Scentbird, Inc., New York, NY 10001
Omnia Amethyste description
Bvlgari’s Omnia Amethyste comes in a violet-blue bottle, and never was there a color so perfectly matched to its central notes than this. Oh, this is g…g…Gorgeous with a capital G! Soft woodland violets and heliotrope whipped up into a whirl of marshmallowy musk that feels exactly like a warm, fluffy towel taken straight from the dryer and wrapped around you when you step out of a bath.
People sometimes talk about soft and clean as if they were bad words. They’re not. In a world as tough and confrontational as this one, we need a pillow of feathery musks and pretty purple florals to sink back into.
Part of what makes Bvlgari Omnia Amethyste so squishy soft and comfy is the heliotrope note. Heliotrope is a small purple flower that some call the “cherry pie” flower because they are soft, powdery, and have a prominent almond or cherry pit aroma. Famously, midwives love this scent as it also recalls the comforting smell of a baby freshly bathed in Johnson’s & Johnson’s baby wash.
Heliotrope can sometimes evoke tender, wistful feelings in the wearer. But any trace of melancholy is swept away as the airy heliotrope meets the candied cheerfulness of the violets and the tart, sunny sting of the grapefruit note. It is a fluffy, almondy scent, yes, but also wonderfully fresh and bright. No shadows here at all.
Although they’re not listed, we can also smell other purple flowers, wet spring flowers like lilacs and hydrangea. Wearing this scent feels like walking under the boughs of trees and bushes that are bursting into bloom in the first warm weather of the year. Bliss.
The iris and rose accents are subtle here, playing second fiddle to the purple, sweet florals. But you’ll notice that they add a certain je-ne-sais-quoi, especially the pale, rooty iris, which infuses the scent with a nobility suggestive of powdered suede gloves and Florentine purses. The Turkish rose seems to play sides: it deepens the velvety purpleness of the violet and heliotrope, but also imbues the grapefruit with a rosy flush.
Bvlgari Omnia Amethyste is soft and therefore impossible to overspray. It wears as a fine mist of tiny, wet purple flowers, almonds, and fresh green notes, all floating around the wearer in a cloudy haze that pleases but never ever intrudes. Classy, unique, tender, but wild…we’re in love.