For those readers who have been following Managing Editor Mark Behnke’s obsession with the collaboration between Parfums M. Micallef and Denis Durand, the French couture designer known for his glamorous designs using opulent fabrics and Swarovski crystals, CaFleureBon is the first to announce the details which have captivated Mark since January at the Elements Showcase. Le Parfum Couture Denis Durand for M. Micallef (he called it "a purring slinky beast of a fragrance and one of the best perfumes Mme Micallef has ever made" during his second day Esxence recap ).
Through their close friendship and artistic cooperation, Martine Micallef and Denis Durand created a glamorous and sophisticated perfume; it is the first fragrance under the M. Durand label.
The flacon is drool worthy and I don’t care if you think bottles don’t matter, but it is stunning … hand sewn delicate Chantilly black lace adorned with a little satin bow and a golden medal with the initials of the two artists.
Head Notes: Ceylon cinnamon, Italy tangerine
Heart Notes: Bulgarian rose, orange blossoms, honey and animalis (oud?)
Base Notes: sandalwood, patchouly, amber and white musk.
50 ml EDP/ Retail price: $190
April 2013 at Osswald NYC and will be rolled out to American stockists in May
Editor’s Note: I have just learned that animalis is not oud but an accord containing labdanum & castoreum. There is no oud in this fragrance 3/28/2013
–Michelyn Camen, Editor in Chief
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