Bottle Of The Month: August – And A Giveaway!

The bottle of the month of August is my first one (definitely not my last though) from Parfums MDCI, Péché Cardinal. I would have liked the bust bottle, but of course, common sense prevailed and I bought (and shared) a plain bottle. What is inside is fantastic enough!

Do you want to indulge in a bit of peachy tuberose? I am giving away a 2.5ml sample of Péché Cardinal, and a 2.5ml sample of Enlèvement au Serail too, so it doesn’t feel so alone.

Please leave a comment on this post stating which is your favorite of the Parfums MDCI and why, or which one you would like to try the most. Tweeting and sharing on a social media platform of your choice garners you an additional entry.

The contest is open worldwide until September 7 midnight GMT and I will announce the winner on September 9 on the blog.

Please be aware that I cannot be responsible for the doings of the post office and can’t replace lost packages.

Good luck everyone!


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53 Responses to Bottle Of The Month: August – And A Giveaway!

  1. amyorvin says:

    I’d like to try the Péché Cardinal

  2. I would love to try La Belle Helene because I love fragrances with the Osmanthus flower. I have not tried any of MDCI fragrances, but Peche Cardinal sounds lovely too 🙂 Thank you for the giveaway. Sharing on twitter.

  3. Jan says:

    What a beautiful bottle.. I would love to be entered .

  4. Flora says:

    What a nice giveaway, thank you I have never tried anything from this line, but the Peche Cardinal is very high on the list of things I have been wanting to try. Also curious about Le Rivage des Syrtes, the pineapple and tuberose one; I am a pineapple freak!

  5. Dubaiscents says:

    I love how the Peche Cardinal smells like real peach, not fake like so many scents. I wish we had this line here so I could try more of them easily. Although i do have a couple of samples from LS waiting to be tried still. The bottles are gorgeous and I give you credit for resisting the bottle with the bust!

  6. I also have not tried anything from this line. I am quite curious about Péché Cardinal because of the description: peachy tuberose, two notes I love.

  7. lucasai says:

    What a generous draw, thanks! I’ve never tried any of MDCI perfume, they’re pretty expensive, aren’t they?
    Let me take a closer took over fragrantica to see what I might like… (3 minutes later)
    Ambre Topkapi or Invasion Barbare sound good.

  8. Alityke says:

    I’m desperate to try this range. Peche Cardinale’s notes sound heavenly. I love stoned fruit scents, Mitzy, Femme, Arabie all blissful to my nose.

  9. Alexandra says:

    I would love to try this, but as I am holding out for the sample set (I like things in order!) please don’t enter me into your very generous giveaway. I am intrigued by Chypre Palatin but I think this (Peche Cardinal) is the one I want to try the most as it sounds like everything I disliked a year ago, but am now quietly coming round to.

  10. Marie in Denmark says:

    I haven’t tried any fragrances from that line – of the two you mention here, I’d love to try Peche Cardinal – the name in itself is wonderful! It conjures up images of all sorts of fun stuff 😉

  11. may says:

    Very curious to try Péché Cardinal, Vepres Siciliennes and Enlèvement Au Serail 🙂

  12. j says:

    The description of Invasion Barbare sounds so wonderful in ‘The Guide’

  13. Holly F. says:

    I was lucky enough to try (and love!) Le Rivage des Syrtes, and Peche Cardinal now intrigues me! Thanks so much for the draw.

  14. Radmila says:

    hi, have never tried MDCI , but a “peachy touberouse” sounds intriguing. Thanks for the chance, Radmila, (from Ukraine)

  15. Would love to try Peche Cardinal.the bottle with the bust is really nice.!

  16. Bellatrix says:

    Never tried MDCI, but I would love to try Invasion Barbare and Peche Cardinal.

  17. Amy says:

    Thanks for the give-away, Birgit. I’ve only tried Chypre Palatin, but have wanted to explore all the rest!

  18. Darilyn says:

    I love Peche Cardinal! I ordered a sample from Luckyscent after enjoying your earlier review.
    I usually find tuberose too strong, but this is just amazing! I would love to win this…

  19. anatu13 says:

    I am dying to try this one! I’d been staying away from getting MDCI samples as the line is pricy, but you make Peche Cardinal sound too good to pass up. Enlevement au Serail, Rose de Siwa and Promesse de l’Aube also sound lovely! Thank you for the draw!

