Originally posted at Dreamwidth January 21, 2010
Bvlgari BLV is an icy-hot fragrance for the frankly feminine female, it combines surprisingly chilly notes with warm chords reflecting her passion.
Top notes of Bvlgari BLV Eau de Parfum II introduce violet, star anise, liquorice and mandarin, while letting a floral heart dominate with its aromas of iris absolute surrounded with patchouli and Haiti vetiver. A base incorporates three amber nuances: ambergris and benzoin, with labdanum, finishing with Tonka and musk.
Fizzy irises, eye watering melon.
Another back of the throat scent, plus has a bit of a washing powder smell. Not loving this to be honest. Neither the star anise or licorice comes to the fore, or indeed the citrus. Dried down to tonka and musk with a hint of manilla envelope but by then I really had lost all interest. If you want a nice clean aquatic you'd be better off with BPAL's The Deep Ones, if you want something muskier, hell just go through my back reviews. Not inept, not a scrubber, just "meh".
Oh and extra wank points for the webpage.