In today’s review, I am going to be covering a popular ladies’ fragrance by Bvlgari, Omnia Crystalline. I’ve had a sample vial of this for a few months now, so I figured that it was about time that I try it out and report back with how it smells, performs, etc. As usual, I’m going to cover my impressions and it longevity and whether or not I think that it is worth picking up a bottle.
Notes include: bamboo, lotus flower, nashi, musk, tea
Click here to try: Bvlgari Omnia Crystalline for Women Eau De Toilette Spray, 2.2 fl oz
The opening of Omnia Crystalline is a rather interesting and somewhat unique experience, at least when compared to other popular perfumes. It’s light, clean, and has a bit of a soapy quality to it but with a distinctly Asian influence. Lotus, tea, and a pear-like smell (provided by the nashi fruit) are the main attractions here, which gives this Bvlgari perfume a floral-plant type of outdoorsy scent.
Omnia Crystalline is quite a feminine fragrance and doesn’t seem to include anything that could be considered heavy or overwhelming, which should make this one a good choice for the warmer months of the year. The tea note really reminds me of a men’s cologne that I cannot quite recall the name of (maybe by Roberto Cavalli?), it’s really distinct and green, in it’s aroma. I also detect a hint of Alien Aqua Chic in this composition.
However, the major player here is the lotus note…so, if you’re not a fan, look for another perfume. It does have a different feel than the usual rose, iris, violet notes that are so often found in other ladies’ fragrances. There is a slight musk which gives it some warmth and body.
Projection wise, it’s a light fragrance but does a pretty good job at projecting itself. You will know that it’s there while wearing but it isn’t going to choke anyone out. The longevity is decent, 4-5 hours seems to be the norm, maybe 6 under the right conditions. I’d save this one strictly for the spring/summer months, as a casual scent for a day out or the office. I don’t find it to be particularly sexy or something that would scream attention to itself, rather, it is a clean and simple scent that smells good in a low key way.
Overall, would I recommend Omnia Crystalline? I mean, I like it well enough. It isn’t an amazing perfume by any means but it will get the job done for what it is. If you like the listed notes and need a good casual scent, then this might be right up your alley. However, if you want a bold type of fragrance, then it’s best to look elsewhere for something with that kind of quality. It’s a very straightforward, elegant, and pleasing scent. No more no less.