Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Acqua di Parma Bergamotto di Calabria

Bergamot is best known for giving Earl Grey tea its fragrance. It is actually a citrus fruit.

Bergamot from Franz Eugen Köhler's Medizinal-Pflanzen via Wikipedia

Bergamot is the fragrance that characterizes Bergamotto di Calabria, one of the fragrances in Acqua di Parma’s Blu Mediterraneo collection. Bergamotto di Calabria uses two varieties of bergamot, one from Calabria’s Ionian coast and the other from Reggio Calabria. The quality of the bergamot used in Bergamotto di Calabria is guaranteed by a Protected Denomination of Origin.

Bergamotto di Calabria from Acqua di Parma's Blu Meditarraneo

Olfactory notes for Bergamotto di Calabria:

Top notes: bergamot and citrus
Heart notes: bergamot, cedar wood, and red ginger
Base notes: vetiver, Benzoin, and musk

Cedar wood, vetiver, Benzoin, and musk give Bergamotto di Calabria warmth and depth that one might not expect in a citrusy fragrance.

Other fragrances in Acqua di Parma’s Blu Mediterraneo collection are:

Mandorlo di Sicilia
Cipresso di Toscana
Arancia di Capri
Mirto di Panarea
Fico di Amalfi

You may find Acqua di Parma and its Blu Mediterraneo collection at Saks, Neiman Marcus, Barneys NY, and Nordstrom stores. Online, you may find Acqua di Parma at,, and

Curiously, doesn't carry Acqua di Parma Bergamotto di Calabria, but it does carry the other fragrances in Acqua di Parma's Blu Mediterraneo collection.

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