Peche Cardinal

Eau de Parfum

by Parfums MDCI

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Péché Cardinal is an enticing froth of sinful and sweet, blending luscious fruits and mesmerizingly heady white flowers into a siren song. Warm, rounded and alluring, this Bellini-esque scent opens with a juicy, light-hearted sweetness that belies its intoxicating nature. As it warms on the skin, it becomes boldly flirtatious— this is the perfect scent for the belle of the ball. Péché Cardinal (translation: Cardinal Sin) opens with the apricot-hay sweetness of davana combined with the silken fur of ripe golden peaches and creamy coconut. The tart fruitiness of blackcurrant and prune keep the fragrance from becoming too sweet, allowing the cool, fresh-from-the-flowershop tuberose to shine from the heart of the composition. White lilies add an additional, slightly green aspect to the scent. The cedar, sandalwood and musc provide a quiet contrapunto to the fruits. An unabashedly romantic fragrance for those daring enough to wear it.

Peche Cardinal  Notes

Davana, peach, coconut, blackcurrant, tuberose, prune, lily, cedar, sandalwood, musc

Peche Cardinal Sizes Available
75ml $250
75ml - Resin Bust Edition $375
.7 ml
.7 ml Sample $5
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Here's what other people are saying about Peche Cardinal...
This is now my signature scent. It is sweet, but not overpowering, and floral without overpowering the sweetness. It is peach perfection!
By   - Teacher from Oklahoma on 6/24/2016
This is one that as soon as I smelled I knew I had to have eventually, though it could last longer on the skin but I'm dabbing not spraying... This is not a perfume, it's an adventure. One where you are lead by the nose to follow the scent, eagerly and entranced in it. The sweetness of the beginning notes grabs you, smacks you, commands you, but with no detriment. It slowly opens into something fuller with soft petals enveloping....then the dry down of sex and innocence all at once. Sweet, floral love!!!
By  on 12/16/2014
This is a lovely fragrance with an extraordinarily high price tag... Can't justify a full bottle of this one. And could we just put the name of this fragrance to rest: If you go to Parfums MCDI's website you'll see that it's spelled with accents on the letter "E." The name of this perfume is "Cardinal Sin" and has nothing to do with peaches. (Although it does have a fruity smell!)
By   - writer from Tacoma on 11/27/2014
I wanted to love this. I do love this, but it is so light it has no silage on skin. It's peach, but not sweet - it's ripe and fresh. Purchased a sample and would purchase a bottle if it lasted longer than initial application - loses potency so quickly. :(
By   - from Midwest - USA on 9/12/2014
This is peach ! I used to like peach and I find this combination quite interesting. But it doesn't work on me. Its too heady. Also, there is something weird about the evolution of the perfume. The first hour or so, I had a strong peach scent, but then it all disappeared. I just had a sort of talc scent left on my wrist and I didn't smell anything on my neck anymore. It's like there is no dry down. Funny. Not a must have anyway. The One Dolce & Gabanna does a better job.
By   - Project coordinator from Lausanne on 5/31/2013
Sadly, this is almost pure tuberose on me for the first hour or so, like an admittedly more complex and sophisticated Michael. After that first hour it starts to really develop into something less overpoweringly floral, brighter and more playful while still being sexy. Alas, while the fun starts at the second hour, this bottle isn't second-hour priced. I'm glad I got the sample because I would have been plagued by curiousity for the rest of my days. I just love the idea and description of this!
By   - Writer from Los Angeles on 11/10/2012
Ok I want to put this to rest once and for all cause it is kind of bugging me that people write things without even knowing what they are talking about. I am from Montreal and went to French school. Ok, PECHE, without any accent, in French means peach. PECHE with an accent on the first E and the last E means SIN. Now we can all be sure what the name means. In this instance, PECHE is written without any accents so it means PEACH like the fruit. Btw, I haven't yet tried this scent so I cannot help you gys out with that.
By   - from Puerto rico & Montreal on 8/31/2012
Fruit and white flower scents are not my preference, but the concept of Péché Cardinal appealed to me so much (I am a very ex former-Catholic-schoolgirl, and some ideas retain their hold on a woman’s imagination) that I ordered a sample, reasoning that if I were ever to be converted to this sort of fragrance it would be by one as well-executed as this. And it is indeed well-executed; the first waft of white flowers (lily predominating on my skin, only a hint of tuberose peeking through beneath it) with a bare touch of musk dries within 30 minutes into a sticky-sweet, nearly overripe peach. The drydown is saved from tedium by a thread of currant (though on me it smelled more of red, as in currant jelly, than of black) and a lingering floral background. The perfume doesn’t work for me at all—I find that my dislike of fruity scents is intact after an evening of Cardinal Sin—but I’ve rated it at three stars because someone who loves luscious fruits and white flowers will probably like this perfume a great deal, and because its sillage and lasting power were both above average.
