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Piper Nigrum Lorenzo Villoresi for women and men

Piper Nigrum Lorenzo Villoresi for women and men
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Piper Nigrum by Lorenzo Villoresi is a Oriental Spicy fragrance for women and men. Piper Nigrum was launched in 1999. The nose behind this fragrance is Lorenzo Villoresi. Top notes are watercress, star anise, mint, green notes, citruses and fennel; middle notes are pepper, nutmeg, olibanum, petitgrain, clove, rosemary, spices, elemi resin and oregano; base notes are amber, styrax, benzoin, peru balsam, myrhh, virginia cedar and woodsy notes.

Perfume rating: 3.90 out of 5 with 200 votes.

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Top Notes
watercress Star Anise Mint Green Notes Citruses Fennel

Middle Notes
Pepper Nutmeg Olibanum Petitgrain Clove Rosemary Spices Elemi resin Oregano

Base Notes
Amber Styrax Benzoin Peru Balsam Myrhh Virginia Cedar Woodsy Notes

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Piper Nigrum Fragrance Reviews

gelo999
gelo999

Piper nigrum opens with a powerful note of pepper mixed with mint and spices, the entrance is nice but lasts a sigh.

Then a balsamic and spicy chord is installed, with that like spicy pepper note, but rather linear and boring that lasts until the end.

Medium-high quality, moderate duration and soft projection, really inconsequential fragance.

Rating: 3

Jul
13
2016
fsulka
fsulka

There's peppery and then there's Piper Nigrum. My bottle just arrived from Italy, I sprayed some on, put my nose on it and shot my head backwards. Liquid black pepper is what this is. I mean it will make you sneeze. It is so peppery (and I'm a huge pepper fan) that it made me have a headache. To tame this beast I am spraying on a light application of this and then overlaying that with other fragrances. Basically this takes another fragrance and adds the pepper aspect to it. It's THAT straight pepper that you can do this.

Note: I blind bought this directly from Italy via Ebay. There's no other way to get it here in the states. In all honesty I regret this blind buy.

Mar
02
2016
CoconutCoffee
CoconutCoffee

This was the first Villoresi fragrance I bought. I enjoyed it from the first sniff onwards. It elaborates on both the sharp, lemony top notes of black pepper and the warm musky base. It's like putting a single peppercorn under a microscope, identifying the details, playing them back slowly, loud and clear, so each element can be savoured to the full. A hymn to pepper. And why not? Sadly, this is quite hard to find for sale in the UK outside of London.

Dec
28
2015
esyboss
esyboss

باسلام
مثل همیشه با یک عطر باکیفیت٬ بی الایش و بدون پیچیدگی از برند ویلورسی روبرو هستیم.

تعداد رایحه های بکار رفته در عطر زیاده ولی درکل فضای عطر تحت تاثیر سه رایحه فلفل سیاه٬ میخک و نعنا است. بقیه روایحه مثل چوب٬ صمغ٬جوز هم وجود دارند ولی همیشه در زیر سایه سه رایحه اصلی نقش تعدیل کننده و بالانس عطر را برعهده دارند

برخلاف نت هاش اصلا با عطری تند و تیز روبه رونیستیم شاید در لحضات اول با هجوم فلفل و روایح اسپایسی روبه رو شویم ولی سریع در خواهید یافت که عطار ترکیب اونها رو خیلی ارام و بی ازار قرار داده تا بتونه فضای عطر رو بسمت یک کار یونی سوق بده.

فضای عطر هم خنک و فرش و هم مقداری گرم و گیاهی است براحتی میشه در بهار و پاییز ویا شبهای خنک تابستان ازش استفاده کرد. اگر صبح و بعداز بیدارشدن از خواب استفاده کنید خماری رو از شما دور می کنه. دی:

ماندگاری عطر روی پوست خوبه و با توجه به نوع رایحه میزان پخش عطر شما رو راضی میکنه.

