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    Red face Bergamotto Marino by Ferre - a wow-er

    I obtained a hefty 6.5 oz bottle of this recently. I'd heard of it but never had a chance to sample. Yes, I bought 6.5 oz completely blind.

    From the first spray, I knew I had a winner. This is modern and classic at the same time. It's a current-generation clan member in the gene pool of the great eau de colognes. Citrus, but not just citrus. The bergamot used here surpasses so many, proving that it can shine as a main player and not just a top note to lift off the rest of a formula. The salty marine note makes me swoon, especially the way it combines with the discreet florals. I detect a faint cistus/rockrose thread in there, along with the jasmine that has been commented upon in reviews. I think this is going to be an all-year-rounder for me, it definitely has enough presence to be attractive in cold weather as well as the more obvious appeal for summer.

    Thanks, Basenoters - the discussions and reviews I read were so very helpful in my consideration of this scent...and igniting the temptation! Thankfully, it was not a wallet-shredder this time.

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    Default Re: Bergamotto Marino by Ferre - a wow-er

    It's a very good fragrance. Enjoy!
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    Default Re: Bergamotto Marino by Ferre - a wow-er

    I recently discovered this one thanks to a kind BNer. An excellent fragrance.
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    quite musty at first spray. settles down nicely. true to its name.
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    Default Re: Bergamotto Marino by Ferre - a wow-er

    I've been eying this one for a bit now. How long does the citrus in it last?

    Also, does it have aquatic qualities, Eau de Cologne qualities, or is it on the soapy side?
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    The citrus in Bergamotto Marino resounds for a while - like a bell being struck and the echo going on and on. The marine note is not the typical blecch-y overly aquatic one. I've worn this about four times now and have noticed an enjoyably soapy/citrus quality to it - not harsh at all, just a very luxurious impression of cleanliness.

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    I have a 200ml bottle too. Love how it smells. It leans on the Acqua di Parma side, although not as refined. Longevity is good on me. I get about 6 hours from 5 sprays.
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    Curious to comparisons/contrasts with AdP Bergamotto and Le Labo Bergamote 22. Thx. Blind buying 6.5oz... hmm, sounds like something I might do.

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    Shining and happy soapy jasmine

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    wtf? 5 sprays ? 2 for me max! its strong I mean STRONG!
    for first 2-3 hours is everywhere with 3 sprays maaaaaan this is potent beast
    I even cant spray my neck, i do chest and arms
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    Is the 6.5 oz a spray or splash?

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    Default Re: Bergamotto Marino by Ferre - a wow-er

    I had a bottle and swapped it: I always regarded it as an eau de cologne with improved sillage and longevity, at odds at what a traditional eau de cologne was. I always wondered if BM's excellent longevity was due to the presence of an aquatic note; even if this caught my attention, I could set associations with a local drugstore scent called Natural, by Fulton... I enjoyed it, but not to such an extent as to keep it.
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    Default Re: Bergamotto Marino by Ferre - a wow-er

    Someone at work gave this to me as a gift and I wound up unloading it to another. Didn't wow me at all.

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    Sorry to resurrect an old thread, I'm very close to pulling the trigger on a 200ml blind buy of this stuff. Anybody else have any insight? I've seen it be compared to mugler cologne?

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    Meh, in my opinion.

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    I just bought a 50ml bottle and I love it. I wish I'd got the 200ml now.

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    Blindly bought the 200ml and I love it. It's great bang for the buck.

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    I did the same awhile back. $32 for 200ml. A good everyday scent - I'll keep it for now.

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    Since the time I started this thread, Bergamotto Marino has been in regular rotation throughout the summer. The jasmine note that pops up right after the top burns off just amazes me. It's floral but not frilly. Clean but not antiseptic. I never regretted this affordable impulse.

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    Default Re: Bergamotto Marino by Ferre - a wow-er

    Just got 200ml of this for £25. Loving it. It lasts a while for an EDC and to my nose, jasmine dominates. The marine note is quite far off in the background but if I concentrate I can detect it.

    By far the biggest thing for me is the presentation. What a beautiful box & bottle.. minimalist, tasteful and high quality.
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    It is a beautiful presentation, isn't it? Although the bottle does "borrow" a bit from the F. Malle packaging. I do like how the overall impression is masculine but in a very subtle, confident way .......... which is the most attractive masculinity, after all.

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    Default Re: Bergamotto Marino by Ferre - a wow-er

    Great fragrance..great price!!
    I got 6.8 bottle for $26...

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    It smells more expensive than the price you paid. I had a bottle and looking forward to having it again.
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    So what about the bath products in Bergamotto Marino? I hear they're available in Europe but one never seems to hear of them here in the States. I'd love to literally take a bath in it!

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    I blindbought it last week and it surpassed my expectations! I'm usually not into that genre (I despise 4711 and wouldn't wear Colonia Assoluta) but this one is very enjoyable and lasts very well.
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    Interesting that this thread popped up again. After reading all the great reviews I bought a bottle from an online discounter. The amount it's discounted, it must be the deal of the century. Still waiting for mine to arrive.

