I can write a lot about the Bvlgari Omnia Amethyste and try to convince myself that it is one of my favorite Omnias, and the truth is I prefer it over the rest. This fragrance was a blind buy because I started getting familiar with the Omnia universe, and I have gotten to like their scents. Although my personal favorite is the Omnia Crystalline, this is my runner-up choice for many reasons.
In the beginning, it felt like it was nothing to write home about. But people began to notice what I was wearing, and I really grew to like the scent as we spent more time together.
Throughout this review, you will learn everything you need to know about the Bvlgari Omnia Amethyste so that you will be able to decide whether this perfume is right for you.
Introduction To Bvlgari Omnia Amethyste
Bvlgari Omnia Amethyste is a floral fragrance, with woody and musky notes in the background. Inspired by the hues of an amethyst, the fragrance was launched in 2006, a year after the Omnia Crystalline.
The nose behind the third Omnia edition is none other than Alberto Morillas, the master perfumer who introduced us to the Omnia universe.
Unlike its crystal clear predecessor, the Omnia Crystalline, which is packed with lotus, bamboo, and exotic fruit nashi, the Amethyste is a soft, powdery scent, where you’ll find an abundance of flowers like roses and iris in the heart and heliotrope and wood in the dry down.
To me, wearing the Amethyste is like having a picnic on a spring morning, on a grass that is wet with morning dew, surrounded by roses and irises blooming in shades of purple and blue.
It is one of the most popular Omnia jewels so far, and as long as there are no reformulations, I am sure it is going to stay that way.
What Does Bvlgari Omnia Amethyste Smell Like
Bvlgari Omnia Amethyste opens with strong green notes and pink grapefruit, a rather confusing start for my nose. Right after I spray it I smell a strong floral scent that reminds me of lilacs, which is coming from the heliotrope. Though pink grapefruit plays a significant role in the top notes, I smell no citrus in the air or my skin.
After the strong initial scent of freshly cut green grass and lilacs, the fragrances softens down and Iris and Bulgarian Rose come into play. Now the fragrance is more bearable, lingering on the skin as a soft powdery floral for a few hours before the base notes emerge. Those who do not enjoy roses and iris should not purchase this fragrance.
The floral bouquet of roses and iris gets a hint of wood and heliotrope as it dries down. For a long time in the dry down process, I smell musk and lilacs, a few of my favorite ingredients in a perfume.
Although I like how it develops on my skin, I am certainly not a fan of the opening. This light, floral and feminine fragrance is a pleasant scent but one I can’t wear too often and for too long. Yet, I will choose to wear it over other Omnias, like the Indian Garnet or the Paraiba.
How Long Does Bvlgari Omnia Amethyste Last
The longevity of a fragrance depends on many factors such as hormones, type of skin, medications, climate, lifestyle, to name a few. When I wear Omnia Amethyste, I get a good 4-8 hours longevity, which is about the same as its other Omnia siblings.
Now the reason why some women say it lasts only for two hours is obvious. We are all different, and the oils of your skin may not blend well with this particular scent as much as other fragrances do.
But on average, the Omnia Amethyste has moderate longevity, and if you like your scent to last longer, you could do as I do. Use the shower gel and body lotion in combination with the fragrance and spray a little on your shawl or clothes.
Sillage and Projection
When it comes to sillage, although not intense, this fragrance leaves a mild trail. For an EDT I am actually surprised with its performance. It is strong enough for me to notice someone is wearing it if we were in the same room, but not overpowering, just the right amount of projection.
Bvlgari Omnia Amethyste is a versatile fragrance. Being a soft floral scent, the kind that doesn’t give you a headache, it is safe to wear on any occasion, any time of the day.
Who can wear
As a soft, delicate, and not overwhelming scent, Omnia Amethyste is a safe wear for young women in their 20s and 30s. The bonus here is that the musky notes emerge during the drydown phase, making the scent more mature and sophisticated. I started wearing it in my 20s, and 15 years later, it’s still part of my perfume collection.
When to wear
While the Omnia Amethyste makes a great daytime fragrance, you can give it a try on a romantic night out, during spring or summer. But it performs well all year round, so I am not scared to wear it anytime I feel like it.
As an inoffensive fragrance, it can be worn at work, at the doctor, during outdoor activities, or at an after-work party with friends or colleagues.
How does Bvlgari Omnia Amethyste make you feel
When I wear Bvlgari Omnia Amethyste it makes me feel like better days are coming and I have something to look forward to. It reminds me of springtime when the flowers are just starting to bloom. It oozes with optimism and lifts my spirits in gloomy weather.
I was surprised to read reviews that stated the scent was synthetic, soapy, and smelled like a fresh fabric softener. To me, it is everything but.
When I wear Amethyste, I get compliments all the time, but not as many as when I wear the Omnia Crystalline.
Alternatives to Bvlgari Omnia Amethyste
This fragrance is not the typical scent that you get to smell everywhere. Due to its uniqueness, it is difficult to find similar alternatives. However, I found that women who love Omnia Amethyste may also enjoy Lilas Mauve by Yves Rochers or Thierry Mugler’s Alien Eau Sublime.
Other smell-alikes are Alexander McQueen My Queen and Amethyste by Lalique. The note to definitely look for in a Bvlgari Omnia Amethyste alternative is heliotrope, a plant that produces lilac flowers.
Bvlgari Omnia Amethyste is available in 5ml, 8ml, 25ml, 40ml, and 65ml and it only comes as an Eau de Toilette. The box is violet with an embossed label and color silver fonts. The 25ml is the only one with a different bottle shape. It is more of a teardrop shape which is a good enough size for traveling and it comes with a satin pouch.
The 5ml mini that comes in the travel and gift sets is the same shape bottle as the 40ml and 65ml with the exception that it is a dab on. It may take some time to get used to opening the mini bottle, but it gets easier as you find that the curved part should be at the button.
45ml and 65ml bottles are the same as the rest of the Omnia perfumes, but purple, symbolizing two interlocking rings. There is no cap, all you need to do is press down the top part of the one ring to spray.
I like that the Omnia Crystalline and Omnia Amethyste come in gift and travel sets. I find the scent lasts longer when I use the shower gel and then apply the body lotion along with a few sprays of the fragrance.
Like most fragrances in the Omnia universe, Omnia Amethyste has an affordable price point. Depending on where you buy it from, it can cost anywhere between $50 for a 40ml bottle to $80 for a 65ml bottle.
Where To Buy Bvlgari Omnia Amethyste
It is not hard to find Bvlgari Omnia Amethyste. I find my Omnias in Sephora but most big department stores will carry it. Many online stores have it available for purchase too, just make sure you buy from reputable ones.
As with the rest of the Omnia perfume collection, there is something about Omnia Amethyste that you cannot easily describe until you get to know it better. I like that it still has the same floral, fresh scent I first tried 15 years ago. Nothing has changed in its formulation since then.
I wasn’t too drawn on the lilacs at first until the scent beautifully dried down on my skin, letting me know that we are going to be friends for a long time. Years after launching, it turned out that the Bvlgari Omnia Amethyste is a total crowd pleaser and just a decent, feminine, floral, elegant scent that can work almost on any occasion.
Sillage and projection leave much to be desired, but longevity is moderate, with lasting power long enough to keep you smelling fresh until you come home from work. This fragrance is best worn in spring and summer but to me, it works well any season.