Best Parfums de Marly

Niche perfume houses are famous for selling expensive high-end perfumes.

There are several famous niche houses but a relatively new French one has already built up quite a remarkable reputation: Parfums de Marly.

If you love niche fragrances and don’t bat an eyelid at paying the price for a high-end product, Parfums de Marly deserves your attention.

From the fragrance to the bottle to the packaging, each Parfum de Marly is truly exquisite.

If you are searching for a perfume as a Christmas or birthday gift that will really impress, Parfums de Marly will not let you down.

We just had to find out which are the best Parfums de Marly from their incredible range. In no particular order, here are our top picks:

1. Parfums de Marly Delina

Delina from Parfums de Marly is an out-and-out feminine perfume. It is, as you can see above, presented in a beautiful opaque, baby pink bottle complete with a tasseled rope.

The bottle is protected by an equally beautiful matching box with a slide-off lid. It exudes an air of expensive and is lovable before you even sample its contents. In many reviews, customers describe how it was love at “first scent” and instantly became their new signature perfume.

What does Parfum de Marly Delina smell like?

Parfums de Marly Delina has the scent of a sensual, fruity floral explosion. You’ll be able to pick up Turkish rose, lily of the valley, and peony from the start. Lychee, rhubarb, and bergamot add a zesty, fruity layer whilst nutmeg provides a warm, spicy note. Fragrant cashmere wood adds a subtle, mysterious base.

In summary, Parfums de Marly Delina has:

  • Top notes of rhubarb and lychee
  • Middle notes of Turkish rose and vanilla
  • Base notes of cashmere wood, Musk

Some perfumes perfect that expensive, high-class smell and Delina is one of them. Anyone wearing this will feel like royalty. The longevity of this fragrance is up to 6 hours so a little goes a long way.

You can buy Parfums de Marly Delina on Amazon. Here’s a link to check the current price.

2. Parfums de Marly Pegasus

Parfums de Marly Pegasus is from their men’s range. It is classed as an oriental fougere and many women love to wear it too. I think it’s fair to class it as a unisex fragrance.

The bottle is a simple silver color embossed with the company’s trademark logo of horses.

The box is a striking black and white design which perfectly complements the fragrance bottle.

Customers have described Pegasus as a calming fragrance and it truly is. It has a sweet, powdery opening that’s warm and almondy. You’ll definitely notice understated tones of sandalwood too.

Parfums de Marly Pegasus has:

  • Top notes of cypress and violet leaf
  • Middle notes of lavender and Jasmine
  • Base notes of amber and vanilla 

Pegasus is a must-have for any fragrance collector. It has a classic smell, great longevity, and is not at all overpowering.

You can buy Parfums de Marly Pegasus on Amazon. Here’s a link to check the current price.

3. Parfums de Marly Herod

Herod by Parfums de Marly is a woody gourmand fragrance with a delicious aroma of fresh tobacco leaves. Tobacco fragrances happen to be my favorites.

The bottle is gunmetal and, like Pegasus, is embossed with the company’s trademark logo of horses.

Again, like Pegasus, the box is a striking black and white design which perfectly complements the fragrance bottle.

The opening note of cinnamon and pepper add sweetness and warmth and are followed by a smokey scent of incense mingling with the edible aroma of vanilla.

This fragrance will definitely get you noticed and should be worn with confidence.

Herod owes its amazing scent to:

  • Top notes of cinnamon and pepper
  • Middle notes of tobacco leaf and incense
  • Base notes of vanilla and musk

Herod will appeal to any man who loves tobacco essence. It has a soft woody fragrance, great longevity, and is beautifully subtle.

You can buy Parfums de Marly Herod on Amazon. Here’s a link to check the current price.

4. Parfums de Marly Galloway

Galloway by Parfums de Marly is another great unisex fragrance. It is citrusy and peppery and features another of my favorite perfume ingredients – orange blossom.

The bottle is completely white and understated. The box has a feint stripe and the usual horse emblem embossed. Together they reflect the pure class of the fragrance within.

The citrus and peppery notes of Galloway are gradually concealed by subtle scents of sensual amber and musk.

The fragrance notes of Parfums de Marly Galloway are:

  • Top notes of citrus and pepper
  • Middle notes of iris and orange blossom
  • Base notes of musk and amber

Galloway will be an instant favorite of anyone who adores the freshness of orange blossom and musky amber notes.

Parfums de Marly Galloway is conveniently available on Amazon. Here’s a link to check the current price.

5. Parfums de Marly Athalia

Sometimes the bottle alone is enough to make me want a particular fragrance without sampling it. Parfums de Marly Athalia is one of these. Its total blackness is pure intrigue.

The box that guards this beautiful object and its mysterious contents has the same wow factor. Athalia is truly the perfect gift for the coolest person woman you know.

Athalia is an opulent and utterly feminine floral-woody-musky fragrance. Powdery iris combines perfectly with delicate orange blossom whilst amber and white musk add an air of mystique. This is a truly bewitching and sophisticated blend.

Parfums de Marly Athalia has:

  • Top notes of bitter orange and incense
  • Middle notes of orange blossom
  • Base notes of musk and vanilla

Athalia is perfect for a bewitching woman who is confident and loves to intrigue. It is conveniently available on Amazon. Here’s a link to check the current price.

How long does a bottle of Parfums de Marly last?

Once opened, as long as you store it carefully, a bottle of any Parfum de Marly will keep its beautiful fragrance for at least 24 months.

It is important to keep it in a cool, dark place out of direct sunlight – ideally in its presentation box.

Of course, the length of time it lasts also depends on how many sprays are used per day. If you use it liberally it could easily be gone long before 2 years pass

Which Parfums de Marly last the longest?

All of the Parfums de Marly range have good longevity. This means you’ll need fewer sprays per day.

Like all fragrances, some Parfums de Marly are stronget than others. Pegasus has excellent longevity whilst not overpowering a room. An application will last up to 8 hours. Though it may seem expensive, this fragrance will last a long time.

Parfums de Marly History

Parfums de Marly is pure French elegance, founded in 2009 by Julien Sprecher. Their fragrances are refined and contemporary and influenced by Louis XV’s royal court of France from the 18th century.

The companies trademark symbol is the date1743 along with a pair of horses. Louis XV is said to have drawn inspiration from a horse when he commissioned the sculpture Chevaux de Marly from Guillaume Coustou in the year 1743.

The Marly Horses avoided destruction at the Marly estate during the French Revolution and were transported to the Place de la Concorde in Paris. Then, to ensure their preservation, they were moved to the Louvre, Paris in 1984 where they were aptly named Cour Marly.

Jane Pettitt

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