Yes Virginia, there is a Santa Claus. His name is Frederic Malle

Yes Virginia, there is a Santa Claus. His name is Frederic Malle

By Deborah Fulsang

Fragrance freaks, geeks, enthusiasts, connoisseurs and fans take note. If you haven’t yet spoiled yourself in this annual gifting season, wait no more. Frederic Malle offers up these ultimate boxed sets to sate your every scent fantasy.

This 12-vial selection includes a dozen of the French perfumer’s superlative toilettes, from Musc Ravageur and Vétiver Extraordinaire to Géranium Pour Monsieur and French Lover. There’s something to suit you and every discerning, fragrance-loving Renaissance man in your inner circle.

Malle has assembled a dozen of the brand’s most glamorous and refined scents in this feminine-focused collection. From the lilac-laced En Passant to the super-femme Carnal Flower and Portrait Of A Lady, this olfactory array will please the perfume-devoted woman who would no sooner leave the house unscented than fly to the proverbial moon.

This Frederic Malle collector’s edition includes all 18 of the house’s fragrances in neatly packaged mini-flacons and dismisses any strictness of gender stereotyping as any man or woman with a passion for perfume will truly swoon.

(And just because, here is the text from the original letter to Virginia in The New York Sun, 1897. So inspiring.)

Frederic Malle Coffrets are available at, and

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Deborah Fulsang has spent the last two decades as a journalist covering news and trends in the worlds of style—in fashion and beauty, design and décor, food and entertaining. Her long-held love of fragrance led her to launch The Whale & The Rose, a destination for all things perfume-related. Now, when she indulges in a crazy-expensive bottle of fragrance, she can do so guilt-free. Well almost. It’s all in the name of research after all.