Dominic Ropion's sensational oud fragrance for Frederic Malle's Editions de Parfums is as stunning and magnificent as one would expect.
A dark enveloping scent wrought of agarwood, Turkish rose and amber: an audacious attempt - we believe entirely successful and triumphant - to create a "true" Eastern oud perfume. The Night is not oud adapted and tamed to please conventional Western tastes but a fragrance which displays this legendary oil as presented, worn and treasured in the Orient: raw, ferocious, shocking and dangerous.
Woody, spicy, tenacious and disturbingly animalic. The Night is a master class in perfumery, showcasing an ancient ingredient with the ultimate in modern olfactory savoir-faire.
His mission was to bring inspiration back to the ‘hidden heart’ of perfumery: commissioning the perfumers to move away from the constraints and demands of today’s mass market and encouraging them to create scents without restriction, from the outer limits of their imagination.
These highly unusual and imaginative fragrances herald a new purity and style in the world of fragrance; rare and precious ingredients are combined in stunning collectors pieces, each one a triumph of the perfumer’s art.