Kirke is a perfume by Tiziana Terenzi, the Italian niche house, that appeared on the market in 2015. As its name suggests, since it was named after the famous sorceress of ancient Greek mythology, it has succeeded in enchanting the noses of thousands of women (and men) around the world. Although famous for their fragrant, luxurious candles, Tiziana Terenzi house has many perfumes in their collections, whose power, the striking and captivating design, has won the hearts of niche perfume lovers all over the globe. Kirke is no exception…


Let’s see what TT says about Kirke:

Kirke is a magical and sensual perfume that is like the goddess that inspired it. It is characterized by a lush bouquet of sweet fruit, including Passion Fruit, peaches, and pears, mixed through skillful alchemy with raspberries and cassis.

It is persuasive like a caress of Lily of the Valley and like a barefoot stroll on sand that is warmed by the contrast with the unmistakable Heliotropin and made powerful through the strength of the Patchouli and Musk wood.

Like one of the famous enchanted potions of Goddess Circe, this extract enraptures whoever wears it, guiding them on mysterious paths to discover amazing marvels in a precarious evolution of emotions and inspiration enclosed in a magic filter that is able to leave behind an unending wake of mystery and sensuality.

I must admit that Kirke (perfume) does not remind of Kirke (sorceress) at all, though it’s not that this perfume doesn’t possess some inherent magic, despite its rather simple and straightforward formula. It falls into the chypre category, though like the Lancôme Idole I do not feel any indication of it…and I would love to. In fact, I think a real chypre would really suit a sorceress like Kirke. Something like Maggie Noire.

Kirke is a powerful, potent blend of exotic fruits and musk. A trendy combination in today’s perfumes, but rarely done in such a high-quality way as in this perfume. Tiziana Terenzi brand may be accused of the lack of creativity and innovative, unique formulas, but you must congratulate them for one thing. They perfectly listen to the needs of perfume lovers and very often flawlessly deliver what customers gravitate to in the fragrance world.

You can easily understand Kirke if you think of it as a simple but easily remembered pop song you heard on the radio. She may not be like your favorite band, she is undoubtedly not Beethoven, but she is fun, the tune has gotten to you and refuses to leave your brain. It holds you up and makes you sing it over and over, for hours and even days. Yes, Kirke can last for days on your skin, something I haven’t encountered even with Jean Paul Gaultier Le Male perfume. If you are a fan of easy tunes (like Eurosong) or just looking for a perfume that will keep you entertained this fall, give Kirke a chance, it will make the upcoming fall much more sc-entertaining.

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[Fragrance notes] top notes: maracuja, peach, raspberry, currant, pear, sand; middle notes: lily of the valley; base notes: heliotrope, sandalwood, vanilla, musk.

[Fragrance group] fruity chypre.

Perfumer is Paolo Terenzi.