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FilipMurray 2 months ago 1
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Dans Tes Bras - In Your Arms
Maurice Roucel just loves musk and musk loves him.
Maurice has “only” two perfumes for Frederic Malle and I would say that both are masterpieces. Musc Ravageur and Dans Tes Bras. Totally two different approaches to musk. Sweet gourmand musk (MR) and salty creamy musk (DTB).

Dans Tes Bras has more musk than Musc Ravageur, that's something which Maurice said. And indeed, musk is there for the life of the perfume. Cashmeran is there and gives that "smooth", refreshing, powdery note. Violet gives saltiness, but it is so well synchronized with musk, sandalwood and cashmeran that the saltiness is not sharp and aggressive but creamy.

For me, the biggest factor in this perfume is sandalwood. I smelled a bunch of sandalwoods but I only found this one in Frederic Malle (Example of the same/similar sandalwood: Une Fleur De Cassie).
Not only that sandalwood gives that creamy/woody note but it is also the only note that stays in the nose after a few seconds and then when you move your nose away you can feel it on your tongue as well. Really amazing perfume.

Pure quality in a bottle.

Along with Une Fleur De Cassie, Iris Poudre and Musc Ravegur, I would say that this is one of the "most artistic" perfumes from the house. I’m not saying these four perfumes are that hard to wear (I wear them all), but definitely the idea while creating was to satisfy and make the wearer happy, not to give you a compliment (Although somehow Musc Ravageur is hyped (well deserved), I think that it was initially made as a masterpiece work for a brave audience or fragrance enthusiasts rather than to be hyped).

It lasts 10-12+ hours, but the drydown can last a few more hours depending on the temperature and weather. It stays on the clothes until washing (for a couple of days), solid for this type of fragrance.

My rating would be 10+. Even my wife who isn’t that crazy about FM sometimes goes for DTB and says it’s wonderful and refreshing.

DTB will be with you for the whole day, close to your skin. It wont bother the people around you. But no doubt, DTB will be felt by the person who is *in your arms*. :)

FilipMurray 3 months ago 1
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Incense!
This is the most realistic incense I have ever smelled in my life. It smells IDENTICAL like when you enter to a church. Dusty, woody, dirty incense. It is there from the beginning and it will stay with you until the end. It is amazing that incense will remain the same all the time while other notes will come and go.

The opening is not animalic as The Night, but you can immediately feel the rose, smoke, oud and pepper. Pepper definitely softens the animal opening so it’s lighter than The Night and The Moon initially.

Dry down is a smoky, incensy labdanum. And through the labdanum you can feel the oud incense.

It stays on the skin for 12+ hours, and it stays on the clothes until you wash it.
Dawn will be around you, but it's not too strong so it can be worn at slightly higher temperatures without bothering anyone.

Can't wait to buy it. This is a masterpiece.

FilipMurray 3 months ago 2
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The Oud Masterpiece
The Night smells similar to Portrait Of A Lady. But patchouli was replaced by Oud.

The same rose was used, so that POAL trademark is present.

The opening is absolutely animalic, but through all that animalic Oud - you can feel the POAL rose from the very beginning.

It’s not as loud as I thought it would be. The opening is “too fecal” only if you haven’t tried other FM perfumes so you’re not used to that style. I'm not saying that perfume is light, but don't let some "reviewers" there fool you. This is not an unwearable perfume at all. It’s not exactly for a job interview - but it’s far from an unwearable perfume.

It stays on the skin for about 12+ hours and on your clothes even after washing.

Dominiqie Ropion has once again confirmed that he is the best.

FilipMurray 4 months ago 4
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Perfect green fragrance
I was so lucky to test this beauty 4 times in Paris during last week. Still got the blotters.

It's delicious. Green, fresh and long lasting.

It's unique but if I had to compare it with something from the house - I'd say it's Carnal Flower-ish but without Tuberose and Coconut. Basil and Black Currant are working perfectly together.

Definitely unisex. Not that strong but it is very long lasting.

It will be available from September 01. in official FM stores and around September 15. in other fragrance shops.

Anne Flipo, welcome to Frederic Malle!
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FilipMurray 7 months ago 1
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Une Fleur De Cassie
Creamy, animalic, dirty and musky mimosa with Cassis, sandalwood and a bit of vanilla.

As Ropion said: "Cassis is like mimosa but stronger and more mysterious." The smell of this fragrance is dirty and mysterious. That's true.

Une Fleur De Cassie is one of the fragrances with the highest percentage of Cassis absolute in it. According to Ropion, it is very difficult to work with Cassis and he has reached maximum for this piece of art.

I have to say that this is one of the most challenging perfumes from the entire FM line to accept and love, but when you "click" - that's it! Definitely not a fragrance for compliments, this is a masterpiece that you wear for yourself.

Several years ago they have stopped Une Fleur De Cassie production for a moment. Frederic and Ropion were not satisfied with the current quality of Cassis Absolute on the market. So there is no need to worry about the year of production, each bottle is of pure quality. I'm glad that current quality of Cassis is good and that this fragrance is not discontinued.

I've managed to get the Vintage version, but the new one is almost equally good - don't worry about it.

New formulation: 81%
Vintage version: 84.5%
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