La Via Del Profumo, Milano Caffé
AbdesSalaam Attar is no ordinary natural fragrance composer. He’s more like a passionate, modern day alchemist. Perhaps his dozens of blends defy easy description because they were so personal to make. Or perhaps it's because each scent changes as you wear it.
When Attar first began, he worked with both natural and synthetic materials, but says, "I soon understood the superior beauty of natural essences over synthetic chemical ones, the life that was in them, the completeness they had and the power of the emotions they scattered" and he has worked exclusively with natural ingredients ever since.
His Milano Caffé has its inspiration in the rich smell of coffee and cocoa that once filled every corner of Milan. Don Corleone is an homage to Sicily, and just as complex. Mecca Balsam, as a Sufi convert, was inspired by his pilgrimage to Mecca.
You can order small samples from his online shop, La Via del Profumo, but because he is based in Italy, he also has small samples available domestically from Surrender to Chance for you to try before committing.
[Starting at $42 for 15ml; profumo.it]