(ED – something misfired, Vero Kern Mito review was suppposed to show up 12 hours ago, but we have no idea why it didnt!) I think it’s not a secret that I think Vero Kern is one of the most talented perfumers out there. No less that Andy Tauer considers her a muse. Up until now, she has had her first three fragrances, kiki, rubj and onda, which were followed by the edp versions, which though different, were equally brilliant.
Years have past, which unfortunately in the perfume world is decades, without a new release. Clearly Ms. Kern doesn’t release until she has something to capital “R” release.
Mito is all caps.
Mito is meant to capture an Italian garden. Since I’ve never been to Italy I can’t comment, but I do think the scent is completely lovely and perhaps the most approachable of her oeuvre. It’s a gateway drug of delicious green citrus opening, all peel and cool mint (although Ms. Kern will tell me I’m wrong again..) with hyacinth, cypress and a light touch of jasmine in the middle with a goodly slug of galbanum in the heart that also goes back to the citrus, this time with the pith. Those notes are played like a harp: crisp and delicate and soothing. Being a Vero Kern creation, it’s many layered in a way that most citrus scents simply aren’t.
While this could be a perfect summer scent, I think I’d like it better almost in winter: just at that point where you feel that spring is never going to come a spritz of this puts you in a Mediterranean garden on a warm summer day. That’s a nice place to be..
I don’t know about pricing or availability; I assume Vero Kern Mito will be showing up at LuckyScent and will be priced similarly to the others. My sample was sent by the perfumer.
This wonderful interview was uploaded to YouTube by Extrait.it
Picture is a screen grab from that interview.