It should come as no surprise that one of my favourite menswear designers is Ermenegildo Zegna. From the exceptionally tailored menswear pieces to the handcrafted leathergoods and accessories, each item is a masterpiece. A few years ago I discovered the Essenze Collection of signature fragrances while visiting a boutique, and instantly a selection became staples is my collection. Each scent features one common thread that unites the collection, native Italian Bergamot harvested from Zegna’s very own plot. November 8 marks the release of the eighth fragrance in the Essenze Collection, Mediterranean Neroli, which is set to be a highly sought after addition to this luxurious collection.
Product Name: Ermenegildo Zengna, Essenze Collection – Mediterranean Neroli
Fragrance notes: Petitgrain Bigrande, Zegna bergamot, lemon, spearmint, ginger, cypress, neroli, lavender, rosemary, jasmine, rhubarb, cypriol heart, tree moss, musk, ambrox and sandalwood.
Described as: distinctively masculine with its use of Cypress which gives the fragrance a woodiness, followed by Neroli which provides refinement and sensuality.
Season: Spring and summer. This scent is refreshing and long wearing which is fantastic in the warmer months when fragrances tend to fade from the skin rapidly.
Wear it: Anytime day or night. The great thing about this scent is its versatility. It’s strong enough to last all day yet suitable for every occasion.
Price: 125ml, $250. Available exclusively at selected David Jones store and Ermenegildo Zegna boutiques from 8 November 2015.
The Verdict: Sweet and refreshing, for me this fragrance is summer in a bottle. It instantly transports me to the Italian coast and brings back fond memories of European holidays. One of my favourite things about the Essenze Collection fragrances is a little bit goes a long way, and Mediterranean Neroli is no exception. I found this fragrance to last up to 12 hours on my skin which is incredible. Mediterranean Neroli is unique, sophisticated and charming, and will likely become a signature scent for refined gentleman globally.