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D’Orsay Nous sommes amants. M.D. 50ml


Made by D’Orsay (Paris, France)

A woody, spicy fragrance evoking skin-to-skin love imagined by Bertrand Duchaufour.

Top: Black Pepper, Juniper Berry, Peruvian Pink Berries, Bamboo
Heart: Palo Santo
Base: Musk, Indian Cypriol, Sandalwood, Virginia Cedar, Ambergris, Leather Accord



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Nous sommes amants. M.D.

Meaning ‘we are lovers’, this fragrance is one of nakedness, evoking the sensual intimacy of skin touching skin. Black pepper, cedar and sandalwood blend with palo santo for a pulsating, instinctual embrace. M.D. transforms friends, partners, spouses, into lovers.

Skin to skin

Worked around the Palo Santo, this perfume is one of the best sellers of D’Orsay. We find here all the perfumer Bertrand Duchaufour’s passion for the primitive arts, with rare ingredients and precious spices. Whether we are in love, married, engaged, there is always this fleshly moment where we are simply lovers and happy, lovers and naked, skin against skin. No more clothes, just a sensual veil. This fragrance will keep you in the memory of your most tender embrace.

From the Perfumer

’Nous sommes amants. M.D.’ evokes carnal contact, more specifically skin but in a minimalist and particularly sensual way. It is characterised by a heart of palo santo, a sacred wood from Central America and is crossed by a note of hot milk, interpreted by a very particular molecule: sulfurol. This monolithic head-heart-base association is based on a type of notes able to merge beautifully together. White, creamy tones, but at the same time powerful and structuring.

— Bertrand Duchaufour


D’Orsay imagines special fragrances, evoking the universality of the state of love and exploring its many facets: caring love, free, paradoxical, ardent, adventurous, tender, striking, impulsive, sincere, spiritual, secret, tactile, unwavering… D’Orsay perfumes are designed for couples, echoing the first historic fragrance designed in 1830 by Alfred d’Orsay for him and his forbidden lover, Lady Marguerite Blessington. Each creation is named after an index sentence, signed with the initials of a personality whose identity is left to the imagination of each.



Maison d’Orsay was originally founded in Paris in 1830 by Count Alfred d’Orsay. D’Orsay was known at the time to have been passionate, artistic, and flamboyant. He was an influential icon of the nineteenth century. He sought pleasure at all cost, which resulted in large debts and romantic affairs.

The fragrance house published nearly fifty perfumes that were distributed across the globe, in boutiques in Paris, London, and New York. At the time, the D’Orsay fragrances were highly artistic and forward-thinking, as they were inspired by love and desire, and were designed to be shared by couples. Alfred d’Orsay’s very first fragrance was an ode to his forbidden love of Lady Marguerite Blessington – a love story of illicit desire and intimacy.

In 2015, Amélie Huynh gave Maison d’Orsay a new lease of life, redesigning an olfactory line to honour the brand’s heritage. The fragrances are based on Alfred d’Orsay’s original line-up, reimagined by prestigious perfumers such as Olivia Giacobetti, Mark Buxton, Karine Chevalier, Bertrand Duchaufour, Fanny Bal, and Vincent Ricord.

Everything we do references the romantic sensibility of Count d’Orsay – from the illicit affair to the sense of carnal desire.
— Amélie Huynh, CEO & founder

Each fragrance is composed as a declaration of love, exploring its many facets. They are genderless and can be worn by couples, just as the originals by Alfred d’Orsday. Each scent explores duality in some sense, which is a concept echoed throughout the brand. In homage to the lost correspondences between Alfred and Marguerite, each perfume name is composed like a love letter and signed with initials – these initials referring to a secret identity that will never be revealed.

D’Orsay have two boutiques in Paris and one in Tokyo. Each boutique has been meticulously designed to capture the sense of mystique, passion, and eloquence of Count d’Orsay, with sleek woods and brass fittings, with cabinets of multiple drawers in which secret scents are carefully locked away like hidden treasures.

All of the production takes place in France, with fragrances made between Paris and Provencal perfume capital, Grasse. The bottles, caps, and spray mechanisms are also produced in France.

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