Iperborea by Lorenzo Villoresi
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Iperborea is a perfume by Lorenzo Villoresi for women and men and was released in 2010. The scent is floral-fresh. It is still in production.

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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesBlossoms, Lily-of-the-valley, Cyclamen, Green notes, Citric notes, Orange, Mandarin, Peach
Heart Notes Heart NotesSpring flowers, Magnolia, Mimosa, Lily-of-the-valley
Base Notes Base NotesWhite blossoms, Jasmine, Orange blossom, Musk, Aromatic woods

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Scent

7.3 (149 Ratings)

Longevity

6.0 (107 Ratings)

Sillage

5.0 (100 Ratings)

Bottle

7.6 (95 Ratings)
Submitted by EPHITELIUM, last update on 17.11.2019

Interesting Facts

In Greek mythology, Iperborea or Hyperborea (greek "beyond the northern winds") was a legendary country located in the far north.

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Serenissima

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the decelerator
Oh, yeah! Gelis is right: Fragrances can also be exhausting!
That doesn't make them any less beautiful, but they sometimes leave us exhausted (well, who wants to miss the exhaustion of pure passion).
And then it's decelerate, seek, find and enjoy the silence, recharge the batteries.

After Roja's "Enigma pour Homme" (see here) accompanied me yesterday with its vibrating, demanding liveliness through most of the night (was that what I wanted?), I was looking for a fragrant antipole this morning.
A scent that regenerates the senses lying on the ground, that balances them again and tunes me in to the still young day.
The samples from Gelis last fragrance letter have still not migrated into her organza bag; they are still on the table: so what could be more obvious than to look for a suitable companion there.
Sometimes carelessness (or let's call it "laziness") also makes sense.

I found Lorenzo Villoresi's "Iperborea" and I found an idyllic place that invites me to stay and relax. I'd love to follow him.
Wide green fragrant meadows: colorfully interwoven by the most diverse early summer flowers, surrounded by lily of the valley and cyclamen: both faithful companions of an awakening nature and not stingy with their scents.
Of course the lily of the valley pushes itself forward again; but even the harsh cyclamen does not want to stand back. Together with the bloom-impregnated meadow green, a fragrance melange emerges that is fresh and green and reminds of the past: of quiet grace, almost old-fashioned politeness - nothing is loud or intrusive.
The fruits that now appear do not change this either: their aromas remain in the feel-good realm, with the ripe peach at the top being light-footed and very charming.
So far I have been surrounded by purity, a fragrance clarity that appears with a fine but firm brushstroke in a painting of harmony.
This elegant, feminine heart note is a perfect match: spring flowers, whose youth and exuberant joy appear flattering on the skin, a proud, delicate magnolia - they all enjoy the new life, which they greet with a lot of feeling and even more cheerfulness.
That goes here also completely without "Bohei": to my astonishment also mimosa and again the lily of the valley (both are known to like to anger and persevere!) adjust to it. You avoid anything that is loud and intrusive.
After so much tender, softly flowing airiness, the scent now brings something less etheric with it: Musk and white flowers give this composition a physicality reminiscent of the here and now: "Hey, enough dreaming! Back to life!"
But the tenderness of the orange blossom facilitates this return; a cushion of fragrance of its delicate aroma appears - a kind of air cushion, as a buffer against the everyday, sounds, restlessness!
Jasmine blossoms lie as a filigree white lace veil on stacks of wood, the composition of which is not recognisable to me.
That doesn't have to be the case either: "Iperborea" is simply the ideal company for this day.
This enchanting scent leads for unfortunately too short time into a country behind ... yeah, where are you going?
Behind the Seven Mountains, behind Forest and Field, behind Mountain and Valley?
Oh, it doesn't really matter: I follow this friendly, successful fragrance that simply pleases me! Without a doubt and without questions!
"Iperborea" draws an idyll in pastel colours with corresponding scent and sound.

Thank you, Gelis, for this gift: it's just right for this morning!
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The creamy temptation
At first you can perceive an intense deep flowery, very delicately spicy note and directly the color of an eggplant evokes me and the cyclamen is to be owed.

At the same time, the cyclamen is surrounded by another floral note, which appears very bright and pure and gives the fragrance a wonderful creamy aura and comes from the lily of the valley.

These two notes are accompanied by a beautiful clear floral nuance, which is responsible for the top note being lifted up into the air and I suspect the use of white jasmine
In the background and in my case only directly on the skin there is a fine, but somewhat viscous, sweetly fruity, very softly acidic nuance to be noticed, which, however, is by no means out of place, as I am of the opinion that the tangerine in combination with the peach and orange contribute to the head note getting a pleasant substance
A little later, thanks to a nice bright sweet flowery note, the fragrance has become a little denser and a little more substantial and derives from the magnolia
The magnolia is also accompanied here by a beautiful note of lily of the valley and makes sure that you really think that you have opened a new cream can and that you are very happy to indulge in this wonderful temptation.

These two notes are also accompanied by sweet and flowery, but also very creamy floral nuances to complement the fragrance and I guess here on narcissus and ylang - ylang.

The whole heart note is enveloped in a very strong flowery and extremely soft powdery nuance, which reminds me very remotely of iris and causes a pleasant tingle in the nose and I can well imagine that this fragrance characteristic is due to mimosa.

In the last 3 hours a very clean and clearly lovely floral note can be perceived, without reminding of freshly washed laundry and musk in the interplay of jasmine
In the very background, a very delicate flowery and creamy wooden nuance rounds off the composition wonderfully and stems from the orange blossom in interaction with the sandalwood I suspect.

Green notes, citric notes and the other flowers mentioned above could unfortunately not be perceived by me, but I can very well imagine that these components were used as background music.

In total, the fragrance lasts 7 hours on my skin.

The Sillage is conceived from the outset in such a way that one is perceived well at a half arm length and this is maintained also 3 hours in such a way, before it minimizes itself up to the conclusion of the smell in quiet steps
I would like to express my sincere thanks to our perfume "Zirkeltanz" for the rehearsal.
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Harsh Green Floral
Villoresi's 2010 contribution is a complex green floral starting with extremely soapy, greenish top-notes which give way to a dominant magnolia-jasmine accord. The first impression, especially the top-notes, did not appeal to me at all, the heart seemed very harsh and uninviting and in the end I recognized the familiar musky notes Villoresi used in his top-seller Teint de Neige (a scent which I like, btw). Iperborea seems like an attempt at recreating classics like Balmain's Ivoire or Scherrer I, but it is less remarkable. It does not possess the effortless elegance of the great iconic green florals, nor does it please the senses with a well-balanced cocktail of flowers. Staying-power is excellent, but the overall impression is not.

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Itchynose 165 days ago
A blast of countless floral notes fighting for space. Sweet, narcotic, fresh, powdery and quite feminine.+1
6.5

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