The Mutiny scent echoes the re-appropriation of normative codes inherent to Maison Margiela.

December 13, 2018

Creative director John Galliano’s artisanal décortiqué technique is applied to the Maison Margiela Mutiny fragrance, peeling off the layers that define a scent in order to redefine its connotations.

Inspired by the methodology of Maison Margiela, master perfumer Dominique Ropion collaborated with John Galliano on creating a truly authentic fragrance.

It took six years for nose Dominique Ropion to come up with Galliano’s Mutiny, using a traditionally feminine note, tuberose, stripped back to reveal the leathery core. The tuberose heart is used along with tuberose absolute, which brings jasmine and orange into the scent, and MD tuberose, which adds a creaminess to it. With this combination, the leather, vanilla and oud traces from the process of using three different qualities of tuberose make it a distinct and memorable fragrance.

Top notes are orange and mandarin orange; middle notes are apple, orange blossom, peach, pear, tuberose, saffron and pink pepper; base notes are agarwood, leather, vanilla and patchouli.

To accompany the new scent, six “Mutinist” ambassadors have been chosen to represent the diversity and individuality of Mutiny. Each with a story to tell, they embody the attitude of the perfume perfectly. Willow Smith, Teddy Quinlivan, Hanne Gaby Odiele, Sasha Lane, Princess Nokia and Molly Bair, chosen to be the voice of a new generation.

Watch as Dominique Ropion shares his inspiration behind the notes of the Mutiny fragrance.


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