Frederic Malle collaborates with designer Alber Elbaz for upcoming launch, Superstitious

04th October, 2016

Frédéric Malle has collaborated with fashion designer Alber Elbaz, on a new scent named Superstitious. The fragrance is due to launch next year.

photo: But Sou Lai

Superstitious was announced yesterday at a ceremony in Paris, where Elbaz was officiated as an Officier in the Légion D'Honneur.

Elbaz said he has been working with Frédéric Malle on a perfume that will be released in March 2017. The perfume will be the 24th fragrance for Frédéric Malle and the second fragrance made with a fashion designer, following the fragrance created with Dries Van Noten in 2013.

“I have always admired Alber for making the women who wear his clothes appear even more beautiful. It is all about them and not about himself,” said Frédéric Malle, “Like perfume ‘Classics’, Alber’s dresses are the result of an invisible architecture. Like Alber’s dresses, Superstitious elevates the women that wear it, it empowers them.”

“The word ‘Superstitious’ was the starting point of it all, something we agreed upon immediately. We are both superstitious”, said

Alber Elbaz. “It’s not about a collaboration, it’s about friendship and respect.”

Frédéric Malle and Alber Elbaz worked with perfumer Dominique Ropion to create Superstitious. Guests at the ceremony enjoyed a special preview of the new perfume following the announcement.


Editions de Parfums Frédéric Malle's have also relaunched their instagram account @fredericmalle, which currently shows special images from the Légion D'Honneur ceremony and a letter from Alber about the fragrance.

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      • hednic | 4th October 2016 16:12

        I'm game for any new Malle release.

      • thediamondsea | 4th October 2016 23:01

        I'm really excited. The nose behind this one is my boyfriend, Dominique Ropion.

      • Kiliwia | 5th October 2016 18:28

        This one sounds interesting!

      • drseid | 14th October 2016 14:17

        Malle... Ropion... Deal me in!

      • cazaubon | 9th December 2016 05:49

        Anxious to sniff this one, love Ropion.