Scentbird, Inc., New York, NY 10001
Bright Crystal Absolu description
In 2006, the house of Versace came out with Bright Crystal, and for lovers of the scent of fresh peony, it was a godsend.
The response was so dramatic that in 2013, Versace launched Bright Crystal Absolu, which heightens the original peony-based formula with stronger citrus tones in the top, and a sweet raspberry note gracing the heart along with the florals.
The drydown is similar to Bright Crystal’s, with Acajou (mahogany) wood, amber and musk.
The original Bright Crystal is an excellent choice for a first-ever fragrance, as its light florals and green, exotic fruit have enough complexity to separate it from hundreds of other light floral perfumes. It is a youthful, innocent style of scent, and a perfect choice to start a collection with.
Bright Crystal Absolu is Bright Crystal, only a little more grown up. The yuzu and pomegranate are more pronounced, and the frost accord is more like a delicate icing over these notes, than as forward as it was in the original.
The raspberry addition in the heart turns Absolu into more of a fruity floral scent than the original as well. It’s juicy, dark, and sweet enough to mirror the pomegranate in the top, giving Absolu a more mature feel than the urgent peony note could do in Bright Crystal. Pomegranate, raspberry and peony are now the main notes in Absolu.
The drydown is quiet and elegantly dry – the mahogany and musk together add a bright edge to the fruity floral sweetness.
Bright Crystal Absolu is an excellent choice for people who prefer dark, exotic fruits over zesty citrus tones, or for anyone who already enjoys Bright Crystal, but would like it dressed up a little more for formal occasions.