من شخصا خیلی کارهای این برند و اقای ویلروسی رو دوست دارم و از بوییدن این عطر هم سیر نمیشم.

این عطر و مخصوصا ترکیب میخک با ادویه من رو به یاد عطر نویر سرجی لوتنز می ندازه. میخک ها هر دو کار رایحه ای شبیه هم دارند.

همیشه معطر باشید. دی:

Dec
26
2015
Escoteric
Escoteric

Umm, really reinforces some of my earlier reviews when people comment;... this has a lovely exotic.....blah blah blah....I am reminded of the catacombs of Marrakech and enveloped in the rich Arabian splendor.... you know the sort of review where you think this person has been sniffing something stronger than perfume and cutting it with a razor blade. But we have in posts here posts which state this smells like an Indian Grocer and curried coffee in the review of Dior frags, so that makes you think do we like exotic smells which are Asian or we don't. We cant have our curried carrot cake and eat it! I know smells are a subjective experience but one gets a feeling of passive aggression made manifest in posts about immigration policy. Its abit like we like the food, we like the culture, we like their women but not the Y chromosome carriers Rant I am going to curtail. This reminds me of a classier version of Parfum Nicolai New York. It smells of rich class alluring and manly. Infact bank tellers love the smell of this. I guess this is the fragrance version of cash or female viagra (the one and same some would argue). I had just splashed this on and some of the fragrance was on the pound notes and one female bank teller just held the notes to her nose and commented how nice the smell was. I thought it was the money she was commenting, but she actually came out from behind the glass security and door and smelt me, her nose on my cheek. Wow she said! This is really nice. If it does smell of and Indian grocery,no wonder curry is the national dish of England and why all the supermarkets carry piper Nigrum and other asian dishes and the BBC have so many Indian presenters.

Sep
12
2015
blueberry
blueberry

This is no ordinary love as Sade would put it. True, this is obsession.
Amazing scent that makes me swoon over the places where it's been applied, like a child excited about the promise of a new toy - no other niche perfume in many years made me salivate and simply want to run with ecstatic craving of telling "all the people" that with such a smell happiness is easy.

I expected something violent and harsh, and awaited with trepidation the opening blast of eponymous black pepper and intensive herbs to cause my nostrils and brain ache, yet on me it presented a mellow and moderate side. Just a passionate mint kiss that promises a lot of sensuality and finally delivers.
The most dominant notes on me are: mint, cloves, nutmeg, anise, some spices forming the curry mix and juniper. Pepper is there, but it does not pierce or force itself upon me at all. Perfect aromatic blend with ingredients of superior quality that I cannot stop inhaling. But the best is yet to come: with development to a warm, resinous, balsamic, almost smoky concoction of myrrh, benzoin and some ambery tones with... bay leaf traces, similar to those from Ambre Sultan, only ending up with ambery feel from Lubin Akkad and the fantastically sensual and enveloping aura of vintage M7. Don't know how, but this perfume carries best elements of my beloved scents, and additionally offers a unique outcome.

Piper Nigrum is full of contadictions: it's cold, fresh, reserved, herbal, aromatic, and warm, sweet, salty, powdery dry, resinous, cozy and sensual at the same time.
A longlasting spring/summer scent to die for and I'm so thankful I discovered it finally - with a little boosting help from a friendly and inspiring soul I simply owe a lot:)

Jun
09
2015
Houdini4
Houdini4

Great use of Wikipedia but I think you're being a little pedantic about this. I don't wish to perpetuate any myths about the French.
The facts are that big cities smell bad even today and I wasn't aiming criticism specifically at Parisians.(or any criticism actually?) I used it as an example because the city of Paris is undoubtedly the apotheosis of Perfume.
Now lets not clog up the reviews section with this kind of beef...save it for the forum.

Mar
13
2015
Houdini4
Houdini4

Oh Regarding the hanky comment I didn't feel it necessary to specify 'like a couple of hundred years ago' I thought that was obvious.

