Porpora by Tiziana Terenzi
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Porpora is a perfume by Tiziana Terenzi for women and men and was released in 2017. The scent is floral-spicy. Projection and longevity are above-average. It is being marketed by Cereria Terenzi Evelino.

Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top Notes CloveClove RaspberryRaspberry Rose absoluteRose absolute CinnamonCinnamon
Heart Notes Heart Notes Bulgarian roseBulgarian rose PoppyPoppy PatchouliPatchouli FrankincenseFrankincense
Base Notes Base Notes AmberAmber BenzoinBenzoin Chestnut woodChestnut wood MuskMusk MyrrhMyrrh

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Ratings
Scent
7.482 Ratings
Longevity
8.768 Ratings
Sillage
8.170 Ratings
Bottle
8.679 Ratings
Value for money
6.622 Ratings
Submitted by Franfan20, last update on 14.01.2023.
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Sillage
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Unfortunately inconsistent..
Porpora I recently received as a bottling, of course I had to test this fragrance immediately. In advance, I must say of course that no big roses fan am, but that was not the problem here and also not what has disturbed me.

Porpora is for me floral, fruity, spicy. But this combination is a problem for me, because it makes the whole fragrance seem incongruous. Porpora has definitely the rose the rose as the main note, unfortunately, then comes the raspberry with its fruitiness and pulls the whole thing in a terribly unbalanced direction. Add to that the sweetness of cinnamon, which stings terribly with the clove and patchouli. The light frankincense and myrrh note round the whole still ab inappropriate.

Normally I am a fan of Tiziana Terenzi, but this fragrance is clearly failed for me. The notes take each other the air to breathe and sting each other and simply do not harmonize with each other.
The durability is really very good I could smell the fragrance over 12 hours on me. The Silage was thereby for almost 8 hours over an arm's length perceptible before Porpora after 10 hours quickly becomes close to the skin.
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Drseid
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No Substitute for Portrait of a Lady...
Porpora opens with a mild raspberry tinged thin, slightly airy rose underpinned with moderate clove spice and animalic musk support before transitioning to its heart. As the composition enters its early heart the thin, airy rose turns piercing green as it adds a clove-laced incense facet, shedding most of its raspberry accompaniment with slightly earthy patchouli joining as co-star with the musk remaining in support. During the late dry-down the composition remains highly linear, as the rose and patchouli gradually recede, leaving the remnants of the musk and piercing clove-laced incense combining with amber from the base through the finish. Projection is good and longevity outstanding at over 20 hours on skin.

Looking at the ingredients list, many have compared Porpora by Paolo Terenzi to my favorite perfume, Portrait of a Lady by the great Dominique Ropion, finding it an excellent alternative for far less money... Money aside, it was with great interest that I secured a sizable spray sample to see if I agreed. To save those that want an immediate verdict from reading further, the answer is "not even close."

Porpora opens immediately with a *faint* similarity to Portrait of a Lady with its rose and raspberry tandem, but the ingredients and implementation are completely different. In Porpora, the rose is thin, slightly synthetic smelling and the raspberry very subtle, with an odd smelling musky undertone that is rather off-putting. By contrast, in the original formula of Portrait of a Lady the rose is jammy, huge, natural smelling and the raspberry much thicker and more intense, with patchouli already playing a key role in the development. In the middle of Porpora, the synthetic thin rose joins modest earthy patchouli with the odd animalic musk remaining, but now adding a sharp-pitched, whiny green tinge from poorly implemented clove and incense. Portrait of a Lady keeps perfect balance of the jammy rose and patchouli, with ambroxan from the base by contrast. The late dry-down of Porpora is very linear and that high-pitched green tinge to the remnants of the rose with the odd musk remains through the finish, only adding in slightly sweet amber to the mix that doesn't improve things. Portrait of a Lady, by contrast, also remains linear, but in its case the perfect balance of rose, patchouli and ambroxan remains through the finish. Both perfumes have unbelievable longevity at nearly a full 24 hour day, but Porpora is much less vociferous. The bottom line is the $170 per 100ml bottle at discounters Porpora may have an ingredient list similar to Ropion's greatest masterpiece Portrait of a Lady, but passing similarities are all that overlap, and the "average" 2.5 stars out of 5 rated Porpora comes up *way* short both by comparison, and unimpressive when judged independently, mustering a neutral recommendation by itself, and a *huge* avoid if being considered as an alternative to Portrait of a Lady at any price.
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