i happened to try some of LV scents today(uomo, musk, incensi,patchouli and piper nigrum).while most of them are very interesting and unique , the one that caught my attention was piper nigrum. its an amazing frag. a blast of peppermint and black peppers
over a bitter sweet base. my big disappointment was sillage and longevity. while all others LV projected nicely and long lasted , PN had minimal projection and after some 20 minutes became a weak skin scent. the others also lasted much longer than PN.
IS there a real issue with the sillage and longevity of PN or is it just less intense than other VILLORESI frags?
While it has a different vibe than most other LVs I, by that I mean it's anything but dark, heavy and earthy, I never have problems with it. Projects nicely and has decent staying power.
Maybe you happened to catch a bad tester or, more likely, were already overwhelmed by all the other LVs?
I'd recommend testwearing it exclusively one day, maybe you might change your oppininon.
Lol..... I just had to resurrect this thread. Hot spicy medicinal Tiger Balm is what I'm getting from this. It reminds me when I was at school many moons ago and sprained my leg in soccer practice. I applied loads of this deep heat cream and it was giving off the same vibe as Piper Nigrum.
A very strange fragrance it smells like a hospital. I just could not see myself wearing this as a scent.lol
For me, I'll echo the sentiments that PN is both a sillage and longevity "monster", though I suppose the more recent batches could have been reformulated (a great fear of mine in any of Villoresi's fragrances). A friend smelled it on me loud and clear 12 hours after applying on me, and I am almost always aware of PN while I'm wearing it.
I recall falling in love with it even though at the time I wasn't used to such a strange, complex blend of accords. It has the most exotic feel to it, with the mint executed flawlessly. The most striking notes for me in PN are mint and pepper. Only a master like Villoresi could create something so dreamy from ingredients that seem so incompatible together, not to mention the fact that mint in fragrance rarely works.