Frédéric Malle was born into a French family of industrialists, artists and perfumers. His grandfather, Serge Heftler-Louiche, founded Parfums Christian Dior before passing on its direction to Frédéric’s mother.
Mr.Malle himself now represents the third generation of perfume specialists in his family and has become a world authority on perfume making. Mr.Malle acquired an extensive knowledge of raw materials and olfactory balance at the prestigious perfume laboratory Roure Bertrand Dupont, where he also befriended the leading perfumers of the industry. These elite perfumers accepted Frederic Malle’s invitation to join Editions de Parfums and revive luxury perfumery.