My new perfume.....
You were bought in a moment when I felt a growing positivity towards life and the city I dwelled in...
Your ingredients mixed with my chemistry...
I felt ladylike in a unprissy way
the fruits were sharp but lightened by flowers
(the creditcard-an accepted payment...)
and I would become a better woman
(ok, leave that utopian vision of the commercials behind, I just love the scent and it does not make me a better woman, I just smell better)
Let me introduce my latest love in the field of fragance: Creed Aqua Fiorentina.
Really, as in the attempt-of-a-poem stated, I bought it on a sunny autumn day a couple of weeks ago in a niche perfume shop.
I was so enthousiastic when I applied this mixture of soft fruits on my wrist that I had to have it immediately.
Only, with perfume...you have to wait for an hour....at least...to develop its full body.
Sometimes the perfume does not live up to its first impression, but this one did!
It even smelled BETTER in its developed state....so I walked, nay, ran back to the shop and bought it with the swipe of my credit card...
Don't you love the sophisticated, romantic bottle?
According to Creed's website it has been inspired by the (Italian) Renaissance:
The inspiration is 15th century Florence in Italy, where artists and innovators such as da Vinci and Michelangelo lit a new flame of beauty and culture, sparking a Renaissance of art always growing in worth, even today. Orchards and farms around Florence are sources for Acqua Fiorentina ingredients.
And the ingredients are exactly in my alley...they are fruity without being too summery. The plum gives it an Autumny feel and the cedar gives it a hint of warmth and sultriness.
Top note: Lightly sweet greengage plum, often used in cuisine as a dessert plum, and bergamot orange.
Middle note: Renaissance roses, pink carnations and Calabrian lemon are a finely rendered portrait of fruits and blooms.
Base note: Virginia cedar and Indian sandalwood are the warm, sculpted frame for this work of art.
The text is not that interesting: it states how the perfumes are created by 'incredible special methods', which are not so different from the ordinary manner perfume is created.
What differs, though, is that Creed has been creating perfumes for about 2 centuries, which is longer than the average perfume house.
So you might think that they know something about creating wonderful concoctions of perfumes...
and in the case of Aqua Fiorentina, I believe they did....
Have a wonderfully scented weekend, and hopefully the other senses will be happy as well...