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Sunday, January 27, 2013

Dries van Noten par Frederic Malle: new fragrance & draw

Frédéric Malle has a few tricks up his elegant sleeve for catering to jaded perfume lovers still. In a new project involving collaborating with various designers, offering his editorial skills and his liaisons with the best perfumers in the business, I learned that Malle is going to launch a line of eponymous designer scents that go off the beaten path. The first fruit of this collaboration is a fragrance for Dries Van Noten, one of the pioneers of the Antwerp "School of Six". The collaboration isn't that out of the blue as one would think: Van noten distributes fragrances in the Éditions de Parfums Frédéric Malle in his boutiques for some time now; Dries Van Noten par Frédéric Malle is the natural outcome.





Although the formula was being developed for the past year and was originally set for an autumn 2012 launch the perfectionism of Malle prevailed and the launch is set for February 15th. But that's not all.

Not only is the collaboration with a fashion designer news, it's also an innovation on the formula front, as the new Malle perfume is touted to be inclusive of a new, natural Indian sandalwood from a sustainable source. Indian sandalwood, for those who didn't know, had essentially been eradicated from perfumery in the last 20 years or so, due to concerns and regulations on the sustainability of the Mysore sandalwood. The news therefore is a leap of hope for the industry in general and sure to create a real peak of interest in the heart of every perfume fan out there. The new fragrance is an oriental woody, smooth and polished like the designs of Van Noten.

The composition has been undertaken by rising perfumer Bruno Jovanovich of International Flavors and Fragrances (IFF) The fragrance notes for the upcoming Dries van Noten par Frédéric Malle are citron, sandalwood, guaiac wood, saffron, Spanish jasmine, tonka beans, Cashmeran/blonde woods, vanilla and musk.

As you can see the presentation of the bottle is also different than the rest of the Malle portfolio, as this is a separate line.

A lab batch sample is trickling my way and after a percursory sniff I'd love to offer it to one of our readers before its official launch. Please enter a comment with any of your thoughts on the Malle line or on sandalwood, or anything perfume related and I will draw a winner on Thursday.

132 comments:

  1. I have been a Frederic Malle fan for years, and this latest release has got me hooked. I would love to have a sniff, as there is no access to the line from Greece. Thank you so much for the draw!

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  2. Real sandalwood is certainly good news (though as usual it could mean everything - including that there is an infinitesimal amount). The rest of the description sounds quite boring though, like an attempt to convey the Helmut Langs or Geza Schoen. But as usual, one needs to smell.

    cacio

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  3. Wow! I didn't expect nothing like that.

    Do you know who is the perfumer behind? I can't wait to smell it.

    Best, Maia

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  4. I love the idea of Frederic Malle's perfume house and even ordered the full coffret, but so far haven't really found a fragrance from his line that I really like to wear that much. Perhaps this will be the one?

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  5. I'm a newbie to Frederic Malle, but I am instantly in love. This collaboration featuring my favorite note, sandalwood, sounds fantastic!

    Thank you for the draw!

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  6. Maia,

    the perfumer is clearly mentioned in the post. :-)
    Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

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  7. Oh how much I adore my woods! I am a Sandalwood lover. My favorite FM perfumes are however, not really woody, L'EAU D'HIVER and LE PARFUM DE THÉRÈSE.
    Among my favorite woody beauties are: Santal Majuscule, Santal de Mysore, Santal Blush and the lovely cedarwood of Feminite du bois (the original Shiseido and also the Lutens version)
    I would be delighted to try this new fragrance!
    Thanks for sharing it with us :)

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  8. I love the idea of a new, sustainable source for sandalwood. I definitely need to try this before buying unsniffed though. Cashmeran and blonde woods are often a little too polished for me. But I admire every Malle fragrance, even if I don't wear all of them.

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  9. Sointu16:49

    I love Dries van Noten's collections and I love Frédéric Malle -perfumes. This can't be bad.

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  10. Anonymous16:52

    Ooh, a new fragrance from Dries van Noten and Frederic Malle, featuring a new sandalwood, with notes including saffron, jasmine and tonka beans ... now *that's* a treat indeed for perfume fans around St Valentine's Day.

