White Heliotrope, Hedione, Iris, Hawthorn
Caramel, Musk, Honey
“L’eau d’hiver” is the silence of an early winter morning, watching from behind the window a world blanketed in the purity of snow yet undisturbed. “L’eau d’hiver” is a quiet, yet nonetheless compelling perfume, that is both tranquil and mysterious but in an understated, soft way. Jean Claude Ellena uses tender, floral powdery notes lifted by zesty bergamot and a touch of sweet, minty spiciness reminiscent of anise to create something that has the delicate freshness of snowflakes melting on warm skin. It is supposed to be an Eau de Cologne for winter, a hybrid between cool and balmy, and it certainly manages that as it has both tangy vigor and comforting mellowness. How can a perfume feel so elegant, so sophisticated and so snug at the same time, we really don’t know. Beyond the smell, “L’eau d’hiver” is about a certain feeling or atmosphere: a serenity and nostalgia impossible to convey into words, unless you are a gifted poet, which, alas, we’re not.
“L’eau d’hiver” is like poetry: transporting, indefinable, engrossing, surprising and subtle. Well worth getting lost in it!
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.
FREE DELIVERY ON ALL ORDERS OVER €50.
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|
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