Mabel’s Tooth is a tribute to one of Freddie’s dogs. Every Christmas she was given a small piece of toffee. When she passed away, they buried her with a piece between her teeth. The toffee is there in the perfume too. Along with dark, jammy, stewed fruits and hazelnut. Freddie balances out the sweet with bitter coffee, leather and woods. He wraps all of this with a woven tapestry of sun-cured tobacco, golden oats and skin-hugging musks.
Where Mabel’s Tooth really excels, though, is the volume in which Freddie composes it at. As intriguing as its odour profiles are, he keeps them tuned to a wearable level, mixing the strange with the familiar to keep the experience of wearing Mabel’s Tooth a comfortable one.
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An olfactory temper tantrum built around a collision of a leather and scalded sugar, ashy orris root and smouldered violets. Spite is the result of perfumer Carter Weeks-Maddox’s frustrations in attempting to compose a classically styled rose that was taking itself too seriously.
So many perfumes want to dance around all of the light and fluffy feelings and emotions. This one is a reminder that sometimes it’s okay to throw your toys, and you might as well have a scent to go with it.
Christophe Laudamiel, the world’s foremost Master Perfumer, described Carter’s work as, “what a feat”, which is incredibly high praise for a perfumer just dipping his toes into the water. Definitely one to keep your nose on!
Histoires de Parfums has been an independent stalwart within the industry since 2000. The same year Frederic Malle launched. Created by Gérald Ghislain as a fragrant library to evoke stories through scent just as you’d find in books, music and poetry. Exploring the collection, you discover perfumes inspired by legendary historical figures such as George Sand, Jules Verne and Mata Hari, and the years in which they lived. There’s even a dash of the surreal with the This Is Not a Blue Bottle series.
Aside from the fragrances he’s made himself, Ghislain has worked with some of the industry’s most exciting perfumers - Julien Rasquinet, Luca Maffei, Fanny Bal and Magali Senequier.
Veni is a wild ride, but it’s one that takes place within a comfortably upholstered seat. There is a tense tug-of-war taking place within its canvas of warm, ambery woods that begins with its suckerpunch of fiery cinnamon and carnation as they collide with the cool aromatics of cardamom and lavender to create a tense olfactory hiss like hot metal dipped into alchemical waters.
As it evolves, Veni continues this precarious tightrope walk balanced on a razor’s edge between the sweet lure of vanilla and toffee and the earthy abrasion of camphorous patchouli and the dry scorch of guaiac wood.
It might leave you a bit white-knuckled, but we promise you’ll enjoy every twist and turn.
THE SILENT PATH | Voices coming from the beach are long gone. The Mediterranean welcomes autumn. It is oh so quiet up here. The mood is impossible to put into words. A scent captures it instead. Sweet aromatic notes of dry soil and Mediterranean pines are floating in the air. Warm, woody, silent – a fragrant memory that is here to stay.