Tiziana Terenzi - Collection Absolut - Alioth
The brightest star of Ursa Major, Alioth (more commonly known the Great Bear), glistens incandescently in the night sky. Four times the size of our sun, this wondrous star, reverberating with intense and radiant light in the infinite cosmos, is the inspiration behind the latest entry to Tiziana Ternezi's Stelle di Luna Absolute collection. Alioth opens with the aroma of rare spices that have been stored for decades now in the Terenzi fragrance library. First of all, Sardinian saffron, the most precious type of saffron in the world, makes its mark, establishing the presence of an egg yolk yellow leather note at the entrance of the fragrance, followed by a counterpoint of freshly-ground black pepper, green pepper, and earthy cardamom, a trio of aromatics that release their oily fizz into the atmosphere like a firework going off. At the heart of the scent lies a 50-year-old Bulgarian rose absolute, for one drop of which 1,000 rose petals gave their life to create. The aphrodisiac qualities of this fiery rose absolute are bolstered by a gorgeous, nutty ylang ylang and a smoky cypriol essence derived from a special type of Indian-grown wild grass.
This smoky floral heart shimmers on top of a sultry base of precious Indian and Cambodian Oud, blended with Madagascar vanilla. The sweet-n-salty muskiness of skin is added to the mix with a generous helping of genuine ambergris and vintage musks. Alioth contains the expertise and wisdom of three generations of perfumers from Italy and was created using unique natural resources of inestimable value, most of which are next to impossible to find on the market today. An exclusive luxury for the privileged few who appreciate the perfect, unparalleled beauty of high-quality raw materials and attar-quality blending.