Acqua di Parma ‘Blu Mediterraneo: Chinotto di Liguria’
“A refreshing and lively scent of a unique land of contrasts.
A perfect memory of a sunny morning walk overlooking the sea deeping into the bitter Chinotto and Mandarin trees. The delightful embrace of sand and sea echoes in the sunny touches of Jasmine and Geranium notes, then is refreshing by the energic notes of Rosemary and Cardamom accents. Finally, Patchouly and Musk accords evoke the silence and peace of an untouched nature for a pure moment of wellbeing.”
Top Notes: Chinotto, Mandarin
Heart Notes: Jasmine, Geranium, Rosemary, Cardamom
Base Notes: Patchouli, Musk
It was my boyfriend who first turned me on to the joys of Acqua di Parma, he’s a huge fan of the classic Colonia fragrance and it was through him I discovered the amazing Rosa Nobile, which is one of my all-time favourite perfumes (seriously, it’s stunning!)
Blu Mediterraneo: Chinotto di Liguria is the latest offering from Acqua di Parma and I couldn’t resist sharing a few thoughts on it. Firstly, on the John Lewis website, this fragrance is listed as a women’s scent, but I would personally class it as unisex, verging on more masculine, but more on that later. It has a classic feel of Acqua di Parma, very crisp, aquatic and if you close your eyes, you can almost imagine being on a boat in the Mediterranean waters. There’s something unexpected about this fragrance, it’s like you know it, but you don’t know it. Like a sensory deja vu, it has almost an almond-y accord which adds a little mystery to the sunshine brightness. Blu Mediterraneo: Chinotto di Liguria opens with crisp, citrus notes, fresh and zesty with plenty of green notes and the oily rind giving it a real bitterness which almost reminds me of dark chocolate. The heart is filled with joy-filled florals and a hint of spicy cardamom and herbaceous rosemary. As for the base, it’s dark and earthy with plenty of musk and patchouli. The patchouli is really prominent and I’m sure there’s a little vetiver or vetiver-style accord in there which is why this fragrance feels so very masculine to me and to be honest, it suits his skin better than my own. What I’m trying to say is this bright, breezy, exciting and unexpected fragrance is wonderfully citrus, aquatic and earthy, but personally, I prefer it on his skin rather than my own. Fellow fans of Acqua di Parma, I urge you to try this one and decide for yourself, it’s stunning for Summer!
Acqua di Parma Blu Mediterraneo: Chinotto di Liguria is out now and available from John Lewis. It is priced at £66 for a 75ml bottle.