September 23, 2018
As Antonio Alessandria Fara progresses, I begin to realize that the thermal note I noticed in the opening is cumin, which has been sneaking up behind that zingy citrus and salt. Cumin can be a dramatic note in perfume, but here, rather than making its usual sweaty entrance, it is tamped down, adding a subtle touch of skin and heat without announcing itself. A delicately sweet floral waft drifts through the middle before retreating behind cedar. A turpenic note from cypress comes out as the wood fills in the background as the various notes drift around each other unhurriedly. Perfumery has few storytellers more entrancing than Antonio Alessandria, whose fragrances are predicated on detailed recollections that unfold like acts of a play. With Fara, Alessandria has captured a piece of a Sicilian summer so precisely and yet universally that it feels like his memory is your own. Thanks the generosity of Antonio Alessandria, we have an 8 ml bottle of Fara to give away to one registered reader in the U.S. or Europe. The random winner is zibbyz. Please email michelyn at Cafleurebon dawt com with 8 ml Antonio Alessandria Fara as your subject and your mailing details by 9/24/2018 4PM EST. THIS IS A DEADLINE AND NO EXCEPTIONS IF YOU ARE LATE. Please use your email from your comment so we know it is you. A kind thank you to Antonio Alessandria of Antonio Alessandro Parfums in your email to us would be appreciated, as we do pass on your email to the wonderful sponsors of our draws. PLEASE NOTE THAT THE LOG-IN AND REGISTRATION FOR CAFLEUREBON SITE IS ON THE UPPER RIGHT
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