Spicy violet dream



Spicy violet dream


Bergamot, Cloves, Violet, Jasmine

Sandalwood, Patchouli, Incense, Cashmeran

Heliotrope, White Musks

What is interesting about “Dans tes bras” is that perfumer Maurice Roucel takes violet, which is often perceived as a very sweet and powdery, slighly dated accord, and gives it the luxe tough edge through the use of spices and wood. All of a sudden the shy, demure violet is smouldering with rock chick sensuality. What is also very intriguing is that it smells quite abstract and hard to define, and it blends masculine and feminine elements in a delightfully weird way. It’s difficult to say what it smells like, perhaps of warm skin, earthy violets and cleanliness. Different notes continuously shift in and out of focus, rotating around the central woody warmth of the perfume, a technique which makes for a kaleidoscopic, fascinating experience. There’s a faint powderiness, the delicate sugestion of something sweet, a swirl of almost medicinal mintiness, cold violets, dark earth, incense, clean musks and damp cashmere.

It is one of the most original and haunting compositions you’ll ever come across and while it’s meant to suggest a tender embrace we find it’s so much more than this: it evokes not only the tight, warm space between two hugging people but also the chill and grandeur of the starry night sky.

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.


We currently deliver to:

Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Holland, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Monaco, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain*, Sweden, UK

For orders of €50 and under the following delivery charges apply.

Ireland & UK: €4.50
All Others: €12.50

Estimated Delivery Times

Ireland: 1-2 Working Days
UK: 2-3 Working Days
All Others: 4-7 Working Days

All of our deliveries use a signature service.

* excluding Canary Islands, Ceuta & Melilla