Dries Van Noten
Dries Van Noten Soie Malaquais was launched in 2022. It is an amber unisex fragrance created by Marie Salamagne. Notes of black currant, bergamot, sil, rose, chestnut and cacao This is an eau de parfum, edp.
From the brand - “I fell in love with Dries’ silk dresses in his Quai Malaquais boutique. The texture was so fluid it merged with the skin, which gave me the idea for a silky, enveloping perfume, a mix of chestnut with sensual vanilla.”
Fragrantica - "This may be one of the most gorgeous scents I have ever encountered. It opens with tart berries and jammy rose, then the rose blooms and the cocoa comes dancing in. Finally, a floral sweetness dries down with a warm chestnut. Absolutely stunning."
Fragrantica - "Blackcurrant and bergamot are there but as some other reviewers said it really does come across like peaches, if those peaches were superripe and/or caramelized. Otherwise it’s pretty true to its description. A rose presence in this that is more clear and straightforward than the other interpretations of rose that I own so while this would fill a void for me, it might not for others. The chestnut struggles a bit but it came through on my skin. For something so immediately decadent, it ends up being wearable and pretty. It’s hard to tell what an atomizer would do differently but with the tester it lives pretty close to the skin … like a secret for yourself I guess!"
Fragrantica - "Perfect cozy Fall/ cold weather scent! Opens with a tart bergamot black current cocoa powder combo. The chestnut is light and the rose is in the background assisting the other notes, pulling them together. Gorgeous! Haven’t smelled anything like it. The tart and Cocoa combo intrigued me enough to buy a bottle and add her to my Fall collection for the upcoming season."