Tag: stephane bakouche
A while back, I ordered a sample set of MDCI fragrances from Claude Marchal, the incredibly gregarious man behind the MDCI brand in France. (you can see that post here) My wife fell in love with a couple of them, and I was smitten with Invasion Barbare. There is a lot in the collection, so even 10ml can sometimes take a while to get through, especially when you’re savoring each spray. I finally reached the end of the decant, nearly 2 years after the sample set purchase and had to get a bottle so I could wear it with abandon.
Stéphanie Bakouche has created for MDCI a complex formula where the soft and the wild, the fresh and the sensual, interact with warm, precious oriental notes.
Here we have an “oriental fern,” spicy and aromatic, with a captivating blend of grapefruit, bergamot, violet leaves, white thyme, cardamome, lavender and ginger headnotes.
A warm heart of cedarwood, bourbon vanilla and musc creates a precious and definitely masculine base which here too contribute to a well-balanced construction, true to the demands of the brand: elegant, precious, masculine and extremely sophisticated.
Here are some photos of the bottle, along with the resin edition of the bust: