Max Mara Le Parfum ~ new fragrance

MaxMara Le ParfumMax Mara will launch Max Mara Le Parfum, a new fragrance for women, next February. As seems to be the recent trend, Le Parfum promises to feminize a masculine fragrance ingredient, in this case, nutmeg.

Created by Firmenich nose Vincent Schaller, 60% of MaxMara Le Parfum is composed of five different musks, including one in its top notes, which is rare. The key nutmeg ingredient is also joined by mirabelle plum and floral notes including Moroccan rose essence, jasmine essence and tiaré flower, while woody elements include sandalwood and lime tree.

Max Mara Le Parfum will be available in 30, 50 and 90 ml Eau de Parfum and in a matching bath line. (quote via cosmeticnews, additional information via

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  1. Anonymous says:

    this one sounds interesting…will have to wait and see

  2. Anonymous says:

    Hmmm. The bottle looks like a “weapon of mass fumigation.”


  3. Anonymous says:

    Sounds…musky. Dumb newbie question regarding 5 different musks: how different do they smell? I'm only familar with the cheap stuff from high school (skin and wild musk).

    *I kind of love the bottle, it looks like a drawing of a perfume bottle made 3-d for a dollhouse.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Could be really nice. I love nutmeg.

  5. Anonymous says:

    LOL — really? I don't mind it except that I don't much care for bottles that don't stand up.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Even those “musks” were probably blends of different synthetics. I'm not very knowledgeable on the subject of synthetic musk, except that they can smell quite different, and of course, some people can't smell some of them — so I understand they often include more than one to cover all the bases.

  7. Anonymous says:

    I like the looks of the bottle, at least from here, but I can see having a devil of a time figuring out how to store it without it falling on the floor. As for musks, I used to think I liked them, but nowadays I am wary of anything that is too much of the body. Do you consider Kiehl's musk to be a typical musk or no?

  8. Anonymous says:

    I think you're just supposed to lay it flat, and that the larger size comes w/ a stand (which I would think would be more annoying than laying it flat).

    Kiehls isn't a straight up musk IIRC (not that there are many such things) — it has lots of vanilla and patch in addition to floral notes. It is probably “darker” (and stronger) than your standard “musk fragrance”.

  9. Anonymous says:

    Thanks, that helps make some sense of it.

  10. Anonymous says:

    Thanks for the musk info, that helps. I did read elsewhere today that Kiehl's is more of a patchouli (spelling?) than a real musk, despite the name. I like Kiehl's – is that horribly tacky of me?

    And the stand for the big bottle does sound terrifically annoying! I can envision trying to get it to stand up on a day I have PMS, and end up throwing it out the window (and I haven't even seen it yet).

  11. Anonymous says:

    Oh, I don't think it is a tacky scent at all. I'm not a huge patch fan, but if I was, I can see liking it.

    On the stand: yep. It should either lie down or stand up on its own :-)

  12. Anonymous says:

    Didn't realize nutmeg is masculine. The notes appeal to me.

  13. Anonymous says:

    Now you know :-)

  14. Anonymous says:

    I love this comment !!!! weapons of mass fumigation ? I am laughing out loud… but I find the perfume to be nice for officewear though a little boring to be used daily :)

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