Parfums MDCI (Marchal Design & Créations Indépendantes), a brainchild of Claude Marchal, is a small and very chic French company that was built on the philosophy, which states that fine fragrances are an art more than an industry, and should be a source of pleasure, pride and beauty more than a simple commodity. MDCI was born out of the admiration for the period of Renaissance and the desire to create contemporary equivalents of the precious objects once owned by the Medicis and the Sun King and now kept in the Louvre, Musei dei Uffizzi, and the Treasure Room in Vienna.