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Blu Mediterraneo : Mandorlo di Sicilia (1999)
by Acqua di Parma


Blu Mediterraneo : Mandorlo di Sicilia information

Year of Launch1999
GenderShared / Unisex
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 219 votes)

People and companies

HouseAcqua di Parma
Parent CompanyLVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton
Parent Company at launchAcqua di Parma

About Blu Mediterraneo : Mandorlo di Sicilia

Blu Mediterraneo : Mandorlo di Sicilia is a shared / unisex perfume by Acqua di Parma. The scent was launched in 1999

Blu Mediterraneo : Mandorlo di Sicilia fragrance notes

Reviews of Blu Mediterraneo : Mandorlo di Sicilia

Vanilla and almonds. Like smelling licorice cookies.
The anise provides a minty, almost menthol-cooling feel. I don't get much citrus at all but it can be a little flowery and fem.

It's not a heavy, dense scent but it does feel better suited for mild to cool weather. Projection is good for the first couple hours, then it settles down. Maybe 5-6 hours longevity total.
31st August, 2020
An amazing summer gourmand ! Almond cake smelling almost. Unfortunately, the scent is very fleeting on my skin. I won't buy a full bottle but it is very nice.
22nd August, 2020
Mandorlo di Sicilia by Acqua di Parma is a gentle, delicately sweet and airy scent from the gourmand family.

The blend has an almondy main accord masterfully mixed with one of the most natural smelling vanilla aromas. The scent of the said duo sometimes might be described as a smell of marzipan and sometimes as of vanilla custard. Besides the mentioned accord, there are also other toning and smoothing notes at play: vanilla, anise, peach, ylang-ylang. All these notes beautifully and in harmony build up and upon the main accord. In the base, the smell becomes slightly musky and floral.

Great gourmand and an extremely charming scent tailored for warmer seasons.
20th August, 2020
rbaker Show all reviews
United Kingdom
The opening blast reeks of orange, anise and a big dose of almonds. A touch of bergamot provides some freshness, but more a glimpse of it than a ray.

The almond grows stronger in the drydown, with the addition of a slightly creamy ylang-ylang together with a vanilla note resulting in a slightly boozy aroma that is halfway between Sarsaparilla and a root beer.

The base adds a woodsy undertone - cedar mainly - that adds sone more depth. Later in the base a balsamic impression develops, but this Tolu balsam, as it is proclaimed, has neither balsamic nor any medicinal characteristics on me; it is more an accompanying element to the sweet almond-vanilla-ylang concoctions, which is endowed with some white musks towards the end that have a minimally powdery undertone.

I get moderate sillage, excellent projection and ten hours of longevity on my skin.

This wintery gourmand is rich and comforting. The performance is a plus, whilst the at times overly synthetic and generic nature of its ingredients are minus points. Overall a bit middle-of-the-road. 2.75/5
05th January, 2020
No complaints with this at all, sweet initial deployment not too heavy dries down to that lush Almond and Vanilla combo, had me salivating...decent length and easy relaxed wear... thumbs up from moi.
05th January, 2020
From December, 2015:

Great stuff! As other reviewers have already mentioned, it smells just like a root-beer float. But it's quality juice, so it completely avoids that whole Bath and Body Works body-mist vibe. And it's pretty sweet, but fizzy like a root-beer, so it stays fresh thanks to the anise and orange and jasmine notes that comprise it. There's really not much to break down here, the opening 15 minutes and the stuff I spray on my clothes smells like a delicious root-beer float and as it dries down a rich vanilla ice cream begins to dominate, retaining some of the spice from the root-beer. This is unisex, unless you're only into "traditional" styles of masculines, which clearly, this is not. I just doused myself in Mandorlo with about 10 sprays and a couple hours later I'm sitting very comfortably, so it has a light, moderate weight to it. Projection is good, but not heavy. Longevity seems fine. This is a fun scent, but one that I can also see myself wearing quite often, as it doesn't get annoying as gourmands often can. I think that's because it's infused with fresher, uplifting elements. As a fan of gourmands, I'm really happy to have this. Thumbs up!

Additional note: There's also a nice, toasted almond aroma floating around the background, mingling with the vanilla and spices. Although this isn't an incredibly complex scent as far as its smell, it's nice and deep, with a rich texture behind it courtesy of the tolu balsam--a sweet, syrupy resin perfectly suited for this particular fragrance.

P.S. If you like this, be sure to check out Paris*L.A., another soda-themed gourmand, this time focusing on the fusion of Coca-Cola and Macaroons.
13th August, 2019

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