Thursday, April 27, 2017
Perfume Surprise Prize Review
Hey all! I was super excited last week to see I had won an Instagram giveaway from a perfume subscription box called Perfume Surprise!
The prize was a gift set of Bvlgari Omnia Parabia full sized EDT, lotion and soap in a nice travel pouch. I had never tried any Bvlgari fragrances before and was overjoyed for the opportunity! The products look so luxe.
For anyone curious about the fragrance notes in Omnia Parabia, I looked them up on Fragrantica: "Bvlgari presents a new addition to the Omnia collection in October 2015, the fragrance called Omnia Paraiba, named after Brazilian semi-precious stone Paraiba Tourmaline, known for its blue – green color. The fragrance is an exotic floral - fruity and woody.
Perfumer Alberto Morillas focused on passion flower scent, inspired by Brazilian jungle, beaches and ocean. Bigarade (bitter) orange and Maracuja passion fruit open the composition and lead to the floral heart of passion flower and Brazilian gardenia. The base notes include vetiver and cocoa."
I received the items today and have been wearing the perfume and lotion for several hours. My verdict is that I like the scent overall but am not in love. It is a bit too green/herbal for me with a slight lean towards a perfumey fresh aquatic note that I don't usually care for. I didn't pick up much of the tropical fruits and florals, although it is a bit softer and muskier on the drydown, while I like. It was super strong and almost overwhelming for the first hour or so. Strong sillage that radiates outward so I wouldn't recommend wearing it around those who are known to be sensitive to fragrance. I think this fragrance will linger for several hours. If you are interested in a long lasting aquatic/green scent, I would definitely recommend it.
After a while I did some fragrance blending to make it more my type of scent. I sprayed some Yves Rocher Noix De Coco on over it and I liked the bit of tropical sweetness it added. I will probably wear Omnia layered with other fragrances from now on.
I am super grateful to Perfume Surprise for sending me this luxurious gift!
Perfume Surprise is a monthly subscription box. "Perfume Surprise is the only monthly perfume subscription service with luxury designer perfume brands and jewelry for you to enjoy and keep for only $24.99/month. Each month you will receive five spray bottles of 2.5 ml with designer perfumes and a 3-piece jewelry set. Visit www.perfumesurprise.com for more information.