Category Archives: Frederic Malle

Unassuming Beauty – Review: Editions de Parfums Frédéric Malle Eau de Magnolia

By Tara The brand new Eau de Magnolia has a breezy loveliness about it. At first I wondered if it was too understated to make an impact next to its more striking companions in the Editions de Parfums line-up, but … Continue reading

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Woods and Waffles – Review: Dries Van Noten par Frédéric Malle, Editions de Parfums

By Tara Dries Van Noten par Frédéric Malle is the first fragrance in a new collection by Editions de Parfums. Frédéric Malle’s aim with this departure from the main line is “to translate into scents the world of people he … Continue reading

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Monday Question – What Is Your Favorite Tropical Perfume?

Summer is here and it’s the time when we reach for our most exotic florals. This is the place to give and look for recommendations for perfumes that conjure up long days at the beach and mellow evenings under the … Continue reading

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Naming The Nameless – Review: Editions de Parfums Frederic Malle L’Eau d’Hiver

L’Eau d’Hiver is one of my oldest perfume favorites, beloved and cherished over the years, and trusted whenever I need something to wear that is comfortable, light but still recognizably different. Why have I waited this long to review it? … Continue reading

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Mood-Enhancing Perfumes – A Best Of-List

I believe in the power of perfume to influence me and my mood. Mood is the resource I use to determine what perfume to wear, if I let my subconscious decide and grab what it compels me to grab, I … Continue reading

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Serge Lutens Vs. Frédéric Malle – You Had To Choose! Results

Last week’s Monday Question was a lot of fun! I pitched the charismatic leaders of two esteemed houses against one another and while the race was close, there has been a clear winner in the end. The fabulous Undina, of … Continue reading

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Monday Question – Serge Lutens or Frédéric Malle: You Must Choose!

We had a lot of fun with the previous showdowns Chanel vs. Guerlain and By Kilian vs. Parfumerie Générale, so I thought it was time for another one. I chose to set Serge Lutens against Frédéric Malle since both their … Continue reading

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In The Circle Of Trust – My Top Five Perfumes (For Now)

The original title of this post was: “What remains when the wild frenzy ends.” But then I thought about Robert DeNiro’s character in Meet the Parents, who maintained a Circle of Trust, wherein only a very select few trusted individuals … Continue reading

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Shrinkage – How My Perfume Wearing Habits Change

As the dear regular reader knows, my perfume wearing habits have changed significantly over the past months. I grew from voraciously testing and wearing at least three perfumes a day to steadfastly depleting an entire bottle of one single perfume … Continue reading

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An Evening With Frederic Malle At Liberty Of London – January 16, 2013

By Tara When you read about Frédéric Malle’s background, it does seem as if he was born with perfume in his DNA. His grandfather founded Christian Dior Parfums and his mother became their Art Director and collaborated on Eau Sauvage. … Continue reading

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