Parfums de Marly is a contemporary and luxurious fragrance brand with 35 perfumes currently available; the first was crafted in 2009 and the latest in 2021. Inspired by the age of the XVIIIth century when the most wonderful fragrances were created for Kind Louis XV to commemorate grand horse races of the time, Parfums de Marly has a regal grace and forward-thinking qualities.
A host of renowned perfume designers have collaborated with Parfums de Marly to create the iconic scents, including Francis Deleamont, Michele Saramito, Olivier Pescheux, Fabrice Pellegrin, Olivier Cresp, and Quentin Bisch. This guide will explore in detail 17 of the best and most popular fragrances by Parfums de Marly.
Best Parfums de Marly:
Launched in 2016, Layton by Parfums de Marly is a versatile, amber floral scent designed by expert perfumer Hamid Merati-Kashani for the enjoyment of both men and women. A complex myriad of vanilla, pepper, Guaiac wood, patchouli, cardamom, and sandalwood compose to form the base notes, while the middle notes are a floral bouquet of jasmine, violet, and geranium. The top notes are injected with a fruity burst of bergamot, mandarin orange, lavender, and apple.
A gloriously feminine and floral fragrance designed exclusively for women, Delina is the perfect springtime scent. Delina was launched in 2017, having been crafted by perfumer Quentin Bisch. The pink color of the bottle, which is adorned with pink tassels, reflects the feminine charms of this scent.
Base notes of cedar, incense, Haitian vetiver, and cashmeran are woody and smooth, blending beautifully with sweet floral chords of peony, musky, petals, vanilla, and Turkish rose at the heart of this scent. Top notes of nutmeg, bergamot, litchi, and rhubarb are a rich fusion of flavors.
Launched in 2012, Herod is an intense, woody perfume designed exclusively for men by Olivier Persheux. Launched in 2012, this fragrance is enhanced by aromatic, spicy undertones. Herod is the seventh perfume to be launched by the brand and soon became popular with fans of Parfums de Marly.
The striking black minimalistic bottle is symbolic of masculine power and energy. Punchy hints of pepper and cinnamon create instant impact in the top notes, followed by a mysterious blend of labdanum, osmanthus, incense, and tobacco leaf smoking at the heart. Base notes of vetiver, cedar, musk, cypriol oil, nagarmotha, and vanilla offer depth and longevity.
The sixth perfume to be launched from Parfums de Marly, Pegasus is a deeply seductive, oriental scent. Launched in 2011, this amber Fougere perfume was designed exclusively for men and is ideal to be worn during the colder autumn and winter months.
Base notes of vanilla, sandalwood, and amber are creamy and nutty, merging into powerful middle notes of jasmine, lavender, and bitter almond. The top notes are a complex, oriental combination of cumin, heliotrope, and bergamot.
5. Delina Exclusif
Launched in 2018, Delina Exclusif by Parfums de Marly is a floral bocquet of delicious aroma. Both mysterious and seductive, this luxurious scent is ideal to wear for an elegant evening occasion or to impress a lover on a romantic date. This fragrance was created by top perfumer Quentin Bisch.
A deep bed of vanilla, amber, and woody notes gently come together to form the base notes, whilst a heady combination of incense, agarwood, and Turkish Rose burn in the magnificent heart of this scent. A bright, fruity opening of lychee, pear, and bergamot burst to form the top notes of Delina Exclusif.
The elegant black and gold bottle of Oajan by Parfums de Marly is symbolic of the precious fragrance ingredients encased inside. A versatile amber fragrance first launched in 2013, Oajan was created for both men and women.
Top notes of osmanthus, honey, and cinnamon are sweet and delicious, melting into an intense blend of artemisia, ambergris, benzoin, and labdanum at the heart. A mythical fusion of vanilla, patchouli, musk, and tonka bean forms the base notes.
Launched in 2015, Carlisle is a vibrant, stimulating scent designed to be worn and enjoyed by both men and women. A perfect balance of floral and fruity fragrances, Carlisle is an exclusive edition created for Harrod’s London.
Base notes of patchouli, cardamom, Guaiac wood, and vanilla are understated in their elegance, whilst middle notes of violet, rose, and jasmine are light and floral. Refreshing top notes of nutmeg, green apple, mandarin orange, and bergamot offer an instant impact.
A natural, floral scent, Meliora by Parfums de Marly is reflective of the powers of nature and the animals and plants that grow there. This perfume was created by perfumer Nathalie Lorson before its launch in 2013.
Base notes of musk and vanilla are smooth and gentle, blending serenely with floral notes of ylang-ylang, lily of the valley, and rose at the heart of this scent. Luscious fruity top notes of cassis, red berries, and blackcurrants dominate the fragrance in terms of intensity of flavor.
