Parfum d'Empire

Eau de parfum

Or, in praise of weeds

You see them everywhere. Smell them nowhere. No perfume celebrates them. Inspired by a common plant whose essence is rare, inula, and by the procession of all the unloved – thistles, nettles, brambles, roots – this iconoclastic fragrance does them justice at last.

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Banks, hillsides, ravines, and wastelands. You see them everywhere. Smell them nowhere. No fragrance celebrates them. And yet, they are fragrant, those plants we call weeds because they are unwanted. Because they grow on their own, spontaneous, carefree, perennial, untamable. Scorned by men, like the misfits and outcasts who fiercely guard their true nobility out of reticence, or because they ask nothing of anyone…

Mal-Aimé is Marc-Antoine Corticchiato’s tribute to plants banished from perfume bottles and posh neighborhoods. Going against the grain of fine fragrance, which only lays claim to noble materials, the iconoclastic Mal-Aimé draws its inspiration from a plant as common as its essence is rare. In fact, this is the first time it is used in perfumery.

TOP: Organic wild inula from Corsica, bramble

HEART: Organic wild inula from Corsica, absolute nettle, thistle

BASE: Organic wild inula from Corsica, iris root

Alcohol Denat., Parfum (fragrance), Aqua (water), Benzyl salicylate, Hydroxycitronellal, Eugenol, Methyl 2-Octyonate, Linalool, Limonene, Citronellol, Geraniol, Farnesol, Citral, Benzyl benzoate, Benzyl alcohol, Cinnamal

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