The Party

The Party in Manhattan was the first launch of The Party niche perfumes, an Italian perfume company who keeps a very limited distribution.  Paolo Borgomanero is the former president and co-founder of Acqua di Parma, and The Party is his project to create fragrances that appealed to the person who appreciated and longed for classic perfumery, the luxury of a well-made perfume.  Their perfume is limited in quantity, put in the most stunning little packages all by hand.

The Party in Manhattan took its inspiration from a time long gone, the Manhattan socialite party filled with champagne, caviar, Cuban cigars, women dressed in their finest, coolly elegant, but with a heart yearning for romance beating under it all.  Notes of bergamot, tangerine, clary sage, carnation, carrot, jasmine, May rose, ylang, iris, vetiver, patchouli, oakmoss and gray amber make up this composition. The comparisons to Mitsouko aren’t entirely off the mark, but it’s missing some peach, but not any skanky elegance.

From reviews about The Party in Manhattan –

A cut glass beauty, oh too young, in a long cocktail dress, cigarette in filter holder, wan, sardonic smile, a world of smoke surrounding her, drifting impossibly away as the cocktail music (yellow cocktail music, just as in The Great Gatsby) merges with the laughter of a rapidly drunker crowd, increasing your blurred myopia. Like you dreamed it.”

“...just like Mick's hotel room the morning after a Stones concert.  The drydown exudes elegance and luxury, while never completely losing that little bit of the very real underside of life behind the carefully made-up face. 

The Party has created other perfumes in this line – The Ten Party, The Party in Paris and a series of soliflores like frangipane.

The Party is a distinct, unique line of perfumes, with a passion of quality and excellence as well as preserving what is best about perfume history.  Try one of these perfumes to experience what old world perfumery is with a modern sensibility.

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