A 1950s prophetic masterpiece that was kept hidden for half a century for being ahead of its time, worn only by the perfumer’s wife, until now. Prune fuses the modernity of cucumber and melon notes with the elegant classicism of rose and jasmine, blurring the perfume to the point of obscurity and rendering its ingredients unidentifiable. Magnificent in her mystery.
Alcohol Denat., Fragrance (Parfum), Water/Aqua/Eau, Limonene, Linalool, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Eugenol, Geraniol, Cinnamyl Alcohol, Citronellol, Hydroxycitronellal, Benzyl Benzoate, Citral, Anise Alcohol, Benzyl Alcohol, Farnesol, Benzyl Salicylate, Bht, Tocopherol, Bha, Undecylenic Acid.
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Edmond Roudnitska is remembered today as one of the most important perfumers in history: as a "perfumer composer" and the inventor of modern perfumery. His encounter in the 1950s with Serge Heftler-Louiche, the founder of Parfums Christian Dior and Frédéric Malle’s grandfather, was decisive. Together they created many legendary perfumes: Diorella, Eau Fraîche, Diorissimo… Later came the most famous of all, Eau Sauvage, whose launch coincided with the public’s recognition of Edmond as the first “nose” of the perfume industry.
Edmond Roudnitska began his career as a chemist at Roure Bertrand Dupont, where he developed an encyclopedic knowledge of natural and synthetic raw materials. This breadth of knowledge enabled him to develop the distinctive minimalist style that was so ahead of its time, and that led to his legendary, secret masterpiece, Le Parfum de Thérèse. Only she, his wife, was allowed to wear it; but as a token of their shared family history, and as a sign of appreciation for his nascent Editions de Parfums, she entrusted the formula to Frédéric Malle after Edmond Roudnitska’s death.
Editions de Parfums Frédéric Malle is a publishing house for the industry’s very best Perfume Designers. Its goal is to push the limits of perfume creation and elevate perfumery to a whole new artistic level.
As a perfume expert, Mr. Malle handpicks perfumers whose work is changing the face of the industry. As their editor, he guides them individually through their creative process to ensure that they are always transcending their limits. Together, they create works of art that represent the best of each olfactive category: the great classics of tomorrow.