torsdag 4 mars 2010
Simone Cosac - Perle di Bianca (and a draw)
In only a few days it´s time for the annual Oscar award ceremony. And, so much more glamorous than the Oscar ceremony it can´t be. Personally I think watching all the stars in beautful creations is almost as interesting as who got the prices. And of course I use to think about what kind of perfumes they wear to those super stunning outfits.
One thing with those kind of big gala parties is that the guests got goodiebags. A "small" gift filled with surprises for the guests to enjoy. Last year it sure was a lot of good things in the goodiebag, among others the pefume I´ll write about today... Perle di Bianca.
Perle di Bianca is created by Simone Cosac Naify, a brasilian now living in Florence, Italy. Simone was inspired by the noble women Bianca Capello´s (1548-87) life and also her beautiful Italian villa, Villa La Tana.
Perle di Bianca is a grand, magnificent and splendid floral scent. It´s both classic and glamorous and well suited for todays Hollywood stars. But even better, I think it would be on the glorious divas of Italian films such as Sophia Loren, Gina Lollobrigida and why not our Swedish Anita Ekberg ( she was really big in Italy, thanks to the movie La Dolce Vita). These sensual and well-formed ladies would wear Perle di Bianca perfectly.
When I wear Perle di Bianca I think about a shining, beautiful and white flower of some kind. Perle di Bianca is a scent that took a good while to develop on the skin. It´s like a flwoer that very, very slowly goes from bud to full bloom to eventually lousy. At first Perle di Bianca is a classic white floral, almost stunningly notes of neroli, this is a svent you wont need much of. The scent it self is warm, white, sharp and high tuned.
As I said, you have to wait a while before the entrance of the heart notes, and now it gets more modern and intriguing. Notes of blackberries gives both a sweetness but also a certain freshness that feels very comfy and nice. Suddenly it´s like the white flower is shifting color, strokes of light lavender and icy pink occurs. But then, among floral notes and blackberries I notice a vague but unmistakable note of bitter almond. Now the flower even got some delicat green elements.
This is a perfume to tribute the beauty of slowness in our lifes. A perfect scent if you want to practice some mindfulness.
Since I have focused on the notes of blackberry and bitter almond, I almost missed that the neroli blossom giving way to iris. Now it´s time for another phase. Perle di Bianca is a scent that develops a lot from start to end, but slow, quiet and very refined. Despite of the iris I don´t find Perle di Bianca to be particulary powdery, it´s kind of more like the scent of real flowers than powdery flowers.
Among the basenotes there is myrrh and I wonder if it can help the iris not to become so powdery? Anyway, Perle di Bianca is a radiate, beautiful and comfy white floral. Medium silage and good lasting power. As a scent I think it succed to capture the Florentian spirit as well as the feeling of white pearls.
Perle di Bianca also offers a range of bath-and body products and you can read more about Perle di Bianca here: http://www.perledibianca.com/eng/index.html
I happen to have two little nice spray samples of Perle di Bianca in nice, white organza-pouches. Leave a comment if you like to participate in the draw (write that you are eneter the draw). Two winner (both here and the Swedish blog) will get a sample each. I will draw the winner through random.org next thursday 11/3. Good Luck!
And we´ll wait and see what there is in this years Oscars goodie-bags? Maybe some perfume to write about...?
Besides that there will be quite a big deal about Italy here. France may be the biggest perfume country, but I wonder if Italy is the country where more things are happening?