Frédéric Malle Arabic-inspired fragrance The Night



Even as a teenager, the flame of passion for genuine Middle Eastern fragrances and attars burned brightly in Frédéric Malle. He would sometimes come across the real deal in London, Paris, or the south of France where even brief exposure to real oud was enough to leave a deep and lasting impression. At first strange and then beguiling, the young Malle began to dream of a way to bring the intoxicating aroma of real oud to the Western world. In his opinion, the exceptional fragrances worn by Arabs were utterly foreign to Western noses used to the calmer, more polite smells of French perfumery.

During his training as a perfumer, Frédéric Malle got the opportunity to smell many oriental perfumes boasting the inclusion of precious oud and other oils, and for the most part, he was deeply disappointed. For him, these scents were merely a pale imitation of what he had smelled in the Middle East, accomplished by perfumers who had obviously never set foot outside of France. No, he thought – a real oud oriental is dark and animalic enough to bowl one over! If you are going to do an oud – do it right.

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It took him a long time and years of intensive research in the very places where oud wood is harvested and distilled into oil to first understand and then find a way to interpret the material in a manner that preserves the original, authentic smell of oud. His good friend and master perfumer, Dominique Ropion, accompanied him on his trips to the East, to see for himself firsthand the intricacies of oud oil distilling. Back in France, the pair immediately began their first experiments.

With The Night, Dominique Ropion has created the first fragrance for Editions de Parfums Frédéric Malle to use substantial quantities of real oud oil.
Unlike the majority of Western, commercially-produced oud fragrances that contain either only a trace amount of real oud oil or instead use a synthetic oud replacer from Firmenich or Givaudan, The Night uses real oud oil, and in heart-stopping amounts. The Night is based on a high concentration of Indian oud oil, long prized in the East for its stark, imposing scent profile that flits between leather, hot spice, and barnyard aromas.


Authentic and animalic, it may prove shocking to noses unused to real oud oil – but just wait, because this complex aroma is something that causes people to go into fugue states and become addicted. A rich support in the way of Turkish rose and buttery amber is provided; but make no mistake about it, this is a fragrance that features that animalic, leathery Indian oud in a starring role. A real love-it-or-hate-it fragrance, it is an unforgettable experience for true lovers of perfumery.

The new fragrance, ‘The Night’ is parfumer Dominique Ropion’s first composition for Editions de Parfums Frédéric Malle.

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Created by bespoke parfumer Dominique Ropion’s – as his first composition for Editions de Parfums Frédéric Malle – ‘The Night’ truly speaks the language of Middle Eastern per­fume.

Unlike perfumes specifically called ‘Oud’ which contain, at best, a trace of this precious raw material, this is a fragrance built on an unprecedented proportion of Oud from India, which Domi­nique has mixed with a generous amount of Turkish Rose and Amber. The quality of these natural Ouds and the Rose is superb. This is an oud-centric creation that is quite simple, but like a simple dish perfectly executed is a delight to be savoured, so does this comparatively straightforward olfactory dish deserve a high mark.

The oud is dominating the first hours, and what a fine oud it is! Typical is its aroma, with a smoothly civety undertone so typical for agarwood, with its tanginess and the notion of dried hay – this oud is beautifully executed out of the natural product.

The rose comes to the fore very slowly; it is a fine, slightly somber rose that blends in seamlessly with the oud. One thing is clear though: the oud is clearly the dominant note here, and the rose plays an accompanying role like the orchestra in a violin concerto- the oud is the soloist.



Frédéric Malle The Night by Dominique Ropion is availble as 50 ml and 100 ml Eau de Parfum.




Lancôme La Vie Est Belle L’Eau de Parfum Legere

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For all the fans of La Vie Est Belle, Maison Lancôme launches a new perfume for women, La Vie Est Belle L’Eau de Parfum Legere – flanker to last year’s La Vie Est Belle. All perfume wearers loving Lancôme La Vie Est Belle will also love this sensuous and charismatic new perfume full of femininity and grace. Lancôme La Vie Est Belle L’Eau de Parfum Legere will show up this summer and will be a constant whirlwind of pleasant and thrilling emotion.

Created by Olivier Polge, Dominique Ropion and Anne Flipo, Lancôme La Vie Est Belle L’Eau de Parfum Legere preserves the same exciting and charming notes as the original perfume. The refreshing and sweet notes of white muck, black currant, chocolate praline, vanilla, jasmine flowers and iris accords, make La Vie Est Belle L’Eau de Parfum Legere be a sweet indulgence.

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Like La Vie Est Belle, this gorgeous perfume is advertised by beautiful actress Julia Roberts. Lancôme La Vie Est Belle L’Eau de Parfum Legere will be available as 30 and 50ml Eau de Parfum.





