Frederic Malle created Dries Van Noten Par Frederic Malle in 2013. Bruno Jovanovic is the perfumer credited for this unisex Oriental Woody fragrance. A scent that stays close to the body, it has notes of citron, sandalwood, guaiac wood, cashmeran, tonka bean, vanilla, saffron, jasmine and musk.
Review from Perfume Posse - "You’ll keep catching whiffs of something delicately balancing on the verge of gourmet, like a memory of gramma baking your favorite goodies in the kitchen – not real, better than real." Also Reviewed in full here "There’s a comfortable eclectic sensibility in Frederic Malle Dries Van Noten, letting you feel cozy with your own weirdness."
Review from Bois de Jasmin - "Dries Van Noten’s perfume is smooth like melted chocolate and rich like whipped cream, but you won’t smell of Belgian waffles topped with cherries, or anything edible for that matter. The fragrance uses Indian sandalwood*, and it smells simply decadent–rosy, creamy, warm and opulent. Add to this a lush jasmine note, and I’m in Rajasthan, rather than Antwerp, but this is a wonderful fantasy in itself."
Review from Now Smell This - "It's not foody and it's no more than mildly sugared, but there's perhaps the vaguest suggestion of those speculoos biscuits, and it has something of a comfort scent aura about it — it almost, but not quite, goes into my own wood pudding category. As it dries down, the transitions are gentle; it does get slightly duskier and edges closer to a floral musk."
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|Perfume Name||Frederic Malle Dries Van Noten|
|Strength||Eau de parfum, edp|
|Notes||Citron, sandalwood, guaiac wood, cashmeran, tonka bean, vanilla, saffron, jasmine and musk|
|Country of Origin||France|