by Allyson Portee
  • 1 minute read
  • October 28, 2019
Exclusive: Parfums De Marly Founder Julien Sprecher Reveals The Secret Behind His Latest Fragrance

French maison Parfums de Marly recently launched its newest luxury fragrance Kalan in Dubai with an evening awash in color and charisma. The brand boasts a stellar mix of niche fragrances, and Kalan is no different. Spritz this unisex perfume and it has a subtle fragrance at first, but then opens up with sparkling notes of black pepper, orange blossom, lavender, white sandalwood, moss and precious wood.

The creative force behind Parfums de Marly, Julien Sprecher, is a seasoned perfume connoisseur. Launching Parfums de Marly in 2009, he didn’t just walk into the perfume industry. He grew up as an industry insider, as his father was affiliated with the House of Guerlain in the Middle East. Julien developed his own love of perfumes while working in his family’s distribution company in Asia and the Middle East, before launching his own brand.

“When I create a perfume, I want it to be round with clear, seductive top notes and and an immediately-discernible base. The harmony between the materials and the accords creates this olfactory music that’s the signature of our 26th fragrance, Kalan,” he tells Villa 88. The bold red bottle that houses Kalan is made for someone who loves exhilaration. “For Parfums de Marly, Kalan represents a homecoming, it captures the reason why our customers are loyal to us. You can be both strong and sensitive. You can love classic perfumery while being modern,” says Julien.

“This highly recognizable fragrance is easily adopted. It enhances the skin it comes into contact with, and that’s a characteristic of quality materials.” And that’s the beauty of Kalan, the kind that makes it a must-have on your dresser.

You can find Kalan and other Perfum de Marly fragrances at Marly Boutique, Galeries Lafayette and Bloomingdales at The Dubai Mall; Harvey Nichols in the Mall of the Emirates; Tryano in Yas Mall; and Perfume Bay in the Abu Dhabi Marina Mall.

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