No.6 M by Ohne Titel & Yann Vasnier is part of the Six Scents Series Three – Making Scents of Memories: From Innocence to Experience. And this is my flashback…
When I was a child, I went to ballet class once a week – for about ten long years. I had this little pouch for my ballet clothes and it smelled exactly like No. 6 M. Soft rose leather ballet shoes with a trace of colophonium – a sticky resin to make the shoes less slippery – and the smell of the ballet studio; a mixture of flushed, slightly sweaty skin, leather and ballet jerseys made of synthetic fibers.
No.6 M is no heavy leather monster, but it reminds me a little bit of Dzing! by L’Artisan Parfumeur – a very faraway Dzing!, with its powdery, musky waves that it vaporizes. It is softer and in a way sweeter. No wonder, you have plum, tonka bean and saffron here. Of course it shows animalic facets but those are modest enough to keep the scent light. No.6 M is innocent and indecent at the same time and I think this it what makes it so special.
No.6 M blends perfectly with my body chemistry, it is so sexy and mmmh!
Yann Vasnier tells us his ideas about the collaboration with the designer duo Ohne Titel:
“M was a collaborative project with Ohne Titel. Meeting Flora and Alexa, you are immediately struck by the level of ease, familiarity and cohesiveness of their conversation together. They build off each other’s ideas, sharing the same open vision. The same pattern translated for their choice of ingredients and the expression of the fragrance, they both gravitated to the same ingredients we smelled and built together. I started M with a core of leather and an animalic feeling. Alexa and Flora spoke about their rebellious side when growing up, night clubs and late outings, the feeling of warm, slightly sweaty skin. I tried to recreate their attention to intricate tailoring, architecture of design, their care of detail, all these very feminine aspects using these strong and signature materials like cardamom, safraleine and leather.“ Yann Vasnier
There is also a video clip about the scent…click here
Perfumer: Yann Vasnier
Notes: cardamom, cedar wood, black plum, tonka bean, castoreum, civet, musk, saffron