The first Dries Van Noten perfume par Frederic Malle

Text: Gaia Deligianni

‘Dries Van Noten par Frederic Malle’ is a brand new perfume, released in March 2013 from the luxury fragrance house ‘Editions de Parfums Frederic Malle’. Malle’s grandfather founded Christian Dior Perfumes and his mother later worked as an Art Director for the same perfume house. Federic is definitely a man with perfume in his blood, when recently, decided to shift his focus from collaborating with perfumers to working with fashion designers. The first designer he chose for this new line would be Dries Van Noten.

The description of the fragrance on Frederic Malle’s website explains all the fuzz and to us makes the absolute “sense”: “A perfume built around natural sandalwood, chosen for its softness and its character, and the fact that it is simultaneously exotic and evocative of the tradition of great classic perfumes. This very short formula made of very precious materials, generates a sober but distinct sensuality. It is, in my eyes, a fair parallel to Dries van Noten’s world”.

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