9. Layton Exclusif
Launched in 2017, Layton Exclusif was created by Hamid Merati-Kashani for both men and women. A luxurious and extravagant scent, this fragrance is sure to envelop the senses. Base notes of Laotian oud, Guaiac wood, coffee sandalwood, oakmoss, amber, pink pepper, and Indonesian patchouli lead are a heady, expressive combination.
The heart of Layton Exclusif is a floral bouquet of geranium, rose, gardenia, civet, and water lily. The top notes are sweet and nutty with aromas of bergamot, mandarin orange, and almond.
Percival by Parfums de Marly is a versatile fragrance created for both women and men. After being crafted by Hamid Merati-Kashani, this glamorous scent was launched in 2018. Aromatic with dominant citrus notes, this daytime scent is refreshing and powerful without being overbearing to the sense.
Base notes of balsam fir, amberwood, musk, and ambroxan are earthy and woody in texture. Top notes of lavender, mandarin orange, bergamot, and geranium are fresh and fruity, blending well with herbaceous middle notes of jasmine, coriander, violet, and cinnamon.
Launched in 2010, Godolphin by Parfums de Marly is a sultry, powerful scent created exclusively for men by perfumer Michele Saramito. The name of this scent is inspired by Godolphin, the stallion ancestor of horse race winners. Indeed, leather and opulent rose are symbolic of this stallion association.
Smoky, rich base notes of amber, vetiver, cedar, musk, and vanilla complement the leading note of leather, whilst middle notes of rose, jasmine, and orris form a gentle contrast. Top notes of saffron, thyme, cypress, and green notes merge with fruity notes to offer aromatic infusions.
Cassili by Parfums de Marly is another spellbinding floral creation from thisiconic perfume brand. Launched in 2019, Cassili has dominant floral notes; the essential summer scent to pair with a dress and heels.
Base notes of vanilla, tonka bean, and sandalwood are smooth and creamy, whilst middle notes of plum, mimosa, petals, and frangipani are unique and imaginative. The top notes are intense in flavor, with a blend of redcurrant and Bulgarian rose.
Launched in 2013, Safanad was created exclusively for women by perfumer Fabrice Pellegrin. This floral fragrance is a perfect daytime scent and could be used as an essential accessory every day of the week.
The top notes are strong and fruity, with complimenting flavors of pear and orange, whilst vanilla, sandalwood, and amber offer depth and longevity in the base notes. The heart is an exotic fusion of iris, ylang-ylang, and orange blossom.
A new and innovative scent, Oriana was recently launched in 2021, after being crafted by expert perfumers Nathalie Lorson and Hamid Merati-Kashani. This sensual and surprising scent, exclusively for women, has dominant floral and fruity notes. The base notes are a sugary delight of whipped cream, musk, musk mallow, and marshmallow; simply delightful.
The heart of this fragrance is sweet with the essence of juicy fruit, as layers of raspberry and blackcurrant combine with the essence of orange blossom. The top notes offer contrasting sharpness, with notes of grapefruit, mandarin orange, and bergamot.
Kalan, first launched to great acclaim in 2019 by Parfums de Marly, is an amber spicy scent suitable to be worn by both women and men. This perfume is ideal for a formal occasion in the colder months of the year.
Woody base notes of moss, tonka bean, white sandalwood, and amber are earthy and lush; reminiscent of the forest floor. Middle notes of lavender and orange blossom are complex and light, drifting into intense aromas of blood orange, spices, and black pepper in the top notes.
Sedley, another dazzling scent by Pargums de Marly, was first launched in 2019, created by Olivier Cresp and Hamid Merati-Kashani. The dominating aromas in this versatile, unisex perfume are woody and aromatic notes.
Rich base notes of ambroxan, cedar, patchouli, cashmere, and sandalwood are earthy and sensual in texture. At the heart, a herbaceous mix of rosemary, lavender, geranium, and olibanum are bewitchingly intense, whilst fruity top notes of grapefruit, mandarin orange, lemon, mint, and bergamot are a pleasing fruity contrast.
17. Delina La Rosee
Recently launched in 2021, Delina La Rosee by Parfums de Marly is an evocative fragrance created especially for women, revolving around layers of fruity and floral fragrances. Top perfumer Quentin Bisch created this popular scent.
The deep base notes are infused with white musk, Haitian vetiver, and woody notes. At the heart of this scent are floral notes, watery notes, and the memorable essence of Turkish rose. The top notes of pear, bergamot, and litchi are refreshing and stimulating to the senses.