I was expecting more of a blue/aqua scent but this starts off sea salty and then turns soapy clean in the drydown about an hour later, with just a little sweetness added. Nothing offensive here, pleasant throughout. Projection is just okay, getting wafts of it here and there.
This wafts in with a very delicate mixture of basil, citrus, myrtle, a vague aquatic freshness as well as a touch of rose petal on a base of gentle woods. Unfortunately, the sum of its parts does not exceed the whole. This is the type of fragrance that you would use to spray the bottoms of a Mediterranean babies to compensate for less welcome odors.
I sprayed this about 10 times on all of the places that I dare to spray (and a few that I normally would not!) but the effect dissipates entirely before I even have time to tie my shoelaces.
Nothing to write home about, unless you live in Parma.
Mirto di Panarea is a beachy, woody, citrus entry unlike most others in the ADP Blu line in that it is neither particularly citrus-intensive or sweet. The myrtle reminds me of the beach, as does the hint of citrus---mainly bergamot, to my nose.
It doesn't lose much intensity throughout its lifespan, so it's relatively linear and consistent. Average longevity and projection.
Interesting and distinctive, MdP nonetheless strikes me as more of a room fragrance than a personal one, especially not a masculine one, contrary to many opinions.
It falls into the category of one that needs to be smelled and not blind bought, especially given the relatively uncommon myrtle note.
6 out of 10
What a gorgeous one this is!
It is one of the freshest, most beautiful, natural smelling summer floral scents I have ever come across! I really like it and find it very nice!
It opens up with a beautiful sweet lemon accord. Not sugary sweet, just the natural sweetness of the lemon. It's coupled with a very soothing aromatic Basil note and the most wonderful rendition of sweet Myrtle flower blossom. Absolutely incredible! You can just imagine this wonderful Italian garden by the sea. I also get a hint of salty sea breeze coupled with the prominent flower blossom.
I highly recommend this if you want a very natural smelling, Mediterranean style floral fragrance. Acqua di Parma has really impressed me with this one. Try it if you get the chance!
Ahhh this fragrance is lovely, definitely one of the best of this line along with the discontinued Cipresso - there is something so wonderfully accessible about Mirto di Panarea.
It is a simple fresh citrus fragrance with a dirty green basil note added. This basil has the effect of making the scent really interesting - it turns into a sort of lovely classy creamy green grapefruit type smell, in the line of something like Miller Harris' Tangerine Vert. This is a very natural and classy smelling fragrance that is quite a step above your normal summer designer frags and aquatics. I get plenty of compliments when I wear this to work. Wonderful for wearing at work in an oxford shirt with the sleeves rolled, or at a barbecue in the summer sunshine.
As ever with this line though, longevity is middling to poor, although this is one of the better ones from the Blu range - I get 2-3 hours from this - but what a wonderful 2-3 hours it is!
21st February, 2014 (last edited: 16th May, 2014)