Scentbird, Inc., New York, NY 10001
Omnia Indian Garnet description
Bvlgari’s Omnia Indian Garnet is another jewel in the crown of a company famed for its exquisite jewelry. This one glows as warmly as an Indian garnet set deep inside a green velvet cushion.
As the name suggests, Omnia Indian Garnet is inspired by the colors of the Indian subcontinent. And when we think of India, we think of the saffron-yellow richness of embroidered saris that Indian women wear and the orange sunsets that seem to bathe the country in a radiant light every evening. We also think of the brilliant hues of the clothes and powders of Diwali.
But while Omnia Indian Garnet features warm Indian spices, it is subtly exotic rather than heavily spiced. The fragrance is dusky and rich, but never garish or loud. Rather, Omnia Indian Garnet reminds us of those faintly floral custards and desserts so beloved by the Indians - milky puddings dotted with pistachios, saffron threads, and candied rose petals.
Omnia Indian Garnet opens with a volley of sweet orange and mandarin notes that are bright but not zesty or sharp in the usual manner of citruses. The hay-like saffron renders the citrus notes soft and creamy rather than sharp. It is a surprising but clever way of treating citrus notes, using them to soothe and caress rather than refresh.
This soft sensuality carries over to Omnia Indian Garnet’s heart, which opens into a bouquet of osmanthus and Indian tuberose. Osmanthus adds delicacy and a liqueur-like fruitiness to the scent, with its nuances of apricot skin, suede, and black tea. The flower also has a dusty gold feel that’s perfectly in line with the scent’s theme of yellows, golds, and orange.
And what of the tuberose here? Those wary of tuberose need not worry. Its treatment here is soft and restrained, without tuberose’s usual attention-grabbing richness. Its main contribution is textural, with the flower giving the scent a lush, buttery creaminess. Amber and woods, both sweetly soapy and clean, form a velvety bed for the floral notes to ease you home.
Fresh, soft, and oriental in a refined way, Bvlgari’s Omnia Indian Garnet will make you feel like an Indian princess anointed with rosewater and saffron. Wear it and feel yourself sinking into the caressing comfort of golden sari silks and warm, milky floral puddings.