Dona Bia by Comporta is an intense, hot, coffee- and spicy-scented perfume that takes us back to long dinners with friends in one of the town’s restaurants (Dona Bia is, by the way, the name of a Comporta restaurant). The author’s name is Beatriz and Dona Bia, she is Doña Bea in Portuguese. It has a very special touch of entry because it comes with notes of coffee and wine lees (very little used in perfumery), in addition to mint. In the heart, green mastic chord and in the background: amber and incense.
The sound of happiness. That’s how I always experience this sound. The cutlery that scrapes the plates until the meal is over, the coffee grinder in the background, the conversations that don’t care about their tone, the wine that slips out of the glasses by chance, the wood from the tables. This sound of happiness sings out loud at the Dona Bia restaurant on the road leading to the beach, where the sea embraces the pine forest. And it is in the olfactory mixture of pine and wine, wood and coffee, mint and black pepper that I discover this small place in the Alentejo. Smell of people and happiness, smell of a certain Behavior.
Ljubomir Stanisic, Chef