Frederic Malle's latest scent has just launched and it's absolutely breathtaking. Created by Anne Flipo, Synthetic Jungle is bright, lush, and mysterious with a retro vibe.
I like to think of it as a work of art captured in a bottle. A mid-century modern home with a luscious garden also comes to mind.
The top notes of Basil and Lily of The Valley are fresh and sophisticated. The middle note of jasmine is mysterious while the base note of patchouli is addictive.
Despite the florals in this scent Synthetic Jungle feels vibrant and green.
"Synthetic Jungle is a stylized landscape in technicolor greens. An ode to cult perfumes of the 1970s, Synthetic Jungle offers a modern vision of nature reimagined.
Flipo retained the opulent basil of the original composition, along with a recomposed bouquet of hyacinth, lily of the valley, natural jasmine, and Ylang Ylang oil.
To modernize and sharpen, she then added synthetic black currant and styralyl acetate, effectively putting the bouquet through a glossy, sparkling filter.
Flipo simplified the Chypre and leather notes, resulting in a cleaner, more streamlined accord. Finally, she added patchouli."
- Frederic Malle
SYNTHETIC JUNGLE BY ANNE FLIPO
EDITIONS DE PARFUMS, FREDERIC MALLE
TOP NOTES of Basil and Lily of The Valley
MIDDLE NOTE of Jasmine
BASE NOTE of Patchouli
Synthetic Jungle is out now at Holt Renfrew locations across Canada.
Photographed by Nathalie & Geoff Martin.
Disclaimer: Frederic Malle fragrance c/o Holt Renfrew.
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