Wylde Loves: Superstitious


Review and picture by David Newton

The cult perfume house Frédéric Malle has long been a Wylde favourite for several reasons. Firstly, for the simply stunning, unusual scents themselves... and secondly: the fascinating collaborations that the house embarks upon. Celebrated fashion designer Alber Elbaz, who turned Lanvin around and made the house iconic once more, is the latest creative to apply their unique vision to a Frédéric Malle fragrance, and here it is: "Superstitious". Put together by the legendary Dominique Ropion, the scent is a classic floral aldehydic perfume inspired by Elbaz’s vision of an elaborate fabric in which everyone can find their own beauty. Top notes of Turkish rose oil and Egyptian jasmine, enhanced by a touch of peach, hover above basenotes of amber and frankincense imbued with Haitian vetiver. A final touch of aldehydes sharpens the perfume’s opulence with an urban edge. Why "Superstitious"? We don't know... but it may be bad luck to pass this one by!

The 100ml spray shown here costs €260.00 from the Frédéric Malle website