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    Default Acqua Di Parma Blu Mediterraneo

    This line seems to never be mentioned and does not get much love at Basenotes. I have Mirto di Panarea and just found a good deal on Fico di Amalfi so that too will be in my summer rotation. Like them or not, I find the entire line to be fresh, invigorating and most importantly, very natural smelling. Longevity may not be stellar on many but most also have a good dose of various citrus which in general is somewhat fleeting. IMHO this line is worth exploring for those seeking scents for summer.

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    Default Re: Acqua Di Parma Blu Mediterraneo

    I like the Acqua Di Parma lines and I think they do smell natural and good quallity... BUT... i dont think there very sexy if that makes sense. There just fresh, which is great, but alot of people like to wear fragances to feel and smell attractive, and Aqcua Di Parma doesnt come across in that manner in my opinion, they smell more like high quality bathroom products, and very good ones they are too.

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    Default Re: Acqua Di Parma Blu Mediterraneo

    In my experience attraction comes from the person and not from the scent. In other words, there are no panty droppers unless the person is hot. If that is the case, scent does not matter unless the peson has not bathed in a long time...even then...but I digress.
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    Default Re: Acqua Di Parma Blu Mediterraneo

    I have tried quite a few in this line and find some of them pleasant but nothing special enough to seriously consider buying.
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    Default Re: Acqua Di Parma Blu Mediterraneo

    I do agree with you! I do love my amazing and my challenging scents, but sometimes pleasant enough is just enough, especially in the heat. I just love how natural the line smells when something is needed for those hot days.
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    I also love Mirto, in my top5 for summer, no doubt.
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    I own and like mirto di panarea which I actually wore today. Most of the blue line I enjoy. Very natural and classy smelling in my opinion. I always feel like I'm in southern Italy when I wear this line. I do wish they lasted longer but I don't mind reapplying throughout the day because I enjoy the top notes so much.

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    I genuinely enjoy Cipresso from this line.
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    Default Re: Acqua Di Parma Blu Mediterraneo

    I'm quite horrified that they've discontinued Cipresso di Toscana, which was a complex Duchoufour woody incense masterpiece, but keep that terrifying almond one. But the new Juniper one they've just put out smells fantastic on paper. I'm looking forward to giving it a proper test ride....
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    Default Re: Acqua Di Parma Blu Mediterraneo

    Quote Originally Posted by rogalal View Post
    But the new Juniper one they've just put out smells fantastic on paper. I'm looking forward to giving it a proper test ride....
    Agree whole-heartedly, rogalal. Went to Nieman's the other day in order to try Ginepro out, and my nose was glued to the test strip for several hours thereafter. A large bottle of this is going right onto the "to buy" list.

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    I like Cipresso - I think as long as you think of them as Eaux they're fine - fleeting but good.

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    Default Re: Acqua Di Parma Blu Mediterraneo

    I have been struggling with Mirto as I cannot get over the powdery synthetic note that gags me. This is the second time that a scent makes me nauseous ( besides Live Jazz). For Live Jazz, I knows it's due to the fake cilantro note but not sure what's in Mirto that my nose does not get along with.

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    I've been wearing Mirto today and I can still smell it 6 hours after applying a mere 3 sprays, although a powerhouse it is not.
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    Default Re: Acqua Di Parma Blu Mediterraneo

    Quote Originally Posted by Ivory88 View Post
    Agree whole-heartedly, rogalal. Went to Nieman's the other day in order to try Ginepro out, and my nose was glued to the test strip for several hours thereafter. A large bottle of this is going right onto the "to buy" list.
    Harrods didn't have a tester of this last Thursday (or if they did, they weren't sharing it with me...!), but suggested it was being released Monday (today). Can anyone verify?

    Regarding the line, I own four of the current five, plus Cipresso. I hope to complete the collection soon, and will more than likely also add Sardegna when released. I'd echo the other posts here - these are quality summer scents, albeit light and shortlived. My interest mainly comes from my allegiance to the AdP mainline, which is far superior to this.
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    Default Re: Acqua Di Parma Blu Mediterraneo

    Happy to say I own and love Mirto. Myrtle and basil notes remind me of a Mediterranean summer - which is just what this line is about. There are some others in the line that are good too. They are not designed to be heavy scents, but merely a celebration of summer, primarily based on and around several locations in Italy.

