As a result of the influence of the beautiful mermaid goddess named Circe, Tiziana Terenzi Kirke portrays the collection of memories of the great ancient people who lived in the most prosperous part of the Mediterranean that has ever been seen and is not confined to the southern part of Rome.
It has been over a year since Kirke was released and, much like the goddess it was named after, it represents a magical, sensual scent that is bound to guide you on mysterious paths in the discovery of your deepest emotions, just like the goddess it was named after.
For a person who has been in the fragrance industry for many years, it takes a miracle to sweep you off your feet and make your jaw drop when you smell this masterpiece for the first time in your life. That is what Kirke did for me.
There can be no doubt that this most surprising yet extremely pleasant perfume is love at first spray, with its outstanding quality and unique scent I am certain that it will become one of my most favorite perfumes of all time.
As I mentioned in my previous post, I wanted to share with you more about this Italian love in a bottle and why it is my personal favorite fragrance on my list of the best summer fragrances and colognes for men in 2022.
Tiziana Terenzi Kirke Smells Like?
Designed for both women and men alike, Kirke by Tiziana Terenzi smells like a fruity-oriented bomb with sweet and strong musky and woody undertones and a fresh, tropical effect that works well for either age group.
As per Tiziana Terenzi, this is how the notes pyramid looks like:
- Warm sand
When you spray Kirke for the first time, there will be no doubt in your mind that this scent is extremely floral-oriented – it almost feels as if you are walking through a floral garden when you spray it.
It is the high quality of Kirke’s blend that distinguishes this magnificent floral perfume from other floral-oriented smells; the mixture is so professionally designed that it takes an ultra-sensitive nose to detect the single note that makes it different from other floral scents.
The opening of the scent is highly floral, and although I can’t pick up just one smell from it, to me, it is a combination of peaches, pears, and raspberries that comes across as sweet and fruity.
When the initial reaction starts to subside after a few minutes, the scent begins to close down and begin to project notes from the base after a few minutes. In my opinion, that is the moment when the charm of this strong fruit comes out, and even though I am not able to say that it becomes a leading note, you will be able to sense its power at some point in the composition.
There is a strong base of musk, but this is somewhat balanced by patchouli, vanilla, and sandalwood, all of which played a role in transforming what was initially a strong floral scent into a powdery, fresh, musky, and slightly woody composition.
I was taken on an emotional rollercoaster throughout the whole experience.
Despite the initial floral crown and the deep musky roots, the final dry-down maintains all the uniqueness of the fragrance with its uniqueness.
There have been a few reports that Kirke has something like a shampoo-like smell and at some point it may start evolving into that direction, but it doesn’t last longer than a few minutes.
Whenever you walk down the street, the scent of Kirke can make you feel confident and special, it can draw all eyes to you, giving you the feeling of self-assurance you need to feel good about yourself.
The scent is truly unisex, and although many reviews out there suggest that it leans more towards the feminine side, I assure you that both men and women will be able to pull this off if it is in line with their personality.
In fact, Tiziana Terenzi Kirke isn’t designed for those who like private and close scents – this is something that will scream your name and make many heads turn around when you wear it.
Do you know how long Tiziana Terenzi Kirke will last?
‘Kirke’ by Tiziana Terenzi is an extrait de parfum, so the scent will last over 12 hours and, if sprayed on clothing, the scent may stay until the next wash. Projection and sillage are also extraordinary.
The extrait de parfum is the most concentrated type of perfume that there is on the market today. In contrast with the most popular EDP class that contains up to 20% of fragrance oil, the extrait de parfum contains up to 40%, making it the strongest perfume on the market.
There is no doubt that extrait de parfum type fragrances are known for being exceptional in terms of performance, so projection and sillage are not going to fail you either.
It is expected that you will get at least 4-5 hours of projection from the perfume, and sillage will remain for as long as the perfume remains on your skin.
Please be extra careful when spraying Tiziana Terenzi Kirke on your clothes, because it may remain on your clothes even after you wash them again.
As a result, there are very few perfumes and fragrances in the market that are capable of delivering such performance and longevity, which makes Kirke a true jewel in any collection – for sure, it is in mine as well!
Tiziana Terenzi Kirke: When Should You Wear It?
The best time to wear Tiziana Terenzi Kirke is definitely during any type of nighttime event. And, when it comes to the season, it can easily be worn all year long.
There are a lot of reviews out there that claim that Kirke is a scent for the winter because of its fruity sweetness and heaviness (which is not a bad thing), but I find Kirke to be extremely versatile when it comes to this — I wear it during the summer, especially at night events, but I also wear it during the cold winter months.
The product will work either way, and neither heat nor cold will have any effect on it to make it unpleasant to use.
As for the occasion, I personally prefer to wear Kirke at nighttime events when I want to stand out with the scent (as its performance allows me to do so), however, it can be worn anywhere, as long as you are comfortable with it. In my opinion, you shouldn’t wear it to everyday events as its uniqueness makes it difficult to wear it as a scent for everyday wear, but you can still wear it anywhere.
I would also say that Tiziana Terenzi Kirke is not a scent that I would recommend for the younger population – it is a scent that is made for adults, and it simply asks the wearer to be mature enough to wear it.
