Inspired by the Amalfi coast
THE allure of Southern Italy’s Amalfi coast inspired Tom Ford to create his Mandarino di Amalfi fragrance in 2014. Three years later, the brand is revisiting this paradise destination with a new summer scent in appreciation of the “bright tranquility” of this “calm idyll”.
With vacation time just round the corner, Ford is inviting us on a journey with Mandarino di Amalfi Acqua, his new fragrance for men and women. He’s been inspired by the scents in the air on the Amalfi coast, one of Europe’s most popular tourist destinations in the summer. The hints of mandarin, lemon, basil, and orange blossom offer a foretaste of vacations by the sea.
The fragrance opens with an herbaceous scent of tarragon, mint, and blackcurrant infused with citrus fruits (mandarin, lemon, bergamot, neroli and grapefruit) and hints of basil, black pepper and coriander seed.
Its heart notes are orange blossom, clary sage, jasmine and shiso leaves. The base notes are vetiver, amber, labdanum, musk and civette. The combination is sparkling and radiant, underpinned by a soothing warmth.
The bottle for Mandarino di Amalfi Acqua is a frosted version of the flacon for the original fragrance. Its sky-blue and gold tones remind us of the Amalfi coast. – AFP Relaxnews