Loriani opens with a breeze of pure lavender. The lavender remains throughout, but in the heart notes it is joined by herbs resembling a combination of marjoram, thyme and rosemary that give the lavender an almost mentholated undertone coupling further with a subtle orange blossom that sits well in the background. The dry-down remains somewhat herbal with maybe a bit of well concealed vanilla in the base. Projection is very good with below average longevity.
Loriani is definitely not my kind of scent, as it features lavender as its primary star and that is a note I tend to dislike in most compositions. The herbal blend coupling with the lavender in the heart notes is a bit harsh and only makes the lavender a bit harder to take if you don't care for it to begin with. The thing is that despite my seeming dislike for the composition I keep trying to get a whiff of it for some reason, and that leads me to believe there must be something here interesting enough to keep me guessing... It may be the herbal combination that while officially only listing thyme I think I am smelling a lot more than that. Whatever it is that is keeping me interested I think I have to give the scent a mild thumbs up and a "good" 3 star out of 5 rating. I personally don't care much for it, but I respect its differentiation from other lavender compositions.
Topnote: Bergamot, Lavender, Thyme
Heartnote: Orange Blossom, Lavender
I'm surely not among the biggest fans of orange blossom but, I've to admit, that paired with both thyme and lavender it provides a nice twist. Loriani unmistakeably starts with pure lavender. So far so good but probably not exactly exciting considering the huge amount of lavender-centered fragrances available on the market. What makes Loriani different, or at least attention worthy, is the thyme/orange blossom accord that joins the party in the middle phase. All the notes I mentioned may have the tendency to become sort of scratchy if not directly harsh but Torre's intepretation, while running on the edge of precipice, shows a classicist vein that's quite irresistible. The drydown is close to the skin, softly spicy and moderately sweet.
Considering I'm not much of a fan of most of the notes involved in this composition, Loriani still clearly speaks of honesty and simplicity. Nice.