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Eau De Magnolia Frederic Malle for women and men

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Eau De Magnolia by Frederic Malle is a Floral fragrance for women and men. This is a new fragrance. Eau De Magnolia was launched in 2014. The nose behind this fragrance is Carlos Benaim. Top note is calabrian bergamot; middle notes are magnolia, vetiver and patchouli; base notes are cedar, moss and amber.

Perfume rating: 3.92 out of 5 with 135 votes.

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Calabrian bergamot

Middle Notes
Magnolia Vetiver Patchouli

Base Notes
Cedar Moss Amber

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Eau De Magnolia Fragrance Reviews

Exenidi
Exenidi

Oh how much I love it! For spring , summer - what an uplifting fresh green and sophisticated cologne :-) very feminine - the feeah sweetness that lasts and lasts ... Proseco for the nose:-) on a sunny day

May
21
2016
gneerowblack
gneerowblack

It smells like lemon pledge in the beginning. It eventually leads to some sort of sappy flowery soapy smell. It is surprisingly basic in composition. I dont think it is bad but it is very basic. It is not, in my opinion, worth the high price tag.

Jan
12
2016
querelle
querelle

Well, magnolia or not, this is a brilliant eau de cologne with a blast from the past and an impact on the future. It's superbly elegant, flirtisiously ambitious and mostly full of pure, undiluted joy. Wears amazingly well with a laissez faire attitude and brings light to any space the wearer occupies. And it just makes me violently happy!
Thank you mr Benaim..

Oct
21
2015
lilalina
lilalina

Opens very light, fresh with the bergamot, settles into an peppery magnolia scent, slightly old-fashioned, soft, creamy. Definitely feminine, very classic.

Jun
22
2015
wetland
wetland

یک عطر که با عنوان یونیسکس معرفی شده اما به نظر من کاملا زنانست .

May
30
2015
slapdash
slapdash

Eau de Magnolia belongs to my entirely made-up category of 'jungle floral'.

The image is of a hypothetical magnolia that exists under a rainforest canopy after a heavy downpour, and a sticky/steamy/hazy quality that pervades the surroundings - but absent of a corresponding density and lushness. I'm guessing this was entirely deliberate on the part of Carlos Benaim in order to impart a greater sense of airiness to proceedings.

It’s mostly a pared-down green scent with light citrus and indeterminate earthy elements.

Had I posted this review six months ago I would have been crying foul. Perhaps it's simply because I hold the Frederic Malle house to a higher standard, but Eau de Magnolia felt too safe, too pedesterian, too inconspicuous.

Having spent more time with it I've come to accept its unfussy nature, a fragrance you can take at face value and wear without bother.

In other words, ideal for warm weather. Has good endurance too.

