HomePerfumes – Editions de Parfums Frédéric Malle Promise

Promise by Editions de Parfums Frédéric Malle

Promise by Editions de Parfums Frédéric Malle
Gender: Unisex
Release date: 2017

What Does Promise Smell Like

Promise by Editions de Parfums Frédéric Malle opens with a crisp, juicy scent of apple, subtly tinged with the peppery spice of pink pepper and a hint of herbaceous rosemary. This fresh and vibrant opening quickly makes way for a heart that is profoundly floral, laden with the rich, velvety scent of Bulgarian and Turkish roses. The roses are enhanced by a faint touch of clove, adding an undercurrent of warm spice to the opulent floral bouquet.

As the fragrance settles, it reveals a base that is decidedly woody and oriental. The smoky, leathery nuances of cypriol take the lead, underpinned by the musky-animalic scent of castoreum. A sweet, resinous note of labdanum weaves in and out, punctuated by the earthy, green touch of patchouli. Finally, a soft whisper of ambroxan gives the perfume a slightly mineral, amber-like finish.

In essence, Promise is a spicy, woody, and fruity perfume that journeys through a garden of rich roses, before settling into a warm, oriental base. It's a deeply aromatic scent, perfectly balanced, with no one note overpowering the other. The transitions from one stage to the next are smooth and seamless, making Promise a truly immersive olfactory experience.

Review of Promise

Promise by Editions de Parfums Frédéric Malle is a remarkably balanced blend of sharp spices and warm woods, with an undercurrent of friendly fruitiness and subtle floral accents. This creates an alluring aroma that is unisex but leans more towards the masculine side. Its oriental characteristics add an interesting depth, while animalistic and resinous notes provide a mysterious edge. It comes with an earthy base, a hint of smoky finish, and a dash of leathery undertone.

Best worn in the crisp Fall and chilly Winter, it is an evocative scent for evening gatherings and nights out. It carries an air of leisurely elegance, though it is also suitable for casual daily wear and the occasional business meet. Promise has an impressive longevity, ensuring the scent lingers all day or night, and a good sillage that leaves a memorable trail. However, considering its overall quality and performance, it may not be the best choice for the budget-conscious.

>> View all perfumes of Editions de Parfums Frédéric Malle

Go back to:

Find out: