Saks Houston Welcomes Frédéric Malle Today


Saks Fifth Avenue Houston is hosting perfume publisher Frédéric Malle, of Editions de Parfums Frédéric Malle, today, December 14, 2012. Customers can meet Frédéric Malle between 3:00pm and 5:00pm on level one of the Saks Houston store.

About Frédéric Malle

Frédéric Malle was born, as it were, into the world of perfume: his grandfather, Serge Heftler, founded Christian Dior Parfums, and his mother worked as the Art Director of Christian Dior Parfums. Malle often accompanied his mother to her office at the Dior factory where he saw perfumes being made and bore witnesses to the creative process from its inception, igniting a love of fragrance which would later become his life's work.

Malle professionally joined the world of perfumery in 1986 at the prestigious perfume lab Roure Bertrand Dupont where he developed his knowledge of raw materials, perfume making techniques, and ultimately learned the rigor of perfume creation from its finest creators. After years of working with some of the best French and International perfume companies and perfumers, Malle decided to embark on his own venture to return perfumery to its luxury status: Editions de Parfums Frédéric Malle, a French publishing house for the top perfumers of the world.

In 2000 Malle invited nine top perfumers to create their very own perfume with complete creative and financial freedom. These nine original perfumes were then introduced at his first boutique: 37 Rue de Grenelle, in Paris. Led by Malle himself, Editions de Parfums gives perfumers the opportunity to become fragrance authors. Much like an editor works with a writer, Malle gives perfumers complete freedom to create a fragrance of their dreams, which he then publishes. The creative freedom results in the use of the most rare materials and technologically advanced molecules, thereby creating entirely new fragrance types and modern classics. Editions de Parfums Frédéric Malle has expanded to include home fragrances, candles, body soaps and more. In March 2012 Malle released his debut book, Frédéric Malle On Perfume Making, which recounts stories of past collaborations and trade secrets, offering an honest, personal and sensitive look into the close-knit community of renowned perfumers.For more information, visit<

About Saks Fifth Avenue

Saks Fifth Avenue, one of the world's preeminent specialty retailers, is renowned for its superlative American and international designer collections, its expertly edited assortment of handbags, shoes, jewelry, cosmetics and gifts, and the first-rate fashion expertise and exemplary client service of its Associates. Today, Saks operates 45 full-line stores in 20 states, 2 licensed stores in the Middle East and 2 licensed stores in Mexico City, 61 Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH stores and, the company's online store.

Saks Fifth Avenue is proud to be named a J.D. Power and Associates 2012 Customer Service Champion and is only one of 50 U.S. companies so named. For more information, visit