Precious Chopard Oud Malaki

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In 2012, the world-renowned jeweller and watchmaker Chopard launched a new fragrance designed to celebrate the fertile meeting of western craftsmanship and eastern inspiration. Based on the noblest components, this perfume was called Malaki, from the Arabic word signifying ‘royal’. And Chopard Oud Malaki soon became a symbol of elegance and refinement. Oud Malaki means ‘Royal Oud’ in Arabic, a fitting name for the most luxurious interpretation of this noble accord. To give it the greatest possible balance and radiance, Chopard has collaborated with French master perfumer Dominique Ropion, who has signed countless bestsellers and is renowned for the meticulous care he takes in crafting his formulas.

The idea was to create a mastered and precise construction around beautiful qualities of materials. It could be compared to the extreme quality and the attention to details brought into Chopard’s products.

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His interpretation of the note, he adds, ‘offers a more refined, structured and complex sensuality than traditional oud fragrances’. Oud Malaki opens with luminous and aromatic top notes. The sunny burst of grapefruit, the cleanliness of lavender and the slight herbal bitterness of artemisia contrast with the addictive smoothness of heart notes, a warm accord of tobacco and spices with leather undertones. To enhance the most elegant facets of this oud accord, its deep, liqueur-like sensuousness is conjured with a vibrant accord of dark woods and suave ambergris. These upscale ingredients are reflected by the rich amber colour of the juice.



Powerful, seductive and passionately masculine, this connoisseur’s blend expresses the sensual personality of the Oud Malaki man, a lover of life’s finer pleasures and of beautiful objects. To showcase his regal scent, the precious glass bottle is adorned with a gold cap reprising the codes of the Chopard watch universe.

Chopard Oud Malaki can be obtained as 50 and 80 ml Eau de Parfum.






Chopard Oud Malaki


Famous Swiss jeweller and watchmaker Chopard, introduces a new masculine perfume, Oud Malaki. Created by perfumer Dominique Ropion, Chopard Oud Malaki is described as a woody/spicy fragrance ideal for evening wear.

As the name of the fragrance inspires, Chopard Oud Malaki, it blends one of the most precious accords oud, along with grapefruit, lavender, Artemisia, tobacco, spices, leather, dark woods and ambergris notes.

Chopard Oud Malaki 50mlOud Malaki comes in an elegant, classical round bottle shape adorned with a golden stopper inspiring seriousness and braveness. Chopard Oud Malaki is available as 50 and 80ml Eau de Parfum.

More about Chopard Oud Malaki, soon here on Yakymour…..





Lancôme La Vie Est Belle

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Lancôme presents its new perfume for women La Vie Est Belle (life is beautiful). Lancôme La Vie Est Belle is a fresh, pure and clean perfume ideal for hot summer days. It is made of natural ingredients that simply elude the perfume’s simple yet adorable beauty. La Vie Est Belle emanates positive feelings and a delicious aroma. It is an ideal fragrance for daily use.

Lancôme La Vie Est Belle is created by perfumers Dominique Ropion, Olivier Polge, and Anne Flipo. It blends orange blossoms, jasmine, fruity flavors of black currant and pear along with base notes of Tonka bean, praline, patchouli and vanilla accords.


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Beautiful and sparkling actress Julia Roberts is the face to this alluring and sensual perfume.

Lancôme La Vie Est Belle will be available in fall 2012 as 30, 50 and 75 ml Eau de Parfum.





Cacharel Catch…Me

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After Anaïs Anaïs, Loulou, Noa and Amor Amor, a new classic is born. French Maison Cacharel is releasing a new fragrance for women, Catch…Me. Cacharel Catch…Me ideally describes a flirty, modern, energetic and fashionable woman who adores to party all nights long. It is a summery fragrance with a pleasant fresh yet flowery aroma. Catch…Me by Cacharel has a gorgeous and eye-catching pale violet design with a nice silver stopper that inspires femininity.

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Cacharel Catch…Me is created by perfumer Dominique Ropion as a gourmand with a soft flowery and citrusy composition. It blends luminous essences of Italian mandarin and petit grain along with heady Morocco orange blossom and Italian jasmine. The woody base melts on the skin with almond milk and amber making it smell appetizing and delicious.


The face of Cacharel Catch…Me is beautiful model Diana Moldovan, while the campaign is shot by Jean-Baptiste Mondino.

Cacharel Catch…Me will be available in September as 30, 50 and 80 ml Eau de Parfum.

Cacharel Catch…Me




Chopard Enchanted


Swiss watch maker and Haute Joaillerie Chopard is launching a fabulous and luring perfume for women, Enchanted. Chopard Enchanted – the name says it all. It is a truly feminine, sensual and charming perfume with a pleasant yet mysterious aroma. Enchanted by Chopard is inspired by the sparkling stars in the magic night resembling an expensive and precious stone. Perfume has a simple yet elegant design, and its golden luminous appearance will always attract wearers.    

