After the vibrant, zesty fruit of Cio Cio San and the mouthwatering oriental spice of Les Indes Galantes, the third entry in MDCI's excellent series of Silk Road inspired fragrances delivers another wonderfully imaginative gourmand hybrid- this time a rich, dynamically spiced, vanilla-laden gourmand/oriental with a notable Persian touch. Inspired by an 18th-century Jean-Philippe Rameau opera, Fêtes Persanes is a truly exotic composition, weaving melodies of sumptuous Persian spice- cardamom, clove, cinnamon- against a smooth, lavish backdrop of gaiac and cedar wood and gorgeously creamy vanilla. The results are both energetic and narcotic, dreamy and invigorating, comfortingly familiar and alluringly unique. How very appropriate for a fragrance house that's taken us all around the world with nothing but our noses.
Bergamot, black pepper, elemi, rose, cardamom, cinnamon, clove, white musk, gaiac, cedar, patchouli, vanilla