Has it really been only five years since the amazing Vero Kern's Kiki, Rubj and Onda shook us to the core with their otherworldly, archaic/modern accords?
Mito is her long-awaited four composition, inspired by the magical gardens of the 16th century Villa d'Este on Lake Como in Italy. The myths the name conjures might be the gods and nymphs whose statues people the garden. But we're rather inclined to think of the myths of perfumery. Mito, a glorious green floral chypre built around the Villa d'Este magnolias and jasmine, isn't so much a descendent of the great Chanels and Guerlains as a wayward sister to Cristalle or Chamade who made her way to Northern Italy and thrived.
Verdant, creamy-moist and vibrant with sunshine-laden citrus, Mito may well be the most easily approachable of Vero Kern's offerings, without surrendering a drop of her intense originality. This Italian springtime in a bottle was well worth the wait both for vintage perfume lovers and Vero aficionados. We're feeling the amore. You will too.