Have the satisfaction of knowing you’ve chosen something they’ll love.
by Dominique Ropion
Portrait of a Lady is an icon of haute perfumery.
Imagine the scent of 400 Turkish roses, the allure of a wave of patchouli, all sealed with incense and blackcurrant: intriguing, seductive, and very feminine...
Portrait of a Lady is a fragrance with the mysterious power to reveal one's personality. It is personal and charismatic. It is an olfactory masterpiece of pure elegance, baroque opulence, and splendor that people will ask you about.
THE COLLABORATION BEHIND ROSE & CUIR
Jean-Claude Ellena and Frédéric Malle’s collaboration was born from their encounter at Givaudan-Roure. Admirer of his stripped style and poetry, Frédéric Malle invited him to join the adventure within Les Editions de Parfums.
Before joining the house of Hermès, Jean-Claude Ellena used to compose one perfume a year for the Editions de Parfums Frédéric Malle. In four years, he composes three opuses with refined style and discreet elegance.
- Angéliques sous la Pluie : a water color sketch, a whisper, a concerto of grey and purple, playing with the angelica flower, half-aromatic half-spicy
- L’Eau d’Hiver : an olfactive peculiarity, the first « Warm Eau », at the crossroads of a soft oriental and a weightless eau, a soft fragrance, subtle and comfortable.
15 years later, Frédéric Malle was very much convinced that Jean-Claude Ellena was still at the top of his game and had many more stories to tell. So, he was thrilled to give him carte blanche once again.
With Rose & Cuir Jean-Claude Ellena’s signature pared down style unveils a new, much more assertive, facet. To Frédéric Malle this unique rose is a fascinating interpretation of this classical theme by a great contemporary master.
CREATIONS BY JEAN-CLAUDE ELLENA