Acqua di Parma Blu Mediterraneo Bergamotto di Calabria ~ new fragrance

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Bergamotto di Calabria will be the next release from Acqua di Parma's Blue Mediterraneo range:

Unleashes all the sun-splashed beauty [of] the southern Mediterranean coast.

A joyful and uplifting fragrance that celebrates the freshness of Italian Bergamot and citron while mixing with vibrant notes of red ginger, cedarwood and vetiver.

Acqua di Parma Blu Mediterraneo Bergamotto di Calabria will be available in 60 ($70) and 120 ($106) ml, and is available now for pre-order at Neiman Marcus. (via neimanmarcus)

Update: a longer description, from the press release ~

The fragrance opens with a burst of vitalizing energy. The green, sparkling top notes of bergamot are exalted by the freshness of citron, also from Calabria. The perfume slowly unlocks its soft, intense bouquet, revealing the fruity, floral accord of bergamot in its heart notes, emphasized by refined nuances of cedar wood and red ginger. A splendid symphony rounded out by base notes that reveal the richest, warmest accords of the fragrance, with an unusual combination of vetiver, Benzoin and musk.

An uplifting scent, unleashing all the sun-splashed beauty of an ancient land and the luxuriant splendour of Mediterranean nature.

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  1. boojum says:

    I really need to try more of this line…really liked the Fico di Amalfi.

    • Robin says:

      I like the line, but find them very spendy for what they are. Will certainly try this though!

      • boojum says:

        True…but think I’ve seen them at discounters from time to time. And in the end… I’d rather spend it on a “lesser” frag I enjoy than on something “better” that I don’t. :D My taste tends to be rather pedestrian at times, I guess.

        • miss kitty v. says:

          I feel the same way–if you don’t like it, you don’t like it. And if you do, it doesn’t matter what it is. People with pedestrian tastes unite!

          I do want to try this, though. I haven’t tried anything in this line, but I do love citrus.

          • RusticDove says:

            I’ve only tried the Fico di Amalfi from this line, and thought it was very good. Another green, salty one if I remember correctly. I ended up getting the Miller Harris one though.

        • Robin says:

          Absolutely agree! And not sure I really find them pedestrian — they’ve done some interesting combinations of notes.

        • Glad to see the Fico di Amalfi fans coming out — I like it too!

    • Rictor07 says:

      i havent explorered this line much either. i think ive only tried 1. I dont remember the name, but it was definitely citrus, and turned too sour on me.

  2. Joe says:

    I very much like the few in the line I’ve tried (I own Fico/Fig and Mandorlo/Almond) and I LOVE the packaging. I just wish the line were more widely available so I could try testers. I’m quite curious about the Cypress, Myrtle, and Orange, and now this. Totally agree that it’s best to get them from discounters, but they’re really very well made “cologne” types.

    • Robin says:

      My NM has them all, with testers. Don’t think I’ve seen them at other dept stores though.

  3. blaiseantoine says:

    i really like fico di amalfi end arancia di capri and of course i will try this

    • Robin says:

      Hope you’ll like it!

    • kaos.geo says:

      I like both Fico and Arancia (I gave Fico to my partner and I own Arancia).

      This sounds like a must have for me (I was asking for citrus fragrances just a couple of days ago).

      I bought the (60ml) Arancia in Sao Paulo in ´06 for some U$S80 in the duty free shop, and the Fico in Houston (NM Galleria) for also U$S80 (with taxes)… and I must say that even though I find them expensive, they are TOTALLY not available here in Buenos Aires, so the premium for exclusivity certainly is worth the money hehehehe!

  4. Royal says:

    I bought a bottle of the Arancia di Capri and a bottle of Colonia Intensa last time I went to Nordstroms, and I quite liked the Fico as well, looking forward to trying this one!

    • Robin says:

      I think the Fico is my favorite.

  5. Another Fico Fan and Arancia (which smells exactly like fresh orange juice) – they are indeed too expensive, but on my boyfriend they last good and are very discreet.
    The new one sounds really good!

    • Robin says:

      Arancia is nice too, although doesn’t last so well on me.

  6. RusticDove says:

    This sounds sniff worthy for sure.

  7. Haunani says:

    I like the sound of it! I wonder what the “red ginger” actually is. The red ginger flowers I know are not fragranced.

    • Robin says:

      I assume they’re talking about torch ginger (etlingera elatior). Susanne Lang also makes a Red Ginger fragrance, probably same thing. Which is not to say it isn’t from some synthetic — it probably is.

  8. RossM says:

    It’s reassuring to read that guys are wearing the Fico – when I wanted to order a sample of it from one of the few niche stockists I could find in Australia the extremely ‘helpful’ SA advised me that, “No, no that’s a GIRL’S one yeah…for girls…no, wouldn’t think that would be right on
    a man…”. Needless to say, I ended up ordering a sample from TPC and found it neither overtly masculine or just for ‘GIRLS’ – quite good actually but not FB worthy for me anyway.

    • Robin says:

      Oh, that’s silly — and AdP does not market it that way.

  9. Royal says:

    Just read the press release and this sounds all the more enticing. Vetiver and benzoin in the base? Sign me up!

    • Robin says:

      It does sound really nice.

  10. ppr says:

    I have Fico di Amalfi too: love it! It is soft but still manages to last on me… though maybe putting on several spritzes may help! I prefer it to the Miller Harris Bitter Fig. The almond and orange are both nice, but very, very soft.

    Try layering!

    The Bergamatto sounds great, if they can get the bergamot to last into the heart notes.

    Sak’s NY carries the line.

  11. prism says:

    tried this today and it smells like a lighter version of Balmain’s Monsieur…

  12. katerina says:

    The three I’ ve tried, Fico, Arancia and Bergamoto are nice and fresh and ideal for hot, wet, ”sticky” summer days. They are expensive, like all niche fragrances, but they could be used by the whole family. At least we know that they differentiate from all the ”jardin de …”, which are beautiful but you smell them everywhere under the first rays of the sun.

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