A Hair Fragrance In The Mist
Despite the unending array of new and classic fragrances that line my personal perfume shrine, the only one I ever reach for is Frédéric Malle’s Carnal Flower. The impressive work of perfumer Dominique Ropion is laden with the scent of tuberose, a hypnotic note that has been considered an intense aphrodisiac since days of old. The flacon is heady to say the least—it’s rounded out by hints of jasmine, orange blossom absolute, and coconut—which often makes it unfit for, say, a conservative work environment, or a hot summer day when humid air makes it a little too intoxicating. But for those of you (read: me) for whom it’s hard to part with the beloved bottle, Malle has developed the perfect solution: Carnal Flower, the hair mist. His new Brume Pour Cheveux is subtler than the original eau, yet it still offers its oh-so-seductive effects; a liberal spritz plus a calculated hair flip will render you unstoppable.