M. Micallef Parfum Couture Denis Durand

One day, I say to myself, I’ll have enough saved up that I don’t have to reinvest in my business so I can drop it on a full bottle of M.Micallef’s Ylang in Gold. The more I try of that, the more I fall in love with it. But the story for M. Micallef’s fragrances are often favorable. Most of the offerings from their line are great, and the vanillas are just to die for. I’m excited every time I get to try a new scent and this time it’s Parfum Couture.

Parfum Couture

Parfum Couture

In Bottle: A strong tangerine showing with a kick of cinnamon and plenty of sandalwood.

Applied: My favorite moment is the opening, crisp tangerine, tart with a spicy cinnamon kick. The fragrance is quick to roll into the mid-stage with a very tempered rose and orange blossom that layers itself beautifully over the aoud. I know a lot of people might be worried about the “animalis” note in this, but I honestly didn’t get very much, a little hit of castoreum and a pinch of musk and that was it. The entire progression from opening was very smooth with a prominent woodsy showing in the midstage as well as the end stage. It sweeps into a bit of patchouli with a warm clean amber at the base. Very nice, fairly well constructed, I was worried about the woods when they showed up early, but they behaved very nicely with the rest of the fragrance.

Extra: Like all Micallef bottles, Parfum Couture beautifully hand-decorated and is available on Luckyscent!

Design: I’m really digging the design for this bottle. A cool, modern shape wrapped in beautiful and delicate lace with a golden hang tag. Really nice, simple but at the same time dressy and fashionable.

Fragrance Family: Woodsy Floral

Notes: Cinnamon, tangerine, aoud, rose, animalis, amber, sandalwood, patchouli.

Lovely scent, nice and smooth and well-behaved in a beautiful bottle. I’m still in love with Ylang in Gold, but this is still very nice.

Reviewed in This Post: Parfum Couture Denis Durand, 2013, Eau de Parfum.

9 thoughts on “M. Micallef Parfum Couture Denis Durand

  1. Wow, those notes are interesting. When I think of cinnamon, I think of smelling like a stick of Big Red chewing gum. But mixed with the tangerine…hmmmm. That bottle is very different, like fishnet stockings over a bottle!

    • Aside from the opening, the cinnamon wasn’t too prominent. It really was delightful and I could totally see guys rocking this fragrance too.

  2. Beautiful interpretation Kay, thank you. Love your stuff. For me the Micallef Denis Durand Parfum Couture, just dives right off into the deep end, wearable yes, but with depths to explore. Well-behaved and balanced as you note, but it strikes me as a parfum worn by a women out and about looking for a little danger.

    • I like that, the idea of this scent diving off the deep end with the explorable aspect. It suits it very well. Thank you for leaving a comment, Jeffrey! 🙂

  3. I really like the gentle smell of mandarine when I spray this perfume on my skin. And there’s just a hint of cinnamont that lightly shimmers on the top of mandarine particles. I also get a small amount of oud but it’s not dark – it adds some night glamour to the scent

    • I completely agree! I love that pretty mandarin at the top with the cinnamon. I was a little worried about the aoud too, but it turned out very nicely like you said. Thank you for dropping by, Lucas! 😀

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