Raw earth craves moisture as the unforgiving sun shines bright and glorious, a village home thats one with the sand hued surroundings is being bathed with fresh water, as it instantly cools and simmers down the heat....
Something couture yet something effortless, something subdued yet something bold, something warm yet something cool, something airy and something deep....
Pink Pepper, peony, freesia, rose,white musk, violet, leather
Alaia, the fragrance that marks its entry point into the world of international designer fragrances, comes encased in stunning black and gold glossy flanker, that looks and feels like ceramic. The sculptured bottle is a representation of the brands high couture esoteric sensibility. I immediately think Black Orchid by Tom Ford as soon as I spray the first spray on my wrist, with its distinct balsamic peppery opening, however within the first hour the profile takes on a very distinct character. A beautiful metamorphosis happens where the sweet-pepperiness gives way to an airiness, that suddenly cools it down, much like the inspiration reported by Alaia himself of a childhood memory of his grandmother bathing the hot walls with cold water under the scorching Tunisian sun.
I get particularly drawn to this alchemy of hot and cold, this transition and this progression, as each hour passes a different association and affinity to different tones is experienced. And as I get more and more into it, I suddenly realize Alaia takes on a deeply musky masculine animalic character towards dry-down which actually persists on my skin until the next day, much like a couture gown that clings to the body and envelopes you in its sophisticated allure!
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