"Freddie is like a fabulous character out of Proust. The mysterious cult of Frederic Malle draws followers from the grooviest and most sophisticated nooks and crannies of art, movies and fashion. With the introduction of the home collection Frederic is taking his subtle, intoxicating magic to a wider audience," said Simon Doonan, Barneys New York's creative director.
The collection is comprised of nine scents many of which were developed using headspace technology largely based on the work of the late Dr. Braja Mookherjee, a scientist formerly with International Flavors and Fragrances. Frederic Malle invited perfumers Carlos Benaim, a close colleague of Dr. Mookherjee, and Sophia Grosman, to work on scent development. Additionally, Dominique Ropion, a long-time collaborator of Frederic Malle at Editions de Parfums, was also very active in the project.
The candles were launched last year in Europe, and you can read more in our report from last November.
The candles, which range in price from $80-$140, come in hand-blown glass jars in signature Editions de Parfums Frederic Malle red, but with no logo or label.