Friday, June 10, 2011
Acqua Di Parma Blu Mediterraneo Arancia Di Capri
Arancia Di Capri means Orange from Parma and it opens with the nicest, liveliest and most authentic orange note I might ever have encountered in a perfume. It's an orange that has had the benefit of ripening in the Mediterranean sun until it's perfect. There is sweetens, tartness, a hint of bitterness and, above all, juiciness that makes your mouth water.
After 10 minutes or so almost all scent disappears, very odd and a bit sad, but if you hang on for some 10 minutes more it's back again in a new guise. The initial power fruit is gone and what is left is a soft and (to me) very feminine citrus with floral qualities and a classical feeling. It reminds me of orange blossoms without that little funky dirty note they sometimes carry (non-indolic?), softened by caramel. The scent is not very strong but I find that the staying power is great, it lasted all day on me.
The Blu Mediterraneo series consists of 6 scents with aromatherapheutic values. When I think af aromatherapy I think of something sharp and herby that smells refreshing in a spa like setting but maybe not on myself. Aranca di Capri is nothing like that. According to the card that came with my sample it's supposed to be "cool and relaxing".
I'm rating it 5 out of 5. It's my new favourite orange scent for uncomplicated sunny summer days.