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Italian Bergamot (2012)
by Ermenegildo Zegna


Italian Bergamot information

Year of Launch2012
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 32 votes)

People and companies

HouseErmenegildo Zegna
PerfumerPierre Negrin
Parent CompanyEstee Lauder Companies > Aramis and Designer Fragrances

About Italian Bergamot

Italian Bergamot is a masculine fragrance by Ermenegildo Zegna. The scent was launched in 2012 and the fragrance was created by perfumer Pierre Negrin

Italian Bergamot fragrance notes

Reviews of Italian Bergamot

rbaker Show all reviews
United Kingdom
Yes, bergamot is in the centre of the opening blast. With touches of lemon on top of the top notes, it is bright, summery and refreshing.

The drydown sees neroli and, a but later, a pleasant vetiver added on, with the latter also being on the bright-and-light side; it lacks any earthiness or tanginess.

After the first hours all the top notes have receded, and I am left with a mix of herbal notes on the base of a nonspecific woodsiness.

I get moderate sillage initially that softens dramatically after the first hour, good projection intially and a total longevity of three hours in my skin.

This scent for hot weather is characterised by a very nice realisation of the core bergamot impression, but is characterised by somewhat less convincing heart notes and a dull base. The performance is poor, but when one conceptualises this product as a take on the tradition of the light and refreshing Eau de Cologne, this deficit in performance is not unexpected and cannot be held against it; Colognes are designed to be re-applied frequently through a hot day.

Nothing exciting but crafted satisfactorily; the bergamot note is of a decent make. 3.25/5.
20th June, 2017
Zegna Italian Bergamot is a pure lemon bergamot that has a bit of bubbling life that other lemon or bergamot perfumes miss on. The slight sweetness and almost edible, candied lemon smell is delightful. On the edges of the lemony bergamot is pure green that is tart but hardly noticeable and an herbal following note that smells to me like tarragon, but rosemary is listed. There is an ozone air cleanliness that hovers of the totality of these notes. The feel is clean buttoned up clarity that represents quality and integrity of nature as shown through the Zegna brand. This fragrance is immediately knowable as a very high quality product that is serious and respectful of the complete evolution of nature.
27th April, 2017 (last edited: 07th May, 2017)
High quality orange peel, and fresh herbs seamlessly blended together. The Rosemary isn't too harsh and in fact nothing is. It's a little like hiking in a lush valley. I would compare this to Creed Citrus Bigarrade but much more subtle in every way. Nothing is "too much", even the vetiver. If anything the vetiver and rosemary give it an earthy quality, like your in the out-of-doors on a sunny day.
16th April, 2017
Bright citrus, supported by spice and a woody green note, but unlike many citrus fragrances the top notes seem to hold and blend through the heart and base. I like the vetiver composition in this as it has adds a salty, clean element to the citrus. There's a similarity to AdP's Colonia Essenza in the drydown, but herb note is more towned down by the salty vetiver. Decent sillage and but only about 4hrs longevity.

I like Italian style Eau de Colognes and Italian Bergamot is an excellent rendition of a classic gentleman's scent.

A definite thumbs up.
08th April, 2017 (last edited: 29th April, 2017)
This is gorgeous stuff. I can't even come close to describing in the manner of Darvant and company.

I just wanted to say this is a beautiful orange smell... it doesn't seem like there's anything unnecessary... just everything stripped down to the necessary elements.
17th September, 2016
Images an Italian gentleman on his Maserati!Italian Bergamot is a perfectly lovely bergamot/neroli cologne that smells great in the warm weather perfectly balanced with very high quality ingredients.
a wonderful elegant fragrance with soothing freshness the quality is just like Acqua di Parma fragrances.
the versatility of this one will easiliy make it a popular signature scent.Vibrant,Sparkling,Citrusy, Clean,Crisp,Chic,Lightweight,Invigorating,Wonderfully Refreshing and Delightfully Aromatic.

It opens with a luscious burst of neroli and layers of citrus notes,including bergamot with its soft rosemary gives you a burst of freshness and energy.
the base notes is determined by delicate woody notes and a touch of white musk while the citrus continues to exist in the composition.the result is a lovely scent that captures the cool breezes,sparkling clear water and lush foliage of the is everything you expect from a summer fragrance. masculine but can easily also be worn by woman that prefer rather citrusy fresh smell than harsher perfumes.


Longevity?About 4 hours on my skin.

02nd July, 2016

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