M.Micallef Parfum Le Parfum Denis Durand Couture EDP Perfume Review

M.Micallef Denis Durand

M.Micallef Couture has created a designer perfume for Denis Durand Couture. I love these designer collaborations with niche perfumery (Providence Perfume x Jonathan Joseph Peters Mousseline Peche, CdG x Stephen Jones)*. I feel collaborations are the future of niche perfumery.

Parfum Couture opens with hot, spicy cinnamon rose petals dusted with dazzling orange dew droplets. I pick up on some animalic oud in the background. The citrus in this is sweet and honeyed. It goes from pulpy oranges to orange blossoms. It’s a blend of sultry, honeyed orange blossoms and a dark patchouli that dries down to a warm, slightly fruity amber musk. The overall feel of this fragrance really is “black lace”.

Since I rarely receive compliments on perfumes, I thought I’d let you know that one time in an elevator a little girl said that I smelled wonderful and that Moxi looks like a happy bat. I mean, that’s a good enough reason to continue wearing it, right? I mean that compliment made me feel like a glamorous yet upbeat version of a Disney villain. And honestly, that’s the look that I’m going for.

Ellen Drew

Notes listed include cinnamon, Italian tangerine, Buglarian rose, orange blossoms, honey, animalis (?), sandalwood, patchouli, amber and white musk. Launch date 2013.

Give it a try if you like modern floral ambers. Or if you like perfumes like Juliette Has a Gun Midnight Oud, Montale Aoud Queen Roses, Neela Vermiere Creations Mohur, By Kilian Rose Oud, Tauer PHI and/or Histoires de Parfums Rosum. This perfume is unisex. I highly recommend it for anyone that likes a spicy rose. Or for anyone that wants something “sexy” in their collection.

M.Micallef for Denis Durand Couture has above average longevity and projection.

The 1.7 oz bottle retails for $195 at Luckyscent. Samples are also available for purchase.

*Now that I think about it, 2013 was a big year for niche perfume/designer collaborations. There was this one, Providence Perfume x Jonathan Joseph Peters Mousseline Peche and Malle par Dries van Noten. 

Victoria’s Final EauPINIONHoneyed, spicy rose. I absolutely love how M.Micallef treats a rose. The line has some of my favorite roses. Including this one.

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*Disclaimer – Sample provided by the brand. I am not financially compensated for this review. My opinions are my own. Ellen Drew pic from

5 thoughts on “M.Micallef Parfum Le Parfum Denis Durand Couture EDP Perfume Review

    1. I love how it wears on me. If you do buy a bottle, I wouldn’t mind buying a few mls off of you 🙂

      The bottle looks like other M. Micallef bottles and it is is wrapped in lace. I’m not a fan of perfumes wrapped in fabrics but this one is not as tacky as I imagined. It actually works with this fragrance.

  1. This was my favorite niche of 13 although the bottle itself I find most…..arousing and no i have not ripped it to shreds. The honey is the star and it was a way for Micallef to keep in it’s usual spicy game but step outside it’s east meets west motif which had grown rather wearisome to me but only after three years in heavy rotation of Aoud and Emir. I still love Avant Garde even though our favorite Micallef seller wouldn’t sell it to me, declaring it unbefitting. If you want some Couture I am happy to share a nice decant. I really just put it on once a month or so and stare at the bottle mostly.

    1. It really is an excellent example of the East meets West thing that so many perfume lines have been doing (or trying to do). Even in a world of “East/West” roses, this one does stand out.

      I may take you up on this offer and will happily pay you for it. I love it but I don’t know if I will wear it that frequently.

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