Thursday, December 15, 2011
Mirra by i Profumi di Firenze
Now, I could be wrong about the lack of exposure, but here in the States I never hear of it nor do I see anything pertaining to past and present releases. That's too bad because after sampling enough of these, I feel this house would appeal to a certain percentage of wearers.
Mirra is very uncomplicated like quite a few others in their line. The bottom line is that it's a woody oriental. I say that only because of the vanilla base. Mirra opens with a slightly balsamic woodiness and the only real transition I get is when the vanilla starts to assert itself after 5 minutes. We have Olibanum, Myrrh, Woody and Vanilla comprising this fragrance. How can it not be linear?
Is Mirra a nice wear? Yea, it smells good, but I have to say it's a forgettable scent. The vanilla rendition isn't the best I've encountered, but then again I'm a pain in the ass when it comes to that particular note. The sillage and longevity of Mirra is adequate at best. However, I don't believe their lineup is made with the intent of releasing monstrous scents. They have a casual air about them and ( on me ) seem to work best as close fragrances.
A neutral rating from Aromi for i Profumi's Mirra. The price point of approximately $2 per ml. is simply a deterrent and doesn't seem to be commensurate with the totality of this scent.