    I'm impressed that you feel able to pass the sample along after a "sniff"; I'm not sure that I could be so obliging!

    cheerio, Anna in Edinburgh

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  11. This sounds like an elegant collaboration, indeed. I love the idea of van Noten and Malle working with sandalwood! Though I aqdore Parfum de There, Iris Poudre and Carnal Flower perfumes my very favorite Malles are not perfumes - they are creams: I am in thrall to Carnal Flower buerre exquise and Noir Epice body lotion. And I would love to have all of the candles and room sprays at my disposal.

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  12. Anonymous17:26

    I'm not just commenting for the draw. This is around the time that the Mysore sandalwood plantation in Australia yields its first harvest, it's been some time coming. Could this be fruit of that labour?

    -Lily

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  13. Maria M.17:27

    I only pray that one day in my lifetime Medieval History will earn me enough to own Malles... We have so much snow this winter it's like a fairy tale, but boy do I long for santal scents!

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  14. A new scent from my favorite house. Wonderful news! Thanks for lettin gu sknow. I'm not fan of the Malle fragrances (esp. Musc Ravageur, Une fleur de cassie, En passant, Vetiver extraordinaire, Carnal Flower)--and I also love the experience of testing this line in Barney's or in the boutiques. Neither of which is close to home. Love the scent columns. The Dries van Dieten notes sound most promising,,

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  15. Heather F17:38

    I love the Frederic Malle line, and this perfume (and the sustainable sandalwood news) sounds fabulous. Thanks for the draw!

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  16. This did get my attention, have been working my way through Portrait of a Lady, for the past few days, and the news that Malle has gotten a source for some Indian Sandalwood is really arresting. I remember when you could buy the real thing in viscous little vials.

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  17. Mysore sandalwood! I've been dreaming of the day when we'll see it again in formulae. But to have it in a Malle perfume! The anticipation is killing me.

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  18. Frederick Malle perfumes are my precious gems in my collection( I have Lipstick Rose, Musc Ravageur ,Portrait of a Lady and some bigger decants from almost the entire line), I love their uniqueness and quality. This new fragrance sounds very interesting, I hope I'll have opportunity to test it!:)Thanks for the draw!

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  20. I've developed a love of sandalwood over the last few years, and I'm dying to get my hands on this new one! Thanks for the draw.

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  21. Eleonore18:35

    Oh at last! I read last year a new FM fragrance was on its way...I'm a great admirer of FM's fragrances, even if I don't wear them myself ( though I am an addict to Iris Poudre, Une Fleur de Cassie, Cologne Bigarade and Vetyver Extraordinaire)
    Thank you for the draw and the opportunity of discovering the new marvel: Dries van Noten has a very elegant touch and santal sounds magnificent!!

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  22. I still got a lot of Malles to sample, Iris Poudre and L'Eau d'hiver is my favourite.

    It would be great to see how this one smells like

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  23. As stated by another commentator here, Malle line is not available in Greece. Being relatively a new reader of perfume blogs around, they have made me crave to have a snif of those elixirs... hopefully soon.

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  24. Anonymous19:06

    Funny you should premiere this today.
    I'm working on a perfume (I just bungled) that sounds very reminiscent of this one. It came together by accident. I ordered a new sandalwood source (Caledonia),
    whoa! I don't know exactly what civet smells like but I'm thinking this sandalwood is a bit close. jasmine sambac,
    australian sandalwood, labdanum/benzoin/carrot/peru gave it a dry blondwood note along with a few samples of Genet Broom. There is more of course, but this was the heart of the perfume. I bungled it by not having any patience and adding a few more oils. An expensive hobby for control freaks.

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  25. If thats true my prayers have been heard, I love sandalwood, however lets hope that the new IFRA restrictions wont destroy perfumery as we know it. :(

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  26. stephaniek19:25

    OMG! Malle is my favourite current line - his editorial skills are unsurpassed even if he doesn't make the stuff himself. This sounds promising!

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  27. Maria19:42

    I too am a huge Malle fan he is trully innovative!! This new collaboration sounds amazing and I would love to try it!!

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  28. rednails19:45

    The news of this sustainable Indian sandalwood is so heartening! For some time, like many, I had despaired of seeing any new sandal-based scents. This Malle/Dries Van Noten fragrance sounds especially intoxicating. Please enter me in the draw.

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  29. I love the smell of saffron and there are some of my favourite perfumes in the Frederic Malle line (Carnal Flower, En Passant, Dans tes Bras) so I would love to try this scent.

