Blu Mediterraneo - Chinotto di Liguria (2018)

Blu Mediterraneo - Chinotto di Liguria by Acqua di Parma
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Blu Mediterraneo - Chinotto di Liguria is a new perfume by Acqua di Parma for women and men and was released in 2018. The scent is citrusy-fresh. It is being marketed by LVMH.

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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesChinotto, Mandarin
Heart Notes Heart NotesJasmine, Geranium, Rosemary, Cardamom
Base Notes Base NotesPatchouli, Musk

Ratings

Scent

7.6 (102 Ratings)

Longevity

6.6 (85 Ratings)

Sillage

6.2 (85 Ratings)

Bottle

7.8 (86 Ratings)
Submitted by Franfan20, last update on 14.01.2019
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Bottle 8.0/10 Sillage 7.0/10 Longevity 8.0/10 Scent 9.0/10
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Greatly helpful Review    16
The rotation of the screw
Who doesn't know these stunning citric head notes that take you in immediately and of which you can't get enough? With freshly cut and unsweetened oranges, clementines and lemons in different stages of ripeness, presented juicy and close to nature, it quickly happened to me in terms of fragrance.
The blue Acqua, the Parma series, of which I recently had a few copies under my nose, has made the presentation of such head notes in easy-going summer visitors its program. Some may find this uninspired - but with the current Mediterranean climate in August, which should be maintained for the coming weeks, I can hardly use anything else on my skin However, some of these citricans don't succeed in integrating their wonderful start into an equal further course of fragrance. This is part of the character of fleeting summer colognes, but on the other hand, as in the case of Arancia, the Capri from the same series, which presents an orange start that is simply wonderful, is a pity, since everything is already said with the top note. So you spray after or turn away with a shrug of the shoulders at some point.
Chinotto goes here an unusual way and turns the screw qualitatively a piece further.
First of all, the fragrance has no sweetness or sweetness at all and I actually see it on the masculine rather than the feminine side, if you want to think about it. The start is sourly bitter and fruity due to the bitter-orange note, which I find appealing both in terms of fragrance and taste. The direction taken is then maintained, and the somewhat dark bitter-citric top note is complicitly immersed by an unsweet, bright, also bitter jasmine note in glistening sunlight and maintains this brightness over the course of time. I miss the feminine, often too loud and strong white jasmine blossoms, which are occasionally hewn around your ears in women's perfumes, and if there is a masculine definition of jasmine, then I would put up a little flag for it here Rosemary is added, which I think is well perceived, and which, together with a touch of cardamom, radiates both firmness and seriousness. Here I immediately think of perfectly dressed Italian gentlemen with formidable shoes, who live in sensationally stylish and crumpled furnished casualness in cool upper Italian city villas and with whom one can imagine nothing but that they smell like that.
The base is dominated by musk of a dusty, dry, hairspray type, which I find attractive and suitable here. Whether it is the somewhat soapy rest of the head and heart note that creates this impression, or musk synthetics per se, I cannot tell the difference, here too the transition is fluid and remains true to the basic character of the fragrance.
When I was wearing the scent on a hot afternoon a few days ago, and my son, 4 years old, was walking on his arm through the hot city, he suddenly said to me:
"You smell good."
As usual, I then ask:
"And what do I smell of?"
(The children should learn to sharpen all senses at an early age, shouldn't they?)
He says, "To the hairdresser!"
Children mostly tell the truth.

Addendum: Shelf life with medium Sillage much better than expected. I notice the scent even after 12 hours.
Conclusion: Stylish, austere, elegant, "other" copy of the "blue" with a twist in an unusual direction.
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Bottle 8.0/10 Sillage 6.0/10 Longevity 7.0/10 Scent 7.5/10
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Greatly helpful Review    27
Where can be decisive
For decades now, a certain Vincenzo Andronaco has been supplying the Italian community in this country - as well as all other yearning people - with an enormous range of relevant culinary delights in various branches (or rather warehouses) between Cologne and Lübeck. The branch in Hamburg-Bahrenfeld is located near one of my evening routes home. No problem to go there and get a bottle of "Chinotto", a lemonade with the same name as the orange.

It's something completely different, however, after a family stroll through Milan, expertly guided by a dear fellow perfumer, to sit together for a while in a small pub and drink a Chinotto lemonade there. Such an ah-the-children-do-not-have-to-bed-evening in southern climes belongs to the more uplifting parental experiences.

Correspondingly emotion-laden I had followed the appearance of the new representative from the Blu-Mediterraneo series and only scheduling questions delayed the procurement of a sample.

The prelude fulfills all hopes perfectly. Although I know the bitter orange I mentioned only from the drink, I immediately and willingly believe in its name godmother: deliciously bitter orange of dark-fruity opulence, supported by a jasmine that, despite its strict and sensual aspect, today makes the stirrup holder.

Unfortunately, the voluminous orange passes within a quarter of an hour to a Bonbönchen. Her helper first looks around in amazement, before she soon sneaks away to the background as well. It assumes an astonishingly spicy, tart, almost serious layer: pea-green, metallic (rosemary!). A touch of lawn or hedge cut comes to my mind, later in the morning a herb-creamy green on the threshold to the hairdressing salon. The latter becomes a kind of secret guideline for surprisingly many hours, because until the afternoon I am accompanied by a hint of citrus soap, as it can sometimes be associated with Neroli and which, moreover, is not entirely alien to Mrs. Jasmin.

This is quite dignified and an elegant fragrance, in this amazingly long, stable phase prima in particular for the gentleman in a casual summer suit imaginable. But I don't expect such things under the title 'Chinotto di Liguria'. As far as its redemption is concerned, the fragrance offers a little too little. Like many times with AdP, the first quarter of an hour is when you kneel down before the magic fades away too quickly. Too bad. I can rule out an unattractive aged specimen. After all, the work is still quite new and my tester was oregenol from the AdP booth in the Alsterhaus.

Could the fragrance be pimped up by walking through Milan, for example?
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