Apr
21
2015
ramin1215
ramin1215

معمولا کارهای خنک و تابستانی کارهای این برند مخاطب زیادی ندارد به نسبت کارهای گرم و فصل سرد ، حال چه عطار کار کلود النا باشد یا کارلوس بنیام و... این عطر ششمین تست من از مجموعه کارهای فردریک مال بوده و به نظرم در بین کارهایی که مورد تست قرار داده ام کمی ضعیف تر می باشد ، البته اثر ، اثر فوق العاده ای بوده و از همان کیفیت ، دقت و... سایر پارامترهای قبلی این برند برخوردار می باشد ، فقط رایحه ای جدید یا خاصی ارائه نمی کند .
رایحه خنک و کمی تلخ و ترش برگاموت در ابتدا باعث احساس ارامش و یک حس تمرکز در عطر میشود تا شما را اماده حضور رایحه مگنولیا نماید ، به ارامی رایحه گلی ، شیرین ملایم و چوبی ( خیلی کم رایحه این گل شبیه صندل است ، خیلی کم منتها با حسی گلی ، لطافت و ظرافت ) این رایحه به ارامی رایحه برگاموت را از بین میبرد البته برای لحظاتی و عطر کمی ملایم شیرین میشود ، ولی بعد از لحظاتی مجددا برگاموت حضور پیدا میکند ولی دیگر نه با حالت ترشی بلکه با کمی تلخی و حس چوبی در اینجا برگاموت با ترکیب با وتیور و مگنولیا حالتی چوبی گلی و خنکی را ایجاد میکند که در ابتدا حس گلی غالب بوده ولی در ادامه این حس غالب بودن رایحه مگنولیا کاسته شده .
هنر عطار اثر در این مرحله است یعنی رایحه مگنولیا در عطر شرایط بسیار جالبی دارد برای لحظاتی رایحه رایحه ای غالب ، برای لحظاتی بسیار ملایم تر و خنک تر شده و حالتی چوبی و کمی ته بوی مرکباتی پیدا میکند . قابل شرح نیست این لحظات عطر بسیار ظریف و با لطافت و در عین حال با وقار و متین ، رایحه ای که شبیه این اثر باشد البته برای لحظاتی در اواسط عمر Hermes Terre d'Hermes Eau Tres Fraiche این رایحه قابل استشمام است با حالتی گلی و ان هم مگنولیا ، یعنی همان حالت چوبی و حالت مرکباتی اثر را کاسته و به جای ان مگنولیا اضافه نمایید . رایحه ای نزدیک به این عطر خواهد بود ، البته تا حدود کمی ، رایحه تق بسیار ملایم ولی این اثر قدرتمند و با کارکتری قوی تر خواهد بود .
حس عطر : همچون رنگ سفید و صورتی مگنولیا ( بغیر از رنگ زرد ) بسیار ارامش بخش ، ملایم ، لطیف ، همچون نگاه کردن به اسمان ابی با خنکی علفهای سبز و نسیم خنک و صورتی گلها.

Mar
31
2015
Arabian Knight
Arabian Knight

Fresh, crisp, waxy, lemony magnolia. That's it.

Uplifting, breezy simplicity, perfect for Spring.

Feb
16
2015
henri345que
henri345que

There is always the danger of giving a too realistic name to the composition, the one of not meeting the user expectations about his/her idead of the element that names the perfume. From what i have been seeing from comments i have read, this is a problem that happened with Frederic Malle Eau de Magnolia. I read critiques about its citrus aspect, it's lemon overdose, and this instigate me to search for the gas cromatographic analysis of the elements the flower exudes.From what is described, i think that the perfumer who created Eau de Magnolia was very literal with its smell. the flower is rich in chemical compounds that would give her a citrus, green, herbal aroma, with a green bitter lemony rose nuance (probably due the high percentual of geraniol). And it's exactly this way that this fragrance start on my skin; little by little, it makes the transition to a more creamy floral, with the white floral idea enchanced here, a transition from a magnolia aroma to something like jasmine or honeysuckle. In this point i notice that there is a very classic inspiration on this creation: Eau de Magnolia revisits the citrus floral chypre cold structure of Cristalle Chanel (specially in the EDP version), giving it a greener aura and putting more emphasis on the citrus side of the idea. To me, it's the kind of sober and elegant floral chypre that is not much made anymore and that impresses me due its harmony in its aroma, not strong neither delicate, and its great technical aspect, good diffusion on skin.Altough its critiques, i think it's a very well successful Frederic Malle.

Jan
19
2015
drakecito
drakecito

Magnificent creation of Carlos Benaim, for Frederic Malle's Maison.

It's like a classic "Eau de Cologne", fresh, sparkling, refreshing with citrus opening and of course with magnolia floral note as its centerpiece.

Again, it is very fresh so no dense and very powerful perfume is expected. It is also somewhat linear. In its half-finals, can be detected notes of vetiver and patchouli, rather light but well perceptible.

The sillage is rather moderate (which does not seem bad) with good longevity, for the style of fragrance that is (more than 6-7 hours on my skin).

The quality and "naturalness" in the components is outstanding.

It is a simple fragrance, with few notes and cheerful, which can lead perfectly with jeans and shirt. It really is the style of fragrance that best fits me my personal taste.

Love it !!!

Jan
11
2015
lisa o
lisa o

I was really looking forward to a green Magnolia. Especially by Malle it promised a lot...

