It has been incredibly hot the last couple of days here in DC. In fact, today we broke the record by being 98 degrees with over 60% humidity. So basically it felt like it was about 106 degrees today. Thank God for air conditioning. I always wonder what people did before air conditioning, daily showers, etc. I guess if you had money, you covered up your stench with perfumes. Hmmmm, maybe in a past life I really stunk, thus my love of fragrance. In any case, I digress…
Since it was so hot, I thought I would pull out a fragrance from my husband’s collection, Fico di Amalfi from the Blue Mediterraneo line from Acqua di Parma. He received this as a gift last year and I have never really worn it myself. All that I can say is that the first time he wore it, it immediately took me back to our trip to Aruba last fall. Fico di Amalfi is tropical without being beachy, fruity without being too sweet and perfect for a hot summer day.
Fico di Amalfi goes on with zing. It’s really fresh and cool, with bursts of citrus and grapefruit. It’s also very zesty, like fruit that has just come off of ice or even better, a crushed ice fruit cocktail served on the beach. The opening notes are pure happiness!
After a little while that zesty freshness disappears and a light pepper musk comes to the surface. And then the fig. You are left with the fig, which is green and woody and oh so slightly fruity. It’s calming and fresh and a bit creamy and very comfortable. Fico di Amalfi would be perfect for walking around in a t-shirt and flip-flops to putting on your best linen outfit for a night out on a town.
My one disappointment with this fragrance is that late in the drydown, the scent you are left with reminds me a bit of Tide laundry detergent, but it’s not that significant to stand in my way of wearing it. However, I have to admit, I like smelling this on my husband more than on my self.
Fico di Amalfi is a beautiful fragrance that takes you on a mini-vacation from your everyday life. OK, so it’s not as a good as the real thing, but I’ll take it in the meantime.
Fico di Amalfi notes:
bergamot, lemon, grapefruit, citron, fig nectar, pink pepper, jasmine petals, fig wood, cedar wood and benzoin.
- Bone Rating: 4 out of 5 possible bones
- Scent: Floral Fruity
- Classification: Unisex
- Expense: Varied, around $60 for 60ml EdT
June 22, 2012 at 3:53 pm
Here we are hot too 😉 That perfume sounds very nice to have like first aid. Unfortunatelly there is not a shop here in Slovenia to try it. I guess I’ll have to find some alternatives.
June 22, 2012 at 3:54 pm
I see the heat had som effect on my grammar and spelling too.
June 22, 2012 at 4:11 pm
It doesn’t take the heat to affect my grammar so you’re in good company. This fragrance isn’t something I would normally be attracted to; but I think that I’m in desperate need of a vacation and it really does smell tropical without smelling like suntan lotion. It’s Friday night and I think it’s time for a Mai Tai! Hope you’re feeling better! Steve
June 22, 2012 at 4:16 pm
Mai Tai is excellent cohice. Yes I’m slowly getting better and just another week and then my favorite place – the beach. Hope you’ll get your vacaton soon.
June 24, 2012 at 9:49 am
I have never smelt one of their scents but I love their bottles. Sleek. I may lemming along though when the weather warms up.
June 25, 2012 at 11:33 am
I forget that it’s winter down there. Yummy… I would be able to wear all those wonderfully warm ambers! OK, I guess I should just be happy that it’s been a nice summer so far and that the cool weather will come soon enough! Thanks Portia!
June 28, 2012 at 4:27 pm
This fragrance sounds lovely and relaxing! Something I think I’ll need to replace actually being able to go to the beach.
June 28, 2012 at 8:01 pm
Well, we’re finally going to the beach next week. We’ll take the Fico with us…i’m sure it will work well with my sunburn!
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May 9, 2021 at 3:13 am
Quite an overlooked series under the AdP line. Fico was my SOTD today, it being extremely hot where I am (33 deg C and 67% humidity). Paired it with a white polo and light blue berms. It is immediately uplifting and the best part of this frag is when it gets to the figs and fig leaves, and you get a whift of the tantalising creamy milky figs as you walk along a street and faint breezes brings its to your nose under the face mask.
It’s a beautiful respite since we all can’t travel.