Antonio Alessandria Amado Mio (Antonio Alessandria) 2022 + A Love Story in Catania Giveaway

Antonio Alessandro Amado Mio

Antonio Alessandria Amado Mio show, picture by Ermano Picco from Pitti Fragranze 2022

 Amado mio
Love me perpetually
And let perpetually start tonight
Amado mio
After we’re collectively
I’m in a dream world
Of candy delight

Many occasions I’ve whispered
“Amado mío”
It was only a phrase that I heard in performs
I used to be performing a component
However now, after I whisper
“Amado mío”
Can’t you inform I care by the sensation there?
For it comes from my coronary heart.
“Amado Mio,” from Gilda, Columbia Photos, 1949

It was in Catania – a little bit city “posing as a giant metropolis” – that they exchanged their first, furtive glances, met, and as tends to occur in tales that start this fashion, fell in love. She labored within the native document retailer; he wore sports activities jackets that sported cigars of their breast pocket. However for a seeming eternity, it was all glances and sighs. Till sooner or later, he summons his braveness and, armed with a single purple rose, goes to ask her …, nicely, he hadn’t bought that far but. However she would know from the bloom in his hand his tender intent. A few years later, once they have been outdated and married, Giuseppina would tease her husband by reminding him how on the day they met, the odor of cigars had overwhelmed that beautiful rose. And each time, he would deny he ever smoked cigars again then.

Amado Mio, Antonio Alessandria’s paean to his grandparents, captures the fond recollections of Giuseppina and Sebastiano in a perfumed union of smudgy, sensual rose and smoky tobacco.

Antonio Alessandria of Antonio Alessandria Parfums

 Perfumer Antonio Alessandria

As Alessandria relates, “A couple of century after that fateful encounter, I needed to provide a brand new stability to the 2 factors of view of my grandparents, to search out the right concord between rose and tobacco, between the delicacy of my grandfather’s masculine spirit and my grandmother’s femininity with no frills.” Alessandria needed to call the fragrance for music, which, together with scent, provides reminiscence its time stamps. He settled on a tune sung by Rita Hayworth within the 1946 movie, Gilda, which, though it got here out a few years after his grandparents married, had an irony and nostalgia for Alessandria that completely encapsulated “the femininity of the rose, the tough sweetness of tobacco, the mischievous innocence of the assembly of two youngsters, the dreamy sensuality of a nascent couple, the comforting softness of a reminiscence of the previous that was distinctive and all-encompassing however won’t ever come again.

Amada Mio

Rita Hayworth sings “Amado Mio” in Gilda

 Antonio Alessandro Amado Mio opens not in the beginning of this love story, however smack within the center, on the level the place the rose is being proffered beneath a sizzling Sicilian solar. Virtually instantly, the flower’s the rose scent is joined by velvety geranium and a cheeky pelt of raspberries. Not like Miller Harris’ Rose en Noir, which additionally brings collectively rose and raspberry within the high notes,  Antonio Alessandria Amado Mio doesn’t head into romantic territory however will get all the way down to enterprise introducing its principal gamers in a tumble of masculine fragrant notes bumping up towards a very forceful, dimensional rose.

Sophia Loren and her husband of 44 years Carlos Ponti by way of Life 1964

The juicy softness of flower and the jubilant bounce of berry are hugged by fragrant notes of younger inexperienced geranium, lavender, and clary sage. Moderately than muting the rose observe, these savory odors convey a gentlemanly masculinity that skirts across the rose with out than overwhelming it. Now, let me be clear concerning the rose; that is no fairytale flower, however a winey, darkish magnificence as full-bodied as Sophia Loren, with a tangy, boozy trendy edge. Setting this dimensional, at occasions, metallic blossom (I’d think about there’s rose oxide within the composition) towards such basic fougere-like notes neatly introduces a way of recent trying again.

Tobacco and Roses Antonio Alessandria Parfums Amado MIo

Picture (Pixabay / annca)

Within the coronary heart, there’s clove and tobacco together with a milkiness that like comes from the early levels of tonka bean. Surprisingly, I discover that the raspberry observe has gotten stronger, which continues the stress between the sensual rose accord and the smoky, dried grass odor of tobacco. Alessandria explains that, “From a technical viewpoint, I needed to have two vertical elementary chords revealing all of the sides through the evaporation, in an effort to give the concept of a vortex, like that of affection, which in its whirlwind reveals the traits of the 2 souls, whereas making them inseparable and important.

The bottom brings out an oud-like cedarwood and darkish, rooty vetiver, which give Antonio Alessandria Amado Mio a dusky heft and bitterness that balances properly with some raisin-y tonka and delicate amber. I don’t know if the irony is meant, however, by dry-down, the female and masculine notes have almost modified locations. As a rose perfume, Amado Mio leans into woody, masculine territory alongside the traces of Le Labo Rose 31. Unexpectedly, the extra female features of the perfume are represented within the raspberry, which cheerfully pops again up occasionally, and the candy tonka and amber notes within the coronary heart and base. Or maybe, that is the distillation of that love over time; the interaction between candy and sharp, onerous and mild, sensual and edgy. I’ve written quite a few occasions of Alessandria’s mastery of perfume storytelling and right here once more is the proof.

Notes: Inexperienced notes, lavender, raspberry, clary sage, rose, geranium, clove, honeyed tobacco, cedarwood, vetiver, helichrysum, wheat absolute, tonka bean, ambery and musky notes.

Disclaimer: Journey bottle of Amado Mio kindly gifted to me by Antonio Alessandria. My opinions, as at all times, are my very own.

Lauryn Beer, Senior Editor

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