There’s something I’m clearly not getting about this fragrance. I saw a couple of reviews that talk about opening with natural citrus and bitter neroli followed by floral neroli and bitter orange blossom. The fragrance is constructed with notes of bergamot, lemon, lavender, myrtle and orange blossom. It’s all totally lost on me. Don’t get me wrong, I do love it – it smells to me intensely clean, almost soapy and slightly cologne-y. But that’s it. I’m not getting any of the other twists at all. That said, it is a fragrance I could wear all day long and not grow tired of, mainly because there is nothing much to object to about smelling clean. So, in this instance, I think it’s me, not Portofino. I tried the Body Oil which is £45. Let me know if you’ve tried it and if you picked up the more subtle notes. There is some very racy imagary that goes with the ad campaign – I can’t show it here, but if you google you’ll find it. 

Er, no, this isn’t the racy one! This is the tame version.