Tirrenico by Profumi del Forte
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Tirrenico is a perfume by Profumi del Forte for women and men and was released in 2008. The scent is aquatic-fresh. The longevity is above-average. It is still in production.
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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesAquatic notes, Balsamic notes, Bergamot, Bitter orange, Woods
Heart Notes Heart NotesBasil, Elemi resin, Fennel, Fruits, Jasmine
Base Notes Base NotesOakmoss, Sandalwood, White musk

Ratings

Scent

6.2 | 84 Ratings

Longevity

8.1 | 68 Ratings

Sillage

7.0 | 54 Ratings

Bottle

8.1 | 54 Ratings
Submitted by DirkDS, last update on 19.12.2020.
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8.5
Scent
7
Longevity
8
Sillage
NikEy
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NikEy
NikEy
Top Review    14  
The man and the sea #last but one
To conclude my series of comments on the aquatic environment, I would like to take a leap into the present. Unfortunately, at the time of the test, I did not have a sample of Tirrenico at my disposal, although I had already become aware of this fragrance through a one-time test in a perfumery. At the same time - apart from Sel Marin - no other aquat has remained in my memory to this day, that of Profumi del Forte. None is more authentic for me - apart from Sel Marin - as far as the true event of the sea is concerned.

Tirrenico has an uncanny coolness and clarity. With the first sprayer you are washed directly to a cold, even icy sea, full of life, but also full of morbid memories. As one of the few fragrances in this category, the aquatic sensation here is mainly caused by fennel, a cool, herbaceous and aniseed-like, yet very naturalistic experience. But Tirrenico is so much more. The drawn picture could never be created by the fennel alone. Only algae, which give a slightly fishy impression, and decaying driftwood make the sea complete.

Perhaps this fragrance - even more than Sel Marin - is true perfume ART. And perhaps this fragrance is the most authentic and at the same time the most artistic representation of the marine theme. Cold Baltic Sea, harbour basin, brackish water, rotting algae, Arctic Ocean .......... all these impressions fit and they all make me like Tirrenico so much.
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8
Scent
7
Longevity
7
Sillage
9
Bottle
Iskander
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Iskander
Iskander
Very helpful Review    7  
For the sake of honor
I have never posted a comment here, but an overall rating of ridiculous 6.1 simply cannot remain uncommented.

First of all, I'm not a perfumer and I don't want to be one. That's why I don't go into detail about the course of the fragrance or individual components of the eau de parfum. I don't buy a fragrance just to lock myself away somewhere and guess whether the top note is made of this or that wood, but to arouse feelings and associations in myself and others.

I am fundamentally convinced that not every fragrance suits everyone. A Duro or Black Afgano cannot possibly be worn by a blond man or even a woman. It just doesn't fit and therefore the fragrance doesn't reach its full potential. A Tintoretto cannot be squeezed into an IKEA picture frame either. Furthermore, a perfume should complement the panorama of a human being and not paint over it, which unfortunately happens too often.
The same applies to Tirrenico. For me, one of the absolute top summer scents, it may not be an 8-strong candidate, but it lacks a little bit of radiance and staying power, so it is a fantastic aquatic and Mediterranean freshener.

Where on earth do the countless commentators smell fish market? They have to put up with the probing question of whether they have ever entered a real fish market. Or, once again, the skin doesn't give off what this scent demands of it-namely radiance and warmth.

The beach
You lie on the beach. Maybe Amalfi or Positano. Coarse sand, hot sun, splashing sea salt water and an old wooden wreck still tied to the steep rock face. Nothing unusual in itself, but the scenery would not be the same without the wreck. After some time you decide to walk along the short beach again and step over pebbles and stones, here and there also over some fresh and dried algae.

The walk
One finally takes the winding path back to the completely overpriced hotel, high up on the cliffs.
On the steep serpentine path you pass lovingly designed Mediterranean gardens and can perceive a touch of fennel and fruit. Above all, however, hovers an intense smell of basil that is blown into your nostrils by the sea breeze.