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  30. Sounds fantastic. I do love my sandlewood

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  31. Anything to do with Frederic Malle and I'm interested. I like the concept and I hope this will be a good and innovative collaboration. I wonder how limited this distribution will be?

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  32. I adore Frederic Malle and am very interested in this one, especially with the inclusion of sustainable sandalwood.

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  33. Wow! This is very exciting! I've been a Malle fan since the very beginning--I went to the boutique on the rue de Grenelle in Paris after reading a very intriguing description of the fragrances in a French women's magazine. I learned so much about fragrance--what a chypre was (it was 2001, and I was a perfume newbie), for example. I cherish that memory.

    Thanks for the draw!

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  34. Love Dries. Great new direction by Frédéric. The potential creative output of this and future collaborations is a relief. I can smell new accords already. Wondering the same as Lily. Australia grows a native sandalwood which Serge did wonders with but they are also growing the Mysore stock. Do you have more information? Shares in the Australian Mysore sandalwood plantations could fund my future Malle purchases! (This is not financial advice, nor do I own Australian sandalwood shares). It would be sweet though to have sustainable sandalwood forests to pass to the next generations.

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  35. hmmm, saffron and tonka! anyway, after the recent bad news concerning materials, it is heartening to hear about efforts like this to source sustainable materials. perhaps there is enough demand to maintain certain standards.

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  36. Quick reply to Alexandra and Nikos
    (thanks everyone for your insightful comments, reading ALL of them rest assured),

    Frederic Malle scents CAN had in Greece, though not in a store, but rather via the eponymous site:
    www.fredericmalle.com

    There used to be a great sampling programme (3 free samples of your choosing, for which you only paid the shipping & packaging costs) but I believe too many people exploited it for profit on auction sites and it eventually stopped. :-(
    Now you can fill in a questionnaire on site and then they suggest some fragrances for you (It's not foolproof, but it's a nice touch) http://www.fredericmalle.com/main.cfm#!/yourscent
    and you can then call at the French branch to procure samples: +33 (1) 45 05 39 02

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  37. Forgot to say that the questionnaire was in place before, but now it's probably the best way to direct the assistants into your tastes so they eliminate options, since the sampling has become more "difficult".

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  38. Love sandalwood... all types, including Australian. But I do definitely miss the mysore. I've been wearing the heck of Tableau de Parfums Miriam due to its sandalwood goodness. Good to hear there are some sustainable mysore options returning. :)

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  39. The notes sound intriguing! I'd love to give it a sniff. :)

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  40. ElizabethC21:39

    Would love to try this scent. Huge Malle fan - his lipstick rose has a raspberry hint to it that makes me think of spring every time I wear it.

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  41. Ariadne22:06

    When I was eight years old I was given a special doll with a wardrobe. She was a pose-able geisha doll from Japan with several wigs, kimono, sandals, and obi's. Best of all she and her accoutrements all came in an exquisite sandalwood box with a sliding lid. The scent of that box was magic for me then and still is now.

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  42. I love Carnal Flower the most from this line.

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  43. EchoCharlie23:14

    This is pretty exciting! I love The Malle line.

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  44. I LOVE the entire Malle line and this sounds like a perfect match to me! also do I sniff the beginnings of future collaborations?

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  45. Anonymous00:06

    This sounds smooth and delicious and I would love to sample it. Sandalwood is such a luxury now, but I am enjoying our Australian sandalwood, which is
    ethically harvested.
    I have not tried many Malle fragrances but bought Geranium for my husband. Love it!
    Kind regards,
    Jackie b

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  46. The Malle line is exquisite; it certainly benefits from giving the perfumers free rein with materials of the highest quality. Lys Mediterranee is my favorite, and I'm quite interested in this one with citron, sandalwood, and saffron notes being among my favorites.

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  47. Sandalwood, quaiac, saffron, jasmine... add orris to them and you'll get my perfume pantheon. If there is a perfume god this elixir should be mine. I'm sure it is going to be ultra exclusive when it comes out though so I will probably not even get a chance to see that bottle from up close.

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  48. I love so many Malle fragrances; favorites include L'eau d'Hiver and LPdT. I havent had a chance to explore the candles or room sprays--I'm waiting for my big lottery win to do that. ;) As for the inclusion of "real" sandalwood in a Malle fragrance, that sounds sublime. While I've tried many scents containing Caledonian or Australian sandalwoods, I havent been wowed by them; the smells are just so different from Mysore. I'd love to try the Malle and really appreciate the draw!

