The holiday season is almost here and all I can think of is the limited edition gift sets and gorgeous products that are all over the stores making it more and more difficult to choose the right gift. This post kicks off my series on my special recommendations I chose for you guys for the upcoming season. Acqua di Parma has a festive Gift Set of Chinotto di Liguria essentials presented in a gift box beautifully illustrated by the British artist Clym Evernden linked here. The Chinotto di Liguria gift set includes a 75ml eau de toilette, a 40ml moisturizing shower gel, and a new 50ml spray body lotion, infused with the refreshing and lively signature citrus scent of the Mediterranean landscape. I have details on the Chinotto di Liguria eau de toilette and the spray body lotion in this editorial.
Acqua di Parma Blu Mediterraneo Chinotto Di Liguria eau de toilette is a refreshing and lively scent from Liguria for men and women. This refreshing scent encapsulates Italy’s coastal Chinotto and mandarin trees. The nose behind the fragrance is Francois Demachy, he is also the nose behind four other Blu Mediterraneo perfumes including this one. The note that is focussed and is also in the name of the fragrance is Chinotto which is a rare Mediterranean citrus. The citrus notes are combined with jasmine, geranium, rosemary, and cardamom. Patchouli and musk evoke nature and wellbeing. The notes of the fragrance are: Chinotto, Mandarin, Jasmine, Geranium, Rosemary, Cardamom, Patchouli, and Musk
‘Chinotto, the rarest and most precious citrus fruit, is a bittersweet treasure of Italy. This refreshing and lively scent is inspired by a unique land of contrasts. Like a perfect memory of a sunny morning walk overlooking the sea alongside Chinotto and mandarin trees, this fragrance evokes the delightful embrace of sand and sea. Echoes and sunny touches of jasmine and geranium are refreshed by the energetic notes of rosemary and cardamom. Patchouli and musk evoke the silence and peace of an untouched nature for a pure moment of well-being.’
Acqua di Parma Blu Mediterraneo Chinotto Di Liguria Body Lotion is a lightweight and hydrating body mist enriched with almond, olive and grape seed oils to leave skin soft and scented by the fresh and sophisticated notes of Chinotto di Liguria. The fragrance Notes are same as the Eau de toilette: Chinotto, Mandarin, Jasmine, Geranium, Rosemary, Cardamom, Patchouli, Musk.
The fragrance is a chypre floral fragrance. It is a fresh summery fragrance and totally reminds me of a beach vacation, so fresh and full of energy. The staying power of the fragrance is around 5-6 hours on my skin and if I follow the eau de toilette after applying the body lotion from the same range, I could smell the scent even longer and it lingers around for a bit more longer time. The scent is not overpowering to me and would be a great gift for anyone going for a vacation, or for yourself for the summer or for a vacation, the set is a great value to try more from the same range.