20180226-IMG_3858I am always on the lookout for luxurious, niche products to try out, and I have a soft spot for fragrances, so when I was invited to attend a Tiziana Terenzi event, I felt I hit the jackpot!

With a two-generation history in essence distillation, perfumery and candle-making, Tiziana Terenzi is the brainchild of siblings Paolo and Tiziana and is dedicated to their father’s memory. With Paolo as the nose behind the fragrances and Tiziana the designer, each product from their line is an exquisite marriage of their combined talents; from outside in, each perfume bottle is a work of art! With a background in art and design, Tiziana has created exquisitely designed bottles, caps and packaging to house her brother’s magical creations.




Paolo aims to capture moments, multi-dimensional snapshots, in liquid form that leave people captivated and intrigued; each whiff of his scents tickles the senses and speaks right to the soul. From flying to the first time and visiting Brazil, to sailing to Turkey, and dancing in a masquerade in Venice, each perfume is an embodiment of a specific memory in a scent.

Paolo destills his own essences from natural and high-quality raw material that he obtains on his travels, and each perfume he makes is an extrait de parfum, containing 30% of that essence concoction. Therefore, each perfume is very strong, long-lasting and of limited production.

Tiziana Terenzi perfumes are so unique and different that I could not easily place them in the traditional perfume genres, and I could not pick favorites. I had to sniff each and every one, over several occasions, to really understand the perfumes and choose my favorites. I ended up finding 6 perfumes that resonated with me. Here are my picks:


Top notes: Rose Absolute, Raspberry, Cinnamon, Cloves

Heart notes: Bulgarian Rose, Poppy, Incense, Patchouli

Base notes: Chestnut Wood, Benjamin, Amber, Musk & Myrrh



Top notes: Fig, Green Leaves, Mango, Maracuja & Red Currant

Heart notes: Caja, Heliotrope, Jasmine, Ylang-Ylang, Hyacinth & Rose

Base notes: Allspice, Papaya, Pau-Brasil Wood, Amber, Musk & Vanilla


White Fire

Top notes: Green Leaves, Fresh Ice, Oxygen

Heart notes: Chinese Jasmine, Fern, White Amber

Base notes: Sandalwood, Amber, Musk


Top notes: Pineapple, Orange, Bergamot & Mandarin

Heart notes: Jasmine, Rose, Oxygen, Violet & Amber

Base notes: Oud, Birchwood, Sandalwood & Musk


Top notes: Bergamot, Orchid, Jasmine, Leaf of Eden, Powder

Heart notes: Ambergris, Pink Pepper, Vanilla, Cardamom, Guaic Wood, Myrrh, Leather

Base notes: Amber, Musk, Cedarwood, Oakmos, Guaiac Wood, Tonka Bean, Vetyver



Tyl (the bottle looks the same as the one above)

Top notes: Bergamot, Lemon, Lavender, Oxygen

Heart notes: Rose, Jasmine, Golden Amber

Base notes: Vanilla, Precious Musk, Ebony


If you are living in Dubai, pass by Robinsons, Bloomingdales or Harvey Nichols to get a whiff of Tiziana Terenzi perfumes, you will not be disappointed!



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