The ultimate gift guide to the Maison Margiela fragrances
Subtle, nostalgic fragrances are all the rage right now. Less is more as we all know, so why not extend the theory to the perfumes you choose? The Maison Margiela fragrances don’t aim to overwhelm: instead, they enrich the wearer's skin with just enough aromatic fragrance that they’ll smell fabulous from morning to night… Or the other way round if they plan to be a party animal this festive season!
The luxurious French fashion house of Maison Margiela was launched by Belgian designer Martin Margiela. While the first fragrance was named (untitled) to capture its anonymity, the latest REPLICA perfumes each pay homage to different places and experiences. If you’re keen to treat a loved one, let us run you through the Maison Margiela fragrances we think you’ll love. With a collection of musk and floral scents, there’s something for every lovely lady and deserving gent in your life. These nostalgic fragrances can be worn alone or alongside one another for stylish fragrance layering.
REPLICA Flower Market
The floral scent of this eau de toilette perfectly captures a morning spent at a Parisian flower market. Notes of freesia, Grasse rose, jasmine, tuberose and cedar are reminiscent of freshly cut flowers, wet petals on the ground, and buckets and vases of water capturing the sunlight. With this exquisite perfume, you can gift your loved one a cherished memory as well as a lovely eau de toilette to use throughout 2019.
REPLICA Beach Walk
If your friend or partner is happiest during the summer months, why not treat them to the Maison Margiela REPLICA Beach Walk fragrance? This little bottle of sunshine features notes of bergamot, lemon, pink pepper, ylang-ylang, coconut milk, musk and heliotrope. The rich, carefully-selected notes cast the mind back to strolling the beach, dipping into crystal clear waters and feeling the sun warm your skin. If that’s not a happy memory, we don’t know what is! The pretty honey-coloured perfume is a great gift to cast a little sunshine into her life, whatever the weather outside.
REPLICA Lazy Sunday Morning
For a chilled scent perfect for wearing at the weekend, look no further than the REPLICA Lazy Sunday Morning eau de toilette. Notes of patchouli, white musk, rose, orange blossom, iris and pear accord make it rich and complex yet effortlessly easy to wear at the same time. It’s perfect for pairing with jeans and a cosy jumper while brunching and recapping on the events of the night before. Of all the Maison Margiela fragrances, it’s the most adaptable. So if you’re buying for a friend or family member and you’re not totally sure of their favourites scents, this could be the ultimate gift to avoid the dreaded 'return' pile.
REPLICA Jazz Club
Paying homage to the iconic jazz scene of Brooklyn, the REPLICA Jazz Club fragrance is warm, spicy and full of life. The classic notes and coppery tones bring back memories of leather armchairs, sweet rum and smooth music filling the room. Peppercorn, citrus, neroli, rum, orange sage, vanilla, leather and liquor make this scent one of the most popular and iconic Maison Margiela fragrances for men.
REPLICA By the Fireplace
The total opposite to the REPLICA Beach Walk perfume, this Maison Margiela fragrance is perfect for winter. Those who love knitwear and cosy evenings by the fire will be filled with warm fuzzy feelings and just as many happy memories. Woody accord, chestnut, vanilla, neroli essence, red berries and orange blossom come together for a Christmas-inspired perfume that will warm the wearer up from the inside out.
REPLICA At the Barbers
An unbeatable fragrance for the classic man, this Maison Margiela fragrance makes a fantastic gift for any brother, boyfriend, husband or best friend. Tonka beans, white musk, black pepper, rosemary and basil accord work together to conjure up memories of a trip to the barbers. Crisp towels, fragrant soap suds and a subtle friction are captured timelessly as the ultimate masculine ritual is effortlessly bottled. The finished product perfectly strikes the balance between crisp and musk, making it suited to all occasions. Better yet, he can pair it with another fresh or musky scent for optimum fragrance layering.