MCMC Fragrances Kept ~ new fragrance

MCMC Fragrances Kept

Indie line MCMC Fragrances has launched Kept, a new fragrance for women:

Kept, the latest addition to The Stories Collection, is an ode to oneself. Turning the notion of a “kept woman” on its head, the fragrance encourages women to look to themselves to evoke love. Inspired by this truth, McClain got a tattoo of an antique key on one of her hands.

The most feminine of MCMC Fragrances’ collection, Kept is romantic with hints of rock n’ roll. The long-lasting fragrance is built around red roses and black tea, with subtle notes of clove, leather, and amber.

MCMC Fragrances Kept is available in 50 ml Eau de Parfum Spray ($110) or 10 ml organic Perfume Oil roll-on ($45). (via mcmcfragrances)

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  1. kaos.geo says:

    wow, spaced out description… I don´t see the causality or relation between freedom and the “key” tattoo… perhaps is to break the locks of dependency from the (figurative) men that “kept” her?
    I hope it is something like that, because it might well have been “Inspired by this notion, she goy a Krusty the Clown tattoo on her forhead, a bottle of tequila and a bucket of buttered salted popcorn”.
    It would make the same sense to me! SOrry I am cranky today hehehehe.

    The notes sound very interesting, and I haven´t heard (or payed attention) to MCMC before… perhaps that was the goal of the dreamy prose! to get our attention! WIN! :-)

    • Thanna says:

      I wasn’t at all interested in this scent until I read your post! Somehow “Krusty the Clown tattoo etc” is going to stick in my head until I sniff this!

      • kaos.geo says:

        Hehehehe thanks!

    • mals86 says:

      (Yep, you’re cranky today!)

      I’m not getting the “key = independence” symbolism either.

      However, the notes sound lovely. I doubt a sample will drop into my lap, but if it does, I think I’d enjoy.

      • kaos.geo says:

        I love the notes too…. also will find more about the house.

    • Aparatchick says:

      If you’re going to get a Krusty the Clown tattoo, then the bottle of tequila makes a lot of sense. ;-)

      The notes actually sounds kind of interesting, although roses are usually my nemesis.

      • kaos.geo says:

        I associate roses with “old lady” perfume (that and talcum..)

        But a Rose that works for men is a holy grial I am searching.
        I am beginning to differentiate between the different Rose smells, bulgarian, turkish, etc.

        • mals86 says:

          I keep trying to get my husband to wear that sample of Czech & Speake No. 88. Or my Gres Cabaret, which I don’t find girly at all.

          His bottle of Acqua di Gio is running low, so he might be more open to trying new stuff soon!

    • Robin says:

      It is not my favorite back story ever. But roses & black tea sound good!

      • kaos.geo says:

        Indeed! I will try this if it gets in my hands.

    • Marjorie Rose says:

      KG–LOL! Love your snarkiness!

      I noticed a couple of interesting scent descriptions for MCMC Fragrances at indiescents, and have them on my “to sniff” list–“Garden” (like a fresh leaf cut in half) and “Noble” (where vetiver and jasmine duke it out for your attention in some sort of noncohesive-cohesive way?).

  2. boojum says:

    How utterly stupid, not to mention nonsensical. Good thing I don’t need the ad copy to be good, or I would certainly ignore this one. The notes do sound promising, though, so I’d love to smell it…if, of course, it fell in my lap.

    • Robin says:

      Ditto on the ad copy — it isn’t that important to me.

  3. Warum says:

    I see a lot of connection between key and kept woman, a whole story there. He gives her the key of the posh apartment and while she holds the key, she cannot truly lock anyone out because he has the set of master keys, but maybe one day she finds a way to change the locks and the key — her own key this time — becomes a symbol of her own risk blah blah blah…

    … red rose? nah…

    • Robin says:

      You gave this more thought than I did :-)

      • Warum says:

        Just seemed that way because it didn’t take me much thought and no time at all… just came up with it… but hey, thanks! :)

  4. lovethescents says:

    I respect this line, I really do, since it’s so artistic and charitable. HOWEVER, I have sampled only one, Humanity, and I really didn’t care for it. It smelled a lot like a Body Shop oil I used to wear as a teenager but no longer appreciate. :-(

  5. VanMorrisonFan says:

    “Kept” doesn’t sound so classy…reminds me of “rented” or “bought.”

  6. AnnieA says:

    Ineed, it made me think it should be placed next to a bottle of Maitresse…

  7. Dolly2 says:

    Mmm. Cloves and roses. Of course leather always works for me.
    Love the idea of the roll-on oil. Will have to check this out.

  8. hongkongmom says:

    love the notes,black tea and rose, would love to drink that combo too…spacey ad…VERY spacey. i am spacey, and i don’t get it…even with Warums interpretation!! I do know that KEPT is a big NONONONO…

  9. naneki says:

    I love the cloves & roses combo. It sounds yummy. I am familiar with MCMC and glad to see it mentioned here. I love their “Maine” fragrance as well as “Maui”, although the “Maui” tends to start out smelling a bit like the “Wicked Wahine” of my youth.

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