I had this perfume on my 'to blog list' for a loooong time now. But I finally found some time to photograph it, meet Azzedine Alaia's first fragrance!
Azzedine Alaïa is a fashiondesigner, and he launched his first fragrance some months ago under the license of Beaute Prestige International. The fragrance is inspired by Azzedine's memories of his childhood in Tunisia. Oriental hot tones mixed with cool tones: like water poured over hot brick walls. That contrast of cool tones (pepper) and hot tones (musk) makes it a special fragrance, it opens with airy notes, has floral middle notes and the base is more rough with musk and leather.
Top notes: mountain air, pink pepper
Heart notes: peony, freesia, rose
Base notes: white musk, leather, violet
“My perfume is not reasonable — it makes time lie. I dreamed of it like an archaeologist dreams of sculptures from antiquity lying at the bottom of the sea for millennia, sculptures of perfect bodies, matched only by the women of today — an ideal and timeless beauty.”
Alaïa Paris (€114,50 for 100ml)
(€56,85 for 30ml / €81,95 for 50ml)
This fragrance is really good. At first it was a bit too much for me, but I came to love it. It's a very original scent, I can't compare it to any other fragrance. The floral heart is noticeable, but it doesn't control the scent at all, it even is kinda unisex to me. It's a really complex fragrance - you just have to go smell this, because it's really, really good.
Have you ever smelled this fragrance?