Bergamotto di Calabria is a flanker of Blu Mediterraneo line that appeared on the market in 2010. Well known Italian perfume house Acqua di Parma was founded a century ago in a small town of Parma, but thanks to its top quality perfumes with aromatherapeutic properties it became famous among Hollywood actors such as Ava Gardner and Cary Grant. Sadly, hyperproduction and lack of imagination and creativity gave birth to this complete perfume failure.

Behind this bland title lies even blander scent. If you want to smell like salad dressing then this is a perfume for you. This perfume is all a perfume shouldn’t be: it’s loud, unrefined and rude. Just like a movie cliché of a guy from southern Italy. Too strong citrus opening is followed by woody cedar notes that soon give way to the base notes of musk without any accord or note interaction. You can sense every single note, like they are not part of the perfume in any way.

Instead of luxury shops, the owners of the brand should have invested in development of scent formulas because this looks like a complete amateur endeavor. Those with even elemental knowledge of perfumes know that middle notes like jasmine and rose are necessary to make a bridge between lower and upper notes, but in the case of Bergamotto di Calabria, that is for some reason completely disregarded.

It’s not like they don’t have someone to look up to. There are fantastic brands from Italy like Xerjoff or Tiziana Terezi. For now, the gap between them is unbridgeable, like Florence and New Jersey. First town gave Mona Lisa and the second Snooky. And exactly her colleagues from Jersey Shore are those who will love and wear this perfume.

[Fragrance notes] top notes: bergamot; middle notes: ginger, floral; base notes: cedar, vetiver, benzoin, musk.

[Fragrance group] woody aromatic

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