A modern interpretation of rose laced with hints of seductive leather.
Frédéric Malle likens this fragrance created by famed perfumer Jean-Claude Ellena to a rose photographed by Andy Warhol. "It is a rose seen through the eyes of a contemporary artist," he says of this unique floral scent blended with timut pepper, geranium bourbon, and cassis for freshness and spice. A heart of vetiver and cedar combines with IsoButyl Quinoline—a high-tech molecule with a bitter twist used during the daring perfumery of the Jazz Age—to create a sensual and sophisticated leather base that adds a mysterious edge to the ultra-feminine flower.
Top notes: geranium, blackcurrant, bourbon geranium
Heart notes: vetiver, cedar
Base notes: leather accord
How To Use
Apply lightly to pulse points on wrist, neck, or even behind knees.
Do not press wrists together—this crushes the notes.
Fragrance lasts longer on hydrated skin. If your skin is naturally dry, be sure to moisturize before application.
Reapply every three to four hours, or as needed.
A feminine rose perfume created by Edmond Roudnitska in the 1950s served as the jumping off point for this contemporary fragrance.