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Description
Alaia is the first perfume launched by the Tunisian fashion designer Azzedine Alaia. As a lover of architecture, Alaia has created a spicy floral inspired by his childhood memories of water flowing over sun heated brick walls, a contrast of cool and warm. The fragrance focuses on a unique structure to create a timeless scent. Cool fresh mountain air picks up pink pepper along its way to settle amongst a sophisticated floral gathering. Here the sun lies within a rosy and fresh freesia filled valley. Throughout the fragrance, there is a spicy undertone of leather adding depth and intrigue to carry you to soft musk and powdery finish. A fragrance created to be timeless and admired.
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Alaïa Alaia Paris main notes

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Scent type
Floral
Personality
Elegant
Occasion
Date Night
Season
Winter
Attributes
Fresh
Complexity
Refined

Alaïa Alaia Paris description

Alaia Paris, the first fragrance from fashion designer Azzedine Alaia, is a spiky, spicy abstract floral that has one of the most captivating exchanges between the top and the heart notes you will ever come across in designer perfume.

The fragrance begins with a sharp pink pepper note, which is perforated by an airy accord that lends it a more buoyant, almost floral feel to the opening.…

Alaïa Alaia Paris rating and reviews

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Average rating (58 reviews)
3.8 out of 5
Rated2on the scale of0to5
03/12/2018
Leather
This is a powerful long lasting fragrance so one must love leather scents to enjoy it. In my opinion it is only suitable to wear as an evening, winter scent. Unfortunately the dry down does make me quite queasy. If you love this, I would suggest being careful not to overspray.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
12/27/2017
Simply divine
This fragrance makes me feel classy and sexy. Just pure elegance. Tones of compliments. Must have!
Rated2on the scale of0to5
05/24/2017
Not a fan. The spice stood out too much for me.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
04/29/2017
I liked it, I feel like it is more of an warm scent.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
03/07/2017
Awesome
Rated4on the scale of0to5
03/06/2017
This is a very nice scent. A little strong initially with the spicy note, but then opens up to a nice floral tone. Lasts longer than other scents.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
03/06/2017
My favorite smell I just love getting my scent bird every month
Rated4on the scale of0to5
03/06/2017
I'm not a fan of the open note, but fell in love with the warming notes, they are so lovely🌞 I recommend this scent..
Rated5on the scale of0to5
03/06/2017
Sweet smelling. Fruity?
Rated2on the scale of0to5
03/06/2017
Thought I would like it, but wasn't my type.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
02/28/2017
Loooooove this scent, strong, lasts all day and smells better the longer you wear it. smells more woody on me than floral but I love it so much, very sexy.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
02/25/2017
The leather and violet notes are beautiful! Like it the longer it sets on the skin.
Rated2on the scale of0to5
02/21/2017
Not my type of scent, but could be used formally - black tie.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
02/21/2017
Has potential but smells a little bit too much like perfume. Like I'm walking through a department store... not my style. But I will wear it on special formal occasions. I think it's suitable for such.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
02/07/2017
Love it!!
Rated3on the scale of0to5
02/06/2017
Though it's a pretty fragrance, it's way too floral for me. I hadn't realized how much of a perfume this was going to be. I gave it to a friend since I wouldn't use it.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
02/05/2017
Not a fan. Not only did it wear down REALLY quick on me, but I was thankful for that because it made me smell like bug spray 🙁 I'll stick with the brands I'm more familiar with.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
02/03/2017
The smell is amazing!! I get so many compliments when I wear this perfume and the scent lasts ALL DAY.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
02/02/2017
I like this scent its just the right amount of flowery/powdery mix.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
02/02/2017
OBSESSED!
Rated5on the scale of0to5
02/01/2017
Stunning!
Rated5on the scale of0to5
01/31/2017
love
Rated4on the scale of0to5
01/29/2017
nice!
Rated5on the scale of0to5
12/27/2016
My husband calls this the Catholic Church perfume. It makes me chuckle but he's right and that's actually kind of the point of this fragrance. This is supposed to smell like a scent memory from its namesake's childhood; cold water being thrown against hot bricks. My husband's Catholic Church reference is pretty pertinent as well, the cold and warm nature of this fragrance is similar to the scent of warm incense and cold marble that is a Catholic church service. And the metallic note is oh so stunning! This is a serious date night fragrance for any season.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
12/12/2016
Beautiful sultry night time fragrance. Velvety and Musky. I would buy a bottle for sure.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
12/09/2016
So sexy and so mature and amazing. If you appreciate a really layered sexy sophisticated scent, this is for you. This scent surrounds you with an aura of genuine confidence and that intriguing mystique that makes your posture just a little bit straighter and your swag just a little bit more daring. Love this. Exactly how a Parisian perfume should smell.
Rated2on the scale of0to5
12/05/2016
Very older lady to me!
Rated5on the scale of0to5
12/03/2016
This scent smells amazing 😍😍
Rated5on the scale of0to5
12/03/2016
Had never tried this before, but love it! Very big band era, reminds me of my grandmother's hayday! :)
Rated1on the scale of0to5
12/02/2016
I thought this scent would be so interesting given its notes, but it ended up being incredibly boring and cliche.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
12/02/2016
