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  1. #1

    Default New: Frederic Malle Carnal Flower.

    French Marie Claire revealed the name of the next Frederic Malle in it's september issue: Carnal Flower by Dominique Ropion.
    As already reported Carnal Flower is indeed a tuberose. A very sexy tuberose says MC. With a radiant note of orange flower, the milky softness of coco and the "violence" of camphor.

    Whoups! 150 Euro for 50ml!

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    Default Re: New: Frederic Malle Carnal Flower.

    Holy SH!T [smiley=shocked.gif]...150 Euros,thats NUTS!!!!!!!! [smiley=angry.gif]
    I still wanna try it though [smiley=2vrolijk_08.gif]

    Jeff
    "You can ignore reality, but you can't ignore the consequences of ignoring reality." - Ayn Rand

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  3. #3

    Default Re: New: Frederic Malle Carnal Flower.

    CAMPHOR??? I'll pass. [smiley=shocked.gif]

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    Default Re: New: Frederic Malle Carnal Flower.

    Thankfully I'm not that interested in tuberose. I think Frederic Malle prices their fragrances according to manufacturing costs. In that case it's ok in my book. If it's a huge mark up it's not.

  5. #5

    Default Re: New: Frederic Malle Carnal Flower.

    Tuberose and I have a hate each other thing. Now the camphor sounds interesting.
    DONNA

  6. #6

    Default Re: New: Frederic Malle Carnal Flower.

    Frederic Malle will be at Barneys New York at the end of September to launch Carnal Flower, according to the SA I spoke with last week. I just happen to be going to New York with my husband, who has a meeting there. I hope it's during the same time frame!

  7. #7

    Default Re: New: Frederic Malle Carnal Flower.

    Hope the fragrance is much better than the name ... Carnal Flower :-(
    The description sounds wonderful and Dominique Ropion normally always delivers exceeding to promisses. Another deception is the price tag ...


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    MJH
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    Default Re: New: Frederic Malle Carnal Flower.

    Quote Originally Posted by donna255
    Tuberose and I have a hate each other thing. Now the camphor sounds interesting.
    [smiley=grin.gif] [smiley=grin.gif]
    That's sort of what I was thinking (although I don't really hate tuberose).
    I can't help thinking of some blonde bombshell suffering from the flu and wearing Vick's VapoRub. [smiley=tongue.gif]

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    Default Re: New: Frederic Malle Carnal Flower.

    ha!

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    Default Re: New: Frederic Malle Carnal Flower.

    Quote Originally Posted by donna255
    Tuberose and I have a hate each other thing. Now the camphor sounds interesting.
    Just what I thought! But to my surprise I actually like tuberose in AG Passion and SL Datura Noir. [smiley=shocked.gif]

    Quote Originally Posted by MJH
    I can't help thinking of some blonde bombshell suffering from the flu and wearing Vick's VapoRub. [smiley=tongue.gif]
    [smiley=grin.gif] [smiley=grin.gif] [smiley=grin.gif]
    "Wovon man nicht lesen kann, darüber muss man schreiben."

  11. #11

    Default Re: New: Frederic Malle Carnal Flower.

    This fragrance is the best thing I've ever smelled......the quality, and 25% perfume concentration, surpasses anything on the market...I think once this takes off, it will be impossible to obtain.

  12. #12

    Default Re: New: Frederic Malle Carnal Flower.

    It is only 120€ for 50ml. I have to try this. I love the Musc Ravageur and En Passant by FM so far. (the only two I have tried yet).

  13. #13

    Default Re: New: Frederic Malle Carnal Flower.

    Tuberose....that means Madonna will be stockpiling every available bottle known to man & womankind within the next year. [smiley=grin.gif] ;D ;D [smiley=grin.gif] [smiley=grin.gif] LOL

  14. #14

    Default Re: New: Frederic Malle Carnal Flower.

    Malle limits their samples to three per customer and Carnal Flower didn't make my cut.
    On their website it speaks of augmenting the tuberose with things like coconut. Very interesting.
    Whatever the smell, you gotta love the name. 8-)
    "Ca sent les pieds!"

  15. #15

    Default Re: New: Frederic Malle Carnal Flower.

    MY REVIEW OF CARNAL FLOWER



    The latest perfume in the Frederic Malle illustrious stable and what a glorious one this one is!
    The title of it alludes to the fact that tuberoses are considered the flowers of "spiritual ruin" and at one point in time were actually thought to provoce an instant orgasm to the fair maidens who might smell them!! Imagine the prudish customs of yesterdays challenged by that thought.....

    Conceived by Dominique Ropion , creator of the wonderful Ysatis , the horrifically flamboyant and attention-grabbing - in my humble opinion- Amarige and the controversial Fleur de cassie (no mean feat , that one , yet most people hate it ) it naturally presented an olfactory challenge as tuberose is one of those smells that can be heavenly or hellish , no in-betweens : the orchestration and interpretation is all that matters. A flair for the intense on the recipients' part is also mandatory , it would seem....

    Fracas with its sombre and lush contradicting qualities is edged upon the two extremes. Blonde by Versace is its poorer , aspiring imitator with a flamboyant style that is very italian and quite pleasant in calculated moderation. SL 's Tubereuse Criminelle presents a peculiar problem : one has to wait for the crucial first 15 minutes , when the demonic camphor and burnt rubber note subsides , giving reign to the glorious creaminess and softness of the flower. Caron's Tubereuse is very radiant , yet perfume-y although lighter and not suited to today's sensibilities , I find. Carolina Herrera is a bit too operatic , being so much infused with another bombshell : jasmine.

    Studying the odor of the real living blossom that is apparently everywhere in California , this quintessentially french company has managed to capture the air of a tropical garden at dusk , full of the breeze and the richness of the dangerously seductive blossoms. Malle himself was encouraging Ropion to go the extra mile , per their official info. Hence the addition of a coconut note( of which I am happily oblivious , as it conjures up vulgar images to my mind because of its overuse in commercialised products ) and salicylates with musk , which add a warm and inviting quality. The camphor note does not make a grand appearence like in Tubereuse Criminelle according to my nose : the composition is therefore less striking , less thought-provoking , but more wearable as a result. Not a jarring note in sight.

    The development of the perfume is smooth , without great changes throughout its drydown. The initial opulence remains intact while after some minutes a slightly bitter-sweet , rubbery quality ascends to the surface. It should be advised not to overdo the application because of this element. As it weaves its magic though , it never becomes cloying. The achievement of this has very much impressed me and made me seriously contemplating of purchasing.
    A great and future classic tuberose perfume : a great thing.

    Notes: bergamot, melon, camphor, tuberose, ylang-ylang, jasmine, orange blossom, coconut, white musk. * *

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    Default Re: New: Frederic Malle Carnal Flower.

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts and impressions, Helg! I am a fan of tuberose (and a lot of other flowers, too!), and would be seeking to try this one out. At the moment, my favorite tuberose is in Carolina Herrera, but it is a combo with jasmine (I grew to loving it while I did not appreciate this fragrance when I first joined the Basenotes, considering it too linear )


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