Code of Conduct
Results 1 to 9 of 9
  1. #1

    Default Malle in Chicago

    Hey fellow Windy City BNers -

    Frederic Malle will be at Barneys in downtown Chicago tomorrow, June 4 from 4 - 7 pm - presumably promoting Geranium PM.

    Hmmmmm......Father's Day IS just around the corner.

  2. #2
    Sur la Plage

    petruccijc's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Clearwater Beach, Florida
    Posts
    17,010

    Default Re: Malle in Chicago

    Say "Hi" to Rex for me.
    Please feel free to check out my Swap Thread - Patou pour Homme, L'Instant de Guerlain PH Extreme, Dior Homme Intense, Pure Malt, Pure Coffee and many more! Click Here For My Swap Thread

  3. #3

    Default Re: Malle in Chicago

    Damn. I just ordered Musc Ravageur from them two weeks ago for delivery to my office in the burbs.. . . if i'd know I woulda just come by tomorrow and bought it in person..

    Any idea what he'll be doing there? Special pricing, or anything? Freebies?

  4. #4

    Default Re: Malle in Chicago

    I was just about to post the same thing. I was visiting Chicago and stopped by Barney's. Got some Vetiver Extraordinaire while I was there.
    Oriscent, AgarAura Pure Ouds, Creed, LIDGE, Patou Pour Homme, tons of niche and rare stuff for sale!
    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/253...er-100-items!!

  5. #5

    Default Re: Malle in Chicago

    May have to stop by after work. Anybody have any questions/comments they wish to have me pass along?
    "I exist for myself, and for those to whom my unquenchable thirst for freedom gives everything, but also for everyone, since insofar as I am able to love - I love everyone. Of noble hearts, I am the noblest - and the most generous of those that yearn to give love in return. - I am a human being, I love death and I love life."

    Egon Schiele - Self-Potrait


    My classics: Dior Homme EdT, YSL Rive Gauche PH, Helmut Lang Cuiron, L'Occitane Neroli (vintage), Davidoff Zino, L'Occitane Eau des Baux

    http://www.basenotes.net/wardrobe/2976

  6. #6

    Default Re: Malle in Chicago

    I work near Oak Park, and tend to work a little later than most, but i'm gonna try to shoot over there if i can. I wanna check out there other stuff, too, as well as the brand new location they moved into.

    Keep an eye out for a dude with a shaved head and brown skin!

  7. #7
    Basenotes Institution
    mikeperez23's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Miami, FL
    Posts
    26,711

    Default Re: Malle in Chicago

    Quote Originally Posted by manicboy View Post
    May have to stop by after work. Anybody have any questions/comments they wish to have me pass along?
    If you go manicboy (or anyone, for that matter) ask him:

    1. Why the delay in releasing Geranium Pour Monsieur here in the US? Was there a problem in production?

    2. In the press release for GPM, Malle stated that he was inspired by the soaps from his childhood and the smells of them, when he took this idea to Ropion, etc... Ask him what soap he uses now - at home.

    3. Tell him that us colognoisseurs here on Basenotes thank him for taking the lead in going further than most descriptions of fragrances these days, and giving out a list of synthetic molecules in GPM (ingredients for the fragrance are: Mint absolute MD by laboratoire Monique Rémy, (by molecular distillation), peppermint essence, Chinese geranium essence, Rhodinol, Anethone, Floralozone/cinnamon CO2, clove essence/white musks cocktail, Ambroxan, sandalwood, incense resinoid, Siam benzoin resinoid). BIG thumbs up!
    "The beginning of freedom is the realization that you are not the "thinker." The moment you start watching the thinker, a higher level of consciousness becomes activated. You then begin to realize that there is a vast realm of intelligence beyond thought, that thought is only a tiny aspect of that intelligence. You also realize that all the things that truly matter - beauty, love, creativity, joy, inner peace - arise from beyond the mind.

    You begin to awaken"

    -- Eckhart Tolle

  8. #8

    Default Re: Malle in Chicago

    Spent about 15 minutes chatting with Monsieur Malle. First of all, he's very laid back and personable. No attitude here. We chatted about Geranium pm (there was no delay in the US release, it just takes time to make it over on the boat from Europe) and he said they "expanded" some of the notes but I've forgotten which ones. He also elaborated that old soaps from Floris & Guerlain that he used when he was a kid were the inspiration. He added that he primarily uses his own soaps for personal use. I also asked what he wore when he was growing up and he said Eau Sauvage, Z-14, Pino S, & Acqua di Selva. He also had praise for Lagerfeld Classic and the Annick Goutal incense series. Further, he said he detests "romantic" fougeres, but I did not ask him which ones.

    Spraying Geranium pm on the card failed to impress me as I do not like mint, but I did get a sample so I'll have to see how it dries down. Will report my findings later. Note that there were a lot of ladies buying it. Can't say whether it was for them or their men.
    Last edited by manicboy; 5th June 2009 at 06:46 PM.
    "I exist for myself, and for those to whom my unquenchable thirst for freedom gives everything, but also for everyone, since insofar as I am able to love - I love everyone. Of noble hearts, I am the noblest - and the most generous of those that yearn to give love in return. - I am a human being, I love death and I love life."

    Egon Schiele - Self-Potrait


    My classics: Dior Homme EdT, YSL Rive Gauche PH, Helmut Lang Cuiron, L'Occitane Neroli (vintage), Davidoff Zino, L'Occitane Eau des Baux

    http://www.basenotes.net/wardrobe/2976

  9. #9
    Basenotes Institution
    mikeperez23's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Miami, FL
    Posts
    26,711

    Default Re: Malle in Chicago

    Quote Originally Posted by manicboy View Post
    Spent about 15 minutes chatting with Monsieur Malle. First of all, he's very laid back and personable. No attitude here. We chatted about Geranium pm (there was no delay in the US release, it just takes time to make it over on the boat from Europe) and he said they "expanded" some of the notes but I've forgotten which ones. He also elaborated that old soaps from Floris & Guerlain that he used when he was a kid were the inspiration. He added that he primarily uses his own soaps for personal use. I also asked what he wore when he was growing up and he said Eau Sauvage, Z-14, Pino S, & Acqua di Selva. He also had praise for Lagerfeld Classic and the Annick Goutal incense series. Further, he said he detests "romantic" fougeres, but I did not ask him which ones.

    Spraying Geranium pm on the card failed to impress me as I do not mint, but I did get a sample so I'll have to see how it dries down. Will report my findings later. Note that there were a lot of ladies buying it. Can't say whether it was for them or their men.
    Splendid - thanks manicboy.
    "The beginning of freedom is the realization that you are not the "thinker." The moment you start watching the thinker, a higher level of consciousness becomes activated. You then begin to realize that there is a vast realm of intelligence beyond thought, that thought is only a tiny aspect of that intelligence. You also realize that all the things that truly matter - beauty, love, creativity, joy, inner peace - arise from beyond the mind.

    You begin to awaken"

    -- Eckhart Tolle

Similar Threads

  1. Mini Views on Editions de Parfums Frédéric Malle Samples :)
    By jenson in forum Male Fragrance Discussion
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 28th August 2008, 08:47 PM
  2. L'Artisan Boutique Chicago!
    By ubuandibeme in forum General Fragrance Discussion
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 23rd March 2008, 07:00 PM
  3. The Chicago 2007 Get-Together Heats Up!!!
    By Quarry in forum Female Fragrance Discussion
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 6th April 2007, 07:45 PM
  4. Frederic Malle Reviews (Long winded)
    By SlimPickins in forum Male Fragrance Discussion
    Replies: 25
    Last Post: 31st December 2005, 03:12 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •