Blu Mediterraneo - Bergamotto di Calabria (2010)

Blu Mediterraneo - Bergamotto di Calabria by Acqua di Parma
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Blu Mediterraneo - Bergamotto di Calabria is a popular perfume by Acqua di Parma for women and men and was released in 2010. The scent is citrusy-fresh. It is being marketed by LVMH.

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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesBergamot, Lemon
Heart Notes Heart NotesBergamot, Ginger, Cedar
Base Notes Base NotesBenzoin, Musk, Vetiver

Ratings

Scent

7.7 (386 Ratings)

Longevity

5.1 (309 Ratings)

Sillage

4.6 (301 Ratings)

Bottle

7.4 (295 Ratings)
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6
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4
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8
Bottle
Maestro95
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Smells like citrus room scent
I tried the fragrance in the perfume shop, the initially quite strong artificial lemon top note made me lose face, the bottle and the drydown (the artificial note fades away and bergamot, ginger and cedar wood come out) + the currently very hot weather tempted me to buy it. After a month of testing, the perfume ended up in my room at my parents' house, just in case of an emergency, when I'm there and want a little refreshment. The shelf life and silage are really miserable.

In short, the scent smells almost exactly like a 2€ citrus room spray that we use for the toilet at work...
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5
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6
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8
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DerDufti
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Top Review    9  
A wonderful summer scent
The fragrance is definitely best for the really hot summer days. But since I bought this one, I can't stop wearing it.
It begins with such a strong bergamot note that you feel like you are sitting in a bergamot fruit. But the name already gives a hint of this. But in my opinion the Italians have managed to make this citric freshness come along without such a strange artificial touch.

If you just think the citric notes are slowly settling down, more bergamot follows. But I think that is exactly what you want for the summer. For me there are more wooden notes coming through in the dry-down than I would have guessed from the given notes.

Afterwards it disappears very quickly on my skin. You can guess which scent is on it for another hour, but after that it's over. I think this is the biggest weakness of this otherwise very successful fragrance. But it is no problem to spray this fragrance from time to time.

I must say that ADP has created a very good fragrance for the very hot days of the year. Since you don't roam around outside too much in very high temperatures, you can easily overlook the meagre shelf life.
Bergamotto di Calabria is definitely equally good for both sexes and I must say I do not regret the blind purchase in any way, which is unfortunately due to the corona situation.
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9.5
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6
Longevity
6
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8
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SpicyDice

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SpicyDice
   5  
The green Mediterranean coast
You are driving along an Italian or Spanish coast, get out of the car, a salty sea breeze whistles around your ears and you are surrounded by citrus and green bushes. This is how you can imagine the Blu Mediterraneo - Bergamot di Calabria.

The note of bergamot is fully in the foreground here. Unfortunately I cannot smell the ginger. The cedar wood and the musk in the background ensure that the fragrance is not aggressively fresh, but rather warm and restrained. Nevertheless, it is by no means a heavy scent that can only be worn in winter, quite the contrary! Due to the mentioned citric bergamot note, which clearly predominates here, it is a fragrance that is so appropriate for summer.

The performance could be better. The durability is really very manageable. After about an hour you only have something if you hold the olfactory bulb directly on the sprayed skin, too bad. Also the Sillage is more bad than right. In the beginning I thought wow, but that subsides very quickly.
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Goynen67
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Blu Mediterraneo - Bergamotto di Calabria - Blue Blue Blue - Bergamot Fresh, Fresh, FRESH !
Aqua di Parma has so far caused a subliminal distance in me. Not explainable... Well, it should be something citrusy/fresh. Always my first choice. There it was written...Blu Mediterraneo should be a good choice. Great blue, great name, I just order the little bottle in the blue. And then I put it on. Wonderful ! Bergamot is a symbol for Italian freshness. A clear and pure fragrance with the typical tart undertone. And it stays. It remains clear and tart on the skin. Does not become too sweet, does not become musty. This Italian pleasure remains for many hours. Bellisimo!
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10
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7
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7
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10
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Calabria1
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Fresh, citric, calabrian - bergamot par excellence
Even if it's winter now, I'm looking forward to the hot summer days again.
This is the best season in which AdP Calabria has the best fragrance development. The impression of the top note with the bergamot is over right after the application, but, but: then it goes into the heart note and it has it in itself. There lies the unbelievable, fresh, absolutely sensual performance of this flacon packed in sweet-spicy notes - and in this heart note the bergamot is still present!
It really goes down well with everyone and many have already asked me what an extremely good fragrance it is!?
The Sillage is rather reserved, can be strengthened however well, in which one applies the Bodylotion available to it and shower itself best in the morning with the powder soap or the shower gel into a wonderful, fresh, enchanting day....
It is best to buy the whole line of "Bergamot di Calabria" right now.
With this fragrance you make a fresh breeze everywhere in summer - and it leaves a really strong impression ....
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Susispinne
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Susispinne
Helpful Review    9  
Olfactory trip to Italy
I love the scent of bergamot in both tea and perfume. For me, it suits the summer, makes good sounds and refreshes. This fragrance captures everything I expected by its name. If I close my eyes, I get pictures of summer, sun and beach, but also of shady Olvienhainen and of cozy evenings with cool white wine on a terrace above the roofs of Florence.
The special kick is when the freshness of bergamot is combined in the heart note with a slight spiciness of ginger, gently underlaid with a hint of cedar. I can't smell benzoin, and the musk is holding back discreetly. I can tell that the two of them are playing along in this composition by the fact that I can still evoke the pictures of Italy hours after they have been applied; all I have to do is close my eyes and sniff.
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MajorTom
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Very helpful Review    6  
The good mood maker
Italy - Holidays. Jogging on the beach promenade. He bent over and broke his foot. Back to Germany. It was clear that a specialist was needed to reassemble the puzzle pieces into a reasonable midfoot that could be used for the rest of one's life. Surgeon's appointment. Unthinkable without fragrance. But what to take?