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  49. oh and this is a little something to celebrate the return of true sandalwood in perfumery in an epic manner with a modern twist. Hope you like it!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mbHzdG2bR1A

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  50. Though I wouldn't call myself "jaded," I always appreciate Malle's line because I expect good things. I would love to give this a try, especially with sustainable sandalwood!

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  51. Very exciting to hear about a sustainable sandalwood source! Frederic Malle excels at representing both perfumery ingredients and artistic vision, so I'm eagerly anticipating the Dries Van Noten perfume, especially as sandalwood is one of my favorite notes. I wonder if this could outpace Bois des Iles or Lumiere Blanche in my affections?

    Thank you for the good news and giveaway! :)

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  52. I do love sandalwood (especially my fond memories of it when it was still around). Unfortunately I have never had the pleasure of sniffing any of the Malle fragrances.

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  53. Anonymous03:00

    I wait with bated breath to experience the new fragrance Dries van Noten par Frederic Malle. Thank you for the opportunity you are offering. I love sandalwood and Frederic Malles fragrances - it would be a dream come true!!!

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  54. Love the concept and such a great collaboration. Both creat amazing works and they just get better and better. The sustainable sandalwood source is encouraging... Can't wait to smell this!

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  55. Kay Juricek03:43

    I'm thrilled to hear about the sandalwood development and am eager to try this new turn on a beloved scent. Wonderful!

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  56. spankysparkle03:54

    I love every one of these notes and just reading the word sandalwood makes me sigh. Mr. Mailles is indeed a perfectionist so this has to be wonderful. Please enter me in the draw. I would so love to smell this creation.

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  57. I love wearing Carnal Flower, but this new one has me interested-sounds creamy and cozy. I'd love to try it!

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  58. Lipstick Rose smells good to me!

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  59. Anonymous04:32

    Not only would I like to enter the draw, I have a question you may know the answer to.

    Are Mysore Sandalwood and "the other" SW actually different species? Or does the same tree smell different based on the growing conditions? I googled but couldn't find an answer I trusted. My lavendar is like that - the original plants are in my front garden lining the driveway in well drained soil. Cuttings from it are in the back garden with partial shade from birch trees. Both blossom, but only the ones in the front really smell like lavendar.

    Is Mysore SW like that? Thank you if you've read this.

    Isabella

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  60. Can't wait to try it. Have never been disappointed with one FM scent. I hope it will be as good as some SL with sandalwood,

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  61. Maggie M05:10

    I love good news like the discovery of a new source of Indian Sandalwood (Santalum album)! Lord knows, we need some good news these days with the dark cloud of regulation engulfing us like the plagues of Egypt. I wish Frederic Malle would take more risks with his line; Dries van Noten is hardly off the beaten path. But I will suspend my jaded attitude and embrace this new venture with the hopes that I too will have a chance to experience this fragrance. Thanks for the draw!

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  62. I adore DvN, although sadly don't own any of his clothes, I do own several pair of his wonderful shoes!

    Adore En Passant, Carnal Flower and PdT from the Malle line...

    And real sandalwood is the most beautiful scent. I adore it in Cadjmere and BdI, and was lucky enough to get just a smidge of the the oil that I sniff once in a while. Perfection. I wish I could source more.

    Please enter me in the draw!

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  63. Very exciting news for all us Malle groupies. Thanks for sharing your sample!

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  64. Are you kidding me? I LOVE Malle (wearing Dans Tes Bras today) - what a treat to be able to sample the fragrance before it's distribution date. Count me in!

    I have quite a few Malle fragrances and appreciate them all - such beautiful work.

    Looking forward to trying these....wonder if Barney's will carry them?

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  65. Wow, what exciting news, E! I am always eager to see whatever new creation Malle presents to us. Also good news about the Indian sandalwood being slowly brought back to harvestable levels. Thanks so much for the draw opportunity.

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  66. Andrea M06:15

    What great news, a new Malle and sustainable sources for perfumery materials! I'm excited to try this one, and to share it with my mom who I am slowly converting as a perfume lover. Thank you for the drawing! (For shipping purposes, I'm in Texas.)

