Dries Van Noten par Frederic Malle (2013)
    by Editions de Parfums Frederic Malle




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    Dries Van Noten par Frederic Malle is a unisex fragrance by Editions de Parfums Frederic Malle. The scent was launched in 2013

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    lanvinelle's avatar

    Germany Germany

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    I have many favourites from the Malle line and Une Fleur de Cassie is one of my top three perfumes.Life shouldn't be always serious,so I have a soft spot for gourmands,too.
    I needed to try this as soon as possible even though I had no idea who Dries van Noten was.
    However this is not a real gourmand fragrance. It is too woody to be "edible". I would describe it as a woody oriental with some sweetness and spice.The top notes are the only fleeting gourmand moments about it with a little touch of peanut,spice and vanilla.The heart and drydown are centering around woody notes with the late drydown becoming very woody and cedary.

    Dries van Noten is a grown-up gourmand which is comforting but sophisticated and can be worn to any occasion for business or private.
    It's a unique fragrance and I can't say it smells like any other perfume I have smelled.

    5 stars from me and of course, it's full bottle worthy !

    12 January, 2014

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    A mis-step by a largely successful house

    A warm rather unattractive blend of musky/smoky guaiac and creamy sandalwood with cashmeran filling in the gaps. And there are a fair number of gaps. [b]Dries Van Noten[/b] may well be an attempt at textural interplay but where fragrancewear is concerned the concept fails to satisfy. Instead of a scent that comes alive with plenty of movement, it offers a dull monolithic sandalwood accord, figuratively turning a wearer into a block of wood. *yawns*

    Save your money. Go with [b]Chilum[/b] by La Via del Profumo instead.

    Pros: For fans of smoky woods
    Cons: Up against better more competively priced alternatives "

    30th September, 2013

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    Overdose of cashmeran, boring fragrance.

    It's very chemical, and it contains too much cashmeran. Fragrance without imagination. I do not like this work.

    Pros: high longevity
    Cons: high longevity (because it's not a nice fragrance IMO)

    25 June, 2013

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    Dries Van Noten opens with a sweet, almost creamy saffron spiced gaiac wood and cashmeran accord. As the scent enters the heart stage the saffron-laced cashmeran remains, now joined by subtle sweet sandalwood while clove spice adds depth. As the fragrance enters the dry-down stage the cashmeran recedes giving way to vanilla and tonka bean base that comes off as syrupy sweet. Projection is above average and longevity is good at 10-12 hours on skin.

    Dries Van Noten's allure is supposed to be the use of real Mysore sandalwood, but while it is present I doubt there is a lot of it in here. The real star is the cashmeran that gives the fragrance a somewhat soft musky and woody vibe, while the vanilla in the base sweetens things quite a bit, maybe veering into "too sweet" territory. And there you have it, Dries Van Noten really is a sweet, lightly spiced bakery gourmand when it comes down to it. Nothing really stands out as unique or distinctive, instead falling into the "well-done, but been there, done that" bucket. I definitely like the fragrance despite the gourmand genre not being one of my favorites, but find its fairly generic nature a very hard sell at its relatively lofty price tag of $185 for 50ml or $265 for 100ml. Price aside, Dries Van Noten does smell good and earns 3 to 3.5 stars out of 5. Maybe those that love sweet bakery-like gourmand fragrances will find it more appealing than I.

    15 April, 2013

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