June 14, 2018
Perfume can move the heart simply as a collection of notes, artfully entwined; as the recreation of a specific smell; as an abstract idea conveyed by aromachemicals. Or it can tell a tale. Perfumers may use the trajectory of perfume like a narrative arc, to coax memories and stories from flacons of scent. Italian perfumer Antonio Alessandria created Gattopardo in 2017 in homage to the great twentieth century novel by Giuseppe di Lampedusa, Il Gattopardo (The Leopard, 1958) – a book I count among my favourites. The perfume magically captures key elements of the novel – the Prince’s study, a feast at the novel’s heart, the sense of tradition and power that is vanishing. As Antonio Alessandria Gattopardo dries down, earthy patchouli and peppery geranium hint at the encroaching countryside just beyond the palace windows that soon will be master here.
Gattopardo is not yet available on the company website, but, thanks to the generosity of Antonio Alessandria, we have a we have a of travel sized 8 ml bottle Gattopardo or a complete sample set (Gattopardo, Nacre Blanche, Noir Obscur, Eperdument, Nuit Rouge and Fleurs et Flammes) for five registered readers in the EU, USA and Canada.. The random winners of the sample set are Marcus, Laurhina Vahagn and Mr. Cologne. The random winners of 8 ml bottle Gattopardo is Luce. Please email michelyn at Cafleurebon dawt com with Antonio Allessandria sample set if you won that or the Gattopardo as your subject and your complete mailing and phone details by June 15, 2018 5 PM EST. This is a deadline and no exceptions if you are late or misspell CaFleureBon. Please use your email from your comment so we know it is you. A kind thank you to Antonio Allesandria in your email is greatly appreciated. PLEASE NOTE THAT THE LOG-IN AND REGISTRATION FOR CAFLEUREBON SITE IS ON THE UPPER RIGHT
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