Review: Ermenegildo Zegna, Essenze Collection – Mediterranean Neroli

Ermenegildo Zegna Essenze Collection Mediterranean Neroli review by Mr Neo Luxe

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.

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