One thing still missing with technology is transferring scents through screens. Until then, all we can do is write about them. For the 20th anniversary of Frédéric Malle’s perfumes, the founder wrote a whole book about the fragrance world he created: This October, Rizzoli published Éditions de Parfums Frédéric Malle: The First Twenty Years, a coffee table book telling his story in ten curated chapters.
Malle offers readers an intimate glimpse into his brand’s saga and shares the stories behind four of his most successful scents. Born into the world of perfume (his grandfather was the founder of Parfums Christian Dior), Frédéric Malle’s deep knowledge of scents made him conceive fragrances as haute couture creations. Journalist Marion Vignal delves into Malle’s lifelong passion, personal history, and myriad inspirations to uncover the evolution of his precise olfactory aesthetics. The book is beautifully illustrated by Patrick Li, creative director of The New York Times’ T Magazine, featuring many photographs from the personal archives of the founder, drawings, sketches and even a comic.
Photos: © Éditions de Parfums Frédéric Malle: The First Twenty Years by Frédéric Malle, Rizzoli New York, 2020