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Ti amo, in sogno ti amo, in aria ti amo
...Umberto Tozzi once sang and speaks/sings from my soul, because I really love this fragrance. But one by one.
Mare Nostrum. A blind purchase. And yes, I was a little afraid because my last blind purchase (masculine pluriel) was still trying to get my full attention. Now a summer scent, although the summer is over and Villoresi's Uomo is currently used at least twice a week at respectively me. But the next summer will come and so it can't hurt as an alternative.
Mare Nostrum does not have an easy time of it, as there are several companies that vie for our attention and promise to conjure up the flair of the Apennine peninsula combined with all holiday memories in our Teutonic home. I think the blu mediterraneos from AdP are already doing quite well, and some representatives from profvmvm roma like ichnvsa or especially Acqua di Sale are also doing very well.
The prelude to Mare Nostrum gives me the feeling that someone is starting to peel a mandarin right under my nose. Heavy. A real bomb. Now it is the case that tangerine oil is one of the most expensive things you can imagine in the field of fragrances, so I was curious how much of it was used here. Apparently well dosed. After only 2-3 minutes the surge is "evaporated" and we come to the actual fragrance. The mandarin withdraws to a wonderfully balanced measure and the fragrance releases woody notes, which I find extremely successful. These woody echoes remain perceptible to the end and that is a good thing. In the dry down I sniff out some amber, which makes the whole story appear a bit rounder.
But where is the sea? I need a lot of imagination here to associate something. But maybe I'm too used to the salty component from Acqua di Sale and expected more of it here than I actually have. Towards the end light, but really only easily recognizable.
What remains is another nose flatterer, fruity, woody, fresh, aromatic and yes, bringing a piece of Italy across the Alps at the end of the day. Unisex, by the way.
Scent: top, exactly my thing.
Shelf life: after 8 hours still da
Sillage: rather disappointing, maybe I have to diesel myself with it?
Flacon: Hexagon-style, I like it super, pleasantly different.
And so I close with 883's Grazie Mille:
Per ogni giorno, ogni istante, ogni attimo,
che sto vivendo, grazie mille,