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)
A citrus-burst with a HEAVENLY note of basil in the opening, this is another prime example of how Acqua di Parma can really capture the essence of the Mediterranean in it. I love the smell of basil when you touch the plant, or the taste of it over cheese and tomato on a freshly made pizza.
But like all good things, the citrus in the opening is gone in minutes and the basil follows shortly after. Those few minutes are moments you don't want to end, but alas they do. Sadly this scent doesn't last long, but the concept is really a 10/10.
Mirto di Panarea opens with a now all too familiar combination of lemon and bergamot and other citrus with a mildly herbal undertone of basil and myrtle, and a salty accord that is relatively well-repressed. The salty citrus and its underlying herbal greens remain into the heart as the scent remains linear in its presentation throughout only slightly changing up things a bit when a base note of amber replaces the now highly dissipated citrus late. Projection is average and longevity is below average.
It is now official... after having tried three of the four samples of the Blu Mediterraneo series I am pretty well convinced this segment of the Acqua di Parma brand is not for me. Like its sister scents I find Mirto di Pannarea to be extremely uninteresting and forgettable. The bergamot and lemon has been done so many times before and quite frankly done a lot better elsewhere. It also has been done by other scents in the Blu line, come to think of it... Why do these Blu line scents all seem like the same fragrance over and over again? I do like the amber dry-down, but it is nothing earth shattering and it is quite short-lived with no projection at all by the time it appears. Mirto di Panarea is yet another disappointing release in the generally disappointing Blu line, earning another average score of 2.5 stars out of 5. Skip it, says I.