Vero Kern is a woman I would love to meet in person. I admire everything I have read about her. She is obviously extremely intelligent and talented and it would seem that she is also a very gracious and kind woman. It seems that she has a plan and she sticks to it. I am a huge fan and always eagerly await her next launch.
Having said that, I personally feel that Ms Kern has reached perfection in her perfumes. Perfection is such a difficult thing to achieve – in all aspects of life. But I think I may have found perfection in her newly released Mito Voile d’Extrait a green chypre. To be honest here, I am not usually one to wear anything chypre. There are a few – but only a small handful.
Coming to the end of February has me longing for long languid nights after a scorching day in the sun under a large green tree. Even though this winter has been kind to us over here in Austria – apologies to all of you in the States, I know how bad it is – I am at the end of my tolerance level.
Back in 2013 when I first tried Mito Eau de Parfum I enjoyed it and wore out my sample, but I did not love it. It was a bit sharp at the beginning for my liking. So imagine my curiosity when I read that Vero Kern was coming out with the new formulation Voiles d’Extrait for all her four perfumes! As far as I understand the Voiles d’Extrait line, this was going to be like the Extrait, which I have not tried, but in Eau de Parfum strength.
Mito was inspired by the gardens at the Villa d’Este in Tivoli, Italy. There is something about Italy that reaches deep into my soul and makes me feel at home. Perhaps it has to do with the fond memories of living in Rome, I don’t know.
When I first spray Mito Voile d’Extrait I get a rush of green and citrus. It is ever so slightly bitter with quite a bit of lemon. Here the lemon is teasing me again. (Can you tell how much I love lemon?)
After about 20 minutes I get swirls of tuberose which enchants my senses. I adore tuberose and will wear tuberose perfumes throughout summer. This is a bit different from my regular buttery tuberoses. Mito Voile d’Extrait has a slight fruity aspect to it which could be peach intertwining with the tuberose. Then the perfume moves into a classic feeling with modern undertones. This creates a veil of perfume around me which gives me strength, courage and most importantly a feeling of elegance.
Mito Voile has outstanding longevity, lasting a good 10-12 hours on my skin.
CookieQueen from Australian Perfume Junkies said the following about Vero Profumo: “I can’t keep away. I wear other perfumes, I am a perfume junkie, but I come back to Vero’s creations every time.” I could not have said it better.
Wearing Mito Voile d’Extrait places me right in Sandro Botticelli’s La Primavera – eagerly awaiting spring and all the beauty that comes with it.