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  67. Anonymous07:20

    Thank you for bringing us this wonderful bit of news!Adore the Malle line,favorites are Iris Poudre,Carnal Flower,PdT,Une Rose.The sandalwood issue has been upsetting,so this brings unexpected hope!!I love this blog,you and Bois de Jasmin are the best!Ariane

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  68. I love a lot of Frederic Malle fragances. From the dark beauty of Portrait of a Lady, the sensual warm of Musc Ravageur, the cachemeer feeling of Iris Poudre, my skin in Dans tes Bras,.... that I'm very curious to try this new sandal work as I am a big lover of this wood and I'm sure that the perfumist working on it will achieve something great!! (I only hope it will be the best sandalwood possible to find now) Thank you for your review.

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  69. Anonymous08:01

    Love my "Parfume for Thérése" and "Un Lys"... hopefully I am the lucky one... Thank you for all your time and research,
    Stephanie (swillmann@yahoo.com)

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  70. I love sandalwoodq it brings me back to my travels in Africa and makes fragrances deeper and more sensual.

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  71. Dr.Nini [Stephanie]09:03

    Sorry Petals, my bad: of course, Un Lys is Serge Lutens... I do love my Thérése "Reserl" though wearing it right now... Stephanie

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  72. Merlin09:25

    The notes of this sound wonderful - I'm wondering whether it will be heavy or more veil-like!

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  73. Another big fan of Malle here. The fragrances are unique, without being offensive or screechy. I went for Musc Ravageur--for me it is like floating in a warm spicy cloud. Looking forward to a new direction, and I hope I win the draw!

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  74. TBC8909:56

    I haven't had the chance to smell all the fragrances in the line, but what I have I loved (MR, EdH, VE). Hope to win this generous draw and excited about the news on the new release! Thank you ever so much!

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  75. My first contact with the perfume niche was across Editions de Parfums FMalle. I believe that undoubtedly he is an innovator in the world niche, for conceiving it of such a creative form and for initiating a new culture of the perfume (in me at least).
    Thank you Perfume Shrine

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  76. Stephan10:29

    News of a sustainable source of Indian Sandalwood sounds too good to be true, and I keep breathing. But I really would like to rekindle this memory of a scent that shaped my olfactory outlook when I still was an adolescent. Thanks for giving me this chance.

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  77. 30 Roses11:45

    My husband and I both love sandalwood...we'd love to be able to sample this new Malle.

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  78. I find Malle's idea of "curating" a library of scents really interesting, and although many of the perfumes are not really my style, I truly love some of the scents from the Malle-line! Really looking forward to try this one - it's a interesting twist of the line that he's pairing up with a designer.

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  79. Eva H.12:33

    This sounds like a fascinating scent indeed and thank you for offering the sample in this draw.
    I would love to test it since I love woodsy notes.
    It would be the first Malle to try for me.
    I wonder how long this scent will survive, given you recent post re. allergens and regulations... *sigh*

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  80. Holly F.12:57

    I'm so excited to try this one. I love what I have tried by Malle, especially Musc Ravageur, and am specifically interested in sandalwood so this will be quite a perfect match.

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  81. london13:18

    The Malle line is hit or miss for me personally (though I get why they are classics) but this one sounds right up my street.

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  82. My favourite perfume house and my favourite note?? I MUST try/have this. It's the best new I've heard since a long time! And if the sandalwood it's a real good one, that's amazing!!

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  83. Peter Riley14:52

    I'm really looking forward to trying this one out ...

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  84. Anonymous15:17

    Thanks for this opportunity. I too am a devotee of Mr. Malle's good works and have been looking forward to the new release for some time. I wear Portrait of a Lady, Carnal Flower, En Passant and Vetiver. There is something unique about each scent that grabs me.
    Best,
    Pat

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  85. I would love to try this! I think this is one of the classiest lines around, and I'm excited at the new source of sandalwood they've found.

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  86. Absolutely love Malle fragrances; although they are on the pricey end of the scale, their quality is definitely worth paying for.

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  87. l ryan15:53

    i would love to sniff this, especially after reading that tonka bean is on the ne IFRA allergan list. yikes! lets get it while we can...

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  88. I'm a longtime fan of anything sandalwood, so this sounds wonderful to me! Thanks for the draw! :-)

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  89. Hi, Elena. Efi here. Admirer for a long time of Dries Van Noten clothes. I wish i could find his perfume since his clothes is totally unreachable. I wish i could copy his clothes to make cheaper look-a-likes "pour moi", but they are so difficult and original, it's quite impossible. I beleive his perfume will be original like his creations. By.

