Category: Parfums MDCI

Parfums MDCI Chypre Palatin, 2012

Perfumer Bertrand Duchaufour. International Fragrance Association (IFRA) restrictions on materials have made the chypre the bellwether in the reformulation debate.  Limiting the quantity of oakmoss that may be used and the type of bergamot allowed, the IFRA have knocked out two legs of the chypre tripod.  The limitations  have pushed perfumers to reconsider composition and materials-producers to search for novel…

Parfums MDCI Invasion Barbare, 2005

(image Jenny Shimizu) Perfumer Stéphanie Bakouche, 2007 I’m all for dismissing gender in perfume. Or at least fucking with it. It’s been noted that men and women relate differently to their fragrances if they wear only one (“The One”). For women it’s The Signature Perfume. For men it’s merely Old Faithful. The implication is that women are notable for their desire to…