Armani Prive Rose Alexandrie and Vetiver Babylon


If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, you already know that I absolutely adore Armani Prive fragrances. They’re luxurious, smoky, and very unusual, especially in an era that’s filled with candy-inspired confectionary scents that are hit or miss.

For me, every Armani Prive perfume is a hit. I wear each one for days and I never tire of them. They always smell worn in at the beginning of the day, and fresh at the end of the day.

Rose Alexandrie was the most popular and perhaps most highly anticipated. It’s an old-world rose that’s classic at first sniff and overwhelmingly fresh. It smells familiar but of course, it’s nothing you’ve smelled before.

Last check at my local counter that sold the Rose Alexandrie one – it was sold out.


But my favourite wasn’t, and that’s the Vetiver Babylon.

If you had spoken to me before I tried this scent, I would have told you that Vetiver was the one note I absolutely hated. It tingled my nose in a way I couldn’t stand and irked me. Vetiver to me was like going to the same party as someone you hate. You’re forced to tolerate their presence while you mingle with the more pleasant guests, but the spited member remains in your peripheral vision. This is how I felt about vetiver.

No longer. I absolutely love the new Armani Prive Vetiver Babylon and can’t get enough of it. It’s more of a smoky Vetiver and doesn’t have the bite of regular vetiver.

Try these scents (Canadians can find them at their local Holt Renfrew, just ask for Armani Prive), and there’s a chance that you’ll be smitten with at least one. They’re not as smoky as the regular Armani Prive but they’re still very unique.

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