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  90. Oh my! How exciting! Frederic Malle is incredible - possibly my favourite niche house. Dries is one of my all-time favourite designers. I love sandalwood, have never had the chance to smell the real Indian stuff, and have been dying to. That list of notes sounds perfect (saffron!). This sounds like it was made for me. I can't wait to try it. Thanks for the draw!

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  91. The Frederic Malle line with their knockout compositions (Hello Carnal Flower and Lipstick Rose!) and lovely customer service is the reason I am a perfume addict today. R.I.P My discretionary spending fund :)

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  92. I adore real sandalwood, this is an exciting development!

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  93. Isayah16:55

    Wow! real Indian sandalwood from sustainable source, what a great new for me! And a new Frederic Mall is no small treat too!

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  94. I recently got the FM Womens Coffret and I'm working my way through it, so far favorites are Portrait, Une Lys and Musc Ravageur. I adore sandalwood and would really like to try this one!

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  95. Anonymous18:35

    Sounds very promising. Sandalwood is one of my favorite notes, but I almost always end up disappointed because I remember too well how sandalwood used to smell. It's nice to have good news once in a while. And a new Malle, that's great too. I own Une Rose and would very much like to own Musc Ravageur.

    Kay

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  96. i'm very fond of several of the frederic malle perfumes, so i look forward to this new one...also, intrigued to hear about the sustainable sandalwood, as i love the scent of the real thing, and have found several formerly lovely perfumes went down in quality after they replaced indian/mysore sandal with substitutes.

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  97. Frederic Malle has created some of my favorite perfumes. I wear Lipstick Rose and Portrait of a Lady in the winter and spring is Carnal Flower and Iris. I love perfume and was disappointed when the speculation of the Lily of the Valley perfume was not true! Anything FM would be worth a smell, I would love to get the opportunity to wear it and if not I hope I can find it the Barneys I shop at when I go on vacation! Thanks

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  98. Anonymous21:44

    Frederic Malle is by far and large my favourite niche perfume brand
    Have not tried them all though
    Love :L' eau d' hiver, Iris Poudre and Carnal Flower
    Would love to try : Une fleure de Cassie and Lys Mediteranee
    Amber notes are always welcome on a cold winter day
    Looking forward to the new collaboration
    Thanks for the draw
    Phanie

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  99. solanace22:43

    Thank's for this amazing draw!

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  100. Miss Heliotrope23:41

    I like the simplicity of the bottle.

    & that a perfume is being released on the 15th of February - such an anti-marketing idea, to avoid Valentine's day & launch on a normal day instead.

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  101. Anonymous00:11

    I loved Samsara when it was first issued-this sounds wonderful! I like Dans Tes Bras, and FdeC. Actually I love the whole line.

    Sincerely,
    Carole MacLeod

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  102. Guaiacwood, jasmine and indian sandalwood sounds divine. Just what I need is another FM lemming!! Thanks for the draw!

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  103. Great draw! I am a sandalwood lover too and I like F. Malle line very much..

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  104. This sounds like it could be an exciting line. I would definitely love to sample this.

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  105. I love sandalwood especially with vanilla!

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  106. It is exciting to read about Indian sandalwood and a new F. Malle fragrance containing it. I've come to believe that all fragrances coming from that house are excellent, even if I don't like one all that much. My favorite is Carnal Flower.

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  107. Anonymous03:39

    jumping in late, but never late than jamais.

    i love the malle collection, in fact, i'm wearing one today - une rose - my latest acquisition from the line. (also have musc ravageur, iris poudre, une fleur de cassie (looooove this), and dans tes bras.

    so, any new malle would be something i'd like to try!

    cheers,
    minette

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  108. Anytime I smell a fragrance that is warm and calming usually ends up having sandalwood as one of the notes; it is a wonderful component to a lot of beautiful perfumes.

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  109. Lynne Marie03:49

    I'm so intrigued, rarely do I read a list of notes where I love every single note - what will they smell like together and in what concentrations?? I would love to get my hands on a sample - thank you for the draw!

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  110. wintergal04:32

    I'm a great fan of Frederic Malle (especially his Angeliques...) and would love the chance to sniff someting new by him. Thank you for the opportunity!

