The other route taken by Patricia de Nicolaï opens up for us a different imaginary world; this is a green floral which instantly evokes a fresh spring day, a walk through woods perfumed with hyacinths and lily-of-the-valley.
Sicilian bergamot and Petitgrain balance the dewy and green notes of the opening, supporting subtle touches of galbanum, blackcurrant and melon.
The heart of the composition reveals a crystalline note reminiscent of a slightly rosy lily-of-the-valley, Bulgarian rose highlighted by a trace of Moroccan mimosa and bourbon geranium.
The final spicy touch reveals the presence of black pepper and coriander essences. Precious woods and high quality musks add further structure to this truly irresistible creation.
Parfums MDCI Un Coeur en Mai is available in 60 ml Eau de Parfum, either in the crystal flacon as shown (although the juice for this one is a greenish color) or in a less expensive glass refill bottle. It is available now at First in Fragrance in Germany. (via first-in-fragrance) Update: I've replaced the image — this one from Luckyscent (where Un Coeur en Mai is now in stock) shows the correct color of the fragrance. Another update: see a review of MDCI Un Coeur en Mai.
DS & Durga has launched Resin, a new fragrance in their Originals collection for men:
Clear, viscous Brazilian copaiba balsam. A tree resin used in indigenous folk medicines with a clean, floral-woodiness & slight pepper notes. Austere & holy like an Amazon jungle monastery.
Additional notes include myrrh.
DS & Durga Resin is $85 for 40 ml Eau de Cologne. (via dsanddurga)