La Belle Hélène

LA BELLE HÉLÈNE

Oriental pear temptation

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La Belle Hélène

LA BELLE HÉLÈNE

Oriental pear temptation

225

TOP:
Pear Accord, Aldehydes, Tangerine, Lime blossom

HEART:
Rose Essence, Osmanthus Absolute, Ylang-Ylang, Iris, Hawthorn, Plum

BASE:
Myrrh, Vetiver, Patchouli, Cedar, Oakmoss, Amber, White Musks, Liquorice

You might think  “La belle Helene” was inspired by the legendary beauty of the woman that launched more than a thousand ships into a war that was going to last for 10 years. Well, we wouldn’t blame you, because this is a perfume that would be a fitting tribute.

But instead of grandiose Homeric poem we have a more humble, but heart-warmingly delicious inspiration source: the famous dessert “Pears belle-Helene”, a divine pairing between pears poached in syrup, chocolate sauce, crystallized violet petals and vanilla ice cream. Exquisitely mouth watering, indeed!

What connects inspiration and creation, apart from the delicate pear note, is finesse in composition and elegant balance. It never veers towards being too much, in spite of the sumptuous richness of the notes. Again, as it is often the case with fragrances created by Bertrand Duchaufour, this scent is a textural wonder. Simultaneously soft, raspy, sweet, faintly bitter, juicy, dry it will enchant and surprise from every beautiful angle. It wears with the same refinement and subtle sensuality as a pearls necklace.

Parfums MDCI (Marchal Design & Créations Indépendantes) is a small and very chic French brand built on the philosophy that fine fragrances are an art more than an industry, and should be a source of pleasure, pride and beauty more than a simple commodity. MDCI was born out of an admiration for the Renaissance Period, in particular the desire to create contemporary equivalents of the precious objects once owned by the Medicis and the Sun King now found in the Louvre, Musei dei Uffizzi and Treasure Room of Vienna.

The fragrances are as exquisite as the bottles that house them. The MDCI scents were created by such renowned perfumers as Pierre Bourdon, Francis Kurkdjian, and Stéphanie Bakouche. Following its philosophy of perfume being an art, MDCI has given the perfumers absolute freedom and no cost limit. The only requirement was not to try to please the greatest possible number, not to imitate or follow trends.

FREE DELIVERY ON ALL ORDERS OVER €50.

We currently deliver to:

Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Holland, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Monaco, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain*, Sweden, UK

For orders of €50 and under the following delivery charges apply.

Ireland & UK: €4.50
All Others: €12.50

Estimated Delivery Times

Ireland: 1-2 Working Days
UK: 2-3 Working Days
All Others: 4-7 Working Days

All of our deliveries use a signature service.

* excluding Canary Islands, Ceuta & Melilla