Alba di Seoul
Eau de Cologne
Officina Profumo-Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Novella introduced Alba di Seoul Eau de Cologne in 2012 in honor of the city of Seoul. Its bouquet of fresh green and crisp top notes introduces an intense heart characterized by Korean pine, and leads to woody oriental base notes. A picture of a conifer forest decorates the box, emphasizing the soul of Alba di Seoul. This picture by photo artist Bae Bien-U, a well known Korean photographer, depicts a landscape of silence and serenity, beyond time and space. The picture instills a profound sense of mystery and eternity. “Moving through a pine forest” comments the artist, “I am fascinated by the beauty....... to me these trees seem like the flesh and blood of the Korean peninsula."
Fragrance Notes: Fresh green
Top: bergamot, spices
Middle: Korean pine
Base: conifers, patchouli
I came into the NYC store in Soho and found the staff very helpful especially Sofia(hope I spelled that correctly). She answered all my questions and was oh so pleasant !!
Even though I did my research before entering the store, I was blown away by the selections available. SO if you live in the tri state area ( like I do) please do not hesitate and walk into the store, you will be amazed by the kind staff and of course the products available. I happened to get the Alba di Seoul fragrance and it is very lovely !! And just like a previous reviewer, I wish there was a body balm or lotion or soap that came in this fragrance since I would love my body to smell like this ALL DAY !!
I wish I could bathe in this scent, really! It is intoxicating and it always surprises me by the depth of this aroma. I wish there was a body wash, talcum powder, something more with this fragrance.
I am a woman but prefer the woodsy scent which is very hard to find in women's fragrances. This is perfect for men or women.
I purchased two scents while in Florence. Unfortunately, neither box was saved. Is there a way to identify my scent on the bottle? I don't see any name. If the one I have is Alba di Seoul I want to purchase it again b/c I love it so much.
This is my hubby signature scent for a few years now and I lOVE it he LOVES it couldn't recommend more for the guys out there. My hubby happens to be Korean, making this extra special!
I finally found that Alba di Seoul was written on the back of my empty Santa Maria cologne bottle and was happy to order this magnificent fragrance once again! The package was delivered 3 days early and in time for my first date with a very special woman. Thanks Santa Maria Novella!