I highly recommend that if you are an adult, then you definitely consider getting it for special occasions and when you want to stand out because of its powerful projection, which will introduce you even before you speak and fight every other fragrance to put you in the spotlight!
Is it enough to spray Tiziana Terenzi Kirke a number of times?
As a result of its strong concentration, it only takes a couple to three sprays on the right spots on your body in order to get the ultimate performance of Tiziana Terenzi Kirke.
At some point, it might even seem that it’s too good to be true, but I assure you that it actually IS!
Kirke’s Extrait de Parfum fragrances are known for their ultra-powerful compositions, which is the reason why you won’t ever have to use too many sprays to achieve that heavenly fragrance.
The only thing you need to do is spray this Tiziana Terenzi masterpiece 3 times to get the most out of it, and do not neglect to spray it on your pulse points as well.
There are certain pulse points on your skin that are warmer than others and will allow for a longer lasting scent to be absorbed by them.
If you are still not convinced, you can spray 2 sprays behind your ears and 1 spray in the dip of your collarbone. If you still are not convinced, you can spray 2 sprays on your wrists as well.
It is best to refrain from over-applying this fragrance, as it can become off-putting or even aggressive and start bothering those around you, so it is best to avoid overdoing it.
Check out our full guide on how and where to properly apply perfume to learn more!
Kirke Tiziana Terenzi: Where Can I Buy It?
Kirke can be purchased online, at FragranceNet, Amazon, or Tiziana Terenzi’s official website, or in any authorized Tiziana Terenzi retailer.
While I love this fragrance or any fragrance in general, I would never recommend buying it blindly, because it could always happen that the scent just doesn’t work with your sense of smell, no matter how much I love it. Despite the fact that Tiziana Terenzi Kirke is a very versatile perfume, it is also quite polarizing when it comes to liking it — it is one of those perfumes you love or hate absolutely.
If you want to avoid that frustration, I strongly recommend that you visit a perfumery and test the fragrance on your skin; leave it for a day and see how it evolves throughout the day and how it will be accepted by your skin. Once you are sure that you are completely smitten by it, you can buy it either from a perfumery or online after you have been smitten by it for a few days.
Surely, if you are like me, you won’t do that – I love every blind buy and even when I buy something, I end up not liking it in the end.
I would recommend that you buy Tiziana Terenzi Kirke online from FragranceNet if you wish to do so. I personally order all of my fragrances from them and they have always delivered on time, which means I have never had to wonder whether the fragrance was authentic or fake. In my opinion, FragranceNet is one of the most trustworthy places to buy fragrances, and considering that they often offer discounts, they just might be the best place to shop!
Besides Amazon, there are several trusted sources where you can buy Tiziana Terenzi Kirke as well – I always link directly to authorized resellers or perfume houses on Amazon when I recommend them to you.
As an alternative to FragranceNet and Amazon, you can also purchase original Tiziana Terenzi Kirke through FragranceX and Tiziana Terenzi’s official website in addition to FragranceNet and Amazon.
If you look at all the sources, you might notice that prices vary from one to another, but also remember that delivery times and terms and conditions may vary as well.
It is always important to be cautious when buying fragrances online – there are a lot of fake fragrance companies whose products mimic the original, but are not medically tested on human skin. The links provided in this article are 100% trustworthy as I have personally tested them prior to sharing them with you.
The Kirke by Tiziana Terenzi comes in a black-gold, luxurious box that has a white label that has the logo of the house engraved on it. At the bottom of the box, you can see the name of the fragrance as well as its concentration type.
The fragrance sits tightly in the middle of the box after you remove the top part, and the entire presentation looks very classy and luxurious after you remove the top part.
There is no doubt in my mind that the liquid comes in a golden bottle with a huge, black cap, along with the box, the whole package screams richness.
A 100ml (3.4 oz) bottle of the fragrance is available for purchase.
It is worth it to invest in Tiziana Terenzi Kirke?
There is no doubt that Tiziana Terenzi Kirke is worth buying, especially when you take into account the average price, but also uniqueness, presentation, performance, and scent itself.
It is one of the most impressive scents in the collection, and it should only be used for special events when you want to make a lasting impression on your guests.
As a result of the house of Tiziana Terenzi blending this so well, and the fact that they connected it to such a powerful story, Kirke is a true one of a kind piece of furniture.
It’s a choice between loving it or hating it. Nonetheless, if you’re just discovering the world of smells, it’s definitely a must-try for anyone who wants to learn more about them.
While I am passionate about perfume, I live in a rural area of the Bronx, New York, far from any perfume stores that are close by. It is straightforward: I do not have any credentials to provide as the author of this blog. I just love perfume, that’s all I have to offer.
In addition to wearing male, female, and unisex fragrances, I also enjoy wearing perfumes containing woods, incense, citrus, flowers, spices, vetiver, and green notes. As well as chypre perfumes, I enjoy fragrances with oakmoss, especially chypres. Patchouli and amber are not particularly appealing to me, and with some notable exceptions, perfumes that smell very clean, oceanic, or are too sweet are not particularly appealing to me.
I also have an addiction to expensive chocolates and teas, and I spend a great deal of time browsing the Internet, reading blogs primarily written by others.