Mediterraneum is a pleasant light green semi-oriental creation (initially launched by Proteo Profumi and later branded by Versace), a pleasant fragrance di per se but something surely unoriginal since it is pratically a lighter more "anosmic making" version of the original "antecedent" masterpiece Romeo Gigli Uomo by Gigli (being Mediterraneum substantially an unsuccessful derogatory Gigli Uomo's photocopy-attempt). A common foundation on a vast array of identical floral-hesperidic-spicy-herbal-oriantal notes as aldehydes, bergamot, lemon, mandarin, terragon, lavender, jasmine, rose, carnation, cinnamon, fir, labdanum, benzoin, oakmoss, styrax, musk, amber, patchouli, tonka, vanilla, sandalwood etc. etc. creates a basic common spicy-boise aroma which is anyway in this case less articulated, durable and elegant. Gigli is indeed more complex, well rounded, mossy-boise and structured (with a more massive spicy presence and a further presence of structuring notes as rosewood, cedarwood, honey, ripe fruity notes as plums, grapefruits and rosewood). Whilst Gigli is more oriental, resinous, romantic, multicolored, musky and woody, Mediterraneum is dustier, breezier (more hesperidic) and soapier. I get the spicy association of cinnamon, cloves, amber and greens but it is not so warm and exotic while more space is in here reserved to light greens, orange (citrus more in general), woodsy notes of mountain and florals (with the addition of geranium and ferns). A nice aromatic green juice anyway pleasant and easy to wear.
To my knowledge this is not a Versace product. I bought this and couldn't have been more disappointed. Very heavy opening and it stays that way.
This is extremely similar to Bleu Marine by Cardin. This is somewhat better done-it's more subtle and less sharp. But, it still boils down to a sweet pepper note that I find somewhat sickly. Longevity and sillage are good.
Versace AND Fabio. Hmmm…It IS rather flamboyant in its opening. It’s mainly citrus and lavender and there’s an aromatic of some sort. I’m ashamed to admit it, but as gaudy and cheap as it is, I kind of like it because it isn’t cloying or even very artificial. Then there’s the middle section which is primarily greens and florals—a real snoozer. The dry down is quite restrained and rather nice, and I see that they have everything but the kitchen sink in it—anything regularly used as a basenote is in this one. Doesn’t last very long …not a bad fragrance…really…...