Lillipur by Tiziana Terenzi
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Lillipur is a popular perfume by Tiziana Terenzi for women and men and was released in 2013. The scent is spicy-woody. The longevity is above-average. It is being marketed by Cereria Terenzi Evelino.
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Perfumer

Paolo Terenzi

Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesRoman wormwood, Lemon, Omani frankincense, Star anise
Heart Notes Heart NotesGalbanum, Ceylon cinnamon, Carnation, Thyme, Cyclamen, Sichuan pepper
Base Notes Base NotesLebanon cedar, White musk, Cashmere wood, Patchouli, Benzoin, Tonka bean, Amber, Birch, Blond tobacco

Ratings

Scent

7.7 (301 Ratings)

Longevity

8.3 (248 Ratings)

Sillage

7.6 (274 Ratings)

Bottle

8.4 (249 Ratings)
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Very helpful Review    10  
On my pagoda
About Lillipur I would actually not have to make any more comments, everything has already been said and told in many great reports. But there is something special I want to talk about.

If you are looking for an airy and bright incense, you will not get past Lillipur. If you get your fill here, you will find yourself on mountain peaks in Asia, turning at prayer wheels, seeing monks in red robes praying and hearing the chimes in the wind.

I'm impressed by the entanglement of the ingredients used in this composition - that's really great class and allows one to conclude the high quality of the raw materials used, as well as the fine hand of the Terenzi's.

The cinnamon predominates in the beginning, a thick slice of sweet, earthy, freshly cut cinnamon bark. Sensational. Then follows a liquorice note, the interplay of star anise & galbanum.

The antipode to spicy-sweet is a cool, metallic, bitter lemon, which, it seems to me, comes from lemon, violet and Szechuan pepper. Everyone who has ever bitten on a grain of Szechuan pepper (or lemon pepper) knows the fresh tingling on the tongue before the tip of the tongue becomes numb. Plus the intense lemon taste. So similar here in the fragrance, tingling metallic-citric.

These contrasts consciously run through the entire fragrance. Fine, dry incense & sticky, moist amber & benzoin. The musk with the cashmeran, which gives an airy, slightly salty freshness & then the spicy tobacco with the patchouli, which create a warm and spicy base in the drydown.

In this sense, we have all representatives of the six tastes from the Ayurvedic teachings together: sweet, sour, salty, hot, bitter and astringent. The tastes are linked to the five Mahabutas: Fire, water, earth, air and ether. All six tastes should be present in an Ayurvedic meal - this represents the perfect balance for body and mind, according to the teachings.

This brings us back to the main theme of the fragrance, Terenzi was inspired by a visit to a Nepalese temple. The theme is thus fully met.

The scent path is relatively linear, there is no traditional scent pyramid. Especially here it is more likely that over the whole period of the fragrance's effect, different notes become more intense and then disappear again. The flashing of individual notes from a wonderful total work of art. Wearing the whole thing gives a feeling of balance and satisfaction - a kind of deep satisfaction of the senses.

Durability is above average, Sillage is good, clearly perceptible to others in the first three hours. The scent is clearly unisex and can be worn all year round - in summer it cools, in winter it gives warmth.

Zen scents. This one is a Zen fragrance. Zen scents are very suitable for use in turbulent times.

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Lookout For Synthtic Blond Woods!....
Lillipur opens with vermouth-like transparent wormwood with hints of moderately hot spicy pepper. As the composition transitions to its early heart the wormwood vacates, replaced by a slightly bitter star anise that melds with a short-lived natural lemon and cedar tandem that quickly subsides to reveal the underlying synthetic blond wood accord from the base that gains intensity considerably as time passes though the fragrance's mid-section. During the late dry-down the synthetic blond woods diminish considerably, allowing the lemon and cedar to make a reappearance, now with subtle patchouli and dry tobacco support. This new lineup slowly gives way very late to slightly powdery, relatively dry benzoin-laced amber through the finish. Projection is slightly above average and longevity very good to excellent at just shy of 12 hours on skin.

I first saw the official note list to Lillipur and decided to just bite the bullet and blind buy a bottle at its relatively reasonable price point. Now having worn the composition on skin several times, I may have been a bit too quick on the draw. The vast majority of the composition is quite pleasant and right up my alley... Notes like natural smelling lemon, cedar, dry tobacco leaf and slightly hot pepper are just the kind of ingredients I look for. Wormwood is a risky ingredient for me as my skin frequently doesn't mesh with it, but here it comes off as very vermouth-like and smells great albeit extremely short-lived. So, what is the problem with Lillipur? Maybe "problematic" is a more apt descriptor of the synthetic blond woody accord in the base that dominates large portions of the key mid-section's development. I am highly confident that the accord is derived from my arch-nemesis, Cashmeran. Some love the stuff, but for me it comes off smelling synthetic and overpoweringly strong. For all I know there could be quite a few more ingredients in Lillipur that I never detected despite my best efforts due to the Cashmeran concealing them under its ever-encompassing potency. When the blond woods finally recede there really is a great composition waiting to be found in the incredible smelling late dry-down. Getting there is the challenge, however, and each individual will have to decide whether it is worth it. For me, the composition is just "good enough" to remain in my collection, but I am afraid it won't be used often. The bottom line is the $145 per 100ml bottle Lillipur has a reasonable price point per milliliter and an impressive list of ingredients, but the synthetic blond woods are just a bit too much, keeping the overall score to a "good" to "very good" 3 to 3.5 stars out of 5. Recommended to those that either enjoy Cashmeran or are not bothered by it as there really is an excellent fragrance underneath the stuff. That said, if you are sensitive to the ingredient, lookout!

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