Outside summer. So something fresh. What Italian offers itself also, despite the vacation disaster. Bergamot di Calabria. The perfect companion for every summer appointment, also for a crutched person in the clinic.

Some companies sometimes give their fragrances completely abstruse names. This one sums up everything you need to know. Italian bergamot. Point taken. Sometimes life can be very simple.

BdC starts fresh, very simple. With, the inclined reader will already suspect it with bergamot. This does in combination with lemon an outstanding job. And when I trust my nose, it extends from the head to the heart to the base note. That's class, no question. In the dry-down the fragrance then becomes slightly woody and a pinch of vetiver is added. I find this mixing extremely successful. A summer fragrance par excellence. I like Cedro di Taormina from the blu mediterraneo series equally well, which is why both of them joined me.

Sillage: difficult depending on the dosage of course, strong at first, but just as strong but decreasing. What for a summer scent does not have to be necessarily negative, therefore from me here also no point deduction. A lot has been written about durability and this is often the big point of criticism. It is in the nature of things that a fresh and light fragrance cannot last so long simply because of the ingredients used. My summer AdPs stop somewhere around six hours ago. That things can get better is shown by the Profvmvm Romas, who put everything I have ever had in summery notes in the shade when it comes to durability - but also at a different price point. In summary, I find the durability in an acceptable range - but as often heard, durability is super often dependent on the wearer and his skin, so I can understand negative comments.

The bottle: the typical AdP shape, but with an intense, sensational blue tone that evokes associations between noble, relaxed, casual and high quality. There's nothing to complain about.

Bottom line for me a great summer scent for to be politically correct, m/f/d. And definitely worth a test!

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JManDave

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Pleasant Straight Citrus - Potential option if this is your only such scent
I made a visit to a great little fragrance shop in Houston, TX named Kuhl-Linscomb on Saturday and smelled this one on a strip. I wanted to like this frag and buy it, based on my previous test wearing of its Mediterraneo cousin Mirto di Panarea. Even though I was looking for the excuse to make this an impulse buy, and I'm sort of an Acqua di Parma fanboy to start with, I couldn't quite justify it.

While Bergamotto di Calabria is a nice enough bright, citrus scent, it didn't do anything special for me - at least while standing in the store with it on a strip. Definitely a nice bergamot scent, quite bright and cheery, but very little body to it, and nothing that made it stand up on its hind legs and ask to be purchased. I would've been happier if I'd read any add'l aquatic notes, woodsiness or just something to make it a bit more complex.

Given its reputation for short longevity and sillage, and this slightly lackluster smell test, I didn't pull the trigger. The Colonia flankers (e.g. Essenza, Assoluta) are much stronger offerings, IMO.

I would compare this, in spirit, to several other nice but mediocre offerings that feature a citrus core - Clinique Happy, Eau d'Hadrien come to mind.

This may work great for someone looking for their first summery citrus fragrance, that's willing to accept a very light wear longevity. Unfortunately, this is a category that has many competitors, so I will keep the ones I have already and try other AdP offerings in the meantime.
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5
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2.5
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7.5
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Drseid

733 Reviews
Drseid
Drseid
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That's It?...
Bergamotto di Calabria opens with a sparkling bergamot lemon-like orange citrus... and that is pretty much what you get for the duration. Supporting the citrus to a very minor degree is a bit of transparent vetiver, slightly sweet vanilla-like benzoine and non-animalic light musk. The scent is completely linear throughout. Projection is below average and longevity is below average to average.

There is not much I can say about Bergamotto di Calabria... It is a simplistic, pleasant smelling bergamot scent that delivers the goods for what it promises; noting more, nothing less. I happen to love bergamot and enjoy smelling it plenty while drinking Earl Grey tea and also as a dominant ingredient in far superior scents like Coeur de Vetiver Sacre by L'Artisan, but when near isolated like it is here it gets boring rather quickly. The fact that the fragrance is relatively short-lived and extremely linear does not help and I find myself looking to move on to more interesting compositions quickly. If you are looking for a bergamot soliflore, then this could very well be what you seek and worth a sniff but I give Bergamotto di Calabria a middling 2.5 stars out of 5. Agreeable, but mind numbingly mundane and disappointingly very average.

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KingPinKingPin 17 months ago
8.5
Scent
2
Longevity
4
Sillage
8
Bottle
This is a beautiful fresh citrus, probably the best bergamot out there. Unfortunately it lasts less than 1 hour. Top scent otherwise.
ItchynoseItchynose 17 months ago
8
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4
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3
Sillage
7
Bottle
Beautiful citrusy bergamot: very fresh, sharp and zesty but also very short lived. As they say: if one hour goes by, reapply.
Jazzy76Jazzy76 2 years ago
7.5
Scent
7
Longevity
7
Sillage
7
Bottle
It's a pleasant and well balanced citrusy scent wearable mainly in summer, but the price in comparison is too high

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