Hooray! A new place to buy the things we love! And just in time for the holidays, too. As I was poking around the Neiman Marcus Web site the other day, doing a search for something else, what should pop up among my search results but a product by Frederic Malle? Maybe you all knew about this already, but I sure didn’t. Last I heard, you could get some Malle products at the Saks in Houston, but that was ages ago. Anyway …
Excitedly, I searched Mssr. Malle’s name on the Neiman Marcus site, and 91 items came up, everything from the actual fragrances to body products to candles and other home fragrance items. From the sleek $45 travel spray container in red or black to the whopper $380 Carnal Flower 3.4 ounce/100 ml. spray, and everything in between, including those divine candles and the fairly new shower gels (Carnal Flower, Eau de Magnolia, etc.).
At this rate, can the line arriving in stores be far behind? Well, maybe not in MY store, but still. And even if not, I am thrilled to be able to order the items online, because if for some reason I need to return something, I can take it to the store, instead of having to securely pack it up and mail it back. Like I would have had to do had I bought a Frederic Malle item from Barney’s or one of the FM boutiques. Especially this time of year. And Neiman Marcus always has free shipping, which also helps.
So even though it may sound a bit like a plug for NM, it’s not – I’m just so happy when our buying options expand and it’s easier to get fragrances we love. I was equally happy to see Byredo come to Luckyscent earlier this year. And Byredo also to NM, which bodes well for the Malles, as Byredo first debuted at NM online and about six months later landed at my store. But you never know, as my location is not in one of the major U.S. hub cities.
Have those of you who have a Neiman Marcus near them seen the Frederic Malles there? If so, do let me know. Or have any stores near you started carrying a line or products that make you deliriously happy? What Malle are you wearing these days or what’s your favorite FM scent? Or anything Malle you’re hoping to receive during the holidays?
BTW, wishing all of you a very happy Thanksgiving week! Even if you don’t live in the States or celebrate this holiday, we all have so much for which to be thankful, and it’s a great time of year to stop and count our blessings.