  20. Nancysg says:

    Based on your review, I ordered a sample of Peche Cardinal and love it. Another sample from you would be wonderful.

  21. Joaquim says:

    I’ve never smelled any MDCI, but Chypre Palatin sounds awesome. I’m also interested in Péché Cardinal because my grandmother used to wear Lancome’s Tresor, a peach prominent scent.
    Thanks for the draw!

  22. I haven’t been lucky enough to try anything from this line yet, but Peche Cardinal and Enlevement au Serail both sound amazing.

  23. Mrs. Scents says:

    Well, I’d love to indulge in a bit of peachy tuberose, but after reading the NST review of Enlèvement au Serail, which sounds absolutely A-MAZ-ING, I’m thinking I would like to try that one! Either way, awesome giveaway!! 😀

  24. susan says:

    ooh ooh! Me! Your reviews of MDCI have convinced me I must try ALL of them. haha.

    If I had to choose which ones I most wanted to try, it would be this one (Péché Cardinal) and Promesse de l’Aube.

  25. Sheri says:

    I am new to the world of fragrances and have not tried any of the Parfums MDCI. I will have to check them out! Just looking at the notes in the MDCI’s fragrances at Lucky Scent, I would really like to try Invasion Barbare. I know it is classified as a male scent, but I would really love to smell this one!

  26. Eva S says:

    I really like both Enlevement au Serail and Promesse de l’Aube from MDCI already, but your descriptions have made me eager to try both Peche Cardinal and also Chypre Palatin.
    Thanks for the draw!

  27. dremybluz says:

    I have not tried any of the MDCI’s but would like to try the Peche Cardinal

  28. Nina Z says:

    Péché Cardinal is the only MDCI fragrance that I’ve tried. At a perfume shop in Vancouver, the proprietor deemed that my skin needed “sweetening” and this is the fragrance she chose for me. The problem is, I was so covered in other fragrances at the time, I couldn’t give it a good test on a my skin. I’d love the opportunity to spend some quality time with it! Thanks for sharing your new acquisition. (Some of us live vicariously through you!)

  29. sugandaraja says:

    This one comes into the category of “simple and happy” for me. I’ll always associate it with my first sampling, touring through the Frisian summer countryside with those big white windmills everywhere.

    Don’t add me to the draw though – I’d be happier thinking someone else is getting to try this for the first time. 🙂

  30. rosiegreen62 says:

    A few years before I became a perfumista I came across this brand in a sale bin at Ross. I really liked the bust bottles and smelled a couple of them. Unfortunately due to budget constraints I did not purchase any. I did not realize that $ 60 for a MDCI was an unheard of deal. Thanks for hosting the draw.

  31. laniersmith says:

    I have never tried the MDCI line but have always wanted to. I think I would like to smell most of all the Enlèvement au Serail. Of course I want to smell them all! So many perfumes too small a nose. How very kind you are to do this!

  32. Melis says:

    Birgit, could please enter me into the draw. I have not tried anything from this line. If I had to choose one, I would say Le Rivage des Syrtes. I’m intrigued by the description saying it has a high degree of natural essences. I have a fondness for them, lol. Peche Cardinal would be a close second based solely on the inclusion of tuberose. Love white florals in perfume.

  33. Philipp says:

    Tuberose and peach sound like a wonderful combination… I’d really like to try that fragrance. The one MDCI scent that intrigues me the most is La Belle Helene… I only sampled it once, but I feel it deserves more time and attention to be appreciated.

  34. flittersniffer says:

    I think Rose de Siwa may be my fave of the line, though the fact that you have gone for this as your August purchase is endorsement indeed of PC, which I have not tried.

    May I also just say how much I enjoyed the phrase “bust bottle”, which Siri had down as “basketball”!

  35. Natalie says:

    When you first reviewed PC I thought “that sounds just like my cup of tea”, only to forget about it because summer started, as did the pre-vacation frenzy at work. Then my brain did a giant reset because we went on holiday in Provence and the only thing on my mind was sun, food, relaxation. Now summer is drawing to a close, PC sounds to me as just the scent to keep all things associated with this gorgeous time of year close. I mean, peach, tuberose! It screams summer, doesn’t it? I would love to try it. Haven’t tried anything from MDCI, so I’m very curious.

