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 fierily orange as an Indian garnet set deep inside a green velvet cushion.
As the name suggests, Omnia Indian Garnet is inspired by the exoticism of the Indian subcontinent, especially the saffron-yellow richness of embroidered saris on noble women on feast days and the orange sunsets that seem to bathe the country in a radiant light every evening.
The oriental touches here are as smooth and as light as a piece of chiffon. The fragrance itself is dusky and rich, but not heavily spiced. Rather, Omnia Indian Garnet is subtly exotic, like the faintly floral custards and desserts beloved of 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 modulated by the spicy, iodine-like saffron to appear creamy and soft rather than sharp or fresh. It is a surprising and cozy way of treating citrus notes, using them to soothe and caress rather than to freshen.
This soft, exotic sensuality carries on over to Omnia Indian Garnet’s heart, which opens up into a bouquet of osmanthus and Indian tuberose. Osmanthus adds delicacy and refinement with its nuances of apricot skin, suede, and black tea: its burnt sienna color is also perfectly in line with the scent’s theme of yellows, golds, and orange. The osmanthus adds a fruity richness to the scent that is almost liqueur-like.
And what of the tuberose here? Those wary of tuberose need not worry. Its treatment here is perfectly smooth and creamy, with none of the overly rich or loud characteristics of tuberose fighting their way in. Its main contribution is textural, 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 and eases 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 your body caressed by sari silks and velvet cushions, an Indian princess in a modern setting.
With its creamy orange, amber, and exotic saffron, Omnia Indian Garnet will make you feel like an Indian princess being fed sweetmeats and flowers by adoring suitors.