Best Frederic Malle Perfumes

Portrait of a Lady


Frederic Malle is a renowned French fragrance expert, who has been creating unique and exquisite perfumes for over two decades. His fragrances are known for their quality and individuality, and have become a symbol of luxury and sophistication. With a wide selection of scents, Frederic Malle offers something for everyone, from classic and timeless to bold and daring. His perfumes are designed to evoke powerful emotions and tell a story through scent. Join us as we explore the beauty, elegance and sophistication of Frederic Malle's best perfumes.


BEST FREDERIC MALLE PERFUMES FOR WOMEN



Portrait of a Lady by Frederic Malle

Portrait of a Lady by Frederic Malle is an exquisite, smokey and gothic rose fragrance. It opens with a sweet raspberry note, which is balanced out by an earthy rose and incense. As it dries down, the raspberry fades, leaving a musty smell reminiscent of clothing stored in a chest for centuries. Overall, Portrait of a Lady is a unique and complex fragrance and is definitely worth a try for those who appreciate rose-based fragrances. 


  • Top notes: Opens with Cinnamon, Black Currant, Raspberry, Rose and Clove
  • Middle notes: At the heart of the fragrance lies Sandalwood, Incense Patchouli
  • Base notes: At the base, Amber, Benzoin and Musk

  • Perfume Gender: Feminine
  • Scent Accord: Amber Floral
  • Longevity: Eternal
  • Sillage: Moderate
  • Projection: Moderate


  • Iris Poudre by Frederic Malle

    Iris Poudre by Frederic Malle is a luxurious scent that evokes a dreamy atmosphere. Blended with aldehydes, ylang, rose, and violet, the fragrance exudes a captivating powdery iris aroma. While it may be enjoyed by some, it can be overly powdery for others. Overall, Iris Poudre by Frederic Malle is a delightful creation, but it may not be suitable for everyone.


    • Top notes: Opens with Orange, Bergamot, Palisander Rosewood, Carnation and Ylang-Ylang
    • Middle notes: At the heart of the fragrance lies Magnolia, Jasmine, Rose, Lily, Violet and Aldehydes
    • Base notes: At the base, Amber, Ebony tree, Vanilla, Vetiver, Sandalwood, Musk and Iris

  • Perfume Gender: Feminine
  • Scent Accord: Floral Aldehydes.
  • Longevity: 5 hours
  • Sillage: Fair
  • Projection: Fair


  • Rose & Cuir by Frederic Malle 

    Rose & Cuir by Frederic Malle is a complex and multifaceted fragrance. Initially, it opens with a sprightly astringent black-currant, juxtaposed with a cool-tone green peppery note not harsh in nature, followed by a green-fig like note. As it dries down, the opening gives way to a geranium with several delicious facets, including greenness from the leather, sweetness from the blackcurrant, and crispness from the rose. Finally, the leather takes center stage, offering a smooth, green, and lightly spicy scent that is softened by the rose. Altogether, Rose & Cuir is an exquisite and sophisticated fragrance with many layers to be appreciated.



    • Top notes: Opens with Sichuan Pepper, Black Currant and Geranium
    • Middle notes: At the heart of the fragrance lies Rose and Leather
    • Base notes: At the base, Cedar and Vetiver

  • Perfume Gender: Unisex
  • Scent Accord: Leather
  • Longevity: Long Lasting

  • Sillage: Strong
  • Projection: Wide


  • Synthetic Jungle by Frederic Malle 

    Synthetic Jungle by Frederic Malle is an intriguing and exquisitely balanced blend of floral notes. A refreshing and invigorating aroma, it features top notes of black currant and red currant along with a clean, female floral character. The bouquet is further enhanced by a green, aromatic freshness with a hint of jasmine, and a subtle leathery nuance. The overall impression is both modern and nostalgic, evoking the scent of the early morning grass and flowers after the rain. Its unique olfactory profile makes it a truly one-of-a-kind scent, perfect for anyone looking to stand out from the crowd.


    • Top notes: Opens with Basil, Black Currant and Galbanum
    • Middle notes: At the heart of the fragrance lies Ylang-Ylang, Almond, Jasmine, Lily-of-the-Valley and Hyacinth
    • Base notes: At the base, Patchouli and Oakmoss

  • Perfume Gender: Feminine
  • Scent Accord: Chypre
  • Longevity: 8 Hours
  • Sillage: Moderate
  • Projection: Moderate


  • Outrageous! by Frederic Malle

    Synthetic Jungle by Frederic Malle is a stunning floral fragrance that offers a captivating experience. The fragrance is a blend of fresh, green aromatics, black currant and juicy red fruits, and a clean-girl out-of-the-shower feminine floral dna. This unique combination creates a modern rendition of a classic female perfume. It has a refreshing, invigorating quality, reminiscent of the smell of grass after an early morning rain. The fragrance is surprisingly light, with very little earthiness. Instead, it features a linen-like lily of the valley, a dense green galbanum, and a sweet, slightly leathery jasmine. 


