November 30, 2016

The Perfect Hostess Gift

Our sweet friend + ceramicist Helen Levi was asked by Vogue recently what her ideal hostess gift would be and she said our Desert Rose Atmosphere Mist. Check out the full piece here to see what other chic women like Padmi Laksmi and photographer Alice Gao are hoping for. 


May 24, 2016


Helen is the co-founder and Creative Director of Fuzzco, the Charleston-based design agency behind many an awesome branding project (think Mailchimp, Bonobos, and Etsy). You'd never guess how hard this lady works being as that she's so nice, humble and chill! We met on vacation in upstate New York and reunited when she asked us to make a pair of signature fragrances: E.d'E. Black and E.d'E. Blue.

Name: Helen Rice
Occupation: Creative Director
Hometown: Charleston, SC
Where do you currently reside: Charleston, SC
Favorite MCMC fragrance: HUNTER
When did you start wearing perfume? What fragrance was it?: I remember sneaking into my parent's bathroom as a kid and getting into my mom's Chanel No. 5. It is the only scent she's ever worn and whenever I smell it I think of her. When I was 16 Iwent to an older friend's house and she had Fendi Theorema which I fell in LOVE with. I bought my own bottle once I'd saved up enough money. I still have it and love it.
If you were a plant, would you be?: I'd be a Socratea exorrhiza or Walking Palm because I need to live in warm climates and I can't sit still.
What's in your refrigerator right now?: A lot of pickles that my husband made and a bunch of wine.
Three words that describe you: Independent, energetic, compassionate
October 20, 2015


Caitlin is the designer behind MOCIUN, a jewelry line based in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Her custom diamond cluster rings are coveted by brides-to-be everywhere. Her creativity knows no bounds from clothing, to store design, and she has a great curatorial eye for small items like ceramics and knives, which she also carries in her flagship store. We've collaborated on two fragrances so far, and the process of unraveling what another designer has in their olfactive imagination has been rewarding for me too.

Name: Caitlin Mociun

Occupation: Designer

Hometown: Nevada City, California

Where do you currently reside: Brooklyn, NY

Favorite MCMC fragrance: MCMC x MOCIUN collaborations #1 + #2

When did you start wearing perfume? What fragrance was it?: I started when I was young but the first one I really started wearing the repeat bought was an Issey Miyake perfume called Le Feu D'Issey.

If you were a plant, what would you be?: A bitter orange tree.

What's in your refrigerator right now?: Not much, I'm on a trip to Italy.

Three words that describe you: Passionate, intense, silly 

September 17, 2015


We are so excited to announce our newest perfume oil, the second collaboration with jewelry brand MOCIUN. Cold and crisp, the scent of evergreen, freshly fallen snow and sweet wood is reminiscent of a childhood spent in the mountains of northern California. Available now on our site.
March 09, 2015

International Women's Day

We are so lucky to work alongside such talented and smart women everyday at the Dobbin Mews, our shared studio space. It's hard to get everyone in one photo, but here's our best try. From left: RJ, Katie (me!), Helen, Nicolette, Fay, Julie, and Jennifer. Still missing Stephanie, Minh, Erica, Tara, and Emily

January 07, 2015

from a maine fan

The other day I received an email with the subject line "Happy New Year from a MAINE fan." A friend of a friend, Sarah Krasley told me about the very important role our MAINE candle plays in her New Year's ritual. 

Every New Year's Day, amidst the pieces of confetti on the floor that came home with me from the festivities of the night before, I buy a bunch of the whitest tulips I can find, play that song from Graceland that goes "Somebody say 'hello, hello, hello'" and pull out a pristine white paper canister that holds MAINE. The clary sage in the fragrance mix clears out any lingering juju from the year before and overall it is just a perfect, clean scent for a fresh start. The scent has a teeny sharpness to it, like the cold air piercing the winter sky all wrapped up in flowery kindness, the well-needed reminder of what will come in a few months...Spring.

October 02, 2014

lisa przystup on into the gloss

Beautiful Lisa shouts out our rose-with-notes-of-grass MAINE eau de parfum on Into the Gloss today as part of her After Dark interview.

August 28, 2014


RJ moved into the studio space across the way from us a year and a half ago and life has not been the same since! She is wildly funny, stylish, and a caring mama with lots of advice to dispense. She transformed her studio into a ceramics haven, with hot kilns and clay everywhere, and now I'm lucky enough to own a few pieces of her amazing jewelry holders. RJ also introduced me to Brazilian cheese bread and for that move alone, she wins. 

Name: Re Jin Lee

Occupation: Ceramicist

Hometown: Sao Paulo, Brazil

Where do you currently reside?: Brooklyn, NY

Favorite MCMC fragrance: At this moment, Garden. Before this moment, Dude No. 1

When did you first start wearing perfume? What fragrance was it?: Oh man, that's hard. The furthest I can go back in memory lane is the time I was crazy about Colors by Benetton.

If you were a plant, what would you be?: A rose

What's in your refrigerator right now?: Lots of Coca Cola and baby yogurt

Three words that describe you: Simple, intense, gullible

July 15, 2014

a cup of jo: jenny gordy of wiksten's beauty uniform

A couple of years ago my beautiful friend Jenny Gordy moved to Iowa, making all of us here in Brooklyn who knew her so sad. She's quirky and witty, as well as talented and kind. Today she shares her beauty routine and tips on Cup of Jo and it makes me smile to think of her far away but wearing NOBLE on dates, and borrowing her husband's sweaters for the hint of Dude No.1 Beard Oil.

See her full Beauty Uniform here.

July 07, 2014


Cara is one of the few friends I have who is a New York City native - a Queens girl to be exact. We met through mutual friends and became close two summers ago when we decided that we would spend one day every single weekend of the summer on the beach at Fort Tilden. A dancer by training, I always look forward to her performances (yes, I might secretly want to be a dancer).

Name: Cara Liguori

 Occupation: Dancer

 Hometown: Flushing, NY

 Where do you currently reside?: Brooklyn, NY

 Favorite MCMC fragrance: I heart PHOENIX!

 When did you first start wearing perfume? What fragrance was it?: When I was young, I used to pull all of the perfume sample pages out of fashion magazines, smell them one by one and pick my favorite just for fun. I started wearing perfume when I got a Christmas present of four perfumes in one carrying case: vanilla, lemon, jasmine and I can't remember the fourth one but its cap was blue. The first I ever bought myself as a teen was Sunflower by Elizabeth Arden.

 If you were a plant, what would you be?: A morning glory.

 What’s in your refrigerator right now?: A lot. Leafy greens, sprouts, dark chocolate, butter, mushrooms, corn, miso , and hummus to name a few.

 Three words that describe you: Discerning, compassionate, enthusiastic

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