My favorite is Noir Epices.
Hello guys! I am considering getting a Frederic Malle perfume. I have never smelled any of them. So I might get a Malle through blind buy. And we all know, Frederic Malles are not that cheap so I don't want to get disappointed with my blind buy. Based on what I have read and heard about, I am actually leaning towards Musc Ravageur. I bought a sample, but it hasn't arrived yet. I can't wait. So now I am asking you people, my trusted noses. For those who have smelled Frederic Malle perfumes and for those who have Malles, which one do you think is the best this house can offer? What and how does it smell like?
Thank you in advance!
My favorite is Noir Epices.
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I've only tried Musc Ravageur and Noir Epices, so far. Loved MR, but NE was too aldehydic for me.
You can buy blindly any of them...
But I would suggest to buy Frech Lover firstly..
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Noir Epices, but I wouldn't advise buying blind.
Last edited by JON RODGERS; 9th August 2010 at 10:21 AM.
These are tricky to buy blind. You'll be getting Musc Ravageur soon - no need to elaborate further. I love Une Fleur de Cassie, but this is not a manly fragrance so to say Noir Epices is definitely great (I own it too), but again, way too unconventional to buy blind. Carnal Flower is great, but not for me (Tuberose). So is Une Rose, but short-lived and a tad too green on me, unfortunately. The reviews here give a really fair picture.
Volley..blind buy doesnt seem a very good idea...
Why don't you log on to their website and fill out the questioner, their adviser will email you back with the suggestions that might suit your style. I tried once and the result was L'eau d'Hiver and Dans tes bras, and you know what.. i did like it L'eau d'Hiver, a lot, French Lover comes second and follow by En Passant.. not sure about dan tes bras..
I have a small Musc Ravaguer sample you could have if you PM me your address
Please Please sample them first, i never loved any of them upon first sniff.... but now am hopelessly in love with Geranium Pour Monsieur. All are very original, but not a single Frederic Malle fragrance is loved by everyone. Everyone loves Musc Ravageur, but i dont, it depends on your nose, so sample them as much as you can. This might be one house where reading reviews might just be for the fun of it....
All them are very very good.I like all of them and i own VETIVER EXTRAORDINAIRE ( the best vetiver after ENCRE NOIRE ), DANS TES BRAS ( magnificent violet ) and MUSK RAVAGEUR ( both by Maurice Roucell ), FRENCH LOVER ( overdose of angelica ), GERANIUM POUR MONSIUER ( the best geranium IMHO ), the super sexy CARNAL FLOWER ( potent tuberosa, very nice for summer ).
But as i have said they are all magnificent
Have I told you about the scent of jasmine? Have I spoken about the smell of the sea? The earth is scented. And I perfume myself to enhance what I am. That's why I can not wear a perfume that bothers me. Perfuming is an instinctive wisdom. And like all art, it requires some knowledge of yourself..."
Clarice Lispector ( 1920-1977) - Perfumes da Terra / Earth Perfumes
I have to agree with the advice to wait to sample first. My husband tried Nois Epices last year and was all set to buy a bottle last week when we visited Barneys, but when he tried it again, he decided against buying; he decided he didn't like it after all.
I was the one who ended up buying a bottle-- Une Rose-- which I didn't care for last year!
I'm really pissed off with Frederic Malle.
I want to buy a sample pack from them, but they only accept credit cards.
I send them an email, asking if it is also possible to pay with Paypal.
They simply do not answer me.
After that I mailed a local perfume store which has the Fredeirc Malle perfumes.
Asking if I can buy samples from them.
They also do not send an answer back!!!
I know TPC has them, but their prices for such small samples are so outrageous.
Musc Ravageur definitely.
I've tried whole FM line.....
My advice is not to buy blind any of FM perfumes, they are expensive and unique. Sample them first.
But if you wish to blind buy I would suggest Musk Ravageur and Vetiver Extraordinaire....you're probably gonna like them.
They are all pretty good, but be patient and sample. I happen to like Noir Epices, but I don't lovvvvvvve it. It is very well made though and the strongest scent I own.
Vetiver Extraordinaire is the strongest vetiver I've run into. MR just didn't work on me. I may have been anosmic to the musk in it, but many love it as well.
They make a nice range of different scents, and many here have one or two that they are passionate about. But as many here have said, you should really sample them. They are fairly unique and distinctive. Some you might not like at all.
I think you should sample before you buy - as it has been said above- Freddie Malle is kinda unique but I love Carnal Flower..............
Petty small minded people have no place in my life.
Cologne Bigarade and Geranium pour Monsieur are my favourite two.
I own MR and would actually consider it relatively safe.
A great, well behaved sensual oriental that almost anyone will appreciate who likes cinnamon, vanilla, musk and sweet frags in general.
I dont yet want to recommend on others as I have to revisit this line myself, last samplings were over a year ago.
I don't think any of them are full bottle worthy. They all smell souless, clinical and aloof with the possible exception of Carnal Flower. This is my favorite from the line.
Les Senteurs offers samples of the line. Shipping is free and it’s definitely cheaper than ordering from Malle direct. I’m pretty lucky as i also live in a city with a perfume shop that has Malle in its stock. So far i’m very impressed by French Lover and Vertiver Ex and Noir Epices. But FL is the one to get, imho. Unique and strikingly elegant.
I like many, but Noir Epices stands out.
Anyway, I like Vetiver Extraordinaire, French Lover and Bigarade Concentree the most so far. I would like Angeliques Sous la Pluie a lot more if it was a bit stronger. Have not tried Carnal Flower yet.
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