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Tag: Parfums MDCI

From the respected brand MDCI comes the magnificent Le Barbier de Tanger, a scent that promises a relaxing journey into the barbershops of Morocco. MDCI is known for artful blends done with high quality ingredients. Le Barbier de Tanger fits the bill and earns a thumbs up from this reviewer. To even begin to describe this fragrance, I have to…

I felt something give in me when I smelled Au Delà for the first time. Something about it bypasses the thinking part of my brain and goes straight to the heart. I know that sounds very Barbara Cartland, and I do apologize, but when you smell as many perfumes as I do, you learn not to ignore those rare times…

Maybe it’s old age creeping up on me, but I’m beginning to appreciate fruit-heavy fragrances in a way I have never done before. Key to unlocking a whole category that you’ve previously dismissed is, of course, finding one example of its form that steals your heart before you even know what’s happening – for me, that fragrance was Robert Piguet’s…

Sitting down to write a review of Guerlain’s Shalimar is like looking up at the top of Mount Everest and wondering how the hell you even begin the climb. It seems to cover (in one single bottle) a lot of the themes and notes people go looking for in separate perfumes – if you want vanilla, it’s the textbook example,…

“Promesse de l’aube” has to be one of the most beautiful names for a perfume. The promise of dawn: it seems so full of hope, so revitalizing, as if life has suddenly sprung anew. A rebirth of both man and his world. And it also reminds me that I was very taken with Greek mythology in my early youth and…

  I`m continuing the sessions of blind tests, a new approach of testing fragrances I love to do these days. This means that while I test and write the reviews I do not know their names and official ingredients because I chose all the samples randomly and they have been previously wrapped in matte duct tape. I think it`s fun…

I’m a tactile person. I love touching, whether it’s the skin of a dear one, the fluffiness of cashmere, the smoothness of silk, the shimmering rustle of taffeta, the crisp translucency of organza, the suppleness of real leather, or the irresistible softness of a warm, purring Persian cat. And I love my skin clothed in the magical veil of Chypre…

I can count on one hand the number of times I’ve put on a fragrance and thought, “I could wear this and only this for the rest of my life”. In case you were wondering, the perfumes in question were as follows: Chypre Palatin by Parfums MDCI, Blackbird by House of Matriarch, Lyric Woman by Amouage, and Bois des Iles…

I’m sure many of us remember that feeling of biting into a soft, ripe peach, its fuzzy skin warmed by the sun, the sweet nectar flooding the taste buds and trickling down the chin in a shameless display of gluttony. Although here, on these rain beaten, windswept shores of Ireland, sun warmed peaches are rarer than hen’s teeth, I still…

Sova by Slumberhouse is BAAAAAACCCKKKK! This almost never happens. The usual course of things is that I fall in love with something, look it up online, only to find out that it’s been discontinued forever. In my case, I was unlucky enough to fall in love with a sample of Sova just four months after it was discontinued. Needless to…

  Bahiana by Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier is an absolute delight from beginning to end. Part of the delight comes from surprise – this is the rare tropical fruity floral that manages to side step all of the “flip-flops and pina colada” associations that usually go along with the genre. It opens on the most realistic note of freshly peeled…

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