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Carnal Flower or forbidden flower is a fragrance with the scent of tuberose. Tuberose is a beautiful and dangerous flower. In some cultures, it is not allowed for young women to feel its intoxicating scent after sunset. Tuberose is a symbol of forbidden pleasure, hiding its passionate, sensual character behind its fresh, white, floral face. Its intoxicating scent seduces many perfumers; Frederic Malle and creator Dominique Ropion tried to repeat this scent in their particular way. Frederic Malle was inspired for Carnal Flower during his visits to California, where everything smells like gardenia and tuberose.
Dominique Ropion worked on development of the formula for more than two years. The perfume contains a larger dose of tuberose absolute than any other perfume. The composition opens with heavy, green notes of citrus leaves and branches. As tuberose develops, the green nuance passes into a note of camphora, which softens the opulent flowers unintrusively. Fruity nuances of melon and coconut add light and slightly gourmet sound to the composition and do not attract attention.
The muse for this perfume was Frederic Malle’s aunt, famous actress Candice Bergen, who acted in the movie Carnal Knowledge with Jack Nicholsonom.
The perfume was created in 2005.
The top notes contain: bergamot, melon and eucalyptus. The middle notes include: ylang-ylang, jasmine, tuberose, Salicylates (natural, toxic product of herbal origin, a sort of a herbal feromone which is used by plants as a warning). The base encompasses: tuberose absolute, orange blossom absolute, coconut and musk.
License Info: Frederic Malle Carnal Flower sample is a hand decanted sample from the original licensed design house fragrance. This item is not a licensed design house product. The customer will receive the original fragrance hand poured into a sterile vial. Scent Split is not affiliated with, endorsed, sponsored or supported by the design house in any manner. Scent Split is not in any way affiliated with Frederic Malle. All perfume samples and decants are hand decanted into glass sprayable atomizers for 2ml, 5ml, 9ml and 30ml bottles and glass dabber vials into 1ml samples from the original fragrances by the original brands and sent to you carefully so that you can enjoy small quantities of fragrances you've been wanting to try and weren’t otherwise able to.
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To me it did not work well on my skin. It just did not smell modern or young.
I love this perfume, I just wish it werent so expensive, it would be my full time choice.
Carnal Flower smells like the centre of the most aromatic and rich bouquet, or like a pile of clippings of the filaments and stigmas. The scent is very floral but it is powerful and bold enough to be unmistakably unisex.
Carnal Flower is remarkable on its own, but can also be elevated when blended with the right fragrance. I love to mix this with Tom Ford Tuscan Leather. It also blends well with most of the Le Labo line, having a similar pungency but floral from top to bottom.
Absolutely recommend trying a sample. I got a 1ml sample and immediately ordered more, and I mean immediately.
Literally go to TJ Maxx or Marshall’s ... go to the bath and body section, pick up any body soap.. and this is the smell you will get. Overpriced.
To me this scent is light but alluring. It's fresh and flowery but not overwhelming. I don't think it lasts a long time but I could still smell it slightly 12 hours later. Perfect for me as many perfumes give me a headache, but not this one.