As with all citrus eau de colognes, the purpose is fleeting and so by volatile composition is the juice.
This is a perfectly decent eau with fizzy top notes of lime, lemon and bergamot - Tania Sanchez correctly recalls Lubin's 1955 delight, Gin Fizz - morphing into orange blossom and finally a rosy rhubarb and musk dry down.
Completely inoffensive, delightfully refreshing, and constantly uplifting as any eau should be. Its cost is not justified, however, as there are dozens of similar eaus out there at half or a quarter the cost.
For those seeking the citrus/rose blend, I recommend Agraria's Lemon Verbena, at much lower cost.
Smelled it today and it is just a citrus lollypop what you are smelling and this is a expensive niche fragrance,i am shocked,just move on people....
Firstly, I'm glad this isn't typically citrus-woody. Its citrus-green.
Secondly, spraying it is like misting yourself with sparkling water at the beach.
What makes it unique is that, I feel, it's (bergamot) a step up from lemons.
Don't get me wrong I love lemons. I love a good squeeze of lemon on biryani, Lemon and mint juice, lemon tart and lemon sorbet. But it's a bit less dimensional than bergamot.
Bergamot feels a bit more complex in nature. Not on the level of geranium or jasmine complexity but more complex than other items in the citrus basket (lemons and lime for example). I get this aromatic vibe from it that makes me feel like I'm smelling an aromatic herb but instead of it being herbaceous , it's citric.
I went back and forth between Divine Bergamote and Bergamote 22 Le Labo but finally settled on Divine Bergamote. The green facet really appealed to more than b22's woody-citric approach.
The epitome of refreshment.
A fizzy bergamot opening you can almost chew on, but before you have time to swallow the thing shrinks to a postage stamp-sized rosey musk of no distinction.
Bergamot essential oil, lightened and freshened (lime and green notes), and with a hint of pepper in the opening which settles into ginger. Great idea for a body splash, a bit of a yawn as a perfume.
As well as others underlined i say that the most captivating part is made by the top lemony notes (lime-bergamot) that are pungent, natural and almost fizzy (also because of the rhubarb effect-i smell the association with Apparition Homme Ungaro), till when a sort of windy and more coloured fruity phase tames a bit the fizzy pleasure and introduces a final joyful, airy (ginger), slightly powdery and musky stage. This bergamot is not imperial or decadent, is just natural and a bit grassy with ozonic traces that remind me slightly the wonderful Sel de Vetiver. I don't dislike the rhubarb central element that intensifies and darkens a bit the juice turning it out slightly boozy. Not bad.