    • Top notes: Opens with Green Apple, Mint, Cinnamon, Grapefruit and Lime
    • Middle notes: At the heart of the fragrance lies Orange Blossom and Neroli
    • Base notes: At the base, Amber, Cedar, Aldehydes and Musk

  • Perfume Gender: Feminine
  • Scent Accord: Citrus Aromatic
  • Longevity: 3 hours
  • Sillage: Soft
  • Projection: Light


  • BEST FREDERIC MALLE PERFUMES FOR MEN



    Vetiver Extraordinaire by Frederic Malle 

    Vetiver Extraordinaire by Frederic Malle, masterfully crafted by Ropion, is an exquisite fragrance of musky vetiver. Its aroma is clear and almost sterilized, with a subtle hint of warm freshly ironed laundry. Its white hue is enriched with dark woody nuances, making it a perfect choice for aromatherapy. Bitter Orange, Bergamot and Pink pepper are quickly followed by Vetiver, giving it a smoky, earthy and crisp character. Clove adds a spicy mint touch, while the base of Cedar, Musk, Oakmoss and Sandalwood provides a perfect balance. 


    • Top notes: Opens with Bergamot and Bitter Orange.
    • Middle notes: At the heart of the fragrance lies Cloves, Pink Pepper and Vetiver.
    • Base notes: At the base, Musk, Sandalwood, Myrrh, Oakmoss and Cedar

  • Perfume Gender: Masculine
  • Scent Accord: Amber Woody
  • Longevity: 6 hours plus
  • Sillage: Strong
  • Projection: Wide


  • French Lover by Frederic Malle

    French Lover by Frederic Malle is a woody fragrance that features a medley of aromachemicals, such as vetiver, smoke and cedar. It also contains pimento, angelica and a hint of moss, as well as a nuanced juniper flower note. This perfume is best suited for cooler weather and its overall understated elegance makes it an ideal choice for those who prefer a more subtle scent.  Although French Lover is a simple yet sophisticated fragrance, it may be too heavy for some.


    • Top notes: Opens with Spices and Galbanum
    • Middle notes: At the heart of the fragrance lies Incense, Cedar and Angelica
    • Base notes: At the base, White Musk, Oakmoss and Vetiver

  • Perfume Gender: Masculine
  • Scent Accord: Woody Aromatic
  • Longevity: 4-5 hours
  • Sillage: Heavy
  • Projection: Fair


  • Geranium Pour Monsieur by Frederic Malle

    Geranium Pour Monsieur by Frederic Malle is a sophisticated and modern scent with a strong and fresh opening. As the scent settles on the skin, the mint and geranium complemented by warm and woody undertones, giving the scent a more balanced and subtle character. Geranium Pour Monsieur by Frederic Malle is an excellent choice for the modern professional who wants to leave an unforgettable impression.


    • Top notes: Opens with Star Anise, Geranium and Mint
    • Middle notes: At the heart of the fragrance lies Cinnamon and Clove
    • Base notes: At the base, Benzoin, Styrax, Incense, Sandalwood, Musk

  • Perfume Gender: Masculine
  • Scent Accord: 
  • Longevity: 5 hours
  • Sillage: Moderate
  • Projection: Moderate


  • Musc Ravageur by Frederic Malle

    Musc Ravageur by Frederic Malle is a unique and refreshing scent. It is composed of a warm and inviting blend of tea, vanilla, and amber, with a hint of lavender. Upon first spritz, the tea and vanilla notes fill the air, creating a calming and inviting atmosphere. As the scent develops, the amber comes forward, adding an intensity and depth without being overpowering. The lavender, though present, is subtle, making the scent a pleasant one. 


    • Top notes: Opens with Bergamot, Tangerine and Lavender
    • Middle notes: At the heart of the fragrance lies Cloves and Cinnamon
    • Base notes: At the base, Cedar, Guaiac Wood, Sandalwood, Amber, Tonka Bean, Vanilla and Musk

  • Perfume Gender: Unisex
  • Scent Accord: Amber
  • Longevity: 8 hours plus
  • Sillage: Strong
  • Projection: Wide


  • The Moon by Frederic Malle 

    The Moon by Frederic Malle expertly blended by Julien Rasquinet, creates an aroma that is both familiar and unique. The initial fruity opening is reminiscent of Ramon Monegal's Flamenco, but quickly transitions into an alluring blend of Oud, Leather, Amber and Woods. Despite its excellence, the price point of The Moon may be too high for some, but those who are able to purchase it will be rewarded with a scent that is sure to enchant.


    • Top notes: Opens with Saffron, Litchi and Raspberry
    • Middle notes: At the heart of the fragrance lies Violet, Red Currant, Olibanum and Turkish Rose
    • Base notes: At the base, Sandalwood, Patchouli, Amber, Leather and Agarwood

  • Perfume Gender: Unisex
  • Scent Accord: Amber Floral
  • Longevity: 6 hours
  • Sillage: Moderate
  • Projection: Moderate


  • CONCLUSION

    Overall, Frederic Malle's perfumes provide a luxurious and unique scent that is sure to please anyone. Their perfumes are crafted with the highest-quality ingredients and have been expertly blended to create a scent that is truly unforgettable. The sophisticated packaging and luxurious fragrances of their perfumes provide an experience that is truly special. 



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