Chopard Enchanted is created by perfumer Jean-Christophe Herault and Dominique Ropion, as an oriental fruity/floral fragrance. Enchanted will draw the attention into a seductive world with top note made of sweet plum along with delicate Sambac jasmine. The base will melt on skin leaving it desired and appetizing thanks to patchouli, cashmere, aromatic herbaceous-spicy tones and musky notes.

Chopard Enchanted will be available in summer 2012 as 50 and 75 ml Eau de Parfum.

Chopard Enchanted




Yves Saint Laurent Opium Vapeurs de Parfum

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Yves Saint Laurent Opium, created by Jean Amic and Jean-Luc Sieuzac , a beautiful feminine oriental fragrance, was a sensation when launched in 1977. It’s still a timeless, and one of the most sensual feminine fragrances.

The original Opium fragrance, which has been an example perfume and a timeless scent in the perfumery world, now passes its charm and seductiveness to a new, lovely version with amazing delightful fresh notes.  

This time YSL launched a fresher, luminous and lighter version to its original perfume yet with refined and long-lasting elegant notes. Even though it has a gentle and sensual aroma, Opium Vapeurs de Parfum still preserves its original oriental and spicy character.

Created by Dominique Ropion as a floral/oriental fragrance, Yves Saint Laurent Opium Vapeurs de Parfum is described as sensual on the edge, light and fresh in the middle and addictive yet calming at the end. It blends accords of tangerine, pepper rose, Sambac jasmine, orange blossom sensually revealed on the woody base of vanilla, patchouli and amber.


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Yves Saint Laurent Opium Vapeurs de Parfum preserves the spirit and design of the original fragrance updated with pinky/creamy shades and a golden stopper.

Opium Vapeurs de Parfum will be launched later this spring. And will be available as 50, 75 and 125 ml Eau de Toilette Légére.



Thierry Mugler Angel Aqua Chic & Alien Aqua Chic

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The fashion house of Thierry Mugler extends its fragrance portfolio with the launch of two spring fragrances Angel Aqua Chic and Alien Aqua Chic. The new perfumes are the fresher flankers to famous and successful Angel and Alien. Thierry Mugler Angel Aqua Chic & Alien Aqua Chic look more stylish and are ‘redefined the realm of dewy freshness’ composed of hydrosols or ‘plant waters’.

Both Angel Aqua Chic and Alien Aqua Chic perfumes will preserve the same bottle shape yet more transparent and the same fresh, aquatic notes.

Thierry Mugler Angel Aqua Chic is created by perfumer Aurelien Guichard as a sweet fresh perfume made of lemon, pink pepper, corn flower water lying on a base composed of patchouli and vanilla. The light blue star-shaped bottle will be available as 50 ml Eau de Toilette.

Thierry Mugler Alien Aqua Chic is created by perfumer Dominique Ropion. It blends ginger water, lemon verbena, freesia, on warm notes of wood and amber. Alien Aqua Chic will be available as 60 ml Eau de Toilette.

Thierry Mugler Angel Aqua Chic & Alien Aqua Chic will refresh with its pure and light composition anytime spraying it on.




Lancôme Tresor In Love


This spring Lancôme launched a romantic and truly-feminine fragrance for women, Tresor In Love. Lancôme Tresor In Love is the flanker to the legendary Trésor fragrance launched in 1990. This fresh and lovely fragrance with touches of sensual and luring notes makes women look incredible seductive.

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Lancôme reveals Trésor In Love and writes a new story, the treasured moment when everything starts, a liberated spirit of romance conveyed with floral notes. Both luminous and vibrant, sensual and radiant, Trésor in Love is a soaring hymn to love. The heroine of Trésor in Love lives her love story with desarming spontaneity. Just like the mixed feelings of a young woman in love, when the infinite sweetness of the meeting becomes confused with the intensity of the feelings, the juice of Trésor in Love was made with many contrasts: a new irresistible floral, composed of a touch of nectarine and wood of cedar, a characteristic rose and a bright jasmine. Object of desire with slender lines, the bottle of Trésor in Love delivers a resolutely modern energy, like an essence of today. A black satin rose adorns the bottle like a lucky charm around the neck.

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Created by perfumers Dominique Ropion and Véronique Nyberg, this fruity-floral perfume leaves an invisible fresh and charming aura and a memorable impression.

3605532209067_t1_1200x1200Lancôme Tresor In Love for Women, a passionate and adorable fragrance for most romantic and mysterious women, is sealed in a tall pink bottle ornamented with an elegant black rose on the neck. Tresor In Love is available in three sizes 30, 50, 100 ml Eau de Trésor.