Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Parfums MDCI: Just call me The Enabler

Parfums MDCI (Marchal Design & Créations Indépendantes), is a small French perfumery built on the philosophy that perfumes should be an art more than a business pursuit, and as such, fragrance should be a source of pleasure, pride and beauty rather than a commodity.

Parfums MDCI seem to me, to be creating modern classics. Their fragrance style stems from a love of classic perfumes from the Renaissance and the desire to create contemporary equivalents of the precious objects once owned by the Medicis and the Sun King and now kept in the Louvre, Musei dei Uffizzi, and the Treasure Room in Vienna.

MDCI scents are created by well known perfumers, namely Pierre Bourdon, Francis Kurkdjian, Patricia de Nicolia, and Stéphanie Bakouche. Similar to Frederic Malle, Parfums MDCI has given their perfumers absolute freedom and no cost limit (hence the high price tag of their perfumes, but thus far I have not come across anyone who deems them unworthy). MDCI’s prime objective for their perfumers (giggle, a Star Trek reference) is not to imitate or follow trends and not to necessarily create perfumes for the highest commercial success, but instead to create beautiful olfactory art.

Here’s the best way to experience Parfums MDCI ~

On their website, they have a sample program where you can choose five 10 ML samples (ample size!) for 55 Euros. If you decide to purchase a bottle after receiving the sampler set, they will discount the cost of the sampler set from your purchase! You should feel comfortable in knowing that their customer service is fantastic.

Here's a link to their website:

Click Here or here's the address:

(scroll to the bottom of this page for reference to the sampler set)

The transaction is handled through PayPal. Simply send them an email ( with your five selections, and then send payment to the same email address vial PayPal.


junaduft said...

Abigail, Thanks for the review. How long did it take for your set to arrive? I'm leaving for Europe in one month and wonder if I should wait. These sound divine.

Abigail said...

I haven't received mine yet (she says sheepishly) but I placed the order yesterday and I received an email confirmation from Claude Marchal's assistant. Others who ordered before me have received their purchase very quickly - within 5-7 business days to the U.S.

Ines said...

I love it when houses have sample sets - and now having learned of this one, it seems I have no choice. I can't help it... :) They sound too interesting.

Anonymous said...

Hi Abigail. I curently in love with the two newest . Will they credit you their over the top bottle or on a refill...

Abigail said...

Hi Fifth,

I think they will credit you for whichever type of bottle you purchase - refill or one of the creepy statue heads! :-)