Parfums MDCI has launched two new fragrances for women:
Le Rivage des Syrtes (shown) ~ developed by perfumer Patricia de Nicolaï; "...an oriental floral with a name taken from a famous French novel by Julien Gracq, [it] uses fragrance to tell the tale of a lonely sailor who travels far from home-- from island to island and along the shore to gather precious plants and exotic olfactory substances, which he stores carefully in a chest to bring back to his beloved." With notes of sweet orange essence, pineapple, galbanum, ylang ylang, tuberose, orange blossom absolute, incense, ambergris, vanilla and musk.
Vêpres Siciliennes ~ a "verdant fruity chypre" developed by perfumer Jeanne-Marie Faugier. "As the heat of the afternoon gives way to the early evening, it is a magical hour: Night is falling soon. The intoxicating smell of the orange orchards, still warm from the sun, rise up to meet the mysteries at hand for the evening, as lovers wait for the languor of evening shadows, and assassins heed the gathering darkness. Inspired by Verdi’s opera of the same name, this fragrance honors the duality of man’s nature— the peaceful time of prayer and the uncertain dangers that await." With notes of mandarin, grapefruit, peach, pepper, green leaves, cardamom, muguet, magnolia, jasmine, ylang ylang, rose, tuberose, heliotrope, osmanthus, raspberry, cloves, plum, coconut, musk, amber, oakmoss and cedar.
Parfums MDCI Le Rivage des Syrtes & Vêpres Siciliennes are available in 60 ml Eau de Parfum, in the crystal flacon shown above right ($610) or in a glass refill bottle shown above left ($235). They can be found now at Luckyscent.
Other recent launches from Parfums MDCI: Péché Cardinal.