Eau de Magnolia (2014)
by Editions de Parfums Frederic Malle

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Eau de Magnolia information

Year of Launch2014
GenderShared / Unisex
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 43 votes)

People and companies

HouseEditions de Parfums Frederic Malle
PerfumerCarlos Benaim
SupplierIFF
Parent CompanyEstee Lauder Companies

About Eau de Magnolia

Eau de Magnolia is a shared / unisex perfume by Editions de Parfums Frederic Malle. The scent was launched in 2014 and the fragrance was created by perfumer Carlos Benaim

Eau de Magnolia fragrance notes

  1. Top Notes
  2. Heart Notes
  3. Base notes

Reviews of Eau de Magnolia

Jasmin/celery jasmone/delphone. Very green aspect with the bitter metallic type of greenness as in PADMA, Green Ivy Givco, the green quality you get in air fresheners. Smells pleasant enough but I wouldn't pay a lot for it.
08th December, 2018
Bright and fresh bergamot, zesty lemon, crisp but not sharp, very refreshing. Flowers quickly join, especially magnolia and muguet to form a nicely balanced citrus floral combo that is sweet and invigorating at the same time, gorgeous!
This is backed up by white musk that provides a clean facet to this warm weather/sunny day go-to scent.
Not that they're similar or redundant, but Eau de Magnolia is doing with magnolia what Lys Mediterranee does with lily.
28th October, 2018
Lunch in the Garden BY Henri Lebasque
26th November, 2017
I'm having a hard time deciding if I like Eau de Magnolia or not. It's one of those perfumes that has a fairly direct smell (limpid flowers) but achieves that via an extremely complex support structure.

So what does it smell like, in depth? It goes on with lollipops of every possible flavor made petite and perfumey with soap and fabric softener musk. But the real star is a mix of orange blossom and rose, made to smell limpid and gorgeously watercolored by a carefully matched piquant vetiver. There's more (for instance a pesky pink pepper that only really shows in the sillage), but the whole point is how the florals are made to smell so evocatively watery with a combination of vetiver and cheap synthetics.

And that's where my problem lies. As much as I am in awe of the limpid florals, I'm turned off by the crass pink pepper/lollipop/fabric softener elements. It's like a fantastic statue carved of the finest marble, but then when you look up close, part of it is clearly made of cheaply molded plastic. If this were almost anyone except for Malle, I'd just vote thumbs up and leave, but I expect more from him. If anyone should be able to do this without stupid pink pepper and lolipops, it's him. So that's why I'm voting neutral.
11th July, 2017
rbaker Show all reviews
United Kingdom
A touch of bergamot adds a touch of brightness, but this is a product whose name doors not belie is substance and content: the Magnolia is it. A typical, rich, fragrant magnolia, conjuring up childhood memories of the magnolia tree outside the window and its vibrant aroma in times of its blossoming.

On my skin the magnolia is persistently dominating the scene. There are some variations over time, touches of vetiver and some woodsy undercurrents towards the end, but always the Magnolia rules. Even in its dying moments the big M is ever-present.

I am getting moderate sillage, excellent projection and an impressive eleven hours of longevity on my skin, albeit fluctuating in intensity over the last hours.

Floral, magnolia splendor galore. At times a bit monochromatic but never intrusive or very sweet. Well crafted and made of good-quality ingredients. A paradigmatic magnolia creation. 3.5/5.
29th May, 2017
I've gone back and forth between neutral and like with Eau de Magnolia, but eventually the hesitation is too much for a thumbs up.

Still, the interest it generates to cause such hesitatation is noteworthy. One to sample!

What does it smell like? A sharp floral concentrate with synthetic support. It transitions into a clean laundry house-base type smell; and it's a release of the tension, for me, as the top dies out.

Not for me, but interesting.
20th November, 2015

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