My polo punched me in the nose when I opened the box.
If it's rosewater like Eidos did with the Lupo linen pullover I bought, then I know what you mean.
But if is rosewater, in about a week or so, it will be the best smelling thing in your closet. So be patient y'all.
All the Inglese shirts have that fragrance. The difference with your MTO shirts is that you opened the box probably a week after they were packed. When they're stored on our shelves for a while, the scent tends to dissipate a little