Carnal Flower - eau de parfum

Carnal Flower by Frédéric Malle - "With tuberose, nature offers her own take on dramatic olfactive clashes. These pretty flowers exude a mixture of flower shop freshness and carnal opulence. This natural contradiction has fascinated generations of perfumers including Dominique Ropion. He started to compose his interpretation of the mysterious flower from the latest high-tech analysis of its evaporation. To remain as close to nature as possible, he decided to use a mix of the best natural extractions and high-tech ingredients. Finally, to generate a link between this flower's scent and the wearer's skin he exagerated some aspects already existing in the scent of natural tuberose, such as coconut and salycilates, and added a trace of musk. 18 months were necessary to find the perfect balance."

Frederic Malle Carnal Flower
Perfume House   Editions de Parfums Frederic Malle
Introduced 2005
Scent Classification Floral
Perfumer Dominique Ropion
Fragrance Notes Top - Bergamot, melon, eucalyptus
Heart - Tuberose, ylang ylang, jasmine, salicylates
Base - Coconut, tuberose absolute, orange blossom absolute, musk
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Available Products Frederic Malle Carnal Flower - Eau de Parfum 1.7oz ($215), 3.4oz ($320)
Frederic Malle Carnal Flower - Set of 3 x 10ml refill sprays ($140)
Frederic Malle Carnal Flower - Body Butter 6.7oz ($190)

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Allure - November 2013
Frederic Malle Carnal Flower

Type Casting
For every sexual personality, there is a fragrance. And a bra. And an eyeliner. And...

Risque Fragrance:
Lingerie - Jenny Packham slip
Shoes - Christian Louboutin pumps
Makeup - Make Up For Ever Eyelashes in 22

("Sex: An Allure Guide - Type Casting." Allure. Nov. 2013: 191)

Allure - Oct 2012
Frederic Malle Carnal Flower Perfume

Millionaire Hair
Thick, luxurious, shiny hair isn't just for the 1 percent.

The Smell of Success
Fill in the blank: Expensive hair smells like ____. Stumped? "You want a fragrance that's light enough that only someone who's really close to you can smell it," says hairstylist Serge Normant. Adds hairstylist Oribe, "Glamorous-lookin hair shouldn't smell like strawberries." If your usual products remind you of the produce section, move on. Normant recently blended a scent that's specifically intended for hair (not skin). The ylang-ylang, jasmine, and amber in Serge Normant Avah Eau de Parfum create "a soft, musky scent," he says. "I love that fragrance in the hair because it's unexpected." Others we like: Frederic Malle Carnal Flower hair mist (a mix of tuberose and musk) and Oribe's line of bergamot-and-jasmine-scented hair-care products.

(Sigel, Elizabeth. "Millionaire Hair." Allure Oct. 2012: 260)

Elle - Nov 2011
Frederic Malle Carnal Flower Perfume

Trail Blazers
The choice between wearing a scent that introduces itself to strangers and one that's detectable only in an embrace is a very personal one.

Strong Statements
Frederic Malle Carnal Flower blooms into a voluptuous tuberose and jasmine trail that will follow the wearer all day.

Other Strong Statement Perfumes
- Yves Saint Laurent Parisienne
- Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb
- Clinique Aromatic Elixir
- Guerlain Shalimar
- Chanel Coco Mademoiselle

(Long, April. "Trail Blazers." Elle Nov. 2011: 244-248)

SEXY - A hothouse of tuberose with a touch of coconut and musk, Editions de Parfums Frederic Malle Carnal Flower is a true weapon of seduction. Women's Scent - Editions de Parfum Frederic Malle Carnal Flower, $215 to $320, depending on size, Barney's New York (,
(Devash, Meirav. "Best of Beauty." Allure Oct. 2011: 242, 290-291.)

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