At the moment, Promise literally occupies the golden mean. He is currently second in the Eastern Desert Gems trilogy. And he really balances somewhere between the West and the East - because with his companions in the Night (first) and Dawn (third) collection, he has in common only a fierce concentration of ingredients, but oud, as the cornerstone of all Middle Eastern perfumery, it is still passed.
Playing for many years in classical perfumery, creating entirely ingenious aromas, Frederic Malle turned his gaze to the grateful East. Having become famous in a good sense for his stupidity at work (a perfumer hired by him can take any precious ingredient in any generous amount, if the idea and the final result require it), he decided to bring the category of oriental fragrances to clean water.
Even while studying at the school of perfumery Monsieur Martin, he realized that oriental fragrances in the West are only rethought and imprecise versions of those distant and attractive compositions. In order to achieve the cherished goal and master the art of their creation, he traveled for a long time to the countries of the Middle East - "listened", studied, interrogated, recorded - after all, other, simpler ways of this inquisitive person cannot be carried away. This is how the oriental Desert Gems collection was born - honest, real and not at all commercial.
Promise is deeper than you think, dedicated to those who can keep their word. In the East, a promise taken, whether it be to fix a dilapidated roof or to marry your children in the future, is like an oath. The deadlines for execution may vary, but there can be no doubt that everything will be executed. The perfumer Dominique Ropion undertook to reproduce the "matter of honor", who laid the foundation for the entire collection, creating the debut The Night. His promise came out as one and indivisible, masterly mixed on the two most precious roses - Bulgarian (oil) and Turkish (absolute). Naturally, in inconceivable concentrations and in terms of the cosmic cost of components, perfumers under the leadership of Frederic Mallle do not recognize half measures. Another feature of Promise is a fragrance collected in a traditional Arabic recipe, but in a modern version,thanks to a whole range of selected synthetic ingredients.
Frederic Malle and Dominique Ropion kept their promises. To achieve the required artistic level of composition, they needed the best roses in the world, who introduced them to the unusual participants in this transaction.
From the official press release of the fragrance
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