The first blast is fine, a vivid floral (rosy/woody/oakmoss/bergamot), then there comes a well tempered but unsurprising cedar&oakmoss-driven quite sweet middle part and dry down. It doesn't develop much, instead it gets flat, though it stays intensive without much complexity.

It feels, as if FM had wished for a "Cologne de Magnolia" that has more lasting power than a normal citrus cologne....
It indeed has, but for my nose, swapped for a lack of a natural playful- and vividness.
Obviously Head Space is, from a scientific viewpoint, an interesting method, but I miss the suave, deep and above all comforting sound of a natural flower material. First thing to say is, that there are many species of magnolia trees...
The magnolia flower material destilled in my collection (Michelia alba) is touching because it is soft&sweet but still complex and edgy, a bit like flower-jam, but still it is very different from the real smell. And I must confess, it has some disturbing facets, that I have difficulties with (it's scratchy...and I haven't found out yet, how to combine it).

So I perfectly understand the wish to capture the undistilled scent of the flower.
The magnolia tree that you would meet in France (the grandiflorum one) exudes a hyper-receptibly strong, fresh, vibrant, totally divine scent.
Eau de Magnolia tries to clearly mimic the latter, which I recognized passing by old trees in Le Mans. It actually feels a bit like a technical reference, a good one, but without the magic of complexity and this strange suddenness that the flower has. So maybe I have to simply skip the idea of magnolia.
But then, for me, it competes in the section of green & vivid, hybrids between chypres and colognes, where Mito and Cristalle are the more interesting choices.
It will be fine on hot summer days, though.

Oct
11
2014
tubereuse
tubereuse

Very green & zippy to start, I get a tangy bergamot and grapefruit skin with a under layer of vetiver & warm patchouli. Maybe a fleeting hint of magnolia, it’s too short to tell! Long lasting, very strong and nice. Big like, not sure if it’s a love yet...trying again!

EDIT > after repeated wearings this week, well, i’m big time in looooooove. There’s a something something. A joyful, bright & complex floral citrus. Hard to put into words, it’s just gorgeous and smells really divine after warming on the skin and especially left on clothes! Oh no, yet another want...thank you, thank you FM :)

EDIT 2 > well now, this is a new top fave. Lemony, citrusy, uplifting, fresh and joyful. Lemon and bergamot intermingling beautifully & highlighting the soaring notes of magnolia. I get you now dear magnolia and promise to love you forever! As for the patchouli, vetiver and oak moss base, they are mellow and to me, are there but not too strong and just right (great because some patchouli & vetiver are usually stingy to my nose!).

Sep
06
2014
Michael1962
Michael1962

Tried this recently and would concur with the opinion that its nice but just ok.
The opening few minutes I can detect the bergamot and the subtle magnolia jockeying for position.Cannot readily detect any twists and turns in the mid notes,like vetiver,oakmoss etc, to compliment the subdued and cautious opening stanza which is more the pity as it needs some sort of variation.
I found it rather linear and lacking the wow factor and stamina of other Malle perfumes such as Geranium Pour Monsieur,French Lover and Carnal Flower to name a few.
This is more a light,read lightweight, white floral with not much else going on and indeed it may smell amazing on others but unfortunately not for me.

Sep
01
2014
alberto1964
alberto1964

Eau De Magnolia is elegant, beautifully snug, warm and intoxicating. The magnolia in all its glory. Eau De Magnolia is the confirmation of the seriousness of the Maison Frederic Malle, coming out with a new amazing scent each year. Infact it is not possible do, as many blazoned perfume houses, churning out dozens of generic perfumes per year, however also very expensive, and pass them off as masterpieces! A round of applause to Malle.

Aug
29
2014
Mimmi
Mimmi

No, this magnolia is not sweet or creamy. Its airy, green, paired with vetiver and bergamot for a fresh cologne vibe - just like the name indicates. From the base peeps old style moss and patch, but the amber that is there gives enough sweetness to soften the green and accentuate the delicate flower. The mastery is in the balance, and I respectfully but totally disagree with reviewers finding it generic.
It's isn't as" dramatic" as some of Malles showstoppers, but I believe it will find it's followers in time. Could easily be worn as a daily treat as someones signature. Good lasting power as well. To me, it's qualities gives me the same feeling as Vetyver pour Elle (which I love). Wish I had a bottle already!

