French Lover by Frederic Malle / Pierre Bourdon and Three New Parfum d'Empire Scents
Osmoz reports that in May, Frederic Malle will release a new perfume created by Pierre Bourdon (Iris Poudre, Institut Tres Bien Colognes, Feminite du Bois) called French Lover. Apparently, Malle's "original idea was to create a fuller-bodied version of the scent Angéliques sous la Pluie. But the creator and the perfumer soon went beyond that concept to come up with a sophisticated men’s scent, ‘super-sensual, but not trashy.’" I am quite frankly glad they abandoned the idea of plumping up Angéliques, since its very charm lies in its cold, ethereal translucency. The notes include "dazzling green notes of pimento and galbanum, iris, cedar, trimofix, angelica, frankincense and vetiver. Mosses, musks, ambroxan and karanal bestow ‘a kind of plant-based animal quality that immediately evoked the smell of a man’ [for the creators]". 1.7 fl. oz.: €90; 3.4 fl. oz.: €135.
Love the notes, dislike the cheesy name.
Also according to Osmoz, in late June, Parfum d’Empire will launch three new fragrances, "whose names are still top secret". They are said to be "a woody-iris scent inspired by the Roman Empire; a ferny blond-tobacco one inspired by the colonial-Indian Empire; and a fruity-floral osmanthus scent inspired by the Chinese Empire".
The image is from osmoz.com.