I've been an Antica Farmacista fan for years. I've purchased the diffusers, candles, hand washes, fragrances - you name it. I love it all. Remember how excited I was when I found the gift sets at Costco recently? I hope you took advantage of that limited promotion.
One of my favorite home fragrances from Antica Farmacista is Champagne. Since I love the drinking the "real thing," I knew I'd like to surround myself with the scent at home. The diffuser was inspired by the unique spirit and style of truly exceptional Champagne (I'm there!). It has sparkly top notes of satsuma citrus that are balanced beautifully with subtle floral notes of lily of the valley. Sensuous apricot, nectarine, and passion fruit complement the sweetness of sugared black currant. Mellow accents of sweet vanilla ground the incredibly fresh, effervescent scent of the diffuser (and candles and hand wash, and...).
When I found out the scent had been released as a limited-edition personal fragrance, Le Parfum Champagne ($72) went on my wish list. The lovely ladies at Antica Farmacista made my wish come true. Who thought Cinderella and white doves were only fairy tale characters?
Sometimes, when I receive a lot of new fragrances at a time, I space out trying them, preferring to have many days of pleasure, rather than one huge pleasure fest. That was not the case when Champagne Perfume arrived. I tore into the box as quickly as I could, and I sprayed Champagne on myself immediately. Just as quickly, I was transported to a heavenly place. I'm sure you've experienced the "magnetic arm" phenomenon, when your nose parks on the spot where you sprayed.
Packaged in a gorgeous glass vessel, evoking the sophistication of Antica’s premiere fragrance, Champagne is vibrant, fresh, and zesty. It's effervescent and dazzling. To me, it opens with a burst of sparkling citrus, which it retains as it dries down to reveal a fruity floral base that never loses the electricity of the top notes. The mix of fruits and flowers is unique in this Champagne. I don't have another scent like it.
The most amazing thing about it, after the scent itself, is how long it lasts on my skin. I sprayed it early evening Wednesday and could still smell it clearly the next morning before I showered. Yesterday, I wore it again, and it lasted at least eight hours. The sillage is spectacular. Champagne is a rousing fragrance. Last night, I sprayed it on a friend who has the same reaction I did: love at first whiff.
You can purchase Champagne at Antica Farmacista's Web site and Beautyhabit online. I know Antica Farmacista's products are sold at Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, and Henri Bendel, but I don't know if all the stores carry the perfumes.
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