Finally got my little sample of Frederic Malle’s newest, Dans tes Bras. Created by Maurice Roucel, it has notes of bergamot, clove, violet, jasmine, sandalwood, patchouli, salicylates, incense, Cashmeran (a mix of musk, woods, and resin), heliotrope and white musk. DtB starts off very rooty and earthy, the dirt elements of woods and iris. There’s some hints of musk, but it stays right in that very gorgeous dirt smell for a long time. There are hints of the other notes floating around, thought I get more violet early on, and the incense and musk embellish the composition. Oddly enough, I sprayed it on my arm instead of my hands, and I get much more violet. This fragrance feels like fall to me, the outdoors, crisp and cold. I went out for a run on Sunday morning – it was cold and drizzly, and as I ran looking up at the trees turning color on the parkway, my eyes filled up with tears at how beautiful this world can be. I should have been wearing Dans tes Bras, that would have made it perfect
This won’t appeal to everyone, but it certainly has itched my fragrance scratch in an almost pervy way. It is different, knows what it is, and isn’t afraid. More like this, please. Oh, wait, there will be another on Thursday as I sniff Amouage’s hidden and sky-high priced treasure, Homage. I should have picked my nose up off the floor by then.