The Bvlgari brand epitomise opulent luxury and craftsmanship, and their customer would expect nothing less than those values when curating their parfum. The latest Bvlgari perfume offering entitled Goldea created by  Alberto Morillas encompasses  the precious nature of musks. The layering of the rare and prized ingredient evokes  the golden age of Bulgari, and becomes a love affair with the Bvlgari talisman of gold.

Bvlgari goldea perfume review

Head notes: crystal musk, orange blossom, bergamot, raspberry

Heart notes: ylang-ylang, jasmine

Base notes: velvet musk, patchouli, papyrus

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“Goldea is a true hymn to musks. It verges on the unreasonable, recalling the extravagant volumes of Bulgari jewels. But this very particular mix of musks, with their persistent intensity, is decidedly neither dated nor baroque. If it were an object, it would be a golden sculpture by Brancusi. With its shape that creates a unique and timeless touch, soft, smooth and silky.”

Perfumer Alberto Morillas

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Isabeli Fontana is the face and Goldea  woman personified. The model is a modern Cleopatra never without her Bvlgari Serpentine jewels, a coiled snake design mirrored by the neck of the bottle.    The initial sweetness of the floral-oriental Goldea captures your attention but fades away to be left with a warm beguiling sensuous musk by design. The trail of golden patchouli and Egyptian papyrus is a deliberate echo of Cyperus papyrus which the Egyptians used as an ingredient in their perfumes.

The reason why the floral-oriental perfume family tends to be my favourite is there is beautiful grounding to the pretty scent. Goldea delivers on the Bvlgari luxury from fragrance to the bottle, it may be floral but there is a punch that is not too strong or spicy, but it is beguiling and undeniable.

The Bvlgari Goldea eau de parfum is available now in Harrods, and nationwide from the 15th February in 25ml, 50ml and 90ml.