If you care to look behind the scenes at the Margiela fashion brand, you’ll see something very simple in concept become hyper-complicated. The brand was founded by Belgian, Martin Margiela, known for oversized proportions and deconstruction, as well as his shyness with the media and more famously, for his no-logo policy.
To cut a long story short, he’s no longer at the helm of Maison Margiela – the brand has a new, hungry design team expanding and experimenting with both fashion and fragrance. While you may never have heard of Margiela as a perfume house, because it’s uber-fashion-y and not yet mainstream in beauty, with L’Oreal now in partnership, you can bet you’ll be hearing about it everywhere. Most recently, the line has landed at John Lewis, who, like other retailers are very much investing in niche perfumes as the consumer desire storms on.
It’s one to take note of if you’re a perfume aficionado; each fragrance brings its own story and I chose to review Lipstick On for BBB readers. Bursting with powdery florals (bergamot, heliotrope, neroli and orange flower), it hits that moment, olfactorily speaking, where the excitement of the evening has yet to begin but as soon as you put your lipstick on, you know you’re almost there. I love the initial powder hit – it’s so pretty and boudoir-ish – but then the fragrance turns up the heat with vanilla, tonka bean and patchouli which is less to my personal taste.
But, I get the story – I know that moment and it’s a clever fragrance that captures something so feminine, personal and intimate. Lipstick On is a fragment of time that we’ve all felt and experienced; I just never expected to smell it in a fragrance.
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