Parfums MDCI La Belle Helene ~ new perfume Posted by Robin on 18 February 2011 Parfums MDCI has launched La Belle Helene, a new fragrance named for the French dessert Poires Belle-Hélène : Osmanthus is one of the most unusual floral essences in the perfumer's palette, barely a flower...

Once more, Parfums MDCI demonstrates that the spirit of golden-era French perfumery is still thriving. Treat yourself to a scented palace! The notes feature hyacinth, clementine, aldehydes, cistus essence, galbanum, thyme, lavender, rose, jasmine, iris concrète, prune, gardenia, benzoin,...

Fragrance reviews are silly. Fragrance marketing is even sillier. So from now on, we'll be crowdsourcing our fragrance reviews. Read on to find out what our office thought about the latest sample to land on our desk. What Chanel thinks it smells like: "With a composition of exhilarating...

A bit more cocoa, a bit more smoky tea? Mind you, it's lovely, it's just that my appetite for well-mannered rose fragrances is limited, and there are so many already out there. If what you're after is subtlety, or if you're already a big fan of the house, do try it. The reviews at MakeupAlley...

And thus we find ourselves at MDCI La Belle Helene, which Patty generously sent me a sample of after she reviewed it and I shamelessly begged for some in comments. Notes via LuckyScent are: Pear accord, aldehydes, tangerine, lime blossom, rose essence, osmanthus absolute, ylang-ylang...

Fragrance reviews are silly. Fragrance marketing is even sillier. So from now on, we'll be crowdsourcing our fragrance reviews. Read on to find out what our office thought about the latest sample to land on our desk. What Bulgari thinks it smells like: "Inspired by the shimmering hues of...

Fragrance reviews are silly, but sometimes, fragrance marketing is even sillier. What do "playful past times" and "nostalgia" really smell like? So from now on, we'll be crowdsourcing our own fragrance reviews. Read on to find out what our office thought about the latest sample to land on our...

Fragrance reviews are silly. Fragrance marketing is even sillier. So from now on, we'll be crowdsourcing our fragrance reviews. Read on to find out what our office thought about the latest sample to land on our desk. What Serge Lutens thinks it smells like: "L'Eau Froide gives you the...

That's how I feel about Parfums MDCI Péché Cardinal. Not that it has anything of the old hag. Not at all. But come at it one way, and it's nothing but caramelized peach. Look at it through a different lens, and you get tuberose. Peach. Tuberose. Peach. Tuberose. It's kind of...

Rant over, I will say I'm always interested in smelling a Parfum d'Empire creation. Musc Tonkin2 goes on strong, with a fragrance reminiscent of leather scented with aromas that remind me of carnation-cloves/cinnamon and "hairy" musks (or should I say well-aged manure?) I grew up in a...

 

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