Gritti - Privée - Alexandra
A majestic name that reflects the splendor of the lagoon city, Alexandra has all the grandness of an opulent couture gown. It is an homage to a particular woman, but also to the new artistic salons that were beginning to pop up in Venice, salons where the fashionable would turn up to converse with the artists and intellectuals of the time, giving rise to new styles of dress, art, and literature as the different parts of society - polite and not so polite - began to cross-pollinate ideas.
The scent is radiantly elegant, with an undercurrent of playful sensuality and pure joy. In the topnotes, a
cornucopia of seductive fruity notes such as pear, peach, and pink grapefruit merge with the drier, greener bergamot from Calabria, merging juicy sweetness with a sparkling sourness. Mandarin adds a joyful Mediterranean touch and a veritable garden of flowers then begins to bloom in the heart - rich damask rose, jasmine, ylang ylang, and orange blossom, all exploding their voluptuous creaminess and warmth into each other.
Could it get any richer, any creamier? Oh yes, it does, as you will witness when the sensual basenotes of amber, vanilla, and tonka move in to meld with the creamy, sumptuously floral heart. Dive further down into the depths of this divine scent, and we have cashmeran, patchouli, and saffron adding a sturdy heft that is needed to anchor all this sweet, floral, creamy goodness. Imagine a door to any salon opening, and in sweeps Alexandra, filling the room with a baroque trail of flowers, vanilla, spices, and woods. Everyone looks up to admire her - for she is breathtaking.