Frederic Malle Monsieur Cologne was created by Bruno Jovanovic. It is his first perfume for the Frederic Malle line. Monsieur focuses on patchouli, a cornerstone note in the perfumery world.
With information taken from the Internet: "Monsieur has a unique dosage (over 50% of patchouli obtained by molecular distillation). The perfumer endeavored to purify this material in the extreme to turn it into the key link in the evaporation chain: The initial tangerine notes convey a particular freshness. These top notes mingle with the enigmatic and syrupy character of rum absolute, a link with the sea of patchouli that lies at the heart of the perfume. A substantial measure of cedar and of incense endow the latter with a sensuous and mystical vibration, while touches of modern amber confer a darker side to it. Hints of vanilla and musk tie everything together and soften the sharpness, to tame this brute into a sensuous, magnetic and nonetheless civilized animal! No one has dared use patchouli in such a pure form since the 1970s."
Monsieur is an Oriental vanilla fragrance for men but I love it and would wear it. It features top notes of tangerine and rum; middle notes of patchouli, cedar, incense and amber; and base notes of vanilla and musk. It is an eau de parfum, edp.
Reviews of Frederic Malle Monsieur
From What Men Should Smell Like - "Rum absolute combines with tangerine and the whole thing smells of Grand Marnier cocktails served in a gentlemen’s club decorated in dark wood and leather furniture."
From The Black Narcissus - "Opening with an almost disconcertingly sharp mandarin note bathed in rum , the clear, refractionated patchouli essence of the perfume soon makes its sensual presence felt: very taut, and very polished, while presently, more trouser-heavy, carnal notes of musk, amber, amber and vanilla make their presence in the base as our protagonist begins to feel a bit restless and horny at the end of his long and impeccable business day . You can almost smell his later conquests here, with a bodily, more intimate aspect laid bare under the overall patchouli frame"