Mar
12
2015
Macassar
Macassar

"a rich Parisian putting on a handkerchief and using it to block out the stench of the streets."

Mouarf...so cliché ...( we have water , in France, and even electricity ...since last year , you know . Well ,of course, maybe, we'll have cell phones in 10 years ...let's hope )


So , anyway , concerning Piper Nigrum . Very interesting headnotes , very spicy , invigorating ...but ..it becomes ,rather quickly, a ordinary woody masculine .
Not that bad ( really , i find the headnotes wonderful , i would have liked this energy all way long. At this stage ,it looks like "Esprit du Tigre" Heeley ) but the basenotes are flat , losing their temper , the cedar becomes more and more important but it"s not a "sparkling" one , like "muffled" by the myrrh ...

I tried it several times , always loved the beginning and always , was disappointed par our short love story ...

Mar
12
2015
Houdini4
Houdini4

Undoubtably a spice lovers fragrance. This is briming with spices from the opening to its last breath.
The opening to my nose is a bizarre combo of sharp citrus, petitgrain, incense resins Peru balsam, olibanum and thick green notes almost to the point of patchouli and a TONNE of mint.
The settling transition is so interesting as it gets drier and more peppery then reveals unmistakable pepper, aniseed and the main player in my opinion cloves.
It's a very traditional scent to me, quite bold and almost medicinal in its approach. It's something I'd imagine a rich Parisian putting on a handkerchief and using it to block out the stench of the streets.
It mellows slightly and the base seems resinous and call me crazy but when it sits very close smells a bit like cola.
All in all...spicy, incense like...very interesting opening that second by second I could pinpoint all the notes I mentioned but it's over to soon and then the fragrance is dominated by those strong cooking spices.
Good longevity but surprisingly subdued after no time at all.

Mar
12
2015
Nura
Nura

Pepper, pepper, pepper everywhere. With a hint of tea. Strong perfume, the one that my mom loves. Surprisingly, even my sensitive nose and head didn't explode after smelling this. Quite the contrary. Pepper lovers, this perfume is dedicated to you.

Feb
02
2015
myonlyvice
myonlyvice

If you want to smell like an Indian grocery store, this is your cologne. This is an unfinished project at best.

Dec
24
2014
williamvargas
williamvargas

potent...spicy opening. it grabs your attention. I was trying to figure out what this reminded me of. what It reminds me of is the way the original Pierre Cardin Pour Monsieur made me tilt my head back. that spicy crisp but somewhat sweet aroma, this is a different fragrance than that all in but just the initial impression I got from spraying this on my wrists, a bit darker perhaps and I could be all wet but that was the first fragrance that came to mind. I see this is listed as a unisex fragrance and I guess that is fine, but to me it is as masculine as they come. it really is quite powerful in it's presentation to the wearer. I like this!! The next time I wake up in one of those moods where I don't want to take any crap from anyone I am reaching for this. after wearing this for a couple of hours the aroma of this scent softens a bit but to me it is still not changing what I thought when I first put it on. classy and I guess manly.. well blended, all of the Lorenzo Villoresi fragrances I have sniffed have impressed me, not a inexpensive line though..i don't think they cut many corners I had always planned to get around to this one. I probably need to give it more time and check it later. I am hoping this can keep up the pace. it is worth checking out..
I would call it an ass kicker.

