume whose creator is so proud that he signs it with his name, for the first time. Frédéric Malle founded his Editions de Parfums brand in 2000, to sustain the luxury perfumery and restore it to its former glory. The brand was born out of a desire to restore full creative freedom to the perfumers at a time when these figures remained relatively unknown. Under Malle's guidance, perfume makers regain total freedom, without impositions of time, raw materials or budget, and with no constraints on marketing, with the sole aim of redefining modern classics of the future and creating new masterpieces. Together, perfumers and publisher, realise a vision of perfume as a masterful result of time, precision and true talent.

For over 30 years, Malle has been working with the world's greatest perfumers. Like the best editors, who support and stimulate authors to create the best texts, Malle helps perfumers to give the best of themselves. Frederic Malle's goal is to explore unfamiliar olfactory territories, publish exceptional perfumes and ensure that each of these perfumes stands the test of time. In other words, he wants to help the greatest perfumers to compose the "classics" of tomorrow, in a continuous quest for refinement and elegance. Some people are born with a gift. Frédéric Malle's gift is that of knowing how to use his nose like few others. From Saint-Germain-des-Prés to Central Park, this perfume editor has built himself a world of emotions and intuitions, through which he travels as if turning the pages of a book full of memories, encounters and fantasies. 


The Origins of Perfumes by Frederic Malle

Frédéric Malle grew up in Paris, in a world of chic perfumes, rare books and the films of his uncle, Louis Malle. From his maternal grandfather Serge Heftler-Louise, the founder of Parfums Christian Dior and a childhood friend of the great couturier himself, Malle inherited the idea that perfume can be a true object of luxury, so timeless that it becomes a companion of life. His mother, herself artistic director of Parfums Christian Dior, passed on to him her love for perfumes and her uncompromising vision of creation, as well as her sense of elegance applied to all areas of life. At the age of 20, Malle flew to New York to study Art History at New York University. In the great maelstrom of Manhattan, he developed his taste personal unique, combining design, architecture and contemporary art. A collector since the age of twenty-four, he has always sought to cultivate and stimulate his eye for the exceptional and to develop connections between the senses. At Laboratoires Roure, where for many years he worked alongside the greatest noses, he became an expert in formulation and raw materials, with a full understanding of the technical aspects of perfume construction and the ability to work with perfumers to bring a creation to its full maturity. The combination of Malle's culture, his aesthetic sense and his olfactory memory laid the foundation for his holistic vision. A vision that flows into Editions de Parfums.


The Philosophy behind the Editions de Parfums brand

With this Maison, Frédéric Malle is committed to defending at all costs an author perfumery, free and unique, in which, as a point of honour, each nose is valued as an artist in its own right. The Maison is the result of Frédéric Malle's determination to defend perfumery and restore it to its former glory. He is one of the first who dares to turn his back on convention to give perfumery back its freedom and creativity. This approach is appreciated by the world of perfumery, which sees Malle as a defender of its artistic values. Like a literary publisher, a patron, an enlightened accomplice who listens to his authors and speaks to them in the same language, Frédéric Malle urges his perfumers to create their best works. New classics such as Portrait of a Lady, Musc Ravageur and French Lover have succeeded in relaunching the idea of contemporary art of olfaction, offering men and women an accessory worthy of their personality and their desire for seduction. This unique approach translates into an eclectic range of perfumes with the most diverse personalities: a collection that embraces all styles and olfactory families, revolutionises them, revisits the classics with a modern twist and ventures into unexplored territories.

A master of his craft, Frédéric Malle is one of the few people able to understand perfumery, because he knows every aspect of it inside out: from creation, composition, production and packaging design to shop design and communication. Esthetic convinced, Frédéric Malle continues to nourish the brand he has created, and the perfumes he helps to develop, with the rich and sophisticated artistic culture that has been his everyday world since childhood, from Saint-Germain-des-Prés to New York via London. To enter the world of Frédéric Malle means to cultivate your freedom and your style, to find the perfume that expresses one's singularity, resonates with one's deepest self and becomes a signature of one's identity.


