The classic magnolia formula is based on ylang ylang, orange blossom and lily of the valley with some rose and a bright green citrus top.
Fleur de Magnolia also includes a little spiciness in the form of a carnation note along with green tea, a little myrrh and a touch of civet which all add some complexity and interest to the perfume.
When I started work Fleur de Magnolia, fine perfumes that featured magnolia were decidedly out of fashion, with Chanel’s Magnolia being a notable exception. Since then, for some unexplained reason, there has been a plethora of new Magnolia fragrances released, especially in the niche arena. Maybe they all had the same idea at the same time!