Years ago I was at Nordstrom looking for a new perfume. I didn’t have something specific in mind, I just knew I wanted something soft and clean. That’s when I was given a tester strip with Alessandro Dell Acqua’s perfume on it. I fell in love with it immediately but before I had a chance to buy another bottle of it, the perfume disappeared from stores. Luckily I have been able to keep stocked through different web retailers.
Alessandro Dell Acqua is described as a oriental floral but this perfume is my ultimate clean scent, it smells so clean and fresh that you can’t help but love it. It doesn’t seem like an oriental fragrance to me, it doesn’t seem to have the spiciness or more of the woody notes that I’m familiar with in an oriental fragrance. It has top notes of geranium, coriander and pelargonium, middle notes are sweet pea, rose, peony and hibiscus then a base of sandalwood, incense and musk. With all the floral notes in this, I don’t get the floral aspect of it very much. I actually like to think of this as my “soap and water” clean scent.
This fragrance wears really well too. I was a wee bit worried when I first started ordering it online because it is an EDT but the fragrance lasts all day so no need to worry about that. And as an added bonus, the price is pretty affordable. It’s more affordable now than when it was in stores!