Alba di Seoul 2012

Alba di Seoul by Santa Maria Novella
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Alba di Seoul is a popular perfume by Santa Maria Novella for women and men and was released in 2012. The scent is fresh-woody. It is still available to purchase. Pronunciation
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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top Notes BergamotBergamot SpicesSpices
Heart Notes Heart Notes Korean pine tree
Base Notes Base Notes Coniferous woodsConiferous woods PatchouliPatchouli
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7.736 Ratings
Longevity
7.032 Ratings
Sillage
6.333 Ratings
Bottle
7.026 Ratings
Submitted by DonVanVliet, last update on 26.09.2022.
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Top Review 35  
Right to the heart
When she was a little girl, she loved being in her grandpa's wood shop. Everything smelled like wood, so fresh, so green and spicy. Sometimes she would reach into scraps of wood and have her little fingers full of resin. She loved the color of the resin, which resembled amber, the smell, and the stickiness. Her grandpa always said her eyes resembled ambers and although she didn't know exactly what it was, she was pleased and guessed that it must be something beautiful.
He also sold sawdust to the farmers in the surrounding countryside, who used it to smoke their sausages. He often took it with him on his deliveries. A few sacks of sawdust in the rickety blue truck and she - actually too small - in the front with him on the trestle, blissfully sucking delicious yellow Swiss herb candies.
After deliveries, they often took trips into the nearby woods. He knew every tree, every shrub, and all the Latin names. Pinus sylvestris, Abies concolor or Pinaceae were names that were deeply imprinted on her mind.
To her, he was the smartest person in the world. Often they roamed through the undergrowth and he explained to her the mosses and plants that were not seen at all on the main paths. He saw and loved them all - firs, pines, spruces, beeches, mosses and ferns.
They rubbed the different needles of branches lying on the ground in their hands and smelled them. They both especially loved the scent of the Douglas fir. He explained the age of the trees and showed her where new shoots were growing and if not, what the trees were missing. He gave a lot of thought to reforestation and growing media. He wished that when she grew up she would be able to experience the forest in all its fullness and splendour. This worried him and she felt it. She would have liked to help him.
She felt how important the forest was to him, how important she was to him. She felt safe and protected. The silence of the forest, the greenery, the soft ground, the hand of her grandpa whom she loved so much, all this was her home.

Many years have passed now, she is grown up, her grandpa died a long time ago. She still goes to the woods whenever family and work allow. Her soul can breathe a sigh of relief, her heart can expand. She feels protected and connected as she did when she was a little girl.

Thank you for getting to know this fragrance, dear Turandot. It is soft, green, gentle, gives me ground and smells like home.
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Top Review 39  
An Asian silhouette.
God knows that a walk in the woods is good for body and soul, lets you breathe deeply, conveys serenity and enables you to get away from everyday life. But in our time everything must get as interesting and unusual a name as possible, so that the person overwhelmed with information deals with a topic, no matter how normal and long proven it is.

Recently I had to prune and then smile when I read that the rest you can get by walking in the green lungs of our cities is now called "forest bathing" and that today's authors find it necessary to write books about it and identify the trend as Japanese, because we matter-of-fact Europeans are apparently no longer able to get involved without guidance in the relaxing and strengthening atmosphere of the forest.

I don't want to claim that Alba di Seoul is, so to speak, the forest bath for your handbag, but the gentle scent of conifers tempts me to take a deep breath. In contrast to some other forest scents I don't have the feeling to spray resin stains on my clothes or to get into danger that around the next corner a forest gnome or the last unicorn comes. Alba di Seoul is much more subtle and gentle and does not remind me of Japanese gardens or pagodas, but rather of the light pine forests that let the sunlight shine down to the ground and in which the marsh gladiolas bloom near here at the moment. The woody notes don't convey the feeling of immediately absorbing a splinter, and the oriental scents actually represent the Far East rather than the Near East for me. The scent is soft, calm and cool, but without the chills that some green-fresh scents can give me. The clear theme of the fragrance is well illustrated on the packaging, because it shows the silhouette of a silhouette of a forest with silhouettes of silhouettes, where the light shimmers through the trunks of the trees
As with Citta di Kyoto, the Italian perfumers at Alba di Seoul have succeeded in combining Asian meditative flair and Mediterranean art of living in one fragrance.
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