  36. Anna says:

    Oh, wow, I really would love to try these! Specially peach-tuberose sounds something I would it =D I love tuberose ^_^ And with peach, sounds really good. Thanks for the draw!

  37. julie T says:

    This sounds like what I have been forever looking for!! I’d love to try it.

  38. Julie says:

    I have been searching a peachy tuberose! I’d love to try this!

  39. Undina says:

    Have you seen those bottle tops in real life? On picture they look so beautiful… Sometimes I think that a beautiful perfume deserves a beautiful bottle.

  40. KWW says:

    Péché Cardinal is the one i want to try, sounds like it smells good!!

  41. Molly Murphy says:

    I would love to win a bottle of Enlevement au Serail because I am a perfume slut who has never been able to afford a truly fine artisanal scent. I mostly use older fragrances that are less expensive because they’ve fallen out of favor– Cabochard, Bellodgia, Tweed, Shalimar– and love them. Every evening I set aside time to put on a fragrance and “live” with it, closing my eyes and exploring wherever it takes me. I know that Enlevement au Serail would take me to the moon and, believe me, I want to go there!

  42. ElenaofGreece says:

    MDCI fascinates me, I’d most like to try Peche Cardinal and the new Chypre Palatin.
    Thanks for the draw, I’d love to win the samples.
    Wonderful blog by the way!
    Greetings from Paros, Greece.

  43. Judy says:

    The only yet spectacular MDCI perfume I’ve tried is Enlevement au Serail. I would LOVE to try Peche Cardinal. Your reviews are great. Thanks! Judy

  44. Natalie says:

    Thank you for the draw, B! I cannot resist. 😉 I have not tried any from this line, but you’ve done such good reviews there are now several I would like to try. I think I’m most interested by Rose di Siwa and Le Rivage des Syrtes.

  45. trickyholly says:

    Oh, fun! Thanks, Birgit! I’ve my eye on Peche Cardinal ever since your review last month. It coincided with the first of summer peaches at my local market. I’ll probably also try rose do siwa someday!

  46. Maureen says:

    I would love to try this, as I used to wear a peachy fragrance..Tresor..and loved it. I have never tried any MDCI fragrances, but you make this sound delicious. Thanks for the draw.

  47. ancabalut says:

    I have discovered the MDCI house last year. Since then I didn’t think I would have a scent signature, but there was Peche Cardinal. I really felt “the beauty of the ball” when I wore it and now I am dreaming of the moment when I will afford to buy the sampling kit, because one full bottle is even a daring dream. As I have said in another topic from your forum, Peche Cardinal, Rose de Siwa and Le Rivages des Syrtes are my favourite ones from MDCI, although I didn’t try yet La Belle Helene. My firstname is Anca Elena and I for a while I discovered I am very attracted of the fragrances wearing my name :). As I have graduated Art History, only thinking of MDCI house there are a lot of pictures and history that come into my mind, but when I wear it’s Peche Cardinal is like a transposition into a delightful and mythical era. For sure, the one that will receive the samples will be very happy and lucky. For sure, you are a very generous lady.

  48. Nancy N says:

    B. – ‘ve never tried anything from MCDI,but since coming across your blog, (which is my daily addiction, so please keep posting) I’ve found anything that you review in glowing terms to be spot on. The name Péché Cardinal alone sends wonderful shivers down my Catholic girl spine – so please please send me the sample!

  49. Laurinha says:

    Invasion Barbare sounds like my cup of tea, but perhaps a bit safe…Ambre Topkapi would surely not disappoint, but the ones I’m most intrigued by are La Belle Helene and Le Rivage des Sirtes: it takes some mastery to make a pear-chocolate and a pineapple-galbanum accord work, I’m sure.

  50. Monica H. says:

    Chypre Palatin because honestly it was the only fragrance I’ve actually worn and tested over night =P

  51. patricia says:

    I would love to try Peche Cardinal. I’m in a fresh scent mode. I have a few drops of petite cheri left and was wondering if this scent is simular. August here in the south is peach month, I have been eating and wearing them. Good choice for august.Thanks for the drawing!

    • Olfactoria says:

      Sorry, Patricia, this giveaway is closed, that was last August (2012).
      The perfume is very much worth a try though, it’s gorgeous and with its duet of peach and tuberose very far away from Petite Chérie.

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