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Malìa Perfume

Nobile 1942

Tangerine and an unusual flower, the osmanthus, with a dual nature
We are at the end of the sixteenth century: right in the middle of the Counter-Reformation period. The power of the Church authorities has reached its peak. A girl of extraordinary beauty is picked upon because of her rebellious temperament, and perhaps also because of the envy and fear aroused by her allure.

The purifying stake awaits her and the paradox is that the only person to show her any pity is her executioner, who gives her a substance that knocks her unconscious at the crucial moment. A substance as stupefying as her penetrating, sensual eyes, which dizzily bewitch anyone she looks at. The Italian perfumer Antonio Alessandria choose an unusual flower, the osmanthus, with a dual nature: refreshing yet sweet, delicate but inebriating, he dressed it in spices and aromatic plants and given it body with a structure that tells of a feisty female. But he also wanted it to recall that sometimes another person may simply capture us with a look that leaves in our memory the fragrance of a stupefying substance… 



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