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
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
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
Vintage Hollywood glamour. A star’s moment of privacy at her dressing table with her lipstick, which she spreads carefully onto
When only a sophisticated, grown-up fragrance will do, reach for Frederic Malle Musc Ravageur for its explosive combination of bergamot,