Editions de Parfums Frédéric Malle
About the product:
Luxurious in its apparent purity, like a crisp white shirt: minimal and transparent. Yet beneath, lies an undercurrent of mischief. A sense of warm skin tone and clear-cut sex appeal that unfolds as it lingers. For those who believe that seduction is found in cleanliness and perfection, here is a cologne designed to renew its wearer with every splash.
An overdose of extremely refined bitter orange essence (or "bigarade", as they say in Provence), embellished with cardamom and pink pepper on a woody base of hay and cedar, heralds a new generation of "eaux".
An ocean of sophisticated freshness.
Top: Bitter Orange (bigarade), cardamom, pink pepper
About the perfumer:
Born into a family of perfumers from Grasse, Jean-Claude Ellena was introduced to the art of developing fragrances as a teenager. Self-taught, he defines his creations as a "poetry of memory." Everyday smells; wax floors, clean sheets, skin, an old sweater - are his greatest inspiration. Jean Claude Ellena never raises his voice, although he is heard loud and clear. His signature is simple, minimalist and modern. His style is often compared to watercolors or chamber music.