One of the many reasons that I respect the Vero Profumo line so much is that Vero doesn’t release a perfume until it’s perfect. Her line is not padded with filler fragrances. She doesn’t launch a fragrance to keep her name in the perfume SEO game. Vero launches a perfume when it is right. Mito is right.
Mito opens as fresh, green and bitter with citrus and a complex galbanum (like wet weeds and freshly sliced apples). The scent is bold. If it were a color, it’d be neon green. With time the citrus turns into lemon drops – sour with a hint of sugar and on amphetamines. It has energy. The heart is spring florals and dry fruits over a bed of moss. The heart isn’t too floral. It still reads as “green” to me and reminds me of Chanel Cristalle (a peachy, dry floral). The dry-down smells like a dark green or a citrine. It’s a mix of woods, evergreens and moss with a little bit of funk.
Mito is a perfume inspired by gardens. I see that but when I sniff Mito, I get a Barbarella-ish character decked in Paco Rabanne. It’s like a “futurist” jungle fragrance with a 1960’s mod energy. The character Mito, from a land of lush flowers where the sun doesn’t set, is playful, optimistic, compelling super hero that rids the universe of gloom and doom.
Notes listed include citrus, magnolia, jasmine, galbanum, hyacinth, cypress and moss. Launch date 2012. PERFUMER – Vero Kern
Give Mito a try if you like “green” fragrances. Or if you like perfumes like Chanel Cristalle EDP, YSL Y, Charenton Macerations Christopher Street Monsiuer Balmain and/or Ormonde Jayne Tiare.
Mito has above average projection and longevity.
The 1.7 oz bottle of Mito retails for $200 at LuckyScent.
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