A passion for perfume
Antonio Alessandria was born in Catania, Sicily. He revealed an early passion for everything related to the senses. He grew up between his mother’s fashion atelier and the seduction of classical music thanks to his sister's piano studies.
Intrigued since childhood by the world of perfume, he had a revelation when he came across the world of artistic perfumery. From that moment he decided to start a professional training in perfumery, so he attended Mouillettes and Co. in Italy and Cinquième Sens in Paris. After these studies Antonio had the opportunity to deepen his knowledge in formulation thanks to the help of some independent affirmed perfumers.
Meanwhile, the desire to share his passion with people led him to start a new adventure: the creation of a perfumery shop in Catania, focused only on artistic perfumery. He imagined a warm intimate place, a timeless environment which would entertain people with the histories of perfumes and his love for beautiful perfumery creations. The opening of the shop, Boudoir 36, took place on October 31st, 2005. In less than ten years Boudoir 36 has become famous and Antonio Alessandria’s know-how and expertise are recognized in Italy and abroad.
Hommage à la lune: an olfactory poem
At the end of his training, Antonio Alessandria started thinking about his own fragrance that could represent his taste and his experience with Boudoir 36. So in 2008 he began to work on the first formula, without considering budget constraints on the cost of raw materials, choosing them only for their power of expression. The idea of the first composition comes from a legend according to which, during the period of tuberose bloom, young women were locked up at home to avoid seduction from men, excited by the sensual smell of this heady flower. From this moment on, the imagination and creativity of Antonio were set in motion and gave birth to the idea of a story divided into three scents, olfactory tomes of a poem dedicated to the moon.
According to Antonio, perfume is a passion that speaks of mystery, sensuality and seduction; he felt the moon was a natural expression of his idea of perfumery. The mystery of darkness into her hidden face, her white light that lights up the night and offers a new look to any shape, the symbolism that accompanies the moon in all cultures and religions, her changeable and ambiguous appearance are the elements that have influenced Antonio and his inspiration.
All the fragrances are characterized by strong contrasts, opulent structures and leather notes. All the names start with the letter N, like the night. The concentration of the three fragrances is Eau de Parfum.