Perfume Designers

Frédéric Malle and his Perfume Designers want the same things: creative freedom, access to the highest quality raw materials, and time. Together they collaborate as authors would with an editor, constantly revisiting compositions to the point of perfection, and always striving to create the modern classics of tomorrow.

CARLOS BENAÏM

one of our 12 perfumers

 

Carlos Benaïm is considered to be America’s greatest perfumer. As the author of the legendary perfume Polo Ralph Lauren and of many other beloved classics, he owes his success to a great intellectual curiosity that has always pushed him to embrace a world beyond the boundaries of perfume making. At Frédéric Malle’s request, Carlos created home fragrances for the first time; some of the best the industry has ever seen.

He discovered perfumery as a child through his father, who was a pharmacist in Morocco and had a passion for essential oil extractions. “Every summer,” Carlos is fond of saying, “my father and I would drive our Jeep through the countryside, in and out of picking and distillation spots, and I would feel his enthusiasm intensifying."" Carlos later acquired a deep knowledge of perfume composition under the tutelage of the renowned American perfumer Ernest Shiftan.

Frederic discusses his collaboration with Carlos

MUSIC FOR A WHILE

the perfume

 

Allure irrésistible.

 

At a party on Paris’ rive gauche, a woman’s fur coat is lifted from her bare shoulders, exposing her neck to the candlelight. Aware of many eyes upon her, she pauses, smiling to herself, before emerging like a conqueror from the shadows. A sensuous body of lavender is warmed by patchouli, amber and vanilla, and transformed by notes of pineapple and mandarin.

 

The music is in the detail.

CREATIONS BY CARLOS BENAÏM

DAWN DAWN
by Carlos Benaïm
1150€
100ML Spray
MUSIC FOR A WHILE MUSIC FOR A WHILE
Carlos Benaïm
240€
100ML Spray
EAU DE MAGNOLIA EAU DE MAGNOLIA
by Carlos Benaïm
210€
100ML Spray
BODY MILK BODY MILK
by Carlos Benaïm
65€
Candle Candle
by Carlos Benaïm
90€
Candle Candle
by Carlos Benaïm
65€
Candle Candle
by Carlos Benaïm
90€
Candle Candle
by Carlos Benaïm
65€
Candle Candle
by Carlos Benaïm
65€
Candle Candle
by Carlos Benaïm
65€
Rubber Incense Rubber Incense
by Carlos Benaïm
80€
Rubber Incense Rubber Incense
by Carlos Benaïm
80€
Rubber Incense Rubber Incense
by Carlos Benaïm
80€