Frédéric Malle and his perfumers want the same things: creative freedom, access to the highest quality raw materials, and time. Together they collaborate as authors would with an editor, constantly revisiting compositions to the point of perfection, and always striving to create the modern classics of tomorrow.
Bruno Jovanovic is a renowned star perfumer at Firmenich. Unlike many of his contemporaries, who create at the mercy of fragrance distribution, Bruno Jovanovic has developed a technique highly influenced by perfume classics. Similarly, his ideas for perfumes, which often appear as pictures or impressions of daily life in his mind, are ones of classic elegance; but his method, which seeks to modernize these images, is distinctly innovative.
For the man who wears a pinstripe suit with ease and self-assurance; whose highly-sophisticated virility is tinged with artistic flair, and whose ruthless pursuit of seduction is somewhat of an aesthetic endeavor. This perfume reveals the style behind impeccable appearance: patchouli is the pinstripe suit, with a cocktail of rum absolute and mandarin in hand, for a distinct flavor of late nights in dark corners; but cedar, suede and incense are the underlying sensual pulse, warmed by vanilla in a small acknowledgment of intimacy.