Alaia Paris - perfume for women

Alaia Paris by Alaia - A floral oriental perfume for women. The debut fragrance of fashion designer Azzedine Alaia, created by Firmenich perfumer, Marie Salamagne, to evoke Alaian's request for a scent reminiscent of cold water falling on hot chalk. The fresh, aquatic mineral and airy notes mix with freesia and peony, with a mildly musky animalistic dry down scent. Available in an eau de parfum spray, body lotion, shower gel, and scented candle from Saks.

Alaia Paris Fragrance

Alaia Paris Perfume

Alaia Paris - fragrance info

Perfume House Alaia
Introduced June 2015
Perfumer Marie Salamagne
Scent Classification Floral Oriental
Fragrance Notes Top -- airy notes, pink pepper
Heart -- freesia, peony
Base -- animalistic notes, musk
Package Design Black translucent glass bottle textured with Alaia laser cut design from leather corset pattern, and cap that mimics a spool of gold thread by Martin Szekely. Nude color packaging box.
Print/TV Campaign Models - Guinevere Van Seenus wearing Alaia's Houpette dress (S/S 1994) (2015)
Photographer - Paolo Roversi
Available Products Eau de Parfum 1.7oz, 3.4oz / $115-150
Body Lotion 6.7oz / $55, Shower Gel 6.7oz / $50, Scented Candle 35oz / $300

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"Marie Salamagne is bold, determined and enthusiastic, as soon as she heard of 'Mr Alaia's brief' (the smell of cold water falling on hot chalk), she immediately started searching. 'Very quickly,' she says, 'I came up with a formula that evoked this feeling: they were fresh, aquatic mineral notes; I created this accord by progressive essays, in less than one day. Then, I had the intuition that it needed to be mixed in clair-obscur, in a less innocent way and I added an animal note by surrounding it with musk.'"

Alaia Paris - perfume editorials

Alaia Paris Fragrance editorial
InStyle - Dec 2015
Alaia Paris Perfume

2015 Gift Guide
Have no idea what to get your fashion-loving BFF, your hard-to-please boss, and, well, everyone else on your list? We've chased down the most brilliant, personality-filled presents, from the seriously sumptuous to the sweet and silly. We've enen got your wrapping covered. And the pleasure was all ours.

Sleek Luxury for Mod Minimalists
Glow-Getter -- ALAIA PARIS oversize scented candle, $300;

Scented Gift List
BURBERRY My Burberry Festive Edition
ALAIA PARIS Eau de Parfum
MARC JACOBS Mini Perfume Set
JO MALONE Christmas Cracker
ORIBE Cote d'Azur Candle
LIBRARY OF FLOWERS Wildflower & Fern Bubble Bath
RANCE Gardenia Hand Soap
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(Bober, J. & Kim, A. "It's the 2015 Gift Guide." InStyle Dec. 2015: 269-296)

Alaia Paris Perfume editorial Warm Rich Fragrances
InStyle - Dec 2015
Alaia Paris Perfume

Let's Get Cozy - 'Tis the season to dive under a cashmere throw and cocoon yourself in a warm, rich fragrance.

ALAIA PARIS Eau de Parfum, $150/3.3 fl. oz.; at Saks Fifth Avenue
Warning: You may covet this Alaia creation as much as this designer's laser-cut totes. Pink pepper and musk notes make it plenty spicy, but there's also a surprising lightness from freesia.

Warm Rich Fragrances
ALAIA PARIS Eau de Parfum
DONNA KARAN Liquid Cashmere Black
NARCISO RODRIGUEZ Narciso Eau de Toilette
MUGLER Les Exceptions Cuir Impertinent
VAN CLEEF & ARPELS Ambre Imperial
JO MALONE Orris & Sandalwood
DOLCE & GABBANA The One Essence
Read more about: Warm Rich Fragrances

("Beauty Fragrance: Let's Get Cozy." InStyle Dec. 2015: 212)

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