For those who don’t know the name Maurice Roucel, he’s the ‘nose’ who created the infamous fragrance for Frederic Malle, Musc Ravageur. Noted for being the fragrance to wear if you want your date to end in sex (how handy for lean times), Roucel’s newest collaboration with Malle is Dans Tes Bras (In Your Arms), which I’m assured is the one to spritz if you want to be certain of romance. Ideally, you’d get both to cover all options….Dans Tes Bras holds notes of bergamot, cloves, violets, jasmine and sandalwood and produces a sensory experience similar to being wrapped in cashmere….warming, embracing and sensual.

Frederic Malle is noted for his ‘guest’ noses invited to collaborate on magnificent fragrances in the Editions series – in the rarified world of perfume, this is unusual. As a general rule, cosmetic companies like to keep quiet about the talent that lies behind a truly wonderful fragrance for fear the creator may detract from the brand. And, it’s all about the sales, not the smells for them.

£80/50mls from Les Senteurs 020 7730m 2322

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