3.3 fl oz.
"But this is an Alaïa!" I kept thinking as I oogled the much anticipated debut fragrance from fashion designer, Azzedine Alaïa: Alaïa Paris Eau de parfum. Inspired by childhood memories in Tunisia and described as "the smell of cold water falling on hot chalk". Sound alluring? It is.
Created under license with Beauté Prestige International, the truly unique blend of warm v. cool notes is unlike any other. The scent is floral, spicy, and feminine and mysterious all rolled into one. It starts out bold with crisp, airy notes and pink pepper. Then softens into the sweetness of freesia and peony at the middle. The base becomes more raw with musk and "animalistic" type notes. It's addictive and keeps you craving more. The scent is so perfect that I would never have known this was designer's very first fragrance. Alaïa managed to develop a scent that embodies the traits of a strong but sensual and sophisticated woman without even breaking a sweat.
Its luxurious bottle is just as stunning. Designed by renowned furniture designer Martin Szekely, the heavy black glass bottle portrays a leather like appearance, with its name in gold lettering across the front. The eye catching gold metal topper mimics that of a delicately spun spool of thread. Absolute perfection and I know I'll wear this one for years to come.
Also newly released is NARCISO eau de toilette
Have you tried either of these fragrances? Do you have a fall favorite?