We went on reviewing the best Bvlgari perfumes and did the research to create the top 10 of the best fragrances Bvlgari has to offer.
The story of Bvlgari started in 1884 when a young Greek entrepreneur with a passion for jewelry decided to take on the world with his unique design and craftsmanship. Many famous artists such as Elizabeth Tailor, Marlene Dietrich, and Audrey Hepburn wore Bvlgari jewelry with pride.
The House of Bvlgari launched its first perfume in 1992. The Eau Parfumee au The Vert was described as having “transparent softness and elegant minimalism” and was an instant success. With over 100 Bvlgari perfumes out there today, you may find it hard to choose the right one for you.
Here are the most exciting scents that are worth your attention. Keep reading to find out if yours is among them.
My Bvlgari Perfume Top Picks
- Bvlgari perfume best seller: Bvlgari Omnia Amethyste
“A dazzling purple bottle and even more seductive fragrance that will not break your bank.”
- Best Bvlgari fragrance for women: Bvlgari Omnia Pink Sapphire
“Another winner from the Omnia line that is vibrant, and although it resembles the Omnia Paraiba, it has its own joyful personality.”
- Best Bvlgari Perfume for men: Bvlgari BLV
“Bvlgari BLV is our top pick for its masculine and seductive notes typical for men who dare to dare.”
- Newest Bvlgari Perfume: Le Gemme Erea and Le Gemme Cobra
“Part of the newest “Le Gemme Collection” and the first-ever male and female fragrance collector, both warm and addictive.”
I always loved Bvlgari’s jewelry design and the intriguing stories behind each piece. When Bvlgari introduced a perfume line, I was ecstatic. So, as a former beauty specialist and perfume consultant, I decided to give most a try, and luckily, most lived up to my expectations.
Bvlgari scents are seductive, playful, mysterious, and a great buy. My favorite perfume of all time is the Omnia Crystalline because it makes me feel confident enough to conquer the world.
These Are Our Top 10 Favorite Bvlgari Perfumes
It certainly wasn’t easy having to choose only 10 Bvlgari perfumes. Still, these are the ones that made the cut after thorough research on ratings and reviews from buyers and Bvlgari fans.
1. Bvlgari Aqua By Bvlgari For Men
Picture yourself on a beach on a hot summer day, laying under your umbrella, chilling with a cocktail, and attracting curious looks because of the way you smell. So fresh and clean yet extremely masculine. Although released in 2005, Bvlgari Aqua is still a hot favorite among active and sporty men. Bvlgari tried to capture the smell of the ocean in a pebble-shaped bottle, and it worked. The opening notes of citrus and petitgrain will make you feel refreshed, while the heart notes of Posidonia Oceanica seaweed, lavender, and cotton will take you back to your favorite holiday spot. At sunset, you can smell the bottom notes of amber and clary sage, making you feel incredibly masculine when you walk home from the beach, topless.
2. Bvlgari Man in Black Eau de Parfum
Bvlgari Man in Black made its entrance with a beautiful matte black bottle and not with Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones. The story behind this bold and captivating fragrance comes from the birth of Vulcan, the god of earth, making it ideal for the passionate, warm, sensual, and mysterious personalities, which are not afraid to speak up. The top notes of tobacco and rum give this fragrance a smoky scent. In the core, the leather, Tuberose, and iris work in harmony with the base notes of Guaiac wood and Tonka to give this daring fragrance a touch of sweetness. This fragrance is one of the best seductive scents for men to wear on a date in fall or winter. But, no matter the occasion, Bvlgari Man in Black always adds a bit of a taste.
3. Bvlgari BLV Pour Homme
Are you going to a get-together, and want to stand from the crowd? Try the BLV Pour Homme. Trapped in a sleek, handsome blue bottle, it awaits to take its new owner to some exotic place. This fragrance is an ideal combination of fresh and woody-spicy notes. In the first few hours, BLV gives the spicy taste of ginger with notes of tobacco, which gradually turns into a cozy composition of juniper with root notes of alpine. If you ever feel down, just spritz a bit of this uplifting and refreshing fragrance and wait while it takes you on a luxurious yacht in Monte Carlo. Bvlgari BLV is a fragrance that adds to the attraction and allure of confident and charming guys. Just the right scent to cool you down from the summer heat.
4. Bvlgari Aqva Marine Pour Homme
Cheers to another aquatic fragrance to cool you down on a hot day. Bvlgari Aqva Marine is the best option for everyday outdoor use for young, charismatic men. Its beautiful design inspired by the iridescent reflection of water makes it the most attractive fragrance for the handsome youth. If you are looking for an aquatic, yet sensational perfume to wear in the evening, this might be an excellent choice. Its opening notes are grapefruit and cedar, while the middle note Posidonia Oceanica seaweed brings you the ocean under your nose. As neroli comes through making it soft and sweet, don’t be surprised if you catch your girlfriend spritzing away. The downside of the Aqua Marine is that as it dries down, the smell becomes weaker.
