Arrakis by Tiziana Terenzi
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Arrakis is a new perfume by Tiziana Terenzi for women and men and was released in 2019. The scent is citrusy-spicy. Projection and longevity are above-average. It is being marketed by Cereria Terenzi Evelino.

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Paolo Terenzi

Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesBergamot, Lemon, Grapefruit, Saffron, Osmanthus, Thyme, Rosemary
Heart Notes Heart NotesVetiver, Tobacco, Patchouli, Gaiac wood
Base Notes Base NotesTonka bean, Ambergris, Musk, Cambodian oud



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Feel-good fragrance with niche claim
Tiziana Terenzi has a considerable number of new fragrance launches in different series and price categories. Despite the large number of scents, the quality doesn't seem to suffer, at least not with the scents I get under my nose. Sure, not everything to my taste, but the quality is right.

With "Draconis" and "Arrakis" two new fragrances from the crisply expensive Luna Gold Collection are now available. Both are stars from the constellation of the dragon, whereas Arrakis is also the fictitious desert planet from the Dune cycles for cinema lovers. But the Terenzis do not refer to the latter.

Now for the fragrance:
It opens with a citric-medical cloud, the citrus fruits are not individually identifiable. Not very lemony, but not extremely bitter either. Well mixed. I think the bergamot plays the lead, backed up by the rest. In addition to the citrus fruits, a saffron-ud combination plays the second main role of the top note for me, rather the medicinal oud variety. Even though Oud isn't in the top note here, it's there for me. For the untrained nose this may be a bit harsh, niche perfume fans enjoy it.

The head retreats, the heart comes quickly with a concentrated amount of marzipan. Not exactly reserved, but very tasty. Fortunately, the sweetness is not too sticky, but good quality marzipan. The quality marzipan is supported by remains of the fruit from the top note, in addition slightly tart undertones which I assign to the woods which are also more supportive. This marzipan heart remains quite long with approx. 2-3 hours and forms an important pillar for the feel-good part of the fragrance. Apparently the tonka bean, supposedly only in the heart note, cheated its way forward a little earlier and very clearly and creates a really nice marzipan combination with the resinous woods.

Now one could be satisfied with this situation, because it lasts quite a long time with me. In my head the fragrance was already sorted in mentally, so it surprises with what I think is a rather late base note. This comes unusually suddenly, the base notes usually creep up rather slowly. Marzipan withdraws - albeit not completely - and leaves leather and tobacco to the fore. The tobacco should have been already shown in the heart, I think it comes rather late. For me leather also comes into play, even if it's not mentioned in the notes. The heart thus forms a very warm and slightly sweet scent combination dominated by tobacco and leather, which is a beautiful continuation of the pleasant but somewhat louder heart marzipan. Amber certainly does a lot of hard work as a supporter.

A very beautiful fragrance, which surprised me a bit with the development at the end. Up to his heart he is a little louder and (non-sticky) sweeter, there he could perhaps please the ladies a little more. The base note is almost masculine with the leathery tobacco. Even though I have mentioned marzipan several times, the fragrance is not squeaky-sweet but really good marzipan. Marzipan fans will know what I'm talking about.
This fragrance should only be used by people who have no problem with Tonka. Without Tonka there would be no quality marzipan here, and the hard-working Tonka bean also takes care of the residual sweetness in the base. Oud in the slightly medical version is also available here, but for me - apart from the first top note clouds - it is rather a reserved supporting role and not in the foreground. So don't panic who doesn't like Oud.

For me a purchase candidate as a great scent of well-being, in the base reservedly dosed possibly even suitable for work. The notes come from my view/nose temporally somewhat differently than given in the pyramid, but as they come they work quite wonderfully.

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