Scentbird, Inc., New York, NY 10001
Omnia Crystalline EDP description
Bvlgari’s Omnia Crystalline EDP is a more intense, modern version of one of Bvlgari’s most enduringly popular scents for woman, the original Omnia Crystalline. Richer, more luxe, and more highly polished than ever before, Omnia Crystalline EDP takes the aquatic floral musk of the original and adds expensive floral absolutes and precious woods in high concentrations that render the texture as buttery as a high end leather purse.
What people loved about the original was its fresh, watery floral notes that seemed to float weightlessly on the skin – those are still there, but made bigger and bolder by way of an increased concentration of lotus. Prized in India for its sacred properties, the lotus flower is at once delicately aqueous and pinkly, succulently sweet. The effect here is womanly, but still relaxed and elegant.
The heart is where the greatest differences can be sensed. A big dollop of very expensive orris concrete washes the scent in its silvery, buttery trail, lending it the caché of an exclusive leather bag that might have cost in excess of four figures at a posh designer store.
There are also huge wafts of powdery, cherry-almond heliotrope, lending the scent the delicately sweet flavor of those pastel-colored Jordan almonds that they give out at Sicilian weddings.
Freshened by touches of brilliant sweet orange, the almond notes never become heavy, doughy, or oppressive in any way. There is refinement, a certain lightness of touch that defines the Bvlgari way, clearly in evidence here.
Different too is the generous amount of creamy sandalwood and the warm, cinnamon-tinted vanilla tones of Siam benzoin – these add a warmth and depth that were not here before.
However, the clean, crystalline white musk that made the original such a delight to wear is still the main feature of the drydown, its shimmering translucence wrapping around all the other notes and holding them aloft in the sunlight.
Warm yet crisp, Bvlgari Omnia Crystalline doubles down on everything that made the original so great, without missing a step or losing its crystal-clear focus.
Omnia Crystalline EDP is a richer, more refined version of the original Crystalline that convinces with its buttery iris, fluffy heliotrope, and warm, resinous drydown, while still giving you the crisp lotus and musk that everyone loved about the original.