Acqua di Parma Unveils Blu Mediterraneo Mandarino di Sicilia – A Tribute to Sicily’s Terroir

In the heart of Sicily, amidst the sun-drenched landscapes of Castelvetrano, lies the perfect environment for cultivating the finest citrus fruits. The sandy soil, enriched with underground water sources and a unique microclimate, nurtures mandarins and other citruses that embody the distinctive olfactory nuances of this unparalleled terroir.

These lush Sicilian fields, fondly referred to as Giardini, mirror the beauty and preciousness of private villa gardens. In homage to this unique land, Acqua di Parma proudly presents two new Blu Mediterraneo fragrances: Mandarino di Sicilia and Mandarino Millesimato, crafted from early harvest fruits that lend vibrant and green notes to these exquisite compositions.

Blu Mediterraneo Mandarino di Sicilia

Essential and sophisticated, Blu Mediterraneo Mandarino di Sicilia captures the essence of Sicily’s sun-drenched landscapes, where architecture and culture merge with nature’s splendour. The fragrance opens with the invigorating aroma of green mandarin, sparkling with an effervescent blend of bergamot, lemon, and juicy red-orange, encapsulating the brightness of a Sicilian summer. This combination radiates intense emerald nuances and a lively freshness.

In its heart, the green hue of the mandarin is complemented by the freshness of petitgrain and spearmint, extending the scent’s longevity. The cedarwood base note completes this green sensation, while musk adds a clean, sophisticated brilliance. Encased in the iconic Acqua di Parma bottle, this fragrance is a must-have design object with Art Déco influences. The glass, pure, luxurious, and thick, is tinged with deep blue, evoking the transparency of the Mediterranean Sea.

The singularity of the terrain and the early harvest fruits find further expression in this limited edition fragrance. Limited to just 2022 pieces, this fragrance celebrates the early harvest of October 2022, yielding an essence that is vibrant, multifaceted, and sophisticated.

Mandarino Millesimato is the product of a notably sunny and dry summer in 2022, resulting in bountiful, juicy mandarins. The Tardivo di Ciaculli mandarins, hand-harvested in early October, capture a vivid, fresh, and invigorating profile with juicy and sharp undertones. The essence of green mandarin is expertly blended with a lively array of Italian citrus notes – bergamot, lemon, and red-orange – enhancing its brilliance with fresh, juicy tones. Petitgrain and cool spearmint elevate its green and tonic accents, leading to a heart of aromatic cedarwood that provides balance and support at the base. The final trail of musk refines the fragrance, evoking an elegant landscape where the most precious essences express their sophisticated authenticity.

Encased in a refined porcelain bottle, Mandarino Millesimato is a testament to masterful craftsmanship. The iconic Blu Mediterraneo hue of Acqua di Parma is achieved through a meticulous, multi-step artisanal process.

Acqua di Parma’s new Blu Mediterraneo Mandarino di Sicilia, is available nationwide for £147 per 100ml from John Lewis. Click here to buy.

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