In the world of seafaring, the Italian word ‘deriva’ means drift, and refers to the motion of a vessel without a course, moving at the mercy of the waves and the current. An uncontrolled movement, in other words the loss of control over our will, without a precise direction, floating towards an unknown destination. At times, this travelling is relaxed like on sunny days, in the absence of wind and with calm waters. At others, it is impetuous and adrenalin-fuelled, in the midst of the fury of the storm and the waves, abandoned, almost happily surrendered, to the mercy of external events. Two sides of the same seductive coin that inspires sailors and explorers to venture away from the shore, leaving the safe harbour of their own knowledge, to embark upon the journey towards oblivion and wonder, through unknown adventures and challenges.
Deriva is the latest fragrance by Tiziana Terenzi, which comes from the Sea Stars Collection. The fragrance is spicy sweet, and its composition includes such fragrance notes as: reggio calabrian bergamot, sorrento lemon, bulgarian lavender, cardamom from Zanzibar and brazilian pineapple, Egyptian Geranium, Italian Gardenia, Peruvian Pink Pepper, Singapore Patchouli and Russian Raspberry, Virginia Tobacco Leaves , Madagascar Vanilla Bean, Colombian Tonka Bean, Australian Sandalwood and Italian Rosewood. The opening of the fragrance is a mix of notes of geranium, tobacco leaves, gardenia and raspberry. The fragrance is elegant, slightly sweet and definitely joyful. I imagine a bottle of fragrance that rests in the depths of the sea, surrounded by shells, warm pink light and a whole lot of underwater plants. Deriva is a treasure that is a symbol of warmth, summer and the great talent of Paola and Tiziana Terenzi. The further you go, the more woody the scent becomes. There is also a scent of slightly sweet vanilla and creamy tonka. In the next stage, you can feel the hint of raspberry again, as well as pineapple, bergamot and lemon. The fragrance is crowned with a woody citrus aroma.
The parameters of the fragrance are very good. The fragrance comes in one of the most beautiful bottles I have ever seen, and its quality proves that it is a careful work of art worth having in your collection.