Think about ultimate relaxation. Probably an image of a sun-drenched Mediterranean beach comes to mind; after all, can you beat a stroll in the sunshine with blue skies overhead? Neroli Portofino captures that sense of indolence and warmth to perfection, which is why it’s such a popular fragrance.
While you might not be able to stretch to the price-tag of the original, you’ll definitely be able to afford our alternative version. Here’s more information about it.
Our homage to Neroli Portofino fragrance
- Inspired by the Italian summer
- Top notes of bergamot, mandarin, lemon, rosemary and lavender
- Central notes of orange blossom, neroli and jasmine
- Base notes of amber and angelica
As you can see, this ‘inspired by’ Neroli eau de parfum is full of fresh, vibrant ingredients. It’s a Mediterranean summer evening in fragrance form, which makes it well suited for warmer months. Alternatively, it’s a great way to inject some Italian glamour into a winter’s day.
What makes this cologne stand out? It’s down to these factors:
- Citrus top notes. The top notes of this eau de parfum are dominated by mandarin and lemon. This lush fruitiness is a fresh, exciting addition.
- Delicate floral undertones. The soft jasmine and orange blossom lend the aftershave that ‘evening’ feel; reminiscent of blossom travelling on the breeze.
- Rich amber. Amber is what gives this fragrance its masculine edge, in combination with rosemary. It adds just the right touch of Italian machismo.
A love potion?
Scent plays a powerful role in attraction. This Neroli Portofino-inspired fragrance features neroli and jasmine, which some scientists claim are powerful ‘attractants’, arousing desire in anyone who smells them. That’s what makes this eau de parfum a perfect choice for a date night, or an intimate evening at home with a loved one.
Don’t worry though; we’re not talking overpowering. This scent is noticeable enough to create immediate impact but isn’t too intoxicating. There’s just enough jasmine and neroli to achieve the desired effect.
‘Inspired by’ Neroli Portofino review
One of the great things about this cologne is how it subtly shifts as time goes on. Initially, you’ll notice a burst of citrus, with lively mandarin being the dominant note. However, rosemary swiftly comes into play, taking the citrus notes to a more masculine place.
As the day progresses, you’ll notice that the fragrance transforms. The vibrant citrus is still evident, but now softened by the delicate orange blossom and jasmine. The amber keeps it deep and rich, and ensures that it maintains its strong, recognisable aroma.
It’s the ideal aftershave to wear during the summer. If you’re on holiday in the Mediterranean, you’ll find this the ideal accompaniment. However, a night out is also the perfect time to wear this fragrance. It has a distinct air of exclusivity that makes it smell expensive and elegant.
- At work
- On a day out with the family
- At the beach / out and about in nature
- On holiday
- At a special occasion
We’d also describe it as a good ‘all-rounder’; suitable for daytime wear as well as after-hours. The stimulating scent of citrus is good for invigorating you while you’re working, and the amber adds authority and power. Put simply, if you’re looking for a hard-wearing, versatile fragrance that is suitable for most occasions, this is an excellent option.
You can buy Neroli Portfino (our ‘inspired by’ version) at our website, in a variety of different sizes. Alternatively, we have a huge range of other fragrances, inspired by some of the world’s best-loved perfume houses.
Disclaimer: all products mentioned above, along with their labelling, are a guide and should not be confused with the actual fragrance brand. Any name trademarks and copyrights are the property of their respective designers or makers. Please note, these perfumes and candles are not to be confused with the originals, and we have no affiliation with any companies mentioned. Our interpretations of the fragrances and candles were created through chemical analysis and personal development, and their description is solely to give the customer an idea of the nature of the scent. It is not designed to mislead or confuse the customer in any way, and does not infringe on the manufacturer's or designer's name or trademark.
This is beyond a brilliant version of the original. Lasts just as long and have been impressed with the quality.