Jun
27
2014
Colin Maillard
Colin Maillard

Explosive opening, a bomb of spices, flavours and herbs, mainly cloves, pepper, cinnamon and cumin. Still not in a traditional Oriental meaning – this is more in a dry, organic sense, like opening a bag of spices walking in a vegetable garden. There is a base of green aromatic herbs which actually makes me feel like wandering my dad's garden – oregano and fennels, he has them both (actually this scents reminds me of my father for some more intimate reasons I still can not get). As a counterpart, a pungent, bitter lemon/lime note, which to be honest does not much "fit" in there (pungent on pungent, kind of cloying). As minutes pass you feel a warmer, softer base emerging, mostly comprising a sweet balsamic-resinous accord and amber. The most prominent smell for the whole cycle will however remain the accord of cloves (eugenol), lemon, cinnamon and pepper. You also feel a mentholated/balsamic vibe emerging, which gradually makes the whole scent more and more closer to a medicinal/herbal feel, which is how it ends – I mean that the drydown is in fact undoubtably medicinal, as in Diptyque's Eau Lente or Esprit du Tigre by Heeley. Cloves, balsamic notes, a debris of pepper, dry vetiver and dry resins again. Which in turn gradually developes a kind of gingerbread note. Overall is a peculiar, powerful, challenging scent, with a really complex texture and and elusive personality; all is vibrant, naturally "alive" and dynamic, but still it is also a bit messy for me. There is some accords just layering on others and that creates weird, cloying and noisy superimpositions. Surely unique and interesting to smell, but really challenging to wear – if you manage to do it, it can probably turn into either a disaster or a total win. Strong projection and persistence.

7/10

Jun
15
2014
Ziggy2012
Ziggy2012

This is a classy cologne, transparent and light but probably made with quality ingredients, that makes it last.

It could be worn in any season, although maybe more spring and summer. It is 'fresh' but also spicy. What seems unusual is that the citrus top note persists, modified or somehow supported by the pepper, clove and anise which gives the freshness a certain spicy sharp edge. Each time you sniff it, a different note pops up

It has moderate longevity and modest sillage. To me it's just on the masculine side of unisex. It is not powdery, but does also have a slight traditional or fresh 'barber shop' vibe.

This would be a good scent for the work place, but could equally be worn for casual or even formal.

Defintely worth trying

Update : - Having worn this to work for this several days, although it is pleasant, it does sit fairly close, and on my skin it only really lasts about 4 hours, then it essentially becomes a faint skin scent. I guess others may have a different experience

Mar
31
2014
Gabriellitjie
Gabriellitjie

The opening was rather startling - sharp, medicinal. But once this little beauty settles down and develops it is everything it promises to be - and much more. Warm, spicy, aromatic - mmmmmhhh, delicious. Another lovely and unusual fragrance from Lorenzo Villoresi which in my opinion can be worn all the year round, it will adapt happily to heat or cold. (I think so, anyway, it's blisteringly hot at present and the scent is just perfect).

Jul
30
2013
Gabriellitjie
Gabriellitjie

The opening was rather startling - sharp, medicinal. But once this little beauty settles down and develops it is everything it promises to be - and much more. Warm, spicy, aromatic - mmmmmhhh, delicious. Another lovely and unusual fragrance from Lorenzo Villoresi which in my opinion can be worn all the year round, it will adapt happily to heat or cold. (I think so, anyway, it's blisteringly hot at present and the scent is just perfect).

Jul
30
2013
Karenin
Karenin

Becoming unabashedly passionate about a fragrance is becoming a rare occurrence the more I explore the world of modern perfumery. Without any doubt there's a fair number of fragrances I can appreciate or flirt with, but falling in love with a fragrance on a permanent basis is a completely different matter. Lorenzo Villoresi´s "Piper Nigrum" is one of those few scents that, upon its initial application, made me exclaim: "Wow, what a delight!"

My first impression of Piper Nigrum was that of an explosion of herbal and spicy notes, namely mint and star anise. When I say "explosion", I don't mean a punch-in-the-face type of blast, but rather a fresh and invigorating one. From the very first moment it becomes crystal clear that you're dealing with an exceptional scent. As it continues evolving, its notes gradually settle down. Clove together with the nuances of spice, nutmeg, rosemary and oregano dominate the heart while the base, which is Piper Nigrum's calmest stage, is composed of woody notes, amber and cedar.

