This just in: Frédéric Malle to publish "De l'Art du Parfum"
He is a perfume publisher. He is now also a fragrance writer. Frédéric Malle is to publish a book aptly entitled "De l'Art du Parfum" ("Of the Art of Perfume").
Having spoken with him for my own book about the way he worked with Dominique Ropion, I hope he will disclose much more about the dynamics he establishes with his authors. But for the time being, no information has filtered -- we'll know more in early December.
I am a writer and translator based in Ottawa, as well as the perfume editor for Citizen K and a writer for NEZ, the olfactive magazine. My book The Perfume Lover, A Personal History of Scent is published by Harper Collins (UK), St. Martin's Press (USA) and Penguin (Canada). The perfume linked to the book,Séville à l'aube, was composed by Bertrand Duchaufour for L'Artisan Parfumeur.