Essenze - Mediterranean Neroli 2015Eau de Toilette

Essenze - Mediterranean Neroli (Eau de Toilette) by Ermenegildo Zegna
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Essenze - Mediterranean Neroli (Eau de Toilette) is a popular perfume by Ermenegildo Zegna for men and was released in 2015. The scent is citrusy-fresh. It is being marketed by Estēe Lauder Companies.
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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesBergamot, Spearmint, Ginger, Petitgrain, Lemon
Heart Notes Heart NotesJasmine, Lavender, Neroli, Rhubarb, Rosemary, Cypress
Base Notes Base NotesAmbrox, Cypriol, Moss, Musk, Sandalwood

Ratings

Scent

8.4 (39 Ratings)

Longevity

7.4 (33 Ratings)

Sillage

6.8 (33 Ratings)

Bottle

8.2 (41 Ratings)
Submitted by Franfan20, last update on 12.09.2020.
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Colonia mediterranea
In a St. Gallen department store in the grab box I found this Mediterranean Neroli and there I did not have to think long. I had already tried it before; one of the better ones of the Essence series. A tester was also still there and with that it convinced me completely. Meanwhile I find it really good, but on the skin alone it is a little thin. Applied on skin AND textile it looks much denser. That can sometimes make the difference
Some of Zegna's essence(s) seem a bit artificial in the base, so I don't exactly break out into storms of joy with them. A trend, which is not reversible even in the (price-wise) upscale perfumery. This is due to the new IFRA guidelines, but in the end it doesn't always have to be a loss of quality. After all, there are many brands that deliberately play with molecular magic (Escentric Molecules, Pierre Guillaume, Comme des Garçons, etc.) and yet still manage to convince. Med. Neroli on the other hand is very traditional and naturalistic. It is remarkable how the unknown perfumer has succeeded in creating such a fine and unobtrusive staging of Mediterranean landscape(s).

In the centre is clearly Neroli, the flower of the bitter orange tree. The bitter orange blossom is tart, less sweet and lovely than the sweet orange blossom. One gets the impression that petitgrain (leaves of various citrus fruits) still resonates and is greening. Rosemary, lavender and mint also contribute to the image of tangy green flowing plant juices. I recognize bergamot in particular, which fits perfectly into the bitter picture here. At this point I realize: these are all ingredients that make up an Eau de Cologne, in fact Med. Neroli opens with a wonderful cologne accord. Except that Neroli, normally found in a cologne rather at the base (if one can speak of one at such a short-lived pleasure), is immediately present here. Strengthened and juicy accentuated by the mentioned petitgrain.

For me, Med. Neroli is and remains a very potent Eau de Cologne during its course, whose individual parts gain in depth of focus through fine balancing. It is as if the fragrances complement each other ideally here, they are in discourse with each other. Harmony - and yet individual parts remain recognisable. What makes this "cologne" a Mediterranean experience is the skilful integration of lavender and cypress, the latter evoking a gentle image of a Tuscan landscape with soft hills and cypress or pine groves.

I cannot understand the base mentioned in the pyramid in this way. Once again. I don't register Ambroxan, which usually irritates me reliably. Musk sounds plausible at best, although it may enhance the described scent. But to want to recognize a real basis in Med. Neroli is in my opinion not necessary. The fragrance development stops with the heart phase and that suits me, because the durability is really good for such a light perfume (EdT), on my skin after all up to 7 hours
All in all a successful Neroli interpretation, modern by its simplicity and at the same time wonderfully familiar with its Cologne references.
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Summer In A Bottle
This is a gorgeous fragrance with the divine pairing of bergamot and neroli. And it's the sheer quality of the ingredients that is impressive. The bergamot smells like it has been freshly squeezed into the bottle coupled with the beautiful neroli.

It's a light fragrance but not too light with about average projection. I've been out and about wearing this and have been surrounded in a beautiful haze of bergamot and neroli, very beautiful.

After about ninety minutes the bergamot dissipates and the neroli becomes more sensual. It's so well blended that I cannot until the drydown detect any other notes from the neroli that now dominates.

After another hour I can start to smell woods, moss and musk though the lovely neroli still dominates. The scent though does reign itself in after this on the projection front but I can still smell it.

All in all a very beautiful light fragrance that perfectly suits the Spring/Summer months. The neroli does have extra depth but is so well blended with other notes to pin point exactly how. I'm thinking it's the jasmine that is giving it that sensual aspect but this is subjective.

The presentation is great as well with the box and bottle, this is my first fragrance with a magnetic cap. All in all a thumbs up from me. Lovely!

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RocendrollRocendroll 2 years ago
7.5
Scent
6
Longevity
6
Sillage
[Może być]Cięższy,męski,mocny zapach. Kwiatowość nie przeszkadza.Ma ostry,pieprzny zapach.Myślę że trochę za bardzo drażniący,na lato
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