Francis Kurkdjian’s first creation for MDCI, Promesse de l’Aube is a scent for the morning, “a classical and refined oriental-floral”. Its top notes of mandarin and lemon are fresh, and have a joyful, flirty, sun-kissed feel. The citruses have a candied quality, which teasingly hints at the delicious sweetness, but never steps into the realm of the gourmand. The heart of the composition is a luxurious, creamy bouquet of ylang-ylang and jasmine. It is languid, summery, warmed by the tropical sun. The base features a gorgeous blend of velvety sandalwood sweetened and softened by vanilla. The scent combines playfulness, the allusion to the tropical exoticism with the supremely elegant, urban side. We are absolutely smitten with this charming fragrance and know that you will be too.