Dries Van Noten By Frederick Malle
As I was out and about I popped into Barneys and saw a new Malle. It was developed as a tribute to Dries Van Noten, the avant-garde
According to the Barneys website, it's a "modern oriental evocative of classic perfumes which translate the distinctive sensuality of Dries Van Noten's world" with notes of "Sandalwood, Vanilla, Sacrasol, Patchouli, Saffron and Jasmine absolute." What's surprising about it is that it plays so close to the skin and that it is very, very simple. A woody opening and a creamy drydown that's sweet and milky. I didn't really smell patchouli, saffron or jasmine there, but to be honest I only gave it one days try. I mean, I liked it, just not enough to even beg a sample at the counter. Much like his ready-to-wear, Dries Van Noten is just not me. I'm not the avant-garde type..
Dries Van Noten is $185 for 50ML, exclusively at Barneys where I sampled.
Labels: Frederic Malle