Bvlgari Omnia AmethysteOmnia Amethyste is the third and most recent fragrance in the Omnia line from Bvlgari, following the original Omnia (2003) and Omnia Crystalline (2005). All three fragrances were created by perfumer Alberto Morillas, and all share the love-it-or-hate-it interlocking circle bottle design. The notes for Amethyste include green sap, pink grapefruit, iris, rose, heliotrope and solar woods.
Omnia Amethyste opens on peppery-earthy citrus, with, as promised, a fair amount of greenery. It moves on to a lightly powdery blend of floral notes with vanillic undertones. The rose is subtle, the iris is recognizable mostly in the peppery-earthy part of the opening. Morillas has said that nature print technology was used to capture the smell of iris blossoms for Omnia Amethyste, and that may account for the fact that the florals in the heart notes smell like such a blur.
It is a summery fragrance, and like the other Omnias, more sheer than not. The dry down is light musky woods, and after a few hours most of the floral notes are gone and then it isn’t altogether different from Crystalline, although some could call it cleaner, paler, less deep. Traces of scent linger on for at least 6-8 hours. Morillas describes Amethyste as “a fresh, precious and sophisticated fragrance that brings to mind a nicely manicured garden”.
Blvgari Omnia Amethyste is an Eau de Toilette, and is available in 25, 40 and 65 ml. It is available at discount, but not as widely as Omnia Crystalline.