The perfume editor

by Carmen Beunza,

Frédéric Malle: el editor de perfumes | itfashion.com

A “publisher of fragrances”, that is what Frédéric Malle considers he is. He works with perfumers like an editor works with writers. And it is under that poetic premise that he gives them complete creative and financial freedom in order to create fragrances d’auteur that tell stories and evoke indeas. “French Lover”, “Carnal Flower”, “Le perfum de Thérèse” or “Portrait of a Lady” could be perfect novel titles (some of them, in fact, they are), but they relate with essences instead of letters and flowers, spices and woods instead of letters.

Frédéric Malle: el editor de perfumes | itfashion.com

With a long family tradition in the perfum industry (his grandfather founded Christian Dior perfums), Frédéric Malle created the word “pefume editor” ten years ago, with the aim to release perfumers from the market and brands restrictions. Actually the best perfumers of the world have designed for Frédéric Malle the scent of their dreams, their art works, just with the barriers from their imagination.

Frédéric Malle: el editor de perfumes | itfashion.com

It’s impossible to imagine a most special scent when it is done like an art piece. With no deadlines, with best technologies and exquisite raw materials, the author creates an unqiue scent that will be part of the “Editions de perfums Frèderic Malle”. Perfum nobel prizes that share their secrets in the delicious “Frédéric Malle: On Perfume Making” book illustrated by the sharp pencil of  Konstantin Kakanias.

Frédéric Malle: el editor de perfumes | itfashion.com