Pleasant, powerful opening, not much deep neither rich (we're in quite a chemical realm here, forget the "Bergamot of Calabria" – more "Autan insecticide" - maybe purchased in Calabria, that's fine). Classic summer cologne base of delicate flowers, ginger, aromatic woods. After a while you get the vetiver note better. Mellow soft musky feel. Must say it is barely pleasant, and plus, it "tones down" in a matter of minutes, becoming a subtle, close-to-skin floral/talcum scent with fresh notes and a slight aromatic vetiver feel. Basically a decent, super safe and quite elegant "eau de cologne" like plenty of others. Strictly for "parvenus". Short persistence.
On me, this smells like sweet grape candy mixed with the stench of hot toner ink and rubbing alcohol over the smell of a wooden board. Some jasmine comes in eventually, but it just makes the fake grape smell like grape bubblegum, before the sweetness dies away altogether, leaving nothing but a sneezy rubbing alcohol smell for most of the day.
There's a very ubiquitous mix of windex and grape drink that's incredibly popular in the men's designer scent market - Bergamotto is obviously trying to appeal to fans of that combination, with just an extra pinch of flowery sweetness and that odd ink smell to keep it from smelling like everything else. To be honest, when I first sprayed this without looking, I assumed it was a Hugo Boss or maybe a Kenneth Cole or a Nautica. If you're a diehard designer fanatic looking for his first niche, then Bergamotto may be a good entry point, but it's not really for me.
Bergamotto di Calabria opens with a sparkling bergamot lemon-like orange citrus... and that is pretty much what you get for the duration. Supporting the citrus to a very minor degree is a bit of transparent vetiver, slightly sweet vanilla-like benzoine and non-animallic light musk. The scent is completely linear throughout. Projection is below average and longevity is below average to average.
There is not much I can say about Bergamotto di Calabria... It is a simplistic, pleasant smelling bergamot scent that delivers the goods for what it promises; noting more, nothing less. I happen to love bergamot and enjoy smelling it plenty while drinking Earl Grey tea and also as a dominant ingredient in far superior scents like Coeur de Vetiver Sacre by L'Artisan, but when near isolated like it is here it gets boring rather quickly. The fact that the fragrance is relatively short-lived and extremely linear does not help and I find myself looking to move on to more interesting compositions quickly. If you are looking for a bergamot soliflore, then this could very well be what you seek and worth a sniff but I give Bergamotto di Calabria a middling 2.5 stars out of 5. Agreeable, but mind numbingly mundane and disappointingly very average.
This is a pleasant, well-made scent. It doesn't make a big statement nor it is particularly original. However, it wears well and is enjoyable.
Phase one is a very good citrus basket of lemon and plummy bergamot. This is clean, refreshing, and renders the citrus notes accurately.
Phase two brings ginger and a bit of wood. These work well together. A hint of grassy and even nutty vetiver lurks in the background.
The scent is not heavy or sweet. It sits quite close to the skin.
this is stupid so so so stupid..to ask £50 for this illusion as i call it is a total rip off!!
i got my money back straight away for this mistake purchase..
very simple.. it lasts 7-10mins.. and is gone. i mean gone gone..like you never had it on.
why do this? who in this world would like to smell good for 7mins? unless you have a personal assistant who walks along side you re spraying you everytime it fades out. lol
skip it and diss it.
Fairly nice fragrance that presents bold orange / bergamo note throughout wear that is accompanied by woodsy cedar and a slightly waxy soapy candle note that can be a pleasant distinction but may make the "unisex" classification suspect. Men may not want to wear this and certainly wouldn't in any sort of mixed or formal/professional environment. Still, it is an intriguing fragrance worth trying out. The benzoin is there only slightly and isn't as medicinal as it often can be. Lasts 5-6 hours on skin.