It smells good, just not the scent for me. The smell is muskier/woodier than I am attracted to. I just wanted to try Alaia!
Rated2on the scale of0to5
12/01/2016
Beautiful, very mature scent. I get compliments on it often.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
11/28/2016
This is my favorite deluxe sample I have received since the beginning of my subscription!! It definitely has staying power, yet not overpowering. The pink pepper, velvety musk, and woodsy notes make it a winner! The floral notes are subtle which, for my preference, is a bonus!! I will certainly consider purchasing a full-sized bottle!
Rated4on the scale of0to5
11/19/2016
Didn't like the initial scent when I first sprayed it but I must say I am a fan. It smells "older" at first then if it works with your chemistry dries to a light, sweet, woody scent that lingers
Rated2on the scale of0to5
11/08/2016
My first Scentbird perfume. I had hopes leather and musk meant a hip/youthful version of the dark edgy perfumes. I was mistaken. This smells much more "mature", if you know what I mean. As a whole, this is a beautiful, intense fragrance, but be aware that it may leave you feeling like you borrowed perfume from your Gran.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
11/04/2016
I love this! It starts with a fresh, mineral note and then dries down to a mellow floral/musky scent. Very easy to wear, but more complex than many department store perfumes.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
11/02/2016
It smells heavenly!!!! Received so many compliments on it. I love it!!!
Rated5on the scale of0to5
11/01/2016
I LOOOVE this perfume! Tried it on at Saks and I'm def buying the bottle!
Rated5on the scale of0to5
10/29/2016
Im really liking this scent
Rated5on the scale of0to5
10/18/2016
This smells of licorice and leather...and mellows out to a sweet and a subtle flowery scent...You can get lost in this scent...Smells fantastic...I am glad I redid my "profile" to look for new scents...I had never heard of this perfume until I found it in the Scentbirds list...Bravo for finding this...A wonderful scent for a cool day in the fall or winter...Perfect for date night...
Rated1on the scale of0to5
10/06/2016
not what I expected. Wouldn't purchase full size.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
10/04/2016
This is a good scent to try if you are wanting to test the waters on something different and exotic.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
10/04/2016
I really felt that at first this had a "fish" scent...I know it is more of the peppery scent but I have to say...no go...
Rated2on the scale of0to5
10/04/2016
Boring as hell; fresh/peppery/aquatic. Smells like a million other perfumes on the market, with poor lasting power to boot. Not impressed.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
10/04/2016
It is a great scent for fall. I like intense fragrance for this season so it is perfect for me. The smell lasts for a long time as well.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
09/30/2016
Love love love this scent. It's really strong at first but after a minute of cool down it's amazing. Will definitely be looking for this as my next perfume purchase.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
09/20/2016
My first scentbird scent. I had no idea what I was getting into I only knew that I liked this designer. I was so relieved to find I liked the scent! Its really elegant without smelling like my grandmothers coco chanel or something, one spritz is perfect so this is going to last! I accidentally left it at my cousins house and she told me she tried it and loved it too.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
09/07/2016
I really love this perfume. I will buy it from here real soon.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
09/01/2016
Like the scent
Rated3on the scale of0to5
08/30/2016
It's pleasant. Nothing groundbreaking, a little more screechy than I would have liked. It's a musky, snuggling scent.
Reviews: 5
Upvotes: 12
Downvotes: 0
Products received: 8
Rated2on the scale of0to5
08/28/2016
The first time I sprayed this, I got an initial blast of florals, followed, surprisingly, by an intriguing wet stone/cement note. Second time I sprayed, all I could detect was the ubiquitous default accord of modern-day perfumery—pepper, fruit, and flowers—which pretty much played the same tune on my skin until the dry down. I had to really press my nose to my wrist to try and suss out anything beyond that. What I got was a bit of citrus and spice (cinnamon?), maybe some leather. But so what? This thing has zero projection, I don't even see the point of wearing it. I tried, I really did, spraying with abandon on both wrists, décolletage, neck, etc. Nope. It didn’t even envelop ME in its own cloud. After about an hour, it started its dry down into a musky woody accord of no particular distinction. Very disappointing.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
07/23/2016
This has a nice flowery smell. its not overpowering. perfect for a special night out.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
07/06/2016
I like this scent a lot. Somewhat powdery at first but then turns sweeter as it wears. Mature, elegant, evening time scent.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
06/30/2016
Very pretty, but I view this as perhaps more of a scent for fall. Can't wait to try it again in colder weather.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
06/05/2016
Beautiful, classic scent!
Rated2on the scale of0to5
05/22/2016
Not a fan. I wanted a strong smelling perfume but I didn't want to smell like a grandma. It's gonna be a long month until I get another one.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
05/09/2016
Ehhh, not impressed. Gave it to my mom, she loved it.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
05/08/2016
It has become one of my favorite perfumes thanks to Scentbird. It is elegant, addictive, long lasting, it has soft floral tones and musky undertone. You can wear it for any occasion. It is perfect for me. (
05/07/2016
I wanted to like this one and was looking forward to trying it. I've seen the scent a lot in the latest magazines. I wasn't a fan of this. It smelled very strong and had an "old age" smell to it. Very generic and not an updated scent.
05/06/2016
Hated it!
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