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Mediterráneo (2001)
by Antonio Banderas


Mediterráneo information

Year of Launch2001
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 17 votes)

People and companies

HouseAntonio Banderas
PerfumerRosendo Mateu
Parent CompanyPuig Beauty & Fashion Group > Puig Fragrance & Personal Care

About Mediterráneo

Mediterráneo is a masculine fragrance by Antonio Banderas. The scent was launched in 2001 and the fragrance was created by perfumer Rosendo Mateu

Reviews of Mediterráneo

rbaker Show all reviews
United Kingdom
A refreshing opening with bergamot, vetiver and ginger combining in lightness and brightness. At the begin of the drydown very briefly hints of an ozonic character briefly appear. Quite nice so far, but, unfortunately, the subsequent stages of development do not do justice to the agreeable commencing hour. The rest is composed of a mix of a dull musk with a rather bland and light peppery impression.

The sillage is soft, the projection limited and Inget around five hours of longevity on my skin. Overall a nice start - not brilliant but nice enough - with a poor finish. 2.75.5.
24th October, 2015
dreese Show all reviews
United States
This starts out as a pleasant citrus, albeit with an ambiguous tartness inside. This heart is peppery and slightly reminiscent of fig, turning the blend with the citrus into an odd, green-olive-tinged summer scent.
Perhaps this was intended, but I'm not a fan of it.
30th July, 2015
bisby Show all reviews
United States
I like it. Being a fan of lighter lower sillage scents this fits the bill. I get the bergamot based citrus opening warmed a bit by the not too dry or woody vetiver. The citrus blends quickly into a warm ambery note with perhaps a bit of light musk. It is not a complex scent, although, I can detect a hint of resin.

Projection is good at first then retreats, longevity for me is about 6-7 hours. The nice thing is this fragrance seems to be a good choice for public spaces and works in summer heat without being too cloying. And it does not hit me the way some synthetics do. It is a simple lightly citrus manly frag with a hint of sweet warmth without a floral note. And it is cheap, FWIW.
07th August, 2014

A good option for a low / mid priced fragrance.

You might regard this as a contemporary interpretation of citric scents, in that its top notes are acquatic, making of MbyAB a fairly common, far from original, fragrance. On some occasions I can perceive the presence of vetiver, while base notes are quite traditonal though, reminding me of such classics like Signoricci 2.

One more thing that comes to mind is the fact that sillage and longevity are not in line with those one finds in low / mid priced scents, making out of this option a good value for money in the case you are looking for attributes most people identify with quality scents.
28th June, 2009
Pleasant scent, light and casual - nothing special. I give it an Eh!
25th July, 2008
I think it's a good scent. I heard from girls that it's very interesting and sexy... My girlfriend liked it very much on me!
27th December, 2006

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