Patchouli, Leather, Vanilla
Labdanum, Musk, Cedarwood, Incense
Dear patchouli lovers, your turn has finally come. After working his magic on various stunning materials like Turkish Rose Absolute, Tuberose Absolute, Pure Haitian Vetiver and so on, now Monsieur Malle has taken Patchouli to the next level, polishing this raw, earthy material to a crystal gleam, or the steely shine of an expensive Swiss watch. To achieve this modern, taut, almost metallic effect, Monsieur Malle and his partner in crime perfumer Bruno Jovanovic, have used a special molecular distillation of Patchouli which gives us a hyper clean version, with a drier, woodier character than the regular essential oil. A touch of sweetness, a little bit of booze heat, some ambered indulgence, a whiff of incense, the guarded eroticism of soft leather and musk, and voilà “Monsieur” was born. Despite the oriental elements used for supporting the patchouli essence “Monsieur” is not an overwhelmingly lush fragrance, on the contrary it almost has the verticality and the brisk pace of an eau de cologne: sharp, alive, efficient. This “Monsieur” has definitely had his morning coffee, put on an impeccably tailored suit, a fitted white shirt, gold cufflinks and shoes so shiny you could use them as a mirror. And when the evening draws near and it’s time to loosen up a couple of buttons and perhaps pour yourself a little drink, only then, if you’re lucky to be close enough, the sensual, warm nature of this “Monsieur” will be revealed through carnal flickers of musk, vanilla and dark labdanum. Because underneath the suit there’s always the body.
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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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