August 23 2014

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Parfums Frédéric Malle Makes Its Mark


Last year was a big one for New York City’s Mark Hotel and Parfums Frédéric Malle. After extensive renovations, the former reopened on the Upper East Side with its signature Jean-Georges-designed 24/7 room service menu and Frédéric Fekkai salon fully intact, and the latter delved into home fragrance for the first time. Both marked momentous occasions for lovers of high-end creature comforts everywhere. This month, perhaps inspired by other recent hotel-fragrance collabs, the two brands have joined forces. Malle’s popular Bigarade Concentrée, a citrus-y unisex eau crafted by perfumer Jean-Claude Ellena, and its Jurassic Flower candles—which come in those signature red hand-blown glass jars—are now available for purchase in every room and suite at the Mark. If that doesn’t persuade guests to flex their charge-it-to-the-room muscles, Malle has enlisted famed nose Carlos Benaïm to devise a custom room-spray version of his Jurassic Flower scent—a magnolia, lavender, peachy aroma that is spritzed throughout the hotel. We dare you to resist its fruity-floral siren call.

Photo: Courtesy of Frédéric Malle

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