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    To me island capri by michael kors smells as close to a 'summer evening breeze in Italy' as I can get while sitting at home in Ireland! But are there better 'summer evening in italy' perfumes out there? Anything with similar notes?

    The notes are orange bigarade, bergamot, rose, violet de Parma, dark fig, olive tree accord, jasmine, green basil, cypress, and white moss.

    Thanks!

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    Default Re: searching for a fragrance like 'a summer evening in italy'

    Acqua di Parma Blu Mediterraneo - Arancia di Capri Acqua di Parma Smells like an Italian Summer
    Agrumi Amari di Sicilia Bois 1920 for women and men Captures the best of Italian Evening
    Acqua di Parma Blu Mediterraneo - Fico di Amalfi Acqua di Parma for women

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    I second Fico di Amalfi! I only wish the citrusy top notes lasted longer, they are marvelous (but they might last longer if you get a bit on clothing-- *memo to self to try doing that*.)

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    How about Dior Escale a Portofino.

    Notes from Fragrantica are: bergamot, petit grain, almond, orange blossom, juniper, cedar, cypress, galbanum, caraway, & musk.
    I haven't smelt Island Capri, but from your description I immediately thought of Portofino - prob because I just ordered some :-)

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    Aria di Capri or IO Capri both by Carthusia

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    ROMA by Laura Biagiotti. Full of mint, bergamot, balsam and, for me at least,
    Italy in a bottle.
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    Hi!

    Kiliwia - Io capri sounds good - will be adding it to my sample list!
    Indigo - I tried Escale a Portofino but found it a bit too tart citrus for me.
    Weimer27 and 30 roses - Fico di Amalfi is on my sample list1!
    Kewart - I tried roma and didn't like it - I'm learning that I don't like civet or indolic scents, and I did read somewhere there is civet in roma so that might explain it. perfumes with civet smell terrible on me and I have to scrub them off! (This has ruled out a lot of classic sexy perfumes for me!).

    While I was looking I came upon this http://www.katiepuckriksmells.com/20...orld-over.html - 17 Perfume bloggers ideas for mediterranean scents.

    Some scents they recommended that looked interesting are Miller Harris Fleurs de Sel, Diptyque Philosykos and Sandalo by Etro.

    Any thoughts?
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    Etro Lemon Sorbet
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    Hierbas de Mallorca

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    i like the house of Fragonard. Particularly their very well known scent: Sorenza.

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    You should give Tuscan Soul by Ferragamo a sniff.

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    Thanks for all the recommendations!

    Has anyone tried Palermo by Byredo Parfums? Notes of Sicilian bergamot and bigarade, Fresh Musks, Rose Absolute, Skin Musks, & ambrette Flower.

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    Default Re: searching for a fragrance like 'a summer evening in italy'

    We must have different scent impressions of Italy. After taking college courses in Urbino, I got a particular idea of how Umbria smelled. Then I came home and wondered if I'd ever smell that in a perfume, and I didn't for a long time. Then one day I sniffed Kouros, and there it was - a July evening in Italy. Complete with an orange note.

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    Update: Thank you for your recommendations! So far Island Capri is still a favourite, but I tried the Acqua di Parma Blu Mediterraneo range and found a new love - tuscan cypress. Tuscan cypress is the best of the blu mediterraneo range for me - the cypress really reminds me of Tuscany. It is a bit musky and more masculine than the rest of the range, but very refreshing and relaxing. Still looking for a slightly sweeter Italian inspired fragrance with depth and complexity - exploring possibilities is half the fun!

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    The Carthusia line is from the Isle of Capri http://www.beautyhabit.com/carthusia_fragrances.html If you like fig notes try Flora Napa Valley Cielo http://your-cosmetics.com/m/Cielo_Flora_Napa_Valley.php And DSH Perfumes has some beautiful fragrances in her Italian Journey Collection https://www.dshperfumes.com/search_r...talian+Journey

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