Photo of Monsieur


Such a classic woody amber that seems pretty simple in its note list, and in the story it wants to tell, but there is plenty of complexity in how it unfolds. To me you get a lot of wood and incense up top with the boozy, citrus notes whispering in the background. Over time, the conversation shifts and the woods retreat a bit while a sweet, amber vanilla joins the party. The name suggests it’s more of a masculine scent but I think anyone could wear it. It certainly has some scruff, and a peppery, skin musk in the base that is reminiscent of an arm lined with a little sweat and wood shavings, but like all Malle scents, there’s an elegance to its composition that goes beyond any boundaries. The patchouli and cedar really shine in the base as well. Perfectly scratchy.