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    Default Re: Acqua Di Parma Blu Mediterraneo

    The new Sardegna Scent does indeed seem to be available now. I picked up a sample yesterday. Looking forward to giving it a proper wearing....and more than likely adding a full bottle to my collection soon enough...!

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    Default Re: Acqua Di Parma Blu Mediterraneo

    I think some in the line succeed in what they're attempting but overall I find many of them a bit too overpriced for what they are. I admire the original from this house, Colonia, because it manages to capture that smooth, gentlemanly presence of clean & fresh with no 'fresh', 'aquatic' or 'detergent' notes. Whereas in the Blu Mediterraneo line many of the notes are synthetic, short-lived, simple and flat. If they were charging half of what the prices are I would recommend them & enjoy them more. At full price, I see them as sort of a rip-off.

    Having said that, many years ago I acquired a bottle of the mandarin one (Arancia) at a significantly reduced price and I really enjoyed it a lot. However recently Orange Sanguine by Atelier has filled that slot in terms of scent, longevity, quality of ingredients, etc.
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    Default Re: Acqua Di Parma Blu Mediterraneo

    Quote Originally Posted by mikeperez23 View Post
    I think some in the line succeed in what they're attempting but overall I find many of them a bit too overpriced for what they are. I admire the original from this house, Colonia, because it manages to capture that smooth, gentlemanly presence of clean & fresh with no 'fresh', 'aquatic' or 'detergent' notes. Whereas in the Blu Mediterraneo line many of the notes are synthetic, short-lived, simple and flat. If they were charging half of what the prices are I would recommend them & enjoy them more. At full price, I see them as sort of a rip-off.

    Having said that, many years ago I acquired a bottle of the mandarin one (Arancia) at a significantly reduced price and I really enjoyed it a lot. However recently Orange Sanguine by Atelier has filled that slot in terms of scent, longevity, quality of ingredients, etc.
    Some of the Blu Mediterraneo editions are very nice, pleasant and interesting variations on citrus. But, they're so expensive compared to what you get. I'll only buy them through discount channels. I consider them terrific office scents, because they don't intrude and settle to a skin scent after a couple of hours. The presentation is terrific. And customer service is superb.
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    These colognes from this house have an insane markup here in Seoul which deters me from purchasing. Tested out a few and they lacked the "wow" factor. Hasn't Colonia been reformulated just recently? Happy to hear you enjoy this house, always nice to find that brand you love.

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    I've enjoyed Arancia D'Capri and Fico di Amalfi for some time a few years back, but the longevity was horrible. I didn't buy a replacement bottle for either one. I used the ladies version of D&G Light Blue for a season (excellent longevity) and now I'm currently using Creed Jardin D'Amalfi as my summer scent (average longevity, but excellent scent IMO).
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    I really enjoy Ginepro di Sardegna and Aqua di Parma Essenza - both are natural, well blended and excellent to wear. I am pretty well stocked on citrus, natural fragrances at the moment (Hermes, LeLabo, Guerlain, Atelier) but will give Blu Mediterrano a try. They have earned some consideration due to the excellence of Essenza.
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    Default Re: Acqua Di Parma Blu Mediterraneo

    Quote Originally Posted by Paul H View Post
    Hasn't Colonia been reformulated just recently?
    Oh no, not anotehr one!!!

    Colonia is such a simple scent, I find it hard to believe there is anything offensive in it!

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    Does anyone know if Colonia Essenza has been reformulated as well?
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    Quote Originally Posted by the_badger View Post
    Does anyone know if Colonia Essenza has been reformulated as well?
    I wouldn't think Essenza was reformulated. I tried it recently in a well-known shop and it seemed the same. That said, maybe I should try it on my skin to double check...

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    Another fan of Mirto di Panarea here. I found the others from the line perfectly nice but not FB worthy. I bought Mirto on holidays in Italy and I don't remember the price was outageous but it was a couple of years ago.

    I remember years ago tracking down a retailer for the brand to smell the Colonia and being SO disappointed. I like very much Intensa ( or is it Essenza ?) though.
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    Default Re: Acqua Di Parma Blu Mediterraneo

    tbh, ive not found any of the ADP line that i dont like, ive got mirto, essenza the oud concentree, and amalfi. only reason i dont have more is havent had the time to grow the collection.

    the blu range is fresh and summery, which i like, the colona is more evening wear, and the concentree is pure indulgence!
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