Frederic Malle Best Seller Perfumes on 50 ml:

  • Frederic Malle Eau de Magnolia Eau de Parfum: Frederic Malle Eau de Parfum. Unlike other white flowers that exude opulence, the scent of magnolia is citrusy and fresh. Carried by a woody undertone, an amplified citrus balance of bergamot, lemon and grapefruit focuses on darker notes of oakmoss and patchouli, in an olfactory representation of sun and shadow. Eau de Magnolia Eau de Parfum is inspired by the sporty chic style of the 1960s.
  • Frederic Malle French Lover Eau de Parfum: Rough masculinity. For the man who does not normally wear perfumes, who believes in naked attraction and relies on the simple seductive power of his appearance. The spicy freshness of pimiento, angelica and juniper blossom blends into a woody sea of cedar, patchouli and vetiver, bound by galbanum and frankincense, in a mysterious enhancement of the natural masculine scent. A fragrance that conveys a silent magnetism.
  • Frederic Malle Vetiver Extraordinaire Eau de Parfum: Charm in a bottle. The essence of an extraordinarily charming man of natural magnetism: every gesture is infused with a sense of humour and refinement. Not a strong, oppressive masculinity, but an irresistible whisper. A charismatic accord of woods: an unprecedented dose of Haitian vetiver intertwined with sandalwood, cedar and cashmeran. Bound to the skin by musk and oakmoss; lifted by pink pepper, bergamot and bitter orange in a burst of captivating freshness. 
  • Frederic Malle Cologne Indelebile Eau de Parfum: Moss is known to have two faces: one pure and the other perverse. Accentuating its binary character results in a fragrance at once innocent and irresistible, divided between a clean cologne accord of lemon, bergamot and orange blossom and a seductive white musk accord. Cologne Indelebile Eau de Parfum is erotic ingenuity.
  • Frederic Malle Le Parfum de Therese Eau de Parfum: A prophetic masterpiece from the 1950s kept hidden for half a century because it was ahead of its time, worn only by the perfumer's wife. .. until today. It fuses the modernity of cucumber and melon notes with the elegant classicism of rose and jasmine, blurring the scent to obscurity and making its ingredients unidentifiable. Magnificent in its mystery, this Eau de Parfum is the secret of Thérèse.


Frederic Malle Perfumes Reviews: Discover our customer reviews!

  • Frederic Malle Portrait of a Lady Eau de Parfum: "I think it's among the best women's perfumes. Frederic Malle is a man I respect a lot for both his philosophy and his work, and he never disappoints me. I fell in love with this fragrance right away: sweet, spicy and ambery, it plays on a dynamic balance of olfactory notes that won me over. I will definitely buy it again.
  • Frederic Malle Carnal Flower Eau de Parfum: "I love Tuberose, so I absolutely had to try this perfume! Carnal Flower by Malle is the fragrance that contains the highest concentration of natural tuberose. It is a sophisticated, refined scent that makes me feel like a successful woman every time I wear it. Truly a very good perfume, I recommend it.
  • Frederic Malle Musc Ravageur Eau de Parfum: "THE sexy perfume, the only unisex one that really has that effect. I have to admit that when I was younger, I searched online for things like 'perfume that women like' more than once, and the past me would have pounced on this fragrance. Persistent and distinctive, it invites you to come closer and feel better. It works a bit like a trap, a conversation starter. I am not saying it is the best fragrance to drive men and women crazy, it doesn't exist, but it will certainly attract everyone's positive attention.
  • Frederic Malle Uncut Gem Eau de Parfum: "By now, this Maison has won me over: I never go out without perfume, and I've been wearing this one for a while now. After trying all the Frederic Malle perfumes (including the unisex ones), I think this is the best perfume for men. The fresh top notes hide an intense and sensual heart and base. It is a rich perfume that evolves on the skin and never tires.
  • Frederic Malle The Night Eau de Parfum: "I looked for this perfume everywhere, both on the official website and from Frederic Malle retailers, and as usual 50 ml had the best price on perfumes among reputable sites. I must say that it is a phenomenal oud perfume on all levels. It has an impressive sillage and duration, and the raw materials satisfy even the most demanding noses. An indispensable perfume, in which the rose and oud accords stand out to their full potential; a work of art in a bottle. 


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