Aug
26
2014
jubal
jubal

This is one that you have to try a few times before reviewing. The first application I just didn't smell much at all, but by the third try it bloomed in all its glory and glorious it is indeed.

An extremely feminine fragrance it is soft and intimate and definitely headed onto my fb wishlist!

Jul
11
2014
joyjoy
joyjoy

BTW, Fueguia has a really nice magnolia fragrance in their line-Agua Magnoliana. Might be worth a sample from Luckyscent if you're looking for a more true magnolia scent.

Jul
10
2014
joyjoy
joyjoy

I like the Jurassic Flower room spray so much better. This starts of quite citrusy and moves to magnolia (faint) in the heart notes & a woody dry down. The moss is nice but you only smell it (again faintly) in the top & mid notes. To be fair, I tested this on paper only but I wasn't impressed, particularly with the dry down which happened pretty quickly. This also contains BHT which I avoid in my perfumes, skincare, food, etc so I guess I'm glad I didn't fall in love with it.

Jul
10
2014
Alex1984
Alex1984

I've been testing Eau de Magnolia for the past week and I understand why the majority of reviewers is disappointed. I too was expecting a richer interpretation of magnolia. Something creamier perhaps. But the truth is that what you get is a cologne-ish version of magnolia, done in a luminous way. It's sparkling. It's something that I believe could have been created in the 70s as a very elegant eau. What you get here is a very smooth magnolia, drenched in bergamot and vetiver, providing an uplifting sensation to hot days but also balmy nights. Don't expect more because you will more likely be disappointed. Malle is known for making his florals light, like Lys, Carnal Flower.. But approach with an open mind and you will get a sparkling summer floral, with a very decent longevity and sillage. (Around 8 hours on my super dry skin)
Bottom line, like I said elsewhere, Carlos Benaïm has done with his magnolia what Rodrigo Flores did for Arquiste with gardenia for Boutonnière n°7, take a floral with a prominent and intense smell and turn it into a cologne version. If you're looking for a more creamy magnolia I'd suggest Goutal's Un matin d'Orage in the new edp. There you will find a magnolia done in a similar vein to Le Labo's interpretation of lily in Lys 41; creamy and sensual with a hint of vanilla dessert. For me, there is room for both magnolias as each one offers a glimpse to different aspects of the flower.

Jul
01
2014
LadyMurasaki
LadyMurasaki

What a great disappointment. I had expected the magnolia note to have prominence, but to my nose, it smells mostly of bergamot, white flowers, patchouli and vetiver. No magnolia, not even a whiff. Comparisons with Acqua di Parma's Magnolia Nobile therefore baffle me.

Jun
30
2014
Konst.
Konst.

I couldn't resist and aquired a FB of this beauty.
I sprayed it on my silk summer dress and now I am wearing magnolia petals.
Love!

Jun
17
2014
christianne1
christianne1

First let me say I am a HUGE Frederic Malle fan and have been greatly anticipating this release. Several of my all time favorites are from FM. But Magnolia is a total and complete disappointment. How does a house that released such epic fragrances such as Portrait of a Lady and Musc Ravageur put out such a snoozer?

Magnolia smells like nondescript perfume. It smells like a generic "perfume" smell...you know, when you know someone is wearing perfume but it is so uninteresting and mediocre that it brings absolutely nothing to mind? Not good, not bad...not....anything.

And where on earth is the Magnolia? I am from the south and see Magnolia trees and smell their blossoms daily and I am just having trouble locating the magnolia in this. It smells like generic white flowers and citrus on a woody moss base...that goes incognito.

I was expecting Magnolia to be to magnolias what En Passant is to lilacs. Authentic and believable yet with a twist of something in the base and dry down. But seriously, this has absolutely no wow factor or anything to catch your attention (or anyone else). If I want a magnolia/mixed white flower fragrance I had rather go with L'Instant. At least there is something moderately interesting about it.

Maybe it is just personal preference but I am totally not feeling this one. I think I will go spray some POAL to restore my faith.

