Éditions de Parfums Frédéric Malle: The First Twenty Years
Written by Frédéric Malle, Foreword by Jean-Claude Ellena, Text by Marion Vignal
This volume explores the inspirations and vision of one of the great protagonists of contemporary perfume.
Parfumier Frédéric Malle was born into the world of fragrance; his grandfather Serge Heftler-Louiche founded Dior Parfums before passing on its art direction to his daughter. Malle's deep knowledge of scents and his radical vision of perfumes led him to establish Éditions de Parfums Frédéric Malle, a house for perfumers where fragrances are conceived as haute couture creations.
This volume marks the twentieth anniversary of Frédéric Malle's quest for beauty and creative freedom. Journalist Marion Vignal delves into Malle's lifelong devotion to perfume, personal history, and myriad inspirations to uncover the evolution of his precise olfactory aesthetics, while imagery of perfume bottles, sketches, advertising campaigns, and photos of boutiques explores his comprehensive vision. Malle offers readers an intimate glimpse into his brand's saga and shares the stories behind four of his most successful scents in graphic-novel form. A necessary addition to the libraries of industry masters, this volume is an invitation to a sensorial journey that will delight perfume lovers everywhere.
About The Author
Frédéric Malle is a French parfumier, expert, and publisher. He founded Éditions de Parfums Frédéric Malle in 2000. Jean-Claude Ellena is a French perfumer and writer. Marion Vignal is the head of design and architecture at the major French magazine L'Express as well as the author of numerous design and lifestyle publications.