Frederic Malle is the man behind the niche fragrance house Editions de Parfums Frederic Malle. Born in Paris in 1962 to a family in the perfume industry (Grandfather Serge Heftler founded Christian Dior Perfumes, and Frederic’s mother later worked as an Art Director for the same perfume house), Frederic was exposed to the inner workings of the industry at a tender age.
Initially choosing to study Art History in New York, Frederic made a change in 1986 and accepted a position at the famed perfume lab Roure Bertrand Dupont. At Roure, Frederic learned about raw ingredients, composition and all aspects of perfume creation from some of the finest professionals in the business.
Frederic collaborated with another “nose,” Pierre Bourdon, on Mark Birley for Men in 1996. After working in the industry for more than 15 years, Frederic was ready to embark on a new adventure.
In 2000, using his connections and experience in the industry, Frederic invited nine top perfumers to create their own original perfumes, with complete creative freedom and with no financial restrictions regarding ingredients or technologies. These fragrances were packaged in bottles that feature the name of the perfumer
Inspired by the fleeting whiff of an angelica bouquet gathered after the rain, Jean-Claude Ellena’s creation plays out like a
Eau de Cologne redefined. Luxurious in its apparent purity, like a crisp white shirt: minimal and transparent. Yet beneath, lies
Carnal Flower. With tuberose, nature offers her own take on dramatic olfactive clashes. Dominique Ropion’s third creation for Editions De
Eau de Cologne, invented in the 17th century, has consistently inspired perfumers. Always pushing innovation, Jean-Claude Ellena chose to re-write
A clean, yet surprisingly magnetic scent. A modern yet traditional Eau de Cologne that lasts for hours on end. Dominique
After the success of Musc Ravageur created with Maurice Roucel, Fr̩ed̩eric Malle wanted to create with his friend a new
Dries Van Noten for Frederic Malle is the guest of the first instalment of a brand new collection, which aims
A gloriously cool, transparent and refreshing scent inspired by the bewitching magnolia, one of the oldest and most mysterious flowers
Olivia Giacobetti’s evocation of lovers’ walks in spring along the banks of the Seine; one of the lightest perfumes in
A serene virility, brutal by the overdose of single notes and subtle due to the sophistication of the raw materials;
A spectacular sense of purity and modernity pervades this superb creation which also uses mint absolute, peppermint, cinnamon, styrax benzoin,
Iris, Pierre Bourdon retained sweetness and elegance. Vanilla and tonka bean in greater comfort and sensuality; sandalwood and vetiver add their melodious
Jean-Claude Ellena’s beautiful creation provides that comforting, soft, sweet glow of warmth for winter days. The chill of winter is
Probably the most romantic perfume in the collection. The late Edmond Roudnitska designed this for his wife, Therese, in the
Vintage Hollywood glamour. A star’s moment of privacy at her dressing table with her lipstick, which she spreads carefully onto
The heavenly scent of lilies is unaccountably rare in perfume. Edouard Flechier has magnificently filled that void with this entrancing
This fragrance reimagines patchouli, a classic note in perfumery. Created by Bruno Jovanovic, Monsier opens with mandarin orange blended with
When only a sophisticated, grown-up fragrance will do, reach for Frederic Malle Musc Ravageur for its explosive combination of bergamot,
At a party on Paris’ rive gauche, a woman’s fur coat is lifted from her bare shoulders, exposing her neck
Composed by Michel Roudnitska, the ambiguous scent of Frerderic Malle Noir Epices perfume takes you on a journey to the
Frederic Malle has always admired Sophia Grojsman. She was the perfumer he coveted most outside of those of the prestigious
Baroque perfume, symphonic and sumptuous, Frederic Malle Portrait of a Lady is the culmination of hundreds of essays and certainly
Frederic Malle celebrates two precious varieties of rose in the Promise Eau de Parfum. A harmonious blend of rose essence
Tumultuous restraint. At the fore, an emphatic reinterpretation of rose; pure, streamlined, uncompromisingly modern. Blended with a unique extraction of
An ode to “enfants terribles” and all manner of monkey business: doodles on the blackboard, devious schemes and pranks galore.