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    Default The new Frederic Malle fragrance: to be released in September 2019

    Today I stopped at Printemps, one of the major department stores in Paris. It was always second to Galeries Lafayette, that said since a couple of years, they opened a full floor (3 to 4000 sq ft maybe?) dedicated to fragrances, noting that designer mainstream fragrances are grouped in a single 200-300 sq ft room, and the rest is only about niche/luxury fragrances.

    Ok, let's go in topic: I stopped by the FM counter to test the new The Moon. Superb, but that's not the point here. The SA offered me to test the yet unreleased new fragrance of Malle, to be released in September this year:

    He pulled out a small (10ml?) unlabelled spray from a hidden drawer, and made me test it, both on paper and skin. He couldn't reveal its name or the nose behind this one before September 1st, but described it as "a rose perfume without rose". He also cited (for what I remember) musk, spices, leather, vetiver and tipen pepper (a note used for the first time in perfumery, a compound extracted especially for this fragrance).

    Very interesting, even if it didn't wow me. The paper still smells of it, unfortunately, after 2 hours, I cannot smell it on my skin anymore. Projection was average. To be continued...

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    Default Re: The new Frederic Malle fragrance: to be released in September 2019

    Looking forward to this one to hit retailers. Thanks for the info.
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    Default Re: The new Frederic Malle fragrance: to be released in September 2019

    Frederic Malle is a joke when it comes to performance.
    Recently bought a few samples and this house is on my "never buy" list now

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    My SA told me about this one recently, maybe a week ago. It sounds like it will be interesting, especially given the nose behind it.

    Quote Originally Posted by Zizzy View Post
    Frederic Malle is a joke when it comes to performance.
    Recently bought a few samples and this house is on my "never buy" list now
    That's nice, dear.
    Currently wearing: Tabac 28 by Le Labo

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    Default Re: The new Frederic Malle fragrance: to be released in September 2019

    Quote Originally Posted by ultravisitor View Post
    It sounds like it will be interesting, especially given the nose behind it.
    Who's the nose?

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    Default Re: The new Frederic Malle fragrance: to be released in September 2019

    Ellena...?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy the frenchy View Post
    Who's the nose?
    I'm sworn to secrecy.
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    Default Re: The new Frederic Malle fragrance: to be released in September 2019

    Quote Originally Posted by Larry Hoover View Post
    Ellena...?
    I've no clue.. as I said, the SA could not tell me more...

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    Default Re: The new Frederic Malle fragrance: to be released in September 2019

    Quote Originally Posted by ultravisitor View Post
    I'm sworn to secrecy.
    Ok...Ok... What's your price? (if you don't want to negotiate, I'll have to go back tomorrow and charm the hot SA to get more info... it would be mean to force me to do so - not to say dangerous during these politically correct times......... omg I'm drunk haha)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy the frenchy View Post
    Ok...Ok... What's your price? (if you don't want to negotiate, I'll have to go back tomorrow and charm the hot SA to get more info... it would be mean to force me to do so - not to say dangerous during these politically correct times......... omg I'm drunk haha)
    A bottle of The Night. LOL
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    This is most likely Rose Noir with Jean Claude Ellena being the perfumer, a certain buy for me.
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    Default Re: The new Frederic Malle fragrance: to be released in September 2019

    Quote Originally Posted by ultravisitor View Post
    A bottle of The Night. LOL
    Hmmm... I'll go for the SA option then

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    Default Re: The new Frederic Malle fragrance: to be released in September 2019

    I'm curious about this one as I haven't really enjoyed any of the newer Malle's
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    Default Re: The new Frederic Malle fragrance: to be released in September 2019

    Would you consider this a darker scent? Does it remind you of any other Malle offering?
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    Default Re: The new Frederic Malle fragrance: to be released in September 2019

    Quote Originally Posted by N.CAL Fragrance Reviewer View Post
    Would you consider this a darker scent? Does it remind you of any other Malle offering?
    Yes a little dark, but still "sparkling". Doesn't remind me of any other Malle frag.

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    Default Re: The new Frederic Malle fragrance: to be released in September 2019

    Quote Originally Posted by Andy the frenchy View Post
    Doesn't remind me of any other Malle frag.
    Well that's good.
    Last edited by hednic; 12th August 2019 at 03:55 PM.
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    Default Re: The new Frederic Malle fragrance: to be released in September 2019

    Quote Originally Posted by Zizzy View Post
    Frederic Malle is a joke when it comes to performance.
    Recently bought a few samples and this house is on my "never buy" list now
    This is interesting, because the one main thing I get from FM is a consistent 12 hour+ longevity. I love the way some are humming after a long day and dinner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DanHD View Post
    This is interesting, because the one main thing I get from FM is a consistent 12 hour+ longevity. I love the way some are humming after a long day and dinner.
    Yeah, I'm guessing nose blindness.
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    Default Re: The new Frederic Malle fragrance: to be released in September 2019

    I believe it’s Rose Leather, by Jean-Claude Ellena. I tested it as well, it didn’t smell very rosy to me and there is no actual rose oil in it. I got a bit of leather and tomato leaf, it was rather light and vegetal. Not for me, but pleasant.

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    Default Re: The new Frederic Malle fragrance: to be released in September 2019

    Quote Originally Posted by cazaubon View Post
    I believe it’s Rose Leather, by Jean-Claude Ellena. I tested it as well, it didn’t smell very rosy to me and there is no actual rose oil in it. I got a bit of leather and tomato leaf, it was rather light and vegetal.
    Interesting.
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    Default Re: The new Frederic Malle fragrance: to be released in September 2019

    Quote Originally Posted by cazaubon View Post
    I believe it’s Rose Leather, by Jean-Claude Ellena. I tested it as well, it didn’t smell very rosy to me and there is no actual rose oil in it. I got a bit of leather and tomato leaf, it was rather light and vegetal. Not for me, but pleasant.
    Similar at all to Memo's Italian Leather? Curious because im quite fond of the Memo.

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    Default Re: The new Frederic Malle fragrance: to be released in September 2019

    No, it’s quite different from Italian Leather, much airier.

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    Default Re: The new Frederic Malle fragrance: to be released in September 2019

    Quote Originally Posted by avo1811 View Post
    Similar at all to Memo's Italian Leather? Curious because im quite fond of the Memo.
    Quote Originally Posted by cazaubon View Post
    No, it’s quite different from Italian Leather, much airier.

    Yes, agreed. It's airier, and with a unique twist. Also, the leather in the Malle frag is much weaker than in Memo's (to my nose).

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    Default Re: The new Frederic Malle fragrance: to be released in September 2019

    Quote Originally Posted by Peckerhead View Post
    This is most likely Rose Noir with Jean Claude Ellena being the perfumer, a certain buy for me.
    You nearly got it right!

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    Default Re: The new Frederic Malle fragrance: to be released in September 2019

    Quote Originally Posted by cazaubon View Post
    I believe it’s Rose Leather, by Jean-Claude Ellena.
    That's it!

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