At the time of sampling Linari Fuoco Infernale, the most recent launch from Linari, I was under the impression (perhaps misled by the sales assistant, at whose suggestion I decided to test it in the first place!) that it was just another Italian house, because of the name’s Latin resonance. Then, to my pleasant surprise I discovered that Linari is a German house, founded in the 2000s by designer Rainer Diersche, with an initial offer that consisted exclusively of home fragrances.
Their line of perfumes was introduced much later, in 2008 with an original number of four: Notte Bianca, Angelo Di Fiume, Vista Sul Mare and Eleganza Luminosa. Arrived on the market in September 2010, Fuoco Infernale (Italian for “Hell Fire”) is an oriental spicy shared fragrance, developed by perfumer Egon Oelkers.
With an interesting concept that relies on both the image and the aroma, the flacon of this perfume (and of the others!) was developed by the owner, Rainer Diersche, in a minimalist key. The finest French heavy glass used in the manufacturing process and the disproportionate wooden cap, made from African wenge (a dark colored wood), were able to generate a quite atypical optical effect, due to the fact that the large dimensions of the stopper allowed it to be turned into a holder for the bottle. The packaging box exhibits a rectangular shape and is comes decorated with gold-colored bands that imitate the flask’s design.
With a good persistence that lasted quite well on my skin, Fuoco Infernale could be described as a mix of woods, with a hint of incense and spices that behaves interesting. Its top notes include carnation, natural myrtle, wild marjoram, cinnamon bark, birch and labdanum; its heart is made of olibanum (frankincense) and Tonka bean; and the base note are Burmese Gurjun resin, Atlas cedarwood, white musk and grey amber.
Overall, even tough Fuoco Infernale is not a fragrance that I would buy, I consider it interesting, due to its careful blend of aromas.
Linari Fuoco Infernale Perfume Details
- Fuoco Infernale by Linari is available in 100 ml Eau de Parfum Spray; the lasting power is average (6 to 10 hours) and the sillage is good.
- Olfactory Group: Oriental Spicy
- For: Unisex
- Year Introduced: 2010
- Perfumer: Egon Oelkers
- Recommended Wear: Day
- Dress Code: Casual