SCENT OF THE SUMMER OF ’14

TWENTY ONE JULY, TWO THOUSAND AND FOURTEEN

As the finishing touches are added to the upcoming Autumn & Winter issue of Fantastic Man magazine, the sweltering heat of the offices is being spritzed with this EAU DE MAGNOLIA from EDITIONS DE PARFUMS FREDERIC MALLE. Isn’t it a very feminine flower, though, the magnolia? “Not at all!” said Mr. MALLE when we asked. “It makes for a totally citrussy and quite masculine, primordial scent.” Facebook  Twitter


COMMENTS
  1. Pierre A. M.:

    Dear FANTASTIC MAN,
    I am surprised that a scent’s so-called feminity can still raise concerns.
    When it comes to perfumery, I always quote Jacques Cavallier who declared that ‘Scents do not have gender. Nothing is forbidden in a fragrance as long as it provides us with pleasure’.
    I wear TOM FORD’s Black Orchid though it is marketed for women. The philtre’s focal identity – sensual and dark – makes everyone question a man’s taste, personality and lifestyle before he utters a single word. So why don’t we all “spray hers”?
    Best regards,
    Pierre A. M.

  2. FANTASTIC MAN:

    Dear PIERRE A. M.
    What a wonderful scent philosophy! Many thanks for bringing it to light.
    Best wishes
    FANTASTIC MAN

  3. Drus:

    Like the way you think, Pierre.

  4. Drus:

    . . and, presumably, the way you smell.

  5. Dav:

    Fully agree with Pierre A. M. A scent ought to fit an individual, not a gender. } Wie man so schön sagt – erlaubt ist, was (einem) gefällt.

(By Mark Smith. Photography by Kacper Lasota.)


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