Smell sexy

Smell sexy
PHOTO: Azzedine Alaia

He has clothed fans in his sexy bodycon dresses since the 1980s. Now, Azzedine Alaia wants to envelop your entire being in his first fragrance.

The Tunisian-born, Paris-based designer has launched Alaia Paris, but the scent is not as straightforward as its name.

Perfumer Marie Salamagne told The New York Times that the brief was to create something akin to "the smell of cold water falling on hot chalk".

We like to describe it as a mix of cool and aquatic notes set against floral and animalic ones.

Sniff it out yourself at Metro Paragon, where it is exclusively available for $105 (30ml).

Complementary deodorant, shower gel and body lotion are also available.

This article was first published on July 30, 2015.
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