What draws me to Piper Nigrum the most is the fact that throughout its development, it manages to maintain its sublime spicy-herbal character. In spite of its name, Piper Nigrum evokes rather than contains the smell of black pepper. I find it perfectly wearable, especially in the cold days of autumn/winter. A true five-star fragrance!

Jul
05
2013
artisanobserver
artisanobserver

This is beyond lovely. I don't know what it is about my skin, but with almost every scent I try it smells like the paper scent, plus a whole bunch of vanilla. Weird. With Piper Nigrum it turned into this smoky, green, peppery vanilla that's nearly indescribable. I never thought I'd love anything more than Tea for Two, but this comes very close. The cooling effect it has on the skin is an added bonus in the summer heat.

Jun
27
2013
oliver1h
oliver1h

A beautiful blend of sharp notes of Black pepper, clove and mint. Very refreshing, sets my head to a relaxed mood. I feel like walking trough a small garden with spices and green notes. In the drydown I smell sweet amber too. Excellent for warmer weather. Good sillage and longevity. An ultimately masculine scent in my opinion. I really like this!
P.S.: I only have a 2ml sample, but planning to buy a 50ml bottle. After two full wears, I feel fresh and confident wearing this.

May
23
2013
puncturedbicycle
puncturedbicycle

Opens with soft applemint and spices and quickly softens into something like clean, warm, slightly soapy skin in a freshly ironed cotton shirt. Comforting. On me, VERY short-lived.
I generally object to categorising scent as masculine or feminine (and I love and wear a lot of so-called masculine scents) but this somehow smells of male skin. I think there is an essence of old fashioned shaving foam: soft, warm and balmy with a hint of lime.

Mar
22
2013
sergio.fiorenzi
sergio.fiorenzi

I have smelled it a handful of times from a sample I have and I must confess I love this fragrance especially in the summer when it manages to give its best even during the hottest ones, I love also the good quality of the ingredients here employed, it is a truly niche perfume and it is perfect to summer night, the only bad this is: I just have a 1,5ml that has just finihsed.
As it dries, the amber comes on board, and the scent smoothes out and sweetens. It gets richer and less "chaotic," but it never loses that raw and natural edge. It lasts almost days, really. The sillage is great - like a huge aura that surrounds the wearer. Not an overpowering presence, not one of those "wake" sort of fragrances that spew off beams of sillage, but rather a warm and slowly enveloping cloud of scent that intrigues and amazes everyone around.
Try it, and enjoy yourself!
Definitely it is another wonderful perfum from the house Lorenzo Villoresi.

Jun
02
2012
Happyme2009
Happyme2009

There are a lot of notes listed in this perfume. And it's true, it does smell like a herbal concoction coming from an alchemist's lab rather than perfume. And this is why I love it so much. It's very crisp, different, aromatic.
Is it beautiful? I don't know... but I love the energy it eludes. Is it feminine? No. Is it masculine? No. I think it's transcendental beyond humans. It's got a vibe that detaches the wearer from reality.
It start pungent, almost piercingly spicy. Then it mellows down... it gets icy cold ( yes, a little camphorous, although, to my surprize, eucalyptus isn't a note listed ). Then it gets hot.... and cold.... it's a playful game that slowly looses intensity into a fresh woody skin scent.
The silage, when sprayed generously, is good. Lasting power in my skin is a little above average, on clothes much better. The bottle? Well, nice, but suprizingly similar to the L'Artisan' s bottles. Actually, wow. I wonder who copied who. Becase obviously the juices inside those bottles bear no resemblance in style.
Well, Piper Nigrum is a stunning experience guaranteed to get you a lof of ..."what in the world do you smell like"? Prepare your answer in advance...

May
17
2012
daniela3
daniela3

I love this fragrance especially in the summer when it manages to give its best even during the hottest ones. I consider P.N. as one of the most reliable and truly persistent fragrance so that you can successfully wear it even in the hottest August (do not forget that P.N. is only an E.d.T!) when the majority of the frags wouldn't be so 'efficient' while losing in the comparison. The starting is surprising because it explodes in a fresh/warm sequence of spices where mint and pepper are the main characters. When I say "fresh" I say so because you can feel the lowering of the temperature on your skin, a curious, mechanical effect that I couldn't stand in winter, for instance. Then, I can admire the rich number of ingredients, happily stitched together as spices, nutmeg being quite evident, herbs, woods and (.....) amber, the latest is so evident especially in the dry down when the mixture becomes "softer" like to show the other side of itself: two fragrances at once?! Not so sure, it seems that the creator has decided to "play" with the wearer... and he has done it since the very beginning: so, pay attention as it would be advisable to spry it while keeping your eyes shut. Try it, and enjoy yourself!
I love P.N.
Definitely.

p.s. I love also the good quality of the ingredients here employed.

Mar
22
2012
Jellybean
Jellybean

Spicy minty vintage scent in your face at first.
More of a manly perfume then for ladies.

This is crisp, sharp, dry and it reminds me of smell of a church and/or old cellars storing herbal remedies.
There's definitely large gourmandy, herbal and in small amounts floral component.

During drydown it becomes a bit more fresher and softer, herbs emerge stronger-that part I like, but the fragrance as whole, no not my olfactory type of a scent.

Mar
22
2012
Buysblind
Buysblind

A very bright, fresh and spicy concoction. I love the way it opens with lots of fresh mint and pepper. In fact the mint is fantastic, and reminds me a lot of the mint opening in Roadster, however it feels even more natural and the volume is turned down on it to allow it to mingle with the spices. This is NOT a dark fragrance as I had expected--it's very much the opposite. Nor is it challenging. The word 'effervescent' comes to mind when describing it. As it dries down, the mint settles in and a very pleasant, sweet amber blends with the remaining spices of cardamom and pepper. This is a warm and comfortable finish to the bright, lively opening.

This is the 3rd Villoresi fragrance I've tried (Uomo--which I own, and Yerbamate, being the other two) and now I can definitely detect a "Villoresi trademark" of some kind that the fragrances share. They have this very natural, alive quality to them which tends to transport you outdoors--whether it be to a field or meadow or garden or forest, etc. If you're into that kind of thing and are looking for something bright and spicy, Piper Nigrum could be an excellent choice. I can imagine I will pick up a bottle of this come spring, as I can see it blending perfectly with that time of year.

Impressive.

Feb
04
2012
rougetnoir
rougetnoir

love this perfume!
i bought this for my husband last year, he loves it as well...I found it faboulos on a man, but surprising on a woman. whenever I wear it, somebody asks to me "what is it?" and wants to know.
the beginning is fresh and balsamic at the same but not in the esperidate's mood.
I love this perfum at the end of the day mostly, when it becomes sweet, ambery, more comfortable

Jul
14
2011
Tigerlillian
Tigerlillian

A beautifully blended frangrance that starts out with strong nutmeg, clove and dry green notes at the forefront.

As it warms up, many of the other notes are discernable and create an accord very similar to a rich, subtley sweet, clean, natural scent of a dark-skinned man. I find this strong and comforting.

Mar
19
2011
alfarom
alfarom

I quite like Piper Nigrum but I've a big problem with it in the drydown. It opens with an HUGE amount of pepper, mint and citruses for an almost breathtaking quasi-balsamic effect. I also get anis and rosemary somewhere. It's a good start, definitely. After a few minutes you realize there's a fight going on between pepper and mint to lead the drydown but a consistent dose of other spices and resins (helped by a tiny amber) make sure the scent turns to a warmer state and give a break to both mint and pepper that can easily take their seats in the first row. I keep on appreciating it. Suddendly "the big problem" shows up. I don't know what's responsible for that but I guess Peru Balsam together with Mint, Citruses Nutmeg, Clove and Pepper give birth to a kind of Tiger Balm atmosphere I can't stand. I don't like the "Real" Tiger Balm as I don't like any other reproduction / imitation / or kind of things. That's a real pity as the beginning was absolutely promising. I rate it good anyway as the Tiger Balm thing is very personal and someone could instead like it.

Rating: 7-7.5/10

Mar
13
2011
pipernigrum
pipernigrum

It is very very similar to diptyque's Eau Lente, wich i love so much. Piper Nigrum is one of my favorite fragrance of the oriental spicy line.

Jan
16
2011
moly
moly

The beginning was almost medicinal, but very pleasant - I like mint and other herbs a lot. Then strong mint with strong pepper, than I stopped sniffing and now it developed into slightly sweet, incensy, extremely pleasant base. My memory actually found something that is similar to this perfume. I remember the herbal liqueur that was added to a hot water for me to inhale when I was a kid. This wonderful herbal notes remind me of this kind of treatment, which I liked a lot.

Dec
10
2010
prot72
prot72

Milky peppery and very very cozy. Smell like something from childhood. Pepper is very prominent but is not sharp and spicy rather gentle and smooth more like sweet cream. It lasts long time. Used early morning is still detectable in the evening. I recommende it for everybody who likes comforting scents not very feminine or masculine. Buy it and enjoy.

Jul
07
2010
JeanMaurice
JeanMaurice

I want this one for 5 years now! I can't buy all in 2010 but maybe in my next 10 purchase. I love the pepper and lemon-grass. It stays long on clothes with an above average sillage like I want. Very original one!

9,5/10

Dec
14
2009
the_good_life
the_good_life

Piper Nigrum is a day in a Mediterranean dream world. We begin in the morning, the coolness of the night still blankets the fields of wild herbs and refreshingly welcomes you at the open window of your Tuscan farmhouse. Mint and anise enliven you and prepare you for the day. A day, rich and full of nature and culture intertwined as only it is in these old, old lands. As you stroll through the streets, across the markets, you recall the merchants bringing the invaluable pepper and other spices, like nutmeg, from afar, creating powerful dynasties in the wake of their success, to which the beautiful palazzo you now admire bears witness. Beside it stands and old woman selling local herbs, fresh and dried oregano, and with the oriental odours it blends into something both invigorating and soothing, like sitting in the cool shade of ancient ochre walls on a warm day, watching life on the piazza, the plaza, in the mdinas of the Maghreb. The day passes quickly and you retire to your fireplace, burning spicy woods, with a libation of wine and warm bread, and now the pepper embraces you, with styrax and amber, like a silk and cashmere blanket, like the glow of the embers, power in the service of tranquility.

Sep
16
2009
debbborra
debbborra

Today I encountered Piper Nigrum for the first time. I sprayed it. I loved it. Now, I'm surprised. The list of notes is very long. The fragrance though is balanced and blended, so much so that I expected a much shorter list of ingredients.
The incense and airy greenery and of course the citrus (although this doesn't feel like a citrus scent to me at all) combine to create a scent that has both a mild and soothing quality (think from the anise and petit grain) and enough sharpness that it is interesting.
I think delicate is a difficult end result when dealing with so much incense and resin. Often incense fragrances have an arid quality. (Not in a bad way. I love incense. But it can be dry.)
This is a beautifully blended fragrance. And truly lovely.

May
10
2009
tessture
tessture

Herbal and cool and somehow still warm. Pepper and warm wood and green herbs. Smells a lot like summer outdoors. Unfortunately fades at the half day mark, so you probably have to load this on. I wear my scent very thinly, so I haven't tried that yet. It's weird, and I can see it being a love/hate as afraafra says. This is not anything usual, which is part of it's charm.

Jan
07
2009
afraafra
afraafra

Sharp pepper opening, turning into woody musky drydown, love or hate type of fragrance

Dec
12
2008

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