Frederic Malle Launches an Oud-Inspired Perfume in Dubai

Entitled ‘The Night’, the fragrance is bespoke parfumer Dominique Ropion’s first composition for Editions de Parfums Frederic Malle. It is composed of Oud, making it a perfume suited to the Middle East region.




Last month, Bloomingdale’s – Dubai launched the new Editions de Parfums Frédéric Malle counter, which features the original series of fragrances from Editions de Parfums in addition to an exclusive Oud blend entitled The Night by Dominique Ropion.


The first composition for Editions de Parfums Frédéric Malle, ‘The Night’ is a fragrance that speaks the language of Middle Eastern per­fume. “My desire to seek out true Oriental scents has driven me to conduct numerous trips to the Middle East over the years, as well as to open an Editions de Parfums in Dubaï,” says Malle. “Last year it was in this invigorating Arabic jewel of a city that Dominique Ropion and I met to continue our studies, in hopes of finding inspiration for our new collaboration. After returning from Dubaï, Dominique and I ex­perimented thoroughly with the ideas we had gathered on our trip: together we worked to unravel the exotic beauty of the Orient, one scent at a time.”

Unlike perfumes called Oud which contain at best a trace of this precious raw material, if any, The Night is built on an unprecedented proportion of Oud from India which Domi­nique has mixed with a generous amount of Turkish Rose and Amber.

The fragrance is available at Bloomingdale’s Dubai at The Dubai Mall. Customers can purchase the fragrance from 12 November for AED 4,800 for 100ml.