L'Eau d'Hiver by Editions de Parfums Frédéric Malle
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L'Eau d'Hiver is a popular perfume by Editions de Parfums Frédéric Malle for women and men and was released in 2003. The scent is powdery-floral. It is being marketed by Estēe Lauder Companies.

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Fragrance Notes

Bergamot, Angelica, Hawthorn, Heliotrope, Honey, Iris, Jasmine, Caramel, Musk, Carnation



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Submitted by DonVanVliet, last update on 16.06.2018

Interesting Facts

Jean Claude Ellena reported that analysis and conceptual redesign of Après L'ondée" inspired him to compose "L'Eau d'Hiver". He adopted the interplay of anisic aldehyde, almond- an vanille-like smelling heliotropine and orris which he transferred to present age by adding transparency and airiness.

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Helpful Review    3
L'Eau d'Hiver by Jean-Claude Ellena
In perfume, the theme of water and ‘watery’ perfumes has always interested me. Firstly, one must grasp the concept of water and its thematic odour profile. Water fragrances are fresh on the skin, and equally refreshing on the nose. These fragrances, typified by the likes of Polo Blue by Ralph... Read more
Bottle 7.5/10 Sillage 2.5/10 Longevity 5.0/10 Scent 6.0/10
Helpful Review    4
Powdery, But Still Relatively Good...
L'eau d'Hiver opens with a mild citric bergamot that lasts longer than I would have expected. It then does a near disappearing act after about 15-20 minutes that had me wondering if that was it... Sure enough though, it reappears a few minutes later and the very powdery iris and heliotrope combo... Read more
Bottle 5.0/10 Sillage 5.0/10 Longevity 10.0/10 Scent 10.0/10
Very helpful Review    6
luminescent almond
This delicate yet powerful scent is not the type of thing I usually like. I'm not particularly an iris fan and only rarely like something powdery. But this has a complex beauty that has totally won me over. I recently tested it side by side with Hilde Soliani Iris, which I had been considering... Read more
Bottle 7.5/10 Sillage 5.0/10 Longevity 5.0/10 Scent 8.0/10
Very helpful Review    4
My Favorite Angelica From This House
Frédéric Malle L'EAU D'HIVER is my third angelica and second J.C. Ellena perfume from this house, and it is my favorite in both categories! The angelica here is fragile and light and sweetened by equally delicate purple flowers, heliotrope and iris. This composition is right up my alley: powdery,... Read more


Lillibet 93 days ago
Powdery yet somehow translucent and water-like almond-iris florals open into a honeyed-heart over a softer powdery floral-musk.+1
Bottle 8.0
Sillage 6.0
Longevity 7.0
Scent 8.5

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