The evening
After you have decided to let the evening fade away in front of the TV, you lie half-naked with a little sand on your legs in the white, freshly made bed and reach for the remote control. The turndown service has sprayed a little sandalwood and musk, which you now notice and feel safe. Tiredly one looks beyond the painted tiles into the darkness and listens to the distant roar of the sea and the soft whisper of the Mediterranean wind.
No wonder that even the luxury spoiled Roman emperors attributed a special significance to this area and one of them even had a huge palace built.

Enough with the jibber-jabber.
I don't smell a fish market I smell aquatic, windy notes in combination with basil. Everything else (like bergamot or orange) is only a means to an end here.

Only shortcoming:
The scent fades too quickly for me.

Like a day on the Amalfi Coast.

Rating: 7.6
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9
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9
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7
Sillage
Silverfire

130 Reviews
Silverfire
Silverfire
Helpful Review    1  
Along a Strange Strand
It all begins with a whiff of amber, then salt (nice), but then suntan lotion (eww). I am initially disappointed. You mean I'm sampling an Italian fragrance and all I'm getting are the same generic beach notes used in everyday fragrances? What a rip off! After an hour, though, it has become this oatmeal/beach/chlorine scent that I have smelled before, and it is lovely on my wife. I believe it is the scent left by one of her Aussie shampoos. It's an intriguing and unique scent, but not on me. It's her scent and I like it on her. It weirds me out to smell this smell radiating upwards from my skin.

As time goes on, an occasional salty note pops up, but it never goes into the decaying vegetable direction that some have noted. There's a very faint undertow that I wasn't sure if I had smelled or if I was imagining, my perspective colored by other reviews. The scent stays constant from the first hour onwards and it lasts at least twelve hours. Kudos for the tenacity.

I don't find this to be the most challenging or difficult fragrance I have ever worn, though, not by a long shot. This is a unisex scent, more evocative of places and times rather than playing into male or female stereotypes, so kudos for that as well. If you like the smell of sand/beach/fresh with a little undertow -- maybe moss -- maybe chlorine -- then try this. Projection is personal, not more than six inches, but you can smell it around you.
7.5
Scent
7.5
Longevity
7.5
Sillage
10
Bottle
Apicius

220 Reviews
Apicius
Apicius
Very helpful Review    3  
The Moss Boss
Tirrenico is one of the controversial perfumes here at Parfumo. If its ratings are mostly negative than not because it is in any way bland or boring - but because it is truly beautific.

Most people would classify this strange fragrance as an aquatic. They get impressions of different kinds of maritime scenery. The presentation of Tirrenico on Profumi del Forte's site surly underlines this. However, I have a doubt.

What I smell here is actually my personal concept of moss – and not much else. It is green, cool, iridescent like some sort of aldehyde, and only slightly tart. A certain saltiness can contribute to impressions of sea air. Also the fennel impression mentioned by some users is plausible to me. I do not get lots of development. To me, it looks like there is only one single mossy ingredient in here. Having said this, I understand the fragrance pyramid as a description of the perfume's character rather than a list of ingredients.

Now to the different kinds of maritime scenery: this salty green moss does not easily fit into the picture of a gentle sea breeze. It is a hurricane. It is one of those notes that are light and airy on first sight but then develop an almost unbearable power once you have exposed yourself to them for some time. Just like a hurricane, it may start with a gentle salty breeze, then gradually become more fresh and windy but at some point, you have to run and hide or get blown away.

When you finally reach the eye of the hurricane, all is quiet. The water now smells like a stale, nauseating juice – rotten harbour basins with dead fish in it. This happens if you allow the hurricane to completely roll over you. Be warned: overcharging the olfactory sense will lead to seasickness!

It is very difficult to use Tirenico which I have only done twice so far. The usual generous spritzes at both wrists and neck are too much. One small spritz at one wrist, levigated with the other is enough. Keep it away from you neck and if you can, from your clothes!

Tirrenico is truly disturbing. Just like wild animals get alert when they sense the slightest whiff of smoke, the (main) ingredient of Tirrenico sets the human mind into such a state of alert. In some situations it may be adequate to use the tiniest amount of Tirrenico to draw some attention to one's own person – but if that would also bring you sympathy is a different story.

