Monday, July 24, 2017

Terroni by Orto Parisi

Alessandro Gulatieri, the nose and artist behind Nasomatto, Orto Parisi and MariaLux lines of fragrances, updates his profile with a new incense-snipping fragrance for Orto Parisi named TerroniAs a non-Italian speaker this is a nice term to pronounce but the term is actually an offensive address to people of south Italian regions. While in urban slang, the term terroni (plural of terrone) seems to be a synonym of redneck in the US, the title is actually a reference to people who work with their hands in traditional methods and yield the earth and form roots of civilization without a shame of being rural or being engaged with farmyards. It is as real as Antonio Ricci in The Bicycle Thief and as lived and weary as portraits in Mario Giacomelli's camera.

Terroni is a super charming fragrance by the fist look, because of its pungent blood-colored juice. Color of juice in Gualtiri's works is an issue of interest and, strongly believe, is a key of success. Imagine Black Afgano in a normal pale yellowish color just like millions of fragrances. Would it be something higher than Silver Musk?

"The World began with an explosion. The terrain was created by a burning volcanic lava swallowing the surface underneath", says the artist. You may ask "if the main concept of Orto Parisi refers to smell of body what terrain has to tell in this collection?" It is not soil in the center of focus, it is hands that fertilize the soil to fruit it. "There’s something powerful and fulfilling about putting your hands in the soil" he continues, "the sense of belonging to Earth. In order to develop a natural beauty one needs to bind with traditions and grow strong roots to maintain the true light of Self".

Terroni is an woody incense fragrance, stronger than Black Afgano and purer in smoky features. It has the same brutal face of many incense-ward works by the Nose, and the same woody heart of Duro but to be exact, and to shorten the talk, it's least common multiple of all dark and smoky Nasomatto and Orto Parisi fragrances; say, it's a sauce the Nose adds to every member named above. While Black Afgano or Boccanera - to give a reference - surf in enigmatic and abstract spectra, Terroni plays a realistic, furious, and simple manner with soil smell infused into colossal amount of incense and wood. It's monotonic - take it as a compliment or negative, up to you - linear, dark, arid and bitter with a shade of spiky sweetness. It has also enormous longevity and strong sillage. You better keep it out of collection in warm weather.

Carpe Odor!
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