Parfum Couture - Denis Durand for M. Micallef 2013

Parfum Couture - Denis Durand for M. Micallef by M. Micallef
Bottle Design Martine Micallef
Where to buy
Search on
Search
More
Where to buy
7.7 / 1050 Ratings
Parfum Couture - Denis Durand for M. Micallef is a popular perfume by M. Micallef for women and was released in 2013. The scent is animal-spicy. It is still available to purchase.
Search on
Search
More

Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesCeylon cinnamonCeylon cinnamon
Italian mandarin orangeItalian mandarin orange
Heart Notes Heart NotesBulgarian roseBulgarian rose
HoneyHoney
Orange blossomOrange blossom
Animalic notesAnimalic notes
Base Notes Base NotesAmberAmber
SandalwoodSandalwood
PatchouliPatchouli
MuskMusk

Ratings

Scent

7.750 Ratings

Longevity

7.835 Ratings

Sillage

6.636 Ratings

Bottle

9.150 Ratings
Submitted by DonVanVliet, last update on 19.06.2021.
  • RateRate
  • CollectionCollection
  • ClassifyClassify
  • NotesNotes

Reviews

jtd

484 Reviews
jtd
jtd
   1  
why couture?
Top notes: boozy, aromatic dypso. Very pretty.

Spicy, rosy, ambery, pissy, metallic honey. Waxy. 

Rich, broad floriental of the old school.  Not thin and screechy like Boucheron. 

Huge fucking perfume.  Fashionably crass. 

Surprisingly covered by the perfume blogosphere.  How’s that happen? Was a stealth appeal to bloggers part of a marketing strategy?
9
Scent
7.5
Longevity
5
Sillage
10
Bottle
Drseid

804 Reviews
Drseid
Drseid
   8  
Portrait of a Lady Lovers Take Note...
Le Parfum Denis Durand Couture opens with a mild cinnamon spiced dull orange with jammy rose in support. As the composition transitions to its early heart the dulled orange leaves with the mild spice remaining, as the jammy rose takes over as star, now joined by moderately strong patchouli rising from the base as co-star, warmed by a slightly indolic orange blossom and sweet honey supporting duo. During the late dry-down the rose and patchouli tandem slowly recedes as it is tempered by slightly powdery amber and moderately animalic musk. Projection is average and longevity excellent at about 12 hours on skin.

The warm spiced dull orange open to Le Parfum Denis Durand Couture (try and say that five times fast) while certainly pleasant smelling is probably the least appealing aspect of the composition, but as soon as the jammy rose enters the equation early-on things get good, *really* good fast. The jammy rose and patchouli tandem in the early heart immediately reminded me of Portrait of a Lady, and indeed the whole composition keeps to the spirit of that great Ropion masterpiece while still maintaining its own charm and identity. One key note of interest is the orange blossom that is used brilliantly as balancing support to the extremely high quality rose and patchouli tandem with just traces of its indolic facets bringing out the mild cinnamon spice perfectly. As the composition progresses the honey and musk join other animalics resembling castoreum, smoothing the composition considerably as time passes, with slightly sweet amber adding additional warmth late. The whole thing comes off amazingly well with perfect transitions from top to bottom and is completely unisex despite the composition being officially marketed to women. The bottom line is the $195 per 50ml bottle Le Parfum Denis Durand Couture may not have a name that comes easily off the tongue and is not a replacement for Portrait of a Lady (nothing is), but this outstanding 4.5 star out of 5 composition is the closest thing to its spirit I have sniffed to date and should absolutely be on any jammy rose lover's must try or buy list -- it just got to the top of mine.
9
Scent
5
Longevity
5
Sillage
10
Bottle
Zora

13 Reviews
Zora
Zora
   1  
The Perfume Of The Maharani
She is wearing her rust-red silk sari with a matching silk veil, and is adorned with her golden ornaments.

From the most beautiful roses in the palace garden her own supply of rose oil is manufactured, only a few drops, to enhance and frame her beauty - elegantly, delicately, like the Queen herself.

When the warm wind from the desert of Rajasthan is blowing through the halls of the Palace, the cinnamon scent of incense sticks is suddenly caught in the soft veil of the Maharani. A beautiful warm and delicate aroma spreads throughout ... velvety roses and subtle cinnamon notes supporting the scent.

Although there are mandarin notes in the opening, they have only a fleeting appearance. The rose together with the cinnamon soon takes dominance. Other notes in the background make this scent soft and warm, there is some spice, some gentle woody notes, and a touch of rather tame animalic notes.

Earlier, I loved the oriental fragrances, today most are too strong for me. Also, my taste has evolved, leaning more towards fruity and flowery scents. However I have put this perfume on my wish list.

A quiet, warm and classy scent.
(Translation: Pipette)

Perfume Classification by the Community


Photos by the Community

by Nicolsche
by Nicolsche
by Despoina
by Despoina
by Veronique
by Veronique
by Nicolsche
by Nicolsche
by Malaga
by Malaga

Popular M. Micallef

Royal Vintage by M. Micallef DesirToxic by M. Micallef Ylang in Gold (Eau de Parfum) by M. Micallef Note Vanillée by M. Micallef Mon Parfum Cristal by M. Micallef Gaïac by M. Micallef Watch Collection - Time for Love by M. Micallef Ananda (Eau de Parfum) by M. Micallef Shanaan by M. Micallef Patchouli by M. Micallef Mon Parfum by M. Micallef Pure Extrême (Eau de Parfum) by M. Micallef Royal Muska (Eau de Parfum) by M. Micallef Gardenia / N°41 by M. Micallef Mon Parfum Pearl by M. Micallef Ylang in Gold Nectar by M. Micallef Jewel for Him by M. Micallef Aoud by M. Micallef Vanille Orient by M. Micallef Les 4 Saisons - Hiver by M. Micallef