I first recognized the avenue bordered with tall trees by its distinctive scent. An invigorating blend of orange blossom and the deep comforting smell of fresh tobacco leaves, reminiscent of the old tobacco factory at the end of the street.
I walked passed the building that had once inspired the Carmen novel. The whole atmosphere was as unique and vibrant as the characters of the famous Opera. Sparkling, seductive, warm and slightly dramatic.
I entered the narrow streets of the barrio, still surrounded by the musky trail. I boldly pushed a heavily studded wooden door, revealing the most sumptuous patio I had ever seen. Covered in green mosaic and organized around a crystalline water fountain, it was shaded by a majestic fig tree that was putting the ultimate touch to this unforgettable scented picture.
Top notes: Mint, Bergamot, Tonic Water, Orange and White Tea.
Middle notes: Neroli, Ginger, Violet and Gardenia.
Base notes: Tonka Bean, Cedar and Musk.