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Dans Tes Bras*

Christmas came a little early this year as we enjoyed an extremely relaxing weekend escape away at Château de Montvillargenne in Chantilly and a little pre-Christmas gift giving… seems as though we enjoy any excuse to break tradition. Matt gifted me this wonderfully opulent sensuous scent that in my opinion should ideally be reserved as a very special evening perfume.

A moment of closeness full of promise and the addictive feeling of mutual dependency. Cashmeran, which performs like a vibrating musk, is crowned with violet, warmed by heliotrope and imbued with the saltiness of moist skin. Sandalwood adds a milky softness, and white musk, a clean magnetism, evoking the scent of someone you couldn’t live without.

Matt explained that the perfumery Editions de Parfums Frédéric Malle, which he stumbled upon recently near the famous rue Saint-Honoré, operates like “a book editor and publisher, except of luxurious perfumes”:

As a perfume expert, Mr. Malle handpicks perfumers whose work is changing the face of the industry. As their editor, he guides them individually through their creative process to ensure that they are always transcending their limits.

Together, they create works of art that represent the best of each olfactive category: the great classics of tomorrow.

When giving me the gift, Matt said that when he smelled this one he immediately thought that it would be the perfect scent for me and impulsively bought it on the spot. It’s pretty risky business buying perfume for another — but it seemed to work well the first time he tried!

The brand gives lots of prominence to its perfume creators by telling their stories and championing their distinct styles and characters. We delighted in learning more about “Dans tes Bras” scent’s conception and characteristics in a video interview given with the creator of the perfume Maurice Roucel, available to view on their website.

* In Your Arms


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