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  111. Oh my goodness, late to the party, that's for sure! Unfortunately I have never smelled any of the Frederic Malle line, but I sure have wanted to. My fav woody fragrance is Shiseido Feminite du bois and this does sound very nice. Thank you so much for sharing your gift with others :o)

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  112. I've never tried any Malle fragrance but this perfume sounds intriguing. I love the smell of sandalwood and would love to hear how this smell is being interpreted in a perfume. Thanks for the draw.

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  113. I love the Malle line and several of my all-time-top-favorites are Malles. I'm very excited to hear about this...especially because it contains sandalwood! I hope it's just as good and as interesting and well made as the other scents in the line. Thanks for the draw!

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  114. Joaquim13:39

    FM's was one of my first "niche experiences" and still is one of my favorite lines, Dans tes Bras is a masterpiece of modern perfumery.
    On the other hand, sandalwood is often too "creamy" for me, but I'm curious about this fragance, at last...is a FM!
    Thank you for the draw!

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  115. Frederic Malle scent with real sandalwood? I have always been wondering why this wonderful house has not a sandalwood parfum and now....my drem comes true. I'm sure it will be one og my favourite fragance from this Editions de Parfums. Thank you.

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  116. Anonymous17:47

    Hello, what a great draw and interesting new scent!! The notes list sounds veeery nice! I like quite a few Malles, at the moment favourites are Iris Poudre and Parfum de Therese.

    Maria

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  117. Ooh ... real sandalwood! Sounds delightful. Unfortunately, I have yet to try the FM line. :-(

    As for favorite sandalwood, I love Bois des Iles. Thank you for sharing! :-)

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  118. This sounds gorgeous! Sandalwood, guaiac, and tonka beans are all good by me. My favorite sandalwood scent is Egoiste (of which I hoard a couple of vintage bottles).

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  119. This sounds lovely. And so good to hear about the new sandalwood - seems that as of late all the 'sandalwood' fragrances I've tried have been overly synthetic, with little or no real sandalwood. Here's hoping for something different this time!

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  120. Sustainable source of sandalwood? That's great news! :)
    I am very much looking forward to trying it and smelling some sandalwoody goodness. Plus, I really like the name. :)

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  121. Yay! I can't wait for this to come to the shores of my island city. I've been a fan of Frederic Malle since I first knew about the perfume house. I heard about this being in the making during a meet and greet at the FM store here last year and I'm really happy it's finally coming out! The notes sound really wonderfully complicated and I'm sure the usual commitment to quality will be apparent in this new scent. Now may I PLEASE have a bottle :)

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  122. hatice10:06

    Sandalwood is sooo yummy on it's own or combined with patchouli and/or jasmine perfume oils. I would happily wear it for a long time...

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  123. Peggy10:48

    I am intrigued in sniffing it!As I am on search for a new perfume! I hope to be lucky!

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  124. Barbara16:33

    Love sandalwood!
    The only Malle full bottle I own is L'eau d'Hiver which I adore!

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  125. Gisela19:34

    This is great news! I love my Malles and the notes of this new one sound really good. I only hope they can withstand the temptation to rise prices with this new line (as if...).

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  126. Ellen23:34

    I wonder how it will compare to other fragrances of that line.

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  127. I would love to be entered into the draw. Thank you for the opportunity. FM was my first foray into luxury perfume with Musc Ravageur being my first purchase. I have sampled quite a few fragrances from the line and am wafting PdT as I write this. The notes of the DvN perfume are many of my favourites.

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  128. Thank you for the draw!
    The Frederic Malle line is my favourite ever... I'm not sure that I will like this one, but I'm really keen to try it

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  129. Just a clarification for those asking.

    Yes, the Mysore sandalwood and the Australian sandalwood are two different species and smell differently.
    But yes, the Mysore variety had been planted in a plantation in Australia specifically and has now matured (it needs 10 years) enough to be ready for perfume use. It's real Indian sandalwood, only grown in a comparable different region. :-)

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  130. so excited for this perfume! i like that it's unisex. i really wanna try it. ;) X

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  131. Dries is one of my favorite designers - I covet almost everything he produces and any time I wear something of his my day is better. CANNOT WIT to smell this!

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  132. dimitrov at gmx.de20:58

    Frederic Malle is one of the best if not the best niche house. Dries van Noten is an amazing designer. A co-work of both promises to be an amazing experience.
    Michael

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