Hi everyone! Today I’m reviewing the Omnia Paraiba fragrance from the house of Bvlgari, which launched in India earlier this year. This fresh, fruity fragrance, inspired by the beautiful Brazilian gemstone, is the ideal choice for women who like their fragrances light and clean. Before we move on the review, let’s have a look at how the brand describes this latest addition to the Omnia family.
Price : Rs 3300 for 40 ml, Rs 4250 for 65 ml. Pictured here is the 40 ml variant.
BVLGARI, the master of colorful gemstones, reveals Omnia Paraiba, a new jewel perfume inspired by the extravagant radiance of a rare, colorful, and fascinating Brazilian gemstone, the Paraiba tourmaline. The fragrance is an olfactive fusion intertwining fruits and flowers in a lively rhythm, a fragrance dedicated to a woman whose exuberant spirit overflows into pure, seductive sensuality.
Notes : Bigarade Orange, Passion Fruit, Passion Flower, Brazilian Gardenia, Cocoa Beans, Vetiver Essence.
Style : Joyful. Captivating. Feminine.
Bvlgari Omnia Paraiba Review
The Omnia Paraiba comes in the signature bottle that has become characteristic of the Omnia range from Bvlgari. The beautiful blue-green coloring of the bottle embodies the light, clean vibe of this scent. I love the look of the packaging and it sure looks beautiful when displayed, especially when it catches the light. I suppose the idea was to bring some of the brightness and reflections of the Paraiba tourmaline, the gemstone which is the inspiration for this particular fragrance.
Going by the description, I was expecting this scent to be juicier, sweeter and fruitier with floral notes. But its delightfully light and clean with a distinct tropical feel. The fruity notes come across as sharp and slightly sour which adds to the freshness of the scent. Its lively, clean, very watery and bright but not juvenile or overwhelming at all. The scent stays close to the skin and is something you could wear to work. I personally don’t like fragrances that announce my entry when I step into a room so the low sillage works perfectly for me. The floral notes are barely detectable to my nose but they do add a little femininity to the scent. I don’t detect the cocoa beans at all and the scent stays fresh and light throughout its wear time. I can see myself loving this scent in the warmer months.
The bitter orange and passion fruit notes are very refreshing when the weather is hot and this scent makes me dream of floaty summer dresses and light cottons. Overall, its a beautiful fresh fragrance that is neither too subtle, nor too intense and those who like tropical scents would definitely like this. This scent is very reminiscent of Davidoff Cool Water (the men’s one) to me but the overall scent is a little more subtle and the packaging is a lot more feminine.
Coming to the downsides, as much as I love the bottle, its not made of heavy glass so it lacks the luxurious hefty feel of glass bottles. But its definitely safer and more durable and what it may lack in feel, it certainly makes up for it in looks. Secondly, the perfume is not super long lasting. It does stay close to 6 hours or so on me after which is fades and is barely noticeable, unless you sniff really close to the skin. It fares better on clothing, so for all day wear, I’d definitely recommend spritzing a little on your clothing as well, apart from the pulse points.
Despite the minor downsides, I do like this perfume very much and see myself using this a lot, especially during the summer. If you like clean, fresh, tropical fragrances, do give this one a try!
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