Classica

Lillipur 2013

Lillipur by Tiziana Terenzi
Bottle Design Tiziana Terenzi
7.7 / 10 395 Ratings
A popular perfume by Tiziana Terenzi for women and men, released in 2013. The scent is spicy-woody. The longevity is above-average. It is being marketed by Cereria Terenzi Evelino.

Main accords

Spicy
Woody
Smoky
Oriental
Sweet

Fragrance Pyramid

Top Notes Top Notes
Omani frankincenseOmani frankincense Star aniseStar anise Roman wormwoodRoman wormwood LemonLemon
Heart Notes Heart Notes
Ceylon cinnamonCeylon cinnamon CarnationCarnation Sichuan pepperSichuan pepper CyclamenCyclamen GalbanumGalbanum ThymeThyme
Base Notes Base Notes
Blond tobaccoBlond tobacco Cashmere woodCashmere wood AmberAmber BenzoinBenzoin BirchBirch Lebanon cedarLebanon cedar PatchouliPatchouli Tonka beanTonka bean White muskWhite musk

Perfumer

Ratings
Scent
7.7395 Ratings
Longevity
8.1336 Ratings
Sillage
7.6362 Ratings
Bottle
8.2334 Ratings
Value for money
6.781 Ratings
Submitted by Merlina, last update on 12.05.2024.
Interesting Facts
The fragrance is part of the "Classica" collection.

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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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Serenissima

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back to the beginning of a journey
It was a long journey for the former delicate "flower lady" into the world of dark and mysterious fragrances. And of course I didn't miss a detour (probably out of curiosity again); after all, I might find something I wasn't expecting.
First of all: I found the unexpected, namely in me!
I came from the world of the eighties/nineties, the Mediterranean "dolce far niente" and "savoir vivre" and the pompous designer fragrances of the time; I felt at home in this intoxicating abundance and recognized myself.
I would never have guessed the magic of incense and other resinous smoky or even dirty oud compositions and that I could ever fall for them.

Meggi, who was still regularly inspiring us with his extraordinary "writing" at the time, packed me the first incense beginner's assortment.
He chose carefully and gave me the appropriate fragrances to start a journey that I have not yet reached my destination.
Do I even want that?
I sniffed, tested, rejected for myself, tested again and learned: I learned to find my way in a foreign world of fragrances.

My dear friend Can also filled samples for me from his remarkable collection; he chose the tamer ones, the darker mysteries only following after some time.
And that was a good thing!
It was through him that "Lillipur" by Tiziana Terenzi came to me; I forget when, just as I forgot about this bottling until I remembered it the other day.
I couldn't resist, sprayed it and suddenly found myself back at the beginning of my journey.

"Lillipur" is rich: rich in spices, herbs, flowers, woods and resins, infused with the occasional hint of citrus; like a guiding beacon through the complex spice of this very special composition.

An Ottoman spice chest opens and star anise, cinnamon and pepper join the delicious, slightly old-fashioned floral scent of ripe, full-bloomed garden carnations and the innocence of cyclamen, which is so rarely found in fragrances.
Before that, they probably took a break in the maquis with mugwort and thyme, common kitchen herbs that grow wild and have a special presence in food and aromas.
Top and heart notes flow into one another; they are connected by the first smoky resins:
Blond frankincense, which would easily be lost in churches and cathedrals, and galbanum marry with the woody-spicy base, which is also kept very light here.
Birchwood and the silky, silvery aroma of Lebanese cedar, which I love so much, meet large, light tobacco leaves which, hung up to dry, dance softly rustling in the wind, generously spreading their original unfermented fragrance.
As I mentioned: "Lilipur" is rich, rich in different fragrances.
So, of course, our familiar base components of patchouli, in a wonderfully earthy golden brown, amber and benzoin, as well as a musky cap that looks like whipped cream, should not be missing.
They all cover the warm sweetness (or sweet warmth?) of the tonka bean flirting with tobacco:

How harmoniously and ingeniously everything comes together after an initial strange feeling - has the sample perhaps "tipped" over time and fooled me into believing the presence of oud that is not too dark?
But that doesn't matter! I am fascinated, but now I also realize that after the first steps on my journey of discovery into unknown fragrance worlds, I once again didn't understand what my senses were telling me; it was all too strange for me and so the tube of "Lillipur" disappeared into oblivion for a few years.

We have both matured in the meantime and have certainly not become more commonplace in our dealings.
The sillage and longevity of "Lillipur" are exceptional and always reveal surprising facets in a very special kaleidoscope of fragrances.
(For me, I would rather not commit myself.)

"Lillipur" is also accompanying me this evening, looking over my shoulder as I write and hopefully guiding my thoughts in the right direction.
Anyone who knows this fragrance composition will know whether it is the right one or whether I am on the well-known "wrong track":
Well, this one would be very bright and not at all scary or dangerous.

Surprising fragrance experiences still seem to be hiding in the mass of my bottlings.
Will I be able to discover and understand them all?
One thing is certain: this journey is not over yet.
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My new companion for the winter?
I only ordered a sample of Lillipur because I miss the Dsquared Potion. In 2011, the Potion has accompanied me through the winter, until I have lost him at some point from the eye. Last year it came back to my mind, but unfortunately I had to realize that this fragrance is no longer produced. Through Parfumo I then learned that the Lillipur is supposed to be similar to the Potion and immediately ordered me a sample.

A few days ago we then had the first cool evening and I finally dared to apply this fragrance. 2-3 sprays, wooooooow the prelude is like Potion. I can't really describe the scent at all, it's a mix of herbal and sweet with the herbs predominating. Back with the Potion, my friends always said it reminded them of Jägermeister? Compared to the Potion, which keeps the note of the prelude for the entire duration, the Lillipur changes after a few minutes. The note from the prelude remains, but woody and spicy nuances mix in. Clearly, however, I perceive cinnamon and incense, which alternately push their way to the fore every now and then. It's sweet and you might think it's a gourmand scent, but the incense fights against the sweetness, so somehow the scent doesn't fall into the gourmand category. For me, the incense dominates and keeps all the other notes under it, which is not a bad thing but a really good thing. The incense ensures that it is not too sweet and not too spicy.

A really nice fragrance that doesn't quite measure up to my favorite at the time, the Potion.

However, I still have to think about whether I get me this winter the Lillipur as a new winter fragrance.
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Drseid

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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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A beautiful fragrance that tends to be feminine for me
Objectively speaking, I really liked Lillipur, even though I would describe this unisex fragrance as rather feminine or inappropriate for me. The longevity on my skin is successful at around 10 hours and I would rate the sillage as solid.

The top note smells extremely exciting. There are hints of incense, which are perfectly accentuated by mugwort and wormwood. There is also a spicy scent of star anise, nutmeg and allspice, as well as a subtle citrus note. The heart note continues to smell spicy but also sweet with cinnamon, thyme and sage. Galbanum brings dark, balsamic and oriental notes to the fragrance. I can also smell beautiful floral aromas of garden carnations, iris and violets. The base is also very complex thanks to woody notes of cedarwood, birch and sandalwood, but there is also a good portion of tobacco. A sweetness also resonates here, which is carried by bourbon vanilla, benzoin, amber and some musk.

I think you can confidently describe this fragrance as Christmassy. It should work wonderfully in the cold season. Once again, I would like to thank Nick for the bottling.
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