The First Twenty Years

Editions de Parfums Frédéric Malle turned 20 on June 6th. To honor their founder and the past twenty years, A BOOK has just been published by Rizzoli. Here is a preview to whet your appetite…

For us readers, the first moment of emotion occurs right in the preface. Written on January 6, 2020, by Jean-Claude Ellena, one of the star perfumers of Editions de Parfums and a writer himself, it sets the tone beautifully. How better to start reading "EDPFM: The First Twenty Years" than with this heartfelt tribute from a perfumer, on behalf of all others, to the man who gave them the freedom to practice their craft and be recognized as true artists?

As we read the book, we are impressed by the multiple talents of Frédéric Malle, by his keen and unique vision, and by his profound passion for perfume and the profession of perfumery. A paradoxical urge arises to write or whisper to the perfume publisher: "Here’s to the next twenty years and all the masterpieces that will become the scent of our lives."

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