Day four of the seven days of 5 star fragrances as rated by ME
Ahhhhhh, Alahine. I've been looking forward to wearing this one. In fact, I took it for a trial run again last night.Alahine by Teo Cabanel.
bergamot, lavender, ylang-ylang
Bulgarian rose, Moroccan rose, jasmin, orange blossom
iris, rock rose, patchouli, benzoin, vanilla, musk
You pretty much know what you are going to get by looking at the traditional pyramid of notes. And you won't be surprised. BUT, right from the first spray, comes it's little secret. This is a beauty - so well blended and crafted. It whispers class, it surrounds you in classic perfume feeling with a nod towards modern sense. It doesn't feel old, yet it feels timeless.
The bright citris opening is smooth as silk. I can smell the lavender a bit, but it is smoothed out and blended until it is just a cooling breeze. The florals then come out, and I can smell rose, but it is rose surrounded and softened by their fellow notes. The amber is creeping in, softly, but possibly the florals are keeping the sweetness tamped down. Never does this fragrance go sweet, but never, ever is it harsh in any way. Each note blended to perfection. It then drifts off into it's closing, and you realise you have just experienced something special.
5 stars from me for the classic feel, beautiful structure and flawless execution. This smells beautiful.