Rose, Geranium, Orange
Nutmeg, Cinnamon, Clove, Pepper
Patchouli, Cedarwood, Sandalwood
Gleaming darkness would be a good short description of this perfume. Although a basketful of spices, scattered rose petals, curls of orange peel and wood shavings are thrown liberally into this fragrance mix, “Noir Epices” effortlessly eschews any Moroccan souk or any other such exotic associations and becomes something completely modern, a very sophisticated and highly polished type of oriental fragrance.
There’s effervescence in “Noir Epices”, an orange imbued fizzines that hisses and crackles like burning fireworks illuminating the night sky and combined with the soft, velvety rose almost gives the impression of a cooling litchi soda drink. The sizzling
spices are soon embracing the fruity-floral layer into a dry, unsweet cocoon of moody, noble darkness. This perfume is not for relaxing into, it’s for impressing with. It’s majestic but not in a classical way, and it has the somewhat cold sexiness of a Helmut Newton photograph. It’s also fascinating to discover an illusory carnation note caught in the midst of the spices veil, as a result of the interaction between rose, cloves and patchouli.
This is a very elegant and hypnotizingly aloof yet sensual composition created by Michel Roudnitska, son of Edmond, who thus demonstrates he’s worthy of his father’s name and a great perfumer himself. We are definitely impressed!
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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|Ireland & UK:||€4.50|
Estimated Delivery Times
|Ireland:||1-2 Working Days|
|UK:||2-3 Working Days|
|All Others:||4-7 Working Days|
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