Frederic Malle Carnal Flower was released in 2005 and was created by the legendary perfumer Dominque Ropion (Dior Pure Poison, Thierry Mugler Alien, Malle Portrait of a Lady and Vetiver Extraordinaire). Carnal Flower is the carnality of tuberose wrapped in the glorious fresh green from an opulent bouquet of flowers. Candice Bergen was the muse for Dominque Ropion in the creation of this fragrance. There was no limit put on the budget for tuberose in the creation of this fragrance and it allegedly contains the highest amount of tuberose ever included in a perfume. Notes of tuberose, bergamot, melon, eucalyptus, ylang-ylang, jasmine, white musk cocktail, coconut and orange blossom absolute.
From the Malle website description - "If nature offers olfactive clashes, tuberose is probably the best example of it. These pretty flowers exude an almost carnal smell, superimposing in a quasi-miraculous way flower shop freshness, camphorous violence – spicy and animalic – and milky sweetness. This mysterious equilibrium has always fascinated perfumers. 18 months were necessary for Dominique Ropion to forward a modern version of that theme, an “olfactive Everest” that only the most talented perfumers were capable of reaching."
Reviews of Frederic Malle Carnal Flower
From Perfume Posse - "Green, gorgeous tuberose. It is chewy and buttery and covered with lovely greenhouse aromas puffed out with eucalyptus."
From Now Smell This - "Carnal Flower opens on heavy green notes, evoking the fragrance of crushed stems and leaves over mild citrus. As the tuberose begins to peek though, the green notes fade into camphor, but it is very soft; it warms and dulls the heady floral notes without calling attention to itself."
From Scentertainer - "Carnal Flower is a tuberose that grows in Parmigianino’s garden, like the characters on his paintings, gracious milky white, with long and soft limbs like the petals of a flower."
From eauxsillage - "Almost retracing the “doesn’t smell like Fracas” path paved by Tubéreuse Criminelle, in creating Carnal Flower, Malle and Ropion have crafted a truly unique tuberose perfume – a soaring symphony of intoxicatingly fleshy tuberose buoyed by jasmine and orange blossom, deftly cut with green eucalyptus and coconut to stave off any cloying elements – more natural than the buttered orange blossom heavy Fracas, but still less capricious, more wearable than the Lutens example. A modern classic, a tuberose whose opulence never veers into the realm of antiquation or cloying heaviness, Carnal Flower is green, gorgeous tuberose. My ultimate tuberose"
From Olfactoria's Travels - "I had a very wrong impression of Carnal Flower. There was no need to be afraid, it is a very wearable, elegant, beautiful and almost understated floral. It evokes feelings of well being and contentment in me. Tuberose has this knack of seeming like internal sunshine to me. As soon as I wear Carnal Flower it is as if a lamp has been switched on inside."
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||Frederic Malle Carnal Flower
||Eau de parfum, edp
||Tuberose, bergamot, melon, eucalyptus, ylang-ylang, jasmine, white musk cocktail, coconut and orange blossom absolute.
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