Beautiful green fresh floral scent. Not much else to say, it is a classic flower blast for floral scents' lovers. Otherwise, even if it is top-quality and perfectly made, it may sound boring, as it does not shout and has not a complex structure or a complex "narration" around it. Perfect on a man too. From one of the very few remaining real "artisans" in contemporary perfumery.
28th February, 2014 (last edited: 12th April, 2014)
I was in Rome, a few weeks ago. The particular combination of dramatic beauty and sumptuous decadence that this city offers to its visitors was highlighted by the smell of blooming flowers in the air- jasmines, pittosporums, black locust trees, but mostly lemon and orange blossoms. I had with me a sample of Mito and no other perfume could match better that atmosphere.The fragrance is indeed inspired by the garden of Villa D'Este in Tivoli, a town near Rome...
The opening is prominently green with lemon and galbanum, soon to unveil a heart of lush, luminous white flowers- lemon flowers, jasmine and magnolia. Then, as always with Vero Kern's fragrances, a sense of ripeness almost digressing in decay settles in, rendering the fragrance more shadowy, cool, moist and earthy. The lasting power is great, even with temperatures rising above 30 degrees.
this is such an original take on citrus notes, and a proof that a perfume can have dimension and airiness without drowning in synthetic voluminizers, be clean and complex at the same time!
it makes up for a perfect summer scent, that lemon peel , mixed with lightly sweetened juice, a little bit of mint, a lot of greenery...and flowers....all mixed so you want to drink it:) like a refreshing summer coctail....
it has projection and longevity needed, is much more complex then lavender Kika,and has better performance as a perfume
reminds me of L eau Chic in that fresh sweetnes and sparkly performance
Alfarom is right as Mito is one of those precious gems able to reconcile all the niche perfumes addicted with an adequate level of quality, uniqueness and spirituality (the plane where the niche must tend to aim, avoiding the mainstream side). Mito is another rare Vero Profumo's issue under the appointment of the great Vero Kern and is worthful as well as its predecessors, the notorious Onda first of all. Greenish, mossy, cleverly floral, slightly old school/laundry and divinely retro/assertive, Mito is a juice for all those looking for something different, coming out straight from the forest, deeply green, sapiently hesperidic, introverted and spiritual. The basic plaine is obscurely mossy with its accord appointed with the interaction of galbanum, cypress, resinous woodsy notes and moss and projects vaguely a classic Comme Des Garcons's (Acqua di Parma's) vibe. On this base (and after the first citrusy/juicy, faintly pharmaceutical and sour/unripe sparkling run) some discreet floral notes start to project a weird and delicate floral and finally almost powdery clean trail over all with the duo jasmine/magnolia. The aforementioned chord, flanked by lemon-orange, vague earthy feels and hints of white/balmy obscure elements, becomes almost soapy, laundry, fluidy and even divinely boise. The final wake is extremely sophisticated, barely airy, overcasted and surprisingly clean and velvety with an heady jasmine/magnolia/hyacint spark and a faintly balmy/mossy consistence. While Onda, especially in its EDP version, projects a final honeyed/leathery, almost irine-y, vaguely animalic chypre vibe (and is a more boisterous and full of contrasts creation ) Mito is a more shy and clean olfactory fatigue, is finally less changeful, challenging and enveloping, a soave balmy/floral perfume with a mossy soul and something vaguely detergent (a Vero Profumo sort of copyright, never chemical for sure) in its structure. Unisex but winking to the feminine side.
31st December, 2012 (last edited: 29th May, 2014)
In a world where niche firms introduce ten fragrances at once to impose their presence on the market, Vero Kern took the opposite direction. Three compositions in the last seven years (a total of six fragrances if we include the extrait versions launched in 2010) and now, after two years, here's Mito.
When approaching Vero Profumo's fragrances for the first time, the main aspect that immediately results unquestionable is that certain people (no matter what they do) possesses the "special touch", just like if they were touched by the hands of god. Well, Vero Kern is surely among these people. She has the ability to create classics avoiding to fall into the copycat territory but, the most interesting aspect is that she always enriches any of her fragrances with a a strong assertive character and, if you want, with a quirky twist. This is the hardest task of them all. Build an extremely solid line-up that continuely winks at classic perfumery but astutely skipping all the dogmas and stereotypes. There is a classicism inherent to every fragrance this woman delivered so far yet they're somewhat modern. Modern yes but, somewhat, as opposed to trendy, to pop.
Mito makes no exception. A blast of greenness introduced by galbanum, fizzy/juicy lemon and a strong leafy element that immediately reminds of lemongrass, green lime leaves, lemon peel and unripe fruits. The opening is by all means striking. Sous Le Vent is the first fragrance that comes to mind but, don't get me wrong, the two don't share many similarities, they simply move in the same green territory that will make the happiness of all those perfumistos that can't never get enough of the typical "oomph" of the most outstanding green compositions in history. An earthy note shows its presence right away joined by brilliant floral patterns (Hyacinth, White Magnolia Champaca, Jasmine). Said florals never become too prominent, they simply remark their presence with extremely elegant and sophisticated details. Everything is incredibly well blended and balanced to result astonishingly beatiful. A touch of sweetness serves to slightly smooth the overall srark vibe but , fortunately, it never deflects the fragrance from its assertive personality. An outdoorsy fragrance that smells of ancient gardens, countless green facets, mosses, secular cypresses, history. This is the smells of culture as opposed to the smell of supericial fashion. A timeless classic, a mandatory purchase.
As someone else said before me "These things don't happen by accident, but only as the work of a genius". No doubts, Mito and Vero Kern are the proof that modern perfumery is not dead.