A tribute to gold and femininity inspired by the golden goddess of beauty and sun.
Goldea is a tribute to the golden goddess of beauty and sun. Gold is the divine interpretation of the splendor of the sun on earth. Unique expression of Bulgari perfumes, Created by Master Perfumer Alberto Morillas, Goldea is a sensual and oriental fragrance that pays tribute to the olfactory richness and the infinite nuances of a palette of stylised white musks.
Bvlgari Goldea, a precious Eau de Parfum inspired by the powerful symbol of Serpenti, A jewelled bottle that incarnates thegold and the sun. A profusion of luscious sweet sparkles mingled with the intoxicating scent of precious Ylang-Ylang from the Comoros Islands and Orange Blossom and, finally, a caressing addictive base note, radiating splendor
An infinitely luminous oriental with a warm, sensual trail. Goldea finds inspiration in the heart of its orgin. A profound and sensual creation whicj literally radiates on naked skin
Goldea opens with what Alberto Morillas describes as a ‘crystal musk’. This is one of those musks that almost has an ozonic aspect to it evoking a sea breeze quality. It is sharp and clear as a crystal. To soften that Alberto Morillas uses a little bit of orange blossom and raspberry. This is not as interesting as the rest of the development as it is pretty, almost standard fruity floral top accord territory. The heart is where things become very interesting as jasmine arrives wrapped in a furry musk. This is a mass-market perfume so when I say furry musk it isn’t enough to scare the customers but it almost replaces the reduced indolic nature of the jasmine used. What turns the heart of Goldea into a glowing globe is a beautifully chosen Ylang-Ylang.
A perfumer has at their disposal almost every version of Ylang-Ylang and most often they go for a version with a specific effect. I prefer the full version which has an almost fleshy floralcy. Alberto Morillas doesn’t push that far but he is using a fuller version of Ylang-Ylang than you will normally run into in the department store. The Ylang-Ylang here is much more tropical in its effect and it is also matched with another animalic trending musk. Together the two musks and the two florals form a fantastic heart accord. The base is a couple of the cozier musks snuggling up with patchouli with one final surprise in the green veil of papyrus adding in a sheer woody aspect. It glows like a sunset.
Olfactory family: Floriental musk
Top notes: Orange Blossom Absolute, Bergamot Absolute, Sun-filled Raspberry
Heart notes: Ylang-Ylang, Golden Jasmin Petals, Luscious Sweet Sparkles
Base notes: Golden Patchouli, Papyrus from Egypt
Bvlgari Goldea is a bold step away from the releases of the past few years. I am pleased to see Bvlgari back to taking a few chances instead of releasing another set of flankers. At least for the moment Bvlgari is riding high and Goldea is one of the reasons
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