Frédéric Malle x Dominique Ropion

Those long summer nights are just around the corner for some of us. If you're looking for a summery scent that won't fade away then 'Cologne Indélébile' ticks all the right boxes...


When a perfume launch is billed as a ‘Grand Parfum’ it invites you to expect great things. Turns out that ‘Cologne Indélébile’, by master perfumer Dominique Ropion for French label Editions de Parfums Frédéric Malle, lives up to the hype. It’s a first: a scent with all the zesty freshness of a cologne, but the staying power of a much heavier scent. How has clever Monsieur Ropion achieved this? By layering an assortment of musks with orange flower, neroli, lemon and bergamot, then adding a hint of Narcissus absolute for extra zing. Combining graphic red, white and black with sheer glass, the signature bottle is equally chic. Sublime.

‘Cologne Indélébile’, £110 for 50ml, £155 for 100ml. Travel spray, £30 for 10ml, £75 for 30ml. Available in the UK exclusively from