Guest post by EmmaKate
Hello hello fumies,
It is EmmaKate here to spoil you with fragrance for Christmas. One the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me a bottle of Lys Mediteranee… from Frederic Malle. 🙂 This particular fragrance appeals to me because of the fresh white flowers, sea water and green spice make this feminine without being at all cloying.
Lys Mediterranee by Frederic Malle 2000
Image from Fragrantica.
Fragrantica lists the notes for this scent as
Top: sea water and ginger
Heart: angelica, orange blossom, lotus and lily
Base: vanilla and musk.
When I spray Lys Mediterranee by Frederic Malle it takes me to a beach side cliff where the white flowers grow. I feel the sun on my back with a cool breeze playing through my hair. It is like I an escape to a place we would all rather be. It is the scent I could see myself wearing on my wedding day. Something fresh, beautiful, floaty, a little bit mysterious and long lasting, it makes me smile and lends a sense of contentment.
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It opens with a burst of lily with a true green edge, mellows out to let the sweetness shine through and becomes a mysterious blend upon dry down, almost powdery, yet not at all. Lys Mediterranee by Frederic Malle wears incredibly well on me and I am a renowned scent “drinker”. This is such a clean fragrance. I want to spray this in the middle of summer when I have come from the extreme humidity inside and don’t feel like a shower.
This composition is an interesting choice, the combination of such fresh smells such as ginger and sea water combined with the white flowers makes sense, even the white flowers combined with the grounding warmth of vanilla and musk, it is the idea of these three together that gets me every time. The warmth and cool freshness is an interesting mix. To combine the ultimate in freshness, sea water, with the warmth of vanilla, is what truly sets this fragrance apart from all other lily fragrances.
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Further reading PerfumeShrine and Olfactoria’sTravels
FredericMalle site 50ml/115euro
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I hope you enjoy Lys Mediterranee by Frederic Malle as much as I do, or know someone in your life who will.
Have a very Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays 🙂
14 thoughts on “Lys Mediterranee by Edouard Flechier for Frederic Malle 2000”
Thank you for doing a lovely review of one of my all time faves! I absolutely adore this. A beautiful spicy green lily. The best lily soliflore in my opinion. Ive drained 2 big bottles despite dozens of other fumes in my collection.
I’m so glad you enjoyed it! It is probably my only lily love 🙂 that is probably because it comes up much spicier on my skin!
Continue to drain away- never leave a true love….
As always a great choice EmmaKate. excellent reading.
Thank you Lady Portia!
I’m glad you enjoyed it!!
Once upon a time, I used to have a booklet where I would record my thoughts about perfumes (not many) and I would like to share what I wrote about Lys Mediterranee, which is not too far from your review! Fresh and floral. Reminds me of the warmth of a summer evening on the beach refreshed by sea breeze which mixes with a beautiful Lys blossom by the beach. The beach empties and waves are fresh and blu. When dusk arrives there’s a dinner, in a beach shelter with lanters decorating it. People are wearing white linen clothes. There a wooden terrace with a couple of sofas facing the sea and there is a stone wall which is still warm.
A surrounding freshness.
Lovely and evoking scent. Thanks for talking about it!
Andrea, that is a gorgeous post!
Thank you for sharing that with us. I agree it is such a white clothing, beachside thought invoking scent.
Thanks for reading and sharing!
I just wished I kept writing about all my perfume ”encounters”… too bad!
Question: do you think this could be a unisex fragrance?
This could definitely be a unisex scent. Scent in general has become so fluid, anything goes these days.
I really want to try this, not only as another perfume junkie but also because I love lily scents. Unfortunately, Mr. Lutens and I do not seem to have a great relationship, longevity wise. Or sillage wise, either! Like you, my body chemistry makes me a perfume “drinker.” How long did Lys Mediterranee last on you, if I may ask? And what was its sillage?
I find this fragrance wears very well on. As for sillage I have no idea!! It’s not something I think about or make note of, I will have to next time I wear it and report back!!
It’s definitely worth a try though 🙂
Its a very lovely scent but sadly , when it hits my skin it goes strange 😦
I turn almost every single fragrance into something it’s not- at least it doesn’t happen to the men around me…ha! Sorry, bad joke!
What I tend to do is spray said scent onto my clothing or a scarf and wear it that way! I know it’s not ideal but a solution none the less 🙂
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