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Frédéric Malle for Liberty London

Frédéric Malle for Liberty London

The perfumer was granted unlimited access to the store's print archives


Image: Frédéric Malle for Liberty London

Now his Editions de Parfums have been stocked at Liberty for five years straight, Parisian perfumer Frédéric Malle is celebrating with an exclusive collection for the famous store. In order to inspire him, Malle was granted unlimited access to the company's extensive archive of fabrics and wallpapers. After making an initial selection from the designs in London (basing his choices purely on synesthesia – his ability to match scent with colour), the Liberty conservation team sent the edit to New York to be refined and turned into limited edition packaging for each fragrance.

The result is a highly covetable set of 18 diverse prints, dating from the late 1700s right through to 1990.

Our pick comes in the form of the famous 'Lipstick Rose' fragrance, a composition inspired by the scent of powder and lipstick from the boudoir, packaged in a rectangular box scattered with rose petals.

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