Azzedine Alaïa


The initial; stage is fresh and bright due to  lots of Iso-E-Super, with a dash of white peppers adding a nice twist.   An airy, nigh-ozonic opening.

The drydown is floral, with freesias and peonies in the foreground; I also get whiffs of a weak hyacinth very briefly.  It is still very bright.  

The base is base on a lashing of white musks, with, again the Iso-E-Super in the background now.  Still a bright show.

I get moderate sillage, very good projection, and ten hours of longevity on my skin.

This is a very interesting first phase, which achieves quite and original effect with very few ingredients.  The base tries the same, still in an interesting manner, but less impressive.  the heart notes are, unfortunately, quite generic and not convincing.  Overall a mixed picture,   but the overall score is positive based on the first phase mainly.  Released 2015.   3.25/5