The latest from the French perfume house
Parfums De Marly is conjuring up images of red mist and horses to get us excited about its latest fragrance, Kalan. Founded in 2009, the company has always looked to the 18thcentury and the European monarchies of the time as the inspiration for its high-end perfumery.
Kalan is the latest addition to its family of niche fragrances. Said to surprise with a sparkling opening, blending black pepper and spices with fresh notes of blood orange, the fragrance is anchored with a heart of orange blossom and lavender. Gradually, facets of white sandalwood emerge, draping into notes of moss and precious wood.
According to Parfums De Marly, Kalan’s target market is the contemporary connoisseur. “Kalan represents a homecoming, and it captures the reason why our customers are loyal to us,” explains Julien Sprecher, founder of Parfums De Marly. “You can love classic perfumery while being modern, or be strong and sensitive. This highly recognisable fragrance is easily adopted. It enhances the skin it comes into contact with – a characteristic of quality materials.”
Rebelling against current fragrance trends, Kalan is intended to push the technical aspects of perfumery to the extreme. “When I create a perfume, I want it to be round, with clear, seductive top notes and a discernible base,” Sprecher adds. “The harmony between the materials and the accords creates this olfactory music that is Kalan’s signature.”
Launching in October, the fragrance will be available from such stores as Bloomingdale’s and Harvey Nichols in Dubai, and Tryano at Yas Mall in Abu Dhabi. Price is AED1,050 for 125ml.