Since Tirrenico is a quite monolithic fragrance one could think about layering. The day after I wore Tirrenco lately, I grabbed my all-time winter favourite L'Homme Sage by Divine. That is a highly refined warm, smoky and resinous fragrance where a bit of oakmoss plays a hidden cool counterpart – which you hardly notice at all. Tirrenico sticks a little bit, and it gave me the impression that some leftover moss molecules from the day before were enough to slightly enhance the mossy part in L'Homme Sage.

My understanding of oakmoss and tree moss is that it is mostly not used as a main ingredient in perfumery which makes me also a bit insecure about this note. However, it seems to add a little oomph to woody, chypre and other perfumes that otherwise would be a bit boring. Since oakmoss has become restricted, I think I notice less new perfume releases with it or even with tree moss as an explicit fragrance note. Is it out?

I recommend Tirrenico for testing, but preferably on a paper strip at first. And if you want to keep the strip, keep it away from your clothes or bag within a sealed plastic box or envelope.
10
Scent
10
Longevity
10
Sillage
10
Bottle
Tar

261 Reviews
Tar
Tar
Helpful Review    2  
Fennel in the cavern
I think I have to fend this unique fragrance :-)
I believe, that the main point evolving the opinion is there the attitute towards TIRRENICO: are you presuming a perfume, or something else? This is not a perfume, it is rather a mood. Forget flowers, fruits, woods and so on. Think in landscapes and daily experiences while walking in the nature.

I always fail at detecting notes and so on, but fennel is 100% noticeable there.
Let's begin: Fennel and salty water - OK, so we are talking about a walk on the seashore.
Cutting. Next scene. Midday-sunny, volatile forest. Sunburnt ground. (Wow.)
Cutting. Next scene. Earth. After a half hour a cavern full of stalactites. (Eeeh???)
Cutting. Next scene. (You are wondering, what's next, but lose the bet.) Parched grass at the end of the summer.
Next scene at the end of the day: Cooked corn leaf together with the water where you cooked it.
What is even more funny, that TIRRENICO will disappear for a few hours, and next day will repeat all of this round again in a bit weaker version. You think that you got over it, took a shower, put on your skin something else, and forgot about it - TIRRENICO will come back and crawling in your nose.
Very cunning, prankish kind of fragrance is it.
TIRRENICO is rather a journey on abandoned places than a parfume, and totally unisex.
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5
Scent
5
Longevity
5
Sillage
7.5
Bottle
Drseid

765 Reviews
Drseid
Drseid
   1  
Another Disappointing Aquatic, But This One Will Empty Your Bank Account Quicker...
Aquatics are a tough scent category for me and it is extremely rare that I find one I like, let alone love. Unfortunately Tirrenico can be added to the list of aquatics that did not impress me (albeit less so than many others that are far worse).

Tirrenico opens immediately with a gummy marine-like slightly salty sea-water accord that I immediately found only mildly interesting and annoying in pretty short order. The marine nature of the scent dies down over time, but the gummy, almost camphor-like note remains through the duration and obscures just about everything to come on my skin at least. I really dislike that note and it removes any chance of me giving this a positive rating.
I know oak-moss, sandalwood are listed as the base notes, but I confess I smell neither. Only the white musk peeps through to mix with the balmy camphor to complete the scent. Projection and longevity are about average.

Tirrenico is a disappointment for me. The nose behind it is extremely talented and has done other scents I count among my favorites. That said, Tirrenico gets a minor thumbs down from me as I find it an odd expensive concoction that really is difficult to wear and appreciate. Alas, another aquatic scent I did not like. 2.5 out of 5 stars.
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10
Longevity
8
Sillage
6
Bottle
Gold

470 Reviews
Gold
Gold
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Why, or why so much fennel?
Tirrenico is surprising and original, it could even be wonderful - except for its strong fennel-note which one perceives after the top-notes have gone. It may also be some kind of "parsley water-dropwort"-smell - but if you are not into drinking ouzo or eating fennel, if you like your perfumes to smell more abstract and less "vegetarian" - you will NOT enjoy this stuff. I wanted to like it so much... and it does have its moments - but the strong fennel-note ruins it all for me. The sea is there, you can smell the sand and the ocean - but why did they put fennel in the heart-note???
Btw: excellent staying-power!

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