5. Bvlgari Splendida Magnolia Sensuel
Bvlgari Splendida Magnolia Sensuel will complement your little black dress on a romantic date with your partner. Designed in a red, sensual bottle representing a woman’s neck, this fragrance is best suited for the classy, passionate, and elegant woman. The alluring scent opens with lemon zest, giving it a slight touch of freshness once you spray it on. After a few hours, you can smell a hint of jasmine, and that lovely smell of fresh-picked and crushed magnolia petals. Although popular, its price range is greater than its qualities. But if money is not an issue, then this perfume will keep you company on your long evening walks in the summer, hand in hand with your crush, surrounded by the sweet, rich smell of magnolia trees.
6. Bvlgari Rose Goldea for Women
Who doesn’t love the smell of roses? Inspired by Goldea, the goddess of gold, Bvlgari Rose Goldea is ideal for the seductive woman who attracts everyone around her. It is like a Genie in a gold bottle, waiting to make your wishes come true. The feminine composition opens with the invigorating sweetness of ylang-ylang flowers and pomegranate, which later blends into a perfect harmony of rose and jasmine, while its base highlights musky and powdery notes. This rich fragrance reminds me of my honeymoon in Cappadocia, introducing a nostalgic and oriental feeling, yet with a certain expressive character. Some even say it’s upbeat and fun. All in all, Bvlgari Rose Goldea is costly, but the smell is long-lasting, and it may be well worth your penny.
7. Bvlgari Omnia Amethyste For Women
With a design inspired by shimmering hues of the amethyst gemstone, the Bvlgari Omnia Amethyste is your perfect fragrance for your friend’s party, a coffee get-together or to boost your confidence on a meeting at work. It is your everyday companion that, with its opening notes of pink grapefruit, will refresh every step you make. Bvlgari Omnia’s myriad scents of iris and rose gardens caressed with morning dew is the best composition to wear in the morning to make the day beautiful, exciting, and memorable. The best use of Bvlgari Omnia is in spring or summer, leaving you smelling fresh, with a scent reminiscent to glorious, lilac trees. The amethyst is an excellent bargain if you are on a budget, and the chic geometric design of the bottle will become a conversation starter at your dinner party.
8. Bvlgari Pour Femme
Keeping in mind the love of women for jewelry, Bvlgari Pour Femme’s gold color design, in a bottle representing a women’s neck, is designed to establish the essence of jewelry. The perfume is distinctly created for feminine and romantic women who have class and charisma. Think Kate Moss, as she is the face of this charming classic. With the initial harmony of violet and bergamot, which later turns into Arabian Jasmine along with a touch of sensual mimosa and rose, the perfume is designed for the confident-looking woman who is about to win that job interview. The bottom notes are musky, powdery, and with a hint of iris, making it one of the best feminine fragrances that are seductive and flirty. Bvlgari Pour Femme is a perfect daytime/nighttime wear for spring or summer.
9. Bvlgari Goldea Eau de Parfum
Bvlgari Goldea pays tribute to the golden goddess of beauty and sun. It is one of the most sensual and oriental fragrances with a beautiful blend of raspberries and orange blossom at the opening. It changes into ylang-ylang and jasmine at its core. As it dries down, there is a soft musky and slightly woody smell from the Egyptian papyrus and amber, that matches the outgoing, likable, feminine 30+ woman. The best way to describe this scent is to picture winter scenery, and you are getting ready for your skiing trip to the Alps, or a for coffee time by the fireplace in a mountain cottage. The golden ray of sunshine on a cold day feels the same as a spritz of this soft, delicate, and elegant fragrance. All in all, this perfume is a good value with a long-lasting scent.
10. Bvlgari Omnia Pink Sapphire
Just years ago, Bvlgari introduced another fresh and optimistic fragrance from the Omnia line, the Bvlgari Omnia Pink Sapphire. Traped in a pink bottle with a cool-looking geometric design, this fragrance is your on-the-go scent that will put a smile on your face when you leave the house. Its energizing top notes of pink grapefruit and pomelo makes you want to dance the night away. The youthful smell later reveals a hint of frangipani that takes you to an exotic holiday vacation. The scent then warms up with vanilla and seems to fade away fast. Omnia fans will notice the resemblance of the Pink Sapphire with the Paraiba but without the sweetness.
A Guide on Choosing your Bvlgari Perfume
Perfumes are personal, they make a statement, and they are something we all love to wear. With over 100 fragrances in the Bvlgari house, choosing the one that matches your taste might be difficult. Therefore, here is a guide that will help you make the right purchase.
Keep the tones in mind
Every Bvlgari fragrance comes with different tones that create four groups, including fresh, floral, spicy, or woody-earthy scent group. Keep in mind the occasion you need it for and choose the right one for the part.