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    To those who have experienced BM and like it: My trigger finger is a-twitchin' on a blind buy of this... But I need to know: Is there any perceptible oakmoss note in the base that would take the overall scent in a more masculine direction rather than leaving it purely unisex?

    Thanks!
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    I have have tried it and was impressed. Unfortunately, the local perfume stores in my town of residence have stopped selling it for some odd reason.

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    I don't smell any oakmoss in this one and like other traditional colognes it's quite unisex.

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    Default Re: Bergamotto Marino by Ferre - a wow-er

    Checking in as a fan, too. One could debate whether it leans towards m or f depending on your tastes and preferences.

    I get all the listed notes, except the melon- more of a salty melon rind and the base is a warm- ambery- mossy.

    I don't see how one could be taking a big risk with this one- it's still such a bargain.

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    Default Re: Bergamotto Marino by Ferre - a wow-er

    Darn

    It looks like the prices aren't as good as they used to be.

    I'm still intrigued though....
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    I have it too. I got it cheap as can be. A refreshing salty citrus eau de cologne. Very uplifting, and great value too.

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    Default Re: Bergamotto Marino by Ferre - a wow-er

    A review that I read on-line (not on this site, though) said that it resembles Diesel Fuel for Life (Men's version).

    Anyone agrees?
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    I don't know. I'll try the Diesel the next time I see it in a store.

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    I'm thinking about buying BM blind from a fellow BN member. Does it indeed smell like Fuel for Life? I already have that and don't like it as much now as I did in the store. Anything else it can be compared to?

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    On the second bottle now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Amerioca da Gema View Post
    I'm thinking about buying BM blind from a fellow BN member. Does it indeed smell like Fuel for Life? I already have that and don't like it as much now as I did in the store. Anything else it can be compared to?
    Didn't smell like FFL to me, not as fruity and sweet, it's more of a lemony cologne. For me they did share the characteristic of being slightly annoying when worn though. Wasn't for me, this one.

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    Wow, sounds amazing, also the price is fantastic

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Gianfranco-F...item2a1d7ab1fe

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/BERGAMOTTO-M...item27c933d4e3

    18usd 50ml and 37usd 200ml, both free shipping.

    Im guessing, why not?

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    Does anyone know if this is also worth owning next to vintage Extra Vieille by Roger & Gallet?
    I own a 200ml spray of that one and find it excellent regarding smell and longevity (edc-wise) but was wondering if the smell of Bergamotto Marino differs enough to own both?! (thinking of blind buying BM)
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    - Paco Rabanne: Pour Homme (vintage)
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    - Pal Zileri: Cuoio
    - MPG: Santal Noble
    - Guerlain: Vetiver
    - Amouage: Jubilation XXV
    - Dior: Homme Intense
    - YSL: Kouros (Fraicheur)

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    Default Re: Bergamotto Marino by Ferre - a wow-er

    I cannot find this frag currently in stock anywhere
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    Default Re: Bergamotto Marino by Ferre - a wow-er

    Which one? Bergamotto Marino is easily available here in NL.


    Quote Originally Posted by bigsteve View Post
    I cannot find this frag currently in stock anywhere
    My Top 10 : (In no particular order)

    - Dolce & Gabbana: Pour Homme (vintage)
    - Paco Rabanne: Pour Homme (vintage)
    - Loewe: Esencia/Pour Homme
    - Guerlain: Homme L'Eau Boisee
    - Pal Zileri: Cuoio
    - MPG: Santal Noble
    - Guerlain: Vetiver
    - Amouage: Jubilation XXV
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slayerized View Post
    Which one? Bergamotto Marino is easily available here in NL.
    Is it? Where?

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    Here:

    http://www.beslist.nl/products/r/fer...amotto+marino/

    Anyway, is there anyone who own both scents and can advise me?

    Does anyone know if this is also worth owning next to vintage Extra Vieille by Roger & Gallet?
    I own a 200ml spray of that one and find it excellent regarding smell and longevity (edc-wise) but was wondering if the smell of Bergamotto Marino differs enough to own both?! (thinking of blind buying BM)
    My Top 10 : (In no particular order)

    - Dolce & Gabbana: Pour Homme (vintage)
    - Paco Rabanne: Pour Homme (vintage)
    - Loewe: Esencia/Pour Homme
    - Guerlain: Homme L'Eau Boisee
    - Pal Zileri: Cuoio
    - MPG: Santal Noble
    - Guerlain: Vetiver
    - Amouage: Jubilation XXV
    - Dior: Homme Intense
    - YSL: Kouros (Fraicheur)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slayerized View Post
    Here:

    http://www.beslist.nl/products/r/fer...amotto+marino/

    Anyway, is there anyone who own both scents and can advise me?

    Does anyone know if this is also worth owning next to vintage Extra Vieille by Roger & Gallet?
    I own a 200ml spray of that one and find it excellent regarding smell and longevity (edc-wise) but was wondering if the smell of Bergamotto Marino differs enough to own both?! (thinking of blind buying BM)
    found a store the other day with 4-5 bottles left. I should get a bottle.

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    Default Re: Bergamotto Marino by Ferre - a wow-er

    I stand corrected. I just found a single bottle available on Amazon..... for $126 !!!
    And there is not the slightest chance I will pay this much for a blind buy.
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