Bottled travel writings

Alexandre Marc is a niche perfume brand and a designer label in the truest and finest sense of the term. Through his olfactory creations, Alexandre Marc writes the chapters of a story seen by this perfumer as a journey of discovery. These fragrances bring memories or dreams of the East to life—subtle hints of incredible, peaceful landscapes and moments where time stood still.

These precious fragrances tell a story that makes your spirit soar. This olfactory tale is split into eight chapters or unique perfume creations: four for men and four for women. The perfumer takes us on his journeys—from crossing a Moroccan rose field to waking up in the smooth folds of India’s jasmine, feeling the wind caressing the oceans and moving to the rhythm of the cedar forest.

Each new creation has a unique sensitivity and unforgettable character deeply committed to the abundance and magic of its arrangement.

Narrative ingrédients and olfactory precision

Marc Alexandre is a fantasy traveller who sets off to source the rarest of ingredients and the raw materials scattered across the world by nature.

Each fragrance is crafted like a jewel—an ornament for the skin where the ingredient comes into its own. Each essence is like a colourful stone that finds its niche among the others. A note must shine or remain in the background, enhance the qualities of other materials, respond to them as an echo, or build on them. A fragrance is thus faceted, like a cut diamond. Alexandre Marc’s approach is to put the ingredients in their rightful place to ensure they blossom to full effect when in contact with the skin, thus showcasing their best qualities.

The art of olfactory precision

The traditional raw materials are reinvented by the art of mixing. Alexandre Marc chooses the best raw materials and the finest essences, mixing them in line with a French manufacturing process to respect for their fragility.

The creative process is slow, considered and precise. Mixing with alcohol remains a highly artistic procedure which serves to protect the fragility of the ingredients which are liable to become damaged if handled roughly. The scents are poured into elegant glass bottles, which sometimes reveal colours derived from natural substances.

Alexandre Marc’s perfume creations are to be instantly adopted as firm favourites and cherished like wonderful love stories. From the perfumer, they become the hallmark of those who choose them.

Perfumes for her

Alexandre Marc for HER – Chapter I

This fragrance bursts open in a moment of pure fruity sweetness. There are floral scents in there too! The note is crunchy with the upbeat mandarin and a sharp hint of red berries. The sugar introduces a tang while an abundant plum makes an appearance, accompanied by ever-elegant and joyful lily of the valley. A sweetness sets in and the musk brings a smile to the lips and a serenity to the composition. This fragrance is a moment of uncomplicated happiness. It offers a real sense of insouciance with its sweet character, like a comforting caress across the skin.

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Alexandre Marc for HER – Chapter II

The radiant top notes of this fragrance underline its strong presence from the beginning. The velvety peach leaves a powdery cloud on the vibrant middle notes of the composition while the zesty mandarin soars. The majestic jasmine is experienced as a wave, softened slightly by delicate orange blossom. The base could only be patchouli to elevate the radiant jasmine which is slightly offset by the musk. The lingering scent is that of a woman who leaves an elegant trace of her presence in a room while creating a lasting impression. This fragrance instils a certain mystery and a desire to find the woman.

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Alexandre Marc LA FEMME chapitre III

We know that the rose is in her garden from the first spray with this multi-faceted fragrance. It is as though walking towards her down a path warmed by the sun and bordered by lemon trees, peach trees and flowers in full bloom, filling the air with their sweet scent. When we find the rose, she is with a lily which raises her even higher. The composition contains more than one type of rose—dark red roses, roses with fleshy petals, roses with velvety petals, and wilder varieties—for a different fragrance each time it is worn. This fragrance is like a woman slowly revealing her mysteries and secrets.

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Alexandre Marc for HER – Chapter IV

With its sumptuous effervescent citrus opening, this perfume enforces a fresh and determined character on the wearer! The lime and bergamot subtly fade away to freely showcase the middle notes of opulent feminine white flowers. The duo of star jasmine and lily of the valley sparkles with spicy, zesty notes infusing the fragrance with a real sense of freshness. Musk gently sets in for more smoothness and a pleasantly sensual note. This fragrance is a good balance between sparkling freshness and velvety softness to inspire a spirited woman who embraces her strengths and her keenly sensitive side.

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Perfumes for him

Alexandre Marc for HIM – Chapter I

The fragrance opens with a citrus haze and fruity, leafy tones for an invigorating green blend. It soars with joy, revealing gentle crunchy middle notes with an unexpected and endearing harmony of succulent apple and sea spray. Little by little, the warmth of the skin releases the base notes and the main theme. Evocative of a majestic cedar wood and dry wood, it conjures up images of lost island vegetation.

The ingredients point to a thirst for adventure and wide open spaces. They inspire wanderlust alongside the man wearing the fragrance who we can easily picture as an explorer.

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Alexandre Marc for HIM – Chapter II

This fragrance opens with an almost traditional character before giving way to a more surprising nature. The citrus, spicy tones of the top notes fade away, revealing middle notes with a woody, green zing. A secret violet radiates deliciously to add further mystery to the arrangement finished off with elegant vetiver and seductive amber.

The notes of this perfume combine great strength with infinite sweetness. This fragrance is like a sensible, solid and very endearing man.

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Alexandre Marc for HIM – Chapter III

This fragrance will turn heads with its very delicate opening. The violet blends with unusual bergamot in sophisticated top notes. The senses are intrigued by the bouquet which appears to slip away to drift on an endless expanse of water. The charm takes hold and the seemingly calm waters reveal and enhance the components of the infusion, several select spices. The journey culminates with warm and dry woody notes which bring some air to the blend of major elements.

This perfume has the temperament of fire and the wisdom of water. It will appeal to spirited characters and men who make their mark and linger in our thoughts.

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Alexandre Marc for HIM – Chapter IV

This fragrance begins at high speed through a spicy, green crescendo with a sensuous plant scent. Its middle notes are transparent and pure. The herbs in the wind do not evade us completely, accompanying strange flowers like water jasmine and the marine winds. The musk and cedar give a sweetness to the note for a very endearing creation. The notes blend harmoniously for a very enveloping creation to be worn like fine cashmere on the skin. This fragrance speaks of a serene, open man in tune with the nature he loves—a free man and modern-day romantic who likes the feel of wind on his face and clothes on his skin.

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