If you’re a loyal Parfums de Marly fan, then I have some very exciting news to share with you. We’ve been lucky enough to get our hands on two exclusive Parfums de Marly Discovery Sets – yes, that’s right, they’re completely exclusive to us, so you won’t get them anywhere else. Read on to find out all about them with my Parfums de Marly Discovery Set review…
What’s In The Parfums de Marly Discovery Sets?
We’ve just launched two exclusive fragrance discovery sets from the expert niche fragrance brand that is Parfums de Marly; one with their traditionally masculine scents in, and one with their traditionally feminine scents in. No matter which one appeals to you more (or whether they both do – guilty as charged…), each perfume discovery set features 10ml variations of four of the absolute icons from their portfolio. Let me break them down for you:
Parfums de Marly Discovery Set For Women:
• Parfums de Marly Delina Eau de Parfum 10ml
• Parfums de Marly Delina Exclusif Parfum 10ml
• Parfums de Marly Oriana Eau de Parfum 10ml
• Parfums de Marly Meliora Eau de Parfum 10ml
Parfums de Marly Discovery Set For Men:
• Parfums de Marly Layton Eau de Parfum 10ml
• Parfums de Marly Percival Eau de Parfum 10ml
• Parfums de Marly Pegasus Eau de Parfum 10ml
• Parfums de Marly Herod Eau de Parfum 10ml
What Does Each Parfums de Marly Fragrance Smell Like?
Now that you know what’s in each Parfums de Marly Discovery Set, you might want to know a little bit more about what each fragrance smells like. (Spoiler alert: if you want to keep the sense of discovery with these discovery sets, look away now…)
Parfums de Marly Discovery Set For Her:
• Parfums de Marly Delina Eau de Parfum: An all-time best-selling fragrance, Delina is powered by rich, romantic Turkish rose, offering a modern take on rose perfumery.
• Parfums de Marly Delina Exclusif Parfum: A flanker to the original Delina, Exclusif starts with a sparkling blend of fresh fruits before a dominant rose note unfolds in the heart. The fragrance offers a warmer, earthier and more intense version of the original Delina perfume.
• Parfums de Marly Oriana Eau de Parfum: A sweet fruity-floral fragrance with a delicious gourmand tone, Oriana is Parfums de Marly’s more recent fragrance, which brings together juicy fruits, pretty florals and a cosy, creamy marshmallow base.
• Parfums de Marly Meliora Eau de Parfum: This scent starts off with sparkling juicy fruits before introducing a rose and ylang-ylang before taking a woody, musky and sweet vanilla turn.
Parfums de Marly Discovery Set For Him:
• Parfums de Marly Layton Eau de Parfum: A true niche icon, Layton is bright, energetic and fruity to start while balancing the aromatic note of lavender. You’ll find unexpected-but-never-sickly-sweet florals in the heart before it welcomes a creamy, woody and earthy base stirred up by caramelised coffee.
• Parfums de Marly Percival Eau de Parfum: Although Percival starts with a hint of fruit and spice, the aromatic heart of lavender and geranium, lifted by the spicy sweetness of cardamom is where Percival really shines. These notes are set against a woody backdrop including the likes of balsam fir, sweetened by creamy tonka bean.
• Parfums de Marly Pegasus Eau de Parfum: A favourite of all genders, Pegasus blends woody cypress with citrus-green bergamot and vanilla-like heliotrope before unleashing a sophisticated floral-gourmand heart. This tone is enhanced by the cosy, creamy base of vanilla, amber and sandalwood.
• Parfums de Marly Herod Eau de Parfum: A warm and irresistible signature, Herod is a woody-gourmand fragrance with a distinctive, addictive smoky vanilla tone.
What’s The Story Behind The Sets?
Each Parfums de Marly set has been created to celebrate some of the brand’s most loved fragrances, inviting you to discover them for yourself. But these fragrance discovery sets don’t just celebrate the scents themselves; they also honour the brand of Parfums de Marly as a whole. Each coffret is beautifully decorated with a stunning illustration of the castle of Marly by Anne-Lise Bertrand, drawing on Parfum de Marly’s French heritage.
You can learn even more about the history of this emblematic French niche brand with our guide to Parfums de Marly:
You Will Love This If…
If you’re new to Parfums de Marly, these sets are bound to appeal to you; they allow you to try four (or eight) cult-status niche fragrances to help determine your favourite before opting for the full-sized variation of your personal favourite. Equally, if (like me) you’re always on the hunt for presents, they’ll make a stunning luxury gift for the fragrance fan in your life.
Which Parfums de Marly Discovery Set Should I Choose?
If you’re unsure which set to choose from (if you don’t cave and get both, that is…), I’d recommend the Parfums de Marly Discovery Set for her to anyone who prefers sweet, floral fragrances. Whereas, you’ll prefer the Parfums de Marly Discovery Set for him if you like deeper, woodier and richer amber scents. Although the latter set has the word ‘masculine’ in the title, we’d say it caters to all genders – a lot of women here at Escentual love wearing Parfums de Marly’s men’s fragrances.
What’s The Longevity Like?
Parfums de Marly fragrances are always incredibly long-lasting – you have their exceptionally high quality ingredients to thank for that. The Parfums de Marly perfumes in both sets last a minimum of ten hours on my skin – some last even longer than that.
What’s Special About The Design?
Each coffret features a stunning decorated sleeve depicting the castle of Marly. Honouring the brand’s French heritage and royal inspiration, the elaborate illustration by the talented artist, Anne-Lise Bertrand, hints at the luxury you’ll find within.
Why We’re Excited To Try The Discovery Set For Her: