Al Contrario 2015

7.8 / 10 131 Ratings
Al Contrario is a popular perfume by Tiziana Terenzi for women and men and was released in 2015. The scent is gourmand-sweet. It is being marketed by Cereria Terenzi Evelino.

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Fragrance Pyramid

Top Notes Top Notes
MaltMalt Cocoa beanCocoa bean Stone powder EbonyEbony
Heart Notes Heart Notes
VanillaVanilla OrchidOrchid Tonka beanTonka bean
Base Notes Base Notes
HazelnutHazelnut Sugar caneSugar cane BenzoinBenzoin SandalwoodSandalwood


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Submitted by Franfan20, last update on 20.09.2023.


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Very helpful Review 9  
A brittle cup and a malt beer, please!
Through the dear AnimeFreak I got the opportunity to get two Tiziana Terenzi fragrances at a very fair price in the Souk and besides the Rose Gold Oudh was also Al Contrario.

By the partly very negative comments here I was initially very skeptical, but thought to myself, as someone who prefers sweet fragrances, sounds like my taste yet.

After remarkably quickly arrived the package from Austria and I greedily and excitedly held the two flacons in my hands, hardly a minute passed and I had the first spray of Contrario on the arm.

The scent starts with a brutal malt note, which I neither expected nor had noticed before in a perfume. Slightly bitter, somehow fermented and spicy. Very interesting, but I can understand that there some cringe.

After this malty tart smell was gone relatively quickly shows the first time the heavy sweetness, which is often criticized here. A really almost sticky, burnt and intense sweetness.... I liked it directly and my first association was brittle.
The brittle that I also absolutely have to have on my Pinocchio kids cup at every ice cream shop. Caramel, nutty, sugary.
The image of the ice cream parlor, was further enhanced by the light coffee smell that slowly develops from the bitter malt.
As already described below, nuances of sweetened macchiato or latte keep coming up.

After about 30 minutes, the development of the scent is through the coarsest and it remains a very pleasant smell for me of roasted nuts, brittle, children's malt beer and sweetened coffee.

I can understand that this fragrance probably does not appeal to everyone and especially by the ever-present sweet is only something for sugar munchers.
For me personally, however, it is quite an interesting, pleasant and somehow special Gourmand, which I would like to wear on a date, on a winter walk or even at the Christmas market.

The bottle is very high quality processed and sprays very fine and clean. The durability is, of course, also by the heavy sweetness, above average and on the skin I could perceive the fragrance still after 10 hours very present.
The sillage is rather body close but also has a strong performance. After 8 hours, I still have a light coffee-nut cloud pulled behind me.

Any fan of sweet gourmands with a conscience something, I would put this fragrance to the heart. Treat yourself to a pair of calories on your skin and turn into a kid's ice cream sundae who doesn't take everything so seriously.
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Blako11Blako11 2 years ago
Gourmand. Me encanta este perfume, quizás no sea una bomba pero envuelve mucho misterio con sus notas de chocolate.
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CoolrunnerCoolrunner 3 years ago
Creamy hazelnut gourmand scent with good projection. Beautiful perfume for colder weather.
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