By   - Student from Springfield, IL on 8/22/2012
While this might be a more sophisticated fruity scent with undertones of gardenia, it gives me an old lady feel. I'm feeling it's like Victoria Secret lotion on a 60 year old millionaire. Snobby fruit, too uptight for me.
By   - from Portland, Oregon on 10/19/2011
too much like a synthetic unripe peach. not appealing in the slightest
By   - model from nyc on 5/11/2011
Peach is not a note I ever search for: Too sweetie-pie/girly. cheap drugstore body lotion. However, I am now a convert as I really love this very feminine lush floral. The peach is warm and sensuous, with some fleeting tuberouse and coconut. There is a berrry in there, too. I feel like something out of those floral scenes in My Fair Lady in this. This has much more body than KM Peau de Peche. If you are going to go peach, go big or go home, and this is the one for it.
By   - Stylist from South of San Francisco on 3/28/2011
An intense and luscious peach liqueur leads to a sense of floating on a bed of peach petals. A beautiful dream!
By   - attorney from New York on 3/1/2011
Peche is French for peach. Le P'eche' is French for sin. With this perfume, Peche means peach.
By   - Doctor from Portland on 1/24/2011
I am so grateful for having found luckyscent. Without them I would be smelling like every other Angel, Dior and Juicy tart on the planet. Peche is hands down the most crowd pleasing of all the perfumes I've tried through here. The end result is always, "Oh my God, you smell amazing." Lovely, comforting, and sexy, it never fails to pick me up.
By   - Artist from St. Louis on 10/13/2010
Too strong, too overpowering. Totally bummed out. I had high hopes for this fragrance based on the reviews. Its Keiko Mecheri for me. Peach is tricky.
By   - Student from Gulf Coast Region of Louisiana on 8/6/2010
I just got a sample of this yesterday. After 8 years of searching for a new fragrance I have finallly found it! Within hours of putting it on 3 men asked me what I was wearing. Can't remember the last time that happened. Best of all, I can still smell it this morning. Just orderded my bottle. For those with sensitive skin or chemistry that changes scents, this is perfect. Beautiful and sophisticated.
By   - from Seattle on 8/9/2009
Sweet peaches at first then dries down to a sexy musk on me.I tried a sample then brought a bottle because I got so many compliments.Holds up well in the Florida heat.
By   - RN from Tampa on 7/16/2009
Neglected to mention - Laura here again…there is the subtlest intrigue of white flowers dancing amongst that aforementioned “smoky allure”, which is what earns this composition the high mark (in my appreciation) of “complex”. This fragrance hits on all my criteria of a perfect perfume.
By   - from Pasadena on 3/11/2009
As it’s the perfume that’s the thing, thank goodness one can purchase it without that expensive crystal stopper, which makes the difference between a $235 bottle of perfume and a $610 bottle! As for this fragrance not being worth its price, ($235) I respectfully disagree. Anytime I find a fragrance that stands apart from the rest for its uniqueness and complexity, and that lasts all day long, I am more than willing to plunk down the money for it, particularly if I’ll be wearing it often. The “Bellini-like”, peachy-apricot-hay scent is what my nose first detects and enjoys upon application. Then, after about five minutes it takes on a smoky, very sexy allure that lasts all day long, and it’s not overpowering or too ‘vavoom’ for work! This is a very sophisticated, seductive scent. If you make it your own, I imagine that the noses who encounter this fragrance on you will be appreciative, admiring and stunned all in one moment.
By   - from Pasadena on 3/11/2009
The only "péché" here (no, it doesn't mean 'peach;' it's French for 'sin;' therefore, the name means "cardinal sin") is the price. And it's not cardinal. It's a CAPITAL sin.
By   - from Boise on 3/3/2009
Beautiful velvety Peach......worth the price....NO, to generic to shell out that kind of $$$$4, unless you can find someone to split the bottle with.
By  on 3/1/2009
absolutely beautiful peach scent. worth the price tag? absolutely not.
By  on 2/28/2009
This is lovely - so peachy and sweet then the drydown leads to quite a classic French musky smell. But not too heavy. It doesn't smell nearly as expensive as it is, however!! At this kind of price you kind of need some extra special-ness to a fragrance. This is lovely, but not quite 'it'.
By   - Student from Amsterdam on 2/23/2009
just what i want right now, a voluptous and slightly sweet fruity scent that is complex and sophisticated. its so pricey... otherwise its a 5....
By   - journalist from NYC on 2/22/2009
VERY BEAUTIFUL! at least on me. My initial thought was: I hated it. I got busy and waved my arm in the air and smelled something soooo wonderful it was UNBELIEVABLE. The dry down is absolutly SUPERB. Give it a try and wait for it to blend with your body chemistry.
By   - Registerd Nurse from Cleveland on 2/16/2009
Peach, peach and more peach! This is a heavy peach puree drenched in syrup on the verge of becoming saccarhine sweet. Oddly, at the same time it has a bubbly quality. The tuberose is very soft and distant but gains more presence as the peach fades. I'll retest in warmer weather because I love Parfums MDCI in general and look forward to their upcoming releases!
By  on 2/4/2009
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