Marlou Corpalium was launched in 2022, an earthy iris-centered, slightly animalic fragrance with notes of ambrette, castoreum, cedar, fenugreek, guaiac wood and iris. Corpalium is an eau de parfum, edp.
"The initial idea was to work around the iris pallida and in particular to start from the roots that I harvested several years ago, which give off a particularly carnal scent. I initially wanted to treat the iris for its earthy aspect of root rather than bring it to a floral blend, an earthy side that will very quickly go to a leathery animality. First mixes were made with ambrette and fenugreek, assembling these three very dry smells could form a coherent block that brings the iris to the animality by going to the smell of nuts and hay. On the other hand, it seemed interesting to me to place this block in an equestrian universe with notes tobacco, castoreum and carrot seed that play well in this sense. Stephanie came to bring something sharper to the roundness of my initial chords. Texas cedar came to bring a certain transparency, and especially complexity to the earthy side of the perfume. Finally Stephanie has added head and freshness to the whole notably with materials like angelica.” – Briac founder of Marlou
Marlou fragrances question the relationship we have with odors. They are created on a small-scale artisan production, handcrafted in the Grasse region of France. "Distinguished from a standardized market, we propose artisanal creations produced in reasoned quantities, free of artifices and entirely dedicated to their substances." - a note from the brand.
Parfumo - "This is different from the others in the brand. It takes me back to my childhood, a soft iris and nothing synthetic. touch of soft hay. wow"