Parfums MDCI is a French high-end niche line showcasing the work of well-known perfumers. The fragrances are presented in limited edition, numbered crystal flacons (see picture at right) or in 60 ml glass refill bottles.
There are three fragrances for women, all created by perfumer Francis Kurkdjian:
Promesse de l'Aube is an oriental floral:
The head notes express the exhalations of an enchanting bergamot, enhanced by touches of mandarin of Brazil and California lemon. The olfactive ballet goes on with heart notes built around Ylang ylang and Egyptian jasmin. Bottom notes of Indian sandalwood, Tonka bean and vanilla ensure a long, harmonious, generous unfurling of the fragrance.
Rose de Siwa is a woodsy floral:
The general tone is definitely playful and charming: it can best be described as gourmand, délicious and unashamedly romantic. Headnotes of litchee, peony and hawthorn are followed by irresistible, intoxicating notes of Moroccan and Turkish roses, which, interlaced with violet play on a backdrop of precious cedar, musc and vetyver.
Enlevement au Serail is an oriental floral:
A bold and startling composition in which headnotes of bergamot and Italian mandarin, Ylang-Ylang open the way to the entrancing powers of sambac jasmin, tuberose, Turkish rose and wallflower. A precious background of patchouli, Indian sandalwood, vanilla and Haitian vetyver adds the finishing touches to a very special fragrance with an unforgettable, bewitching trail.
There are also two fragrances for men:
Ambre Topkapi is by perfumer Pierre Bourdon, and is described as fresh, woodsy and spicy:
The formula succeeds by balancing the powerful notes of oak moss, vétyver, sandalwood, rosewood, leather, Darjeeling tea, amber, musc, vanilla, with unexpected, precious, almost feminine colorations brought by jasmin and violet. Bergamot, grapefruit, pinaapple, melon, cinnamon,cardamom, nutmeg ginger, basil, thyme and lavender conjure up a princely and fabulous past.
The last fragrance, Invasion Barbare, is by perfumer Stéphanie Bakouche:
Here we have an "oriental fern", spicy and aromatic, with a captivating blend of headnotes of grapefruit, bergamot, violet leaves, white thyme, cardamome, lavender and ginger. A warm heart of cedarwood, bourbon vanilla and musc creates a precious and definitely masculine base which here too contribute to a well-balanced construction, true to the demands of the brand: elegant, precious, masculine and extremely sophisticated.