Choose the concentration
The higher the concentration, the stronger and powerful the scent will be. Do you seek attention or you need a light fragrance for a casual walk in the park? Choose the concentration carefully. This will give you five options starting with perfume being the most concentrated, Eau de perfume, Eau de toilette, Eau de cologne, and Eau Fraiche being the lightest.
Try the Fragrance
Testing the fragrance of the perfume before buying can help you a lot in making a decision. Spray some and wear it for the day. See how it feels on your skin, does it last long and wait till it dries down to see if all notes compliment you.
Fit your budget
A small part of you choosing the right Bvlgari perfume is the price. Check your budget and make your decision accordingly.
Frequently Asked Questions on Bvlgari perfume
Which Bvlgari perfume is the best?
The best Bvlgari perfume for women so far is the Rose Goldea, but because of the more affordable price, the Omnia Amethyste is a better seller.
How much does Bvlgari perfume cost?
Bvlgari perfumes range from about $40 to $150. The Omnia line is your best bet if you don’t want to splurge.
Who makes Bvlgari perfume?
The Bvlgari perfume line is made by the same Italian brand, founded in Switzerland in 1990. After their first launch of Eau Parfumee au The Vert in 1992, Bvlgari perfumes became one of the best selling perfumes in the world today.
Where is Bvlgari perfume made?
Bvlgari founded the Bvlgari perfumes in Switzerland, where all perfumes are created.
How to open a Bvlgari perfume bottle?
While the regular Bvlgari bottles are easy to open, and the Omnia needs only a press from the top like an aerosol can, the mini Omnia bottles are a bit tricky. The last thing you need is spilling the 5ml of perfume in this tiny bottle. Make sure the flat part of the bottle is at the bottom, and while trying to pull the top part up, hold tight on both top and bottom sections.
How to use Bvlgari perfume?
All collections with the exception of the Omnia mini selections are spray bottles. The mini Omnias are a bit tricky, and you need to try and open the bottle holding it with the flat part at the bottom. While trying to pull the top part up, make sure you hold the bottom part tight. Avoid spraying perfume from a close distance as it may leave stains on your clothes. Wear it proudly.
How to pronounce Bvlgari perfume?
Bvlgari is pronounced the same way you would say Bulgari, ‘BULL-gur-ee’ or ‘BOOL-gah-ree.’
The Story of Bvlgari
Bvlgari is an Italian luxury goods company founded in 1884 by Sotirios Voulgaris. It is Voulgaris’ name that became the inspiration of the brand’s name. The reason behind using the letter ‘V’ instead of ‘U’ is that in Latin, V stands for U, but there is no effect on the pronunciation of the word. Hence, the word could be pronounced as Bulgari.
The creator of Bvlgari perfume
The hometown of the founder of the Bvlgari brand was Greece. In Greece, Sotirio Voulgaris learned the jeweler’s trade. He moved to Rome in 1884 and opened his first jewelry store. However, the proper flagship store was opened in 1905 in Via Condotti by Voulgaris and his sons. Soon after the store’s launch, the brand became famous not only among the Italian community but also worldwide.
It took almost 65 years to open an international store under the name of Bvlgari. In 1970, the first Bvlgari global flagship store opened in New York. In the years following, stores opened in Geneve and Monte Carlo. The first sales outlet opened in Pierre Hotel, New York. But today, Bvlgari has more than 300 shops worldwide with a huge stock of many luxury items.
Although the launch of Bvlgari was to sell jewelry-related items, the brand is now more famous for its goods like watches, accessories, handbags, hotels, and fragrances.
In 1992, Bvlgari launched its first official perfume, Eau Parfumée au Thé Vert, which increased its popularity even more. The Vert was, in itself, the best perfume made by any brand in the 1990s. From the release of its earliest perfume in 1992 to the latest in 2020, Bvlgari has introduced almost 106 total fragrances, all of which are unique in their design and aroma.
Most of the stock of Bvlgari perfumes is made in collaboration with Annick Menardo, Jacques Cavallier, Carlos Benaim, Sophia Grojsman, Beatrice Piquet, Sophie Labbe, Olivier Polge, Nathalie Lorson, Daniela (Roche) Andrier, and Jean-Claude Ellena.
Why people like the brand
People like Bvlgari perfumes because the notes, concentration, composition, and quality of the fragrances are unique.
Up until now, Bvlgari has launched just over a hundred perfumes, each with unique qualities and characters. The collections are as follows:
- Eau Parfumee
- Petits et mamans
- Le Gemme
Bvlgari perfumes, it can be said, they go well hand in hand with Bvlgari’s jewelry. Sophisticated, elegant, and ready to make you the star of any occasion.
Notes and composition of Bvlgari perfumes are set according to the latest fashion and flavors. As there are more than a hundred perfume scents and designs, everyone can find their flavor and taste by visiting the nearest Bvlgari shop or looking at the online stores with Bvlgari stock.