Fico di Amalfi
Acqua di Parma, 2006
Notes: Mandarin, Bergamot, Lemon, Orange, Grapefruit // Fig, Pink pepper, Jasmine // Fig nectar, Musk, Cedar
Very pleasant and gentle opening flourishing up into our nose the bouquet of the citrusy top notes. Fico di Amalfi, not surprisingly perhaps, since it has figs in the name, is definitely on the sweeter side of argumes, in this Blu Mediterraneo collection from Acqua di Parma.
Consequently on the sweeter side of things, the dominant of them all are mandarin with underpinning sweet orange and sweet grapefruit. The counterbalance is not a point in this fragrance, thus the bergamot is not well pronounced (at least on me), and must be sitting at the back, offering more of a invisible backbone, and surly not rather than playing the first violin…
Fico di Amalfi consequently develops the agreeably honeyed side of fruits; it started on a sweeter notes, now after a quarter or so, the douce is delicately fading away and the more rounded orchard’ly aspects develop. An hour later, the citrus voile of this offering form the Blu Mediterraneo series has dispersed itself in thin air, paving way for the fico dolce; a sweet, ripe fig has arrived. The fig has not lasted long, however. Perhaps after another half an hour the composition becomes evanescent… (And I do keep waiting for something still to happen…).
After warming up skin during a little nap I had this afternoon, I was awaken to a burst of nicely intriguing fig on cedar tree combination. Apparently the heart notes somehow did not work on my skin (or simply I was distracted enough not to pay attention to them, which also, I suppose, tells something about them). Now, however, Acqua di Parama’s Fico di Amalfi has vigorously moved to the bases, so to say. Perhaps here at stake there is something about my skin temperature: while just before the perfume was clearing waning and becoming increasingly transparent and insignificant, now the perfume feels stronger and more resilient.
Finally, almost five hours into wear, the eau de toilette lingers on the skin in its noticeable dry-down. All that is left now from Blu Mediterraneo’s Fico di Amalfi is some rather generic musky whiff, some kind of imaginary ‘white flowers’ (if you like that kind of representations of ’scented imagination’).
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