Jun
16
2014
rockegg
rockegg

Magnolia flowers smell fantastic and I had high hopes this would smell more like fresh magnolia than it does because of the name. That's the first bit of bad news. The second bit is the opening is somewhat like lemon Pledge. Having said that, this is a fresh, sweet scent that turns arguably masculine.

Jun
12
2014
Lily2911
Lily2911

I was normally going to buy it, because i really wanted to have a pretty magnolia floral. It is a beautiful hesperidic, green magnolia chypre interpretation : don't expect a lush magnolia, no it opens very citrusy (bergamot, grapefruit) and what you get is an "abstract" almost ethereal magnolia, more the aroma's from the early blooming flower buds, green, crisp, rather than the rich intoxicating scent of full blooming magnolia's. The reason why i changed my mind finally is that it reminded me a lot to Cartier Baiser Vole, even if they don't share at all the same notes, at least on my skin, it sounds weird i know. A very unexpected twist indeed and i ended to buy another beautiful magnolia, the Annick Goutal's "Un matin d'orage" but that is a different story :-). To conclude, it is a very nice fragrance and if i did not have 2 Cartier Baiser Vole family members, i would have bought it.

Jun
07
2014
maggierides
maggierides

Just tried this at the shop on Madison Avenue. I wore Chanel Cristalle in high school and college and it just doesn't work for me anymore, Jo Malone Orange Blossom for the past few years, but that also was not working on me. This is a more sophisticated and elegant alternative - the way I wanted Cristalle to smell on me with the freshness of Orange Blossom (even though there is none in the fragrance) plus it smells a bit like Jurassic room spray which I adore. Mostly it's just making me happy - now I just have to pay for it.

Jun
04
2014
soleia
soleia

I tested this yesterday at Liberty London - they have a tester bottle there.

I am afraid I am not sure what magnolia smells like, so I cannot compare it to the real thing. At first it goes on all fresh green floral, it even has an aquatic facet. While it was very pretty, I was not too impressed, I even found it a bit sharp . But two hours later, oh wow: the wood and oakmoss come out; it's still nothing heavy, but it is oh so gorgeous! I found it reminded me of Cristalle, although they smell differently; they share the feel.
I am not sure about sillage, but longevity was great: I could still smell it on my wrist 8 hours later after a hectic day traveling. Iris Poudre which I had tested on my other wrist was long gone by then.
Eau de Magnolia is just lovely. It is definitely a late spring/summer scent. Would not splash out on a bottle now, but who knows? It may be in the future.

Edit: I am now enjoying my 2 ml sample and have been testing more thoroughly All of the above are still valid, just wanted to confirm that on me the longevity is indeed great, even on very hot and humid days.

May
24
2014
joyjoy
joyjoy

Can't wait to try this! The same perfumer did FM's Jurassic Flower room spray which I love. Sounds like it might be similar. Wonder when Barney's will get this.

May
21
2014
Dinkum
Dinkum

I smelled it in COW perfumerie in Stockholm a fortnight ago. Did not know what it was then; the sales persons just said that this was to be a new scent from Frederic Malle. But refused point blank to name either the nose nor the name of or the notes of the perfume.

I could not make out what kind of flower it was, but it smelled kinda "pure white flowers". Not powdery at all, but kind of "moist or wet" it you get my drift. A little bit lemony, but without any acidity in it.

Yes Lisa o, green vegetal magnolia fits the bill I think (although I couldn´t make out what kind of flower when i first smelled it. Magnolias do differ in scent; some more lemony, some with more or less scent).

In retrospect, might remind a bit of Chanel Beige...?

Apr
25
2014
lisa o
lisa o

a green vegetal magnolia is something I'd really like to wear...hope it is like that!
the headspace method makes me curious, I know how essential oils of magnolia flower and leaves smell, very sweet, narcotic even, a bit fruity, like jam with green and leafy aspects- different than the fresh flower.
this headspace magnolia is obviously then not about the distilled material of the flower but kind of a puzzle of the combination of fragrant molecules the real, fresh flower exudes. so, should be a light and fragile side of magnolia and more aquatic than the essential oil...

Apr
24
2014

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