To me, it is (Carnal Flower).
Thread: Frederic Malle
Which Frederic Malle male fragrance is a masterpiece?
Is it Carnal Flower????
To me, it is (Carnal Flower).
Carnal Flower is nice, but the only one I own is Musc Ravageur.
Hard to choose. Perhaps for me: Musc Ravageur
Sample and you tell us.
Everyone of them is adored by many.
Last edited by StylinLA; 3rd July 2011 at 08:58 PM.
Musc Ravageur, Carnal Flower, Vetiver Extraordinaire, Une Fleur De Cassie, Geranium Pour Monsieur, Portrait Of A Lady (marked as feminine but does great also on a man).
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For me its MR and Noir Epices
Not my circus, not my monkeys.
To me Musc Ravageur is by far the best.
I have a sample of Noir Epices on the way too.
Noir Epices is my own personal favourite, but..........
En Passant is the one I'd label as a masterpiece due mainly to the way such a relatively straightforward accord is handled - the result is ethereal, yet truly spectacular.
Last edited by JON RODGERS; 3rd July 2011 at 10:09 PM.
I like Musc Ravageur, French Lover and Noir Epices
They are generally very high quality fragrances. Which ones are masterpieces is fairly subjective, but for me Carnal Flower would be among the most likely contestants for that title, along with Portrait of a Lady and Geranium pour Monsieur.
1. Bois D'Orage / French Lover
2. Angeliques Sous La Pluie
3. Carnal Flower
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Off-BN sales (super rare CREED): http://flacon.ambaric.net/viewtopic.php?t=95
I've smelled them all and own Une Rose, but all things considered, I vote for Carnal Flower.
OMG! I need to get a sample of Carnal Flower and Portrait of a Lady.
Une Fleur De Cassie is my favourite at the moment followed by Carnal Flower but the whole range seems to be well above average.
I'll go out on a limb and mention Bigarade Concentrée followed by Musc Ravageur.
- Expect the unexpected
Carnal Flower and Geranium Pour Monsieur are masterpieces to my humble senses.
I think Une Fleur de Cassie qualifies - regal and vampy in a 1930s kind of way - but that's just me.
L'Eau d'Hiver is inspired by a true masterpiece - Ellena's 'tip of the hat' to Aprés l'Ondee.
Carnal Flower is a terrific natural tuberose composition.
Personal favourites that I tend to wear a lot (more or less in order):
Geranium Pour Monsieur
The above three are arguably (IMHO) masterpieces of contemporary masculine styled fragrances given the dearth of quality stuff out there for men these days.
Angeliques Sous la Pluie
Last edited by mr. reasonable; 4th July 2011 at 03:45 PM.
They're all very nice really.
My favorites are Musc Ravaguer, Noir Epices, Vetiver Extraordinaire, Une Rose, Geranium pour Mons.
I love Carnal Flower and Portrait of a Lady on my wife. My mom smells great in En Passant.
Musc Ravaguer is my favorite from the house both personally and on a woman. Dans Tes Bras is beautiful and I own a bottle, but ultimately it's too feminine for my taste.
I have samples of Vetiver Extraordinaire, Iris Poudre and Une Fleur De Cassie
I have sampled
Geranium pour Monsieur
Actually,the least loved by me is Carnal Flower because I do not like tuberose.I appreciate to some degree Musk Ravageur but I don't share the rapture of many Basenotes members.
Out of these six fragrances I like without any hesitation only one-French Lover.
All of them, IMHO
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 like the house! Every fragrance is an interesting story to wear. Masterpiece?? Maybe all, maybe none - its a matter of opinion. My two favorites are: Bois d' Orage (French Lover) and Angelique sous La Pluie.