Cedar, Grass, Hay
Both Monsieur Malle and Monsieur Ellena must’ve really loved that special molecular extract of bitter orange, as this is the second Éditions de Parfums fragrance built around it.
“Bigarade Concentrée” is a touch darker and more intensely tart than “Cologne Bigarade”, with an added spicy dimension, almost in the shape of a faint, pleasant sweatiness. It might seem like a contradiction in terms, but it’s precisely this subtle tension between clean and not so clean elements that generally makes perfumes interesting and nobody knows or masters this better than the French.
The intriguing human warmth present in ” Bigarade Concentrée” is achieved through the probable use of cumin (not listed in the notes), which has an earthy, intensely aromatic odour that is somewhat comparable to the smell of a human body after physical exercise. The perfumer uses the spice as a counterpoint to the luminous, fresh presence of the bitter orange essence, replicating the sensual aroma of clean, just showered skin that is now slightly perspired after a quick walk in the sun or perhaps a hot embrace.
Frédéric Malle introduced the Editions de Parfums in 2000, as a completely original concept whereby the world’s greatest noses composed exclusive, creative fragrances that would be sold under their creator’s names. In an era in which most companies attach more importance to brand names, by intensified marketing campaigns, Malle brings the attention back to the product itself: perfume. Through a simple “back to basics” ideology, the Editions de Parfums are challenging all prevailing trends.
The blend of Frédéric Malle’s ideals with the distinct personalities of each perfumer, and the total freedom provided to them by the Editions de Parfums, has created a brand with no defined house style. Its singularity comes from its striking heterogeneity, where